The Ohio State University

OHIO STATE vs. ILLINOIS

THE ILLIBUCK TROPHY
The winner of the Ohio State – Illinois game receives the Illibuck Trophy, one of the oldest rivalry trophies in college football. The tradition started in 1925 when junior honorary Bucket and Dipper at OSU and sophomore and junior honorary Atius-Sachem at the University of Illinois, got together to celebrate the game winner. “Illy” Illibuck, as he is nicknamed, was originally a live turtle, but following his death in 1927, has since been a wooden replica with scores of each year’s game carved on its back. Each fall, “The Illibuck Pass” takes place when members of Bucket and Dipper and Atius-Sachem meet on the field to pass the trophy to the victor of the previous year’s game.