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The Yates Cup is a Canadian sports trophy, presented annually to the winner of the Ontario University Athletics football conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport federation. It is the oldest still-existing football trophy in North America, dating back to 1898 and surpassing both the Grey Cup and the Little Brown Jug in longevity.

The Yates Cup was donated by Dr. H. B. Yates of McGill University. Until 1971 it was awarded to the winner of the Senior Intercollegiate Football League regular season, with playoffs occurring only if there was a tie for first place, or the second-place team had defeated the first-place team in league play. Since 1971, it is awarded to the OUA football champion.

The winner of the Yates Cup goes on to play in either the Uteck Bowl or the Mitchell Bowl, depending on annual rotations.

Asteroid (12447) YatesCup is named after the Yates Cup.[1]

WinnersEdit

  • 1898 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1899 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1900 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1901 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1902 - McGill Redmen
  • 1903 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1904 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1905 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1906 - McGill Redmen
  • 1907 - Ottawa Gee-Gees
  • 1908 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1909 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1910 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1911 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1912 - McGill Redmen
  • 1913 - McGill Redmen
  • 1914 - Toronto Varsity Blues

From 1915 to 1918, the trophy was not presented due to World War I.

  • 1919 - McGill Redmen
  • 1920 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1921 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1922 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1923 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1924 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1925 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1926 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1927 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1928 - McGill Redmen
  • 1929 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1930 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1931 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1932 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1933 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1934 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1935 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1936 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1937 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1938 - McGill Redmen
  • 1939 - Western Ontario Mustangs

From 1940 to 1945, the trophy was not presented due to World War II.

  • 1946 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1947 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1948 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1949 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1950 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1951 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1952 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1953 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1954 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1955 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1956 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1957 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1958 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1959 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1960 - McGill Redmen
  • 1961 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1962 - McGill Redmen
  • 1963 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1964 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1965 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1966 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1967 - Toronto Varsity Blues
  • 1968 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1969 - McGill Redmen
  • 1970 - Queen's Golden Gaels
  • 1971 - Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1972 - Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
  • 1973 - Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks

From 1974 to 1978, due to a change in conference structure, the Yates Cup was presented to both an Eastern Division and a Western Division winner.

  • 1974 - Toronto Varsity Blues and Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1975 - Ottawa Gee-Gees and Windsor Lancers
  • 1976 - Ottawa Gee-Gees and Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1977 - Queen's Golden Gaels and Western Ontario Mustangs
  • 1978 - Queen's Golden Gaels and Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks

In 1979 the Eastern and Western Division champions played each other in a Vanier Cup semi-final game, which also determined the Yates Cup championship.

  • 1979 - Western Ontario Mustangs

In 1980, the Cup returned to a single winner when the Eastern Division formed the independent OQIFC.

WinsEdit

Western Ontario Mustangs - 29

Toronto Varsity Blues - 25

Queen's Golden Gaels - 23

McGill Redmen - 9

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks - 7

McMaster Marauders - 6

Ottawa Gee-Gees - 4

Guelph Gryphons - 3

Waterloo Warriors - 2

Windsor Lancers - 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Yatescup". Canadian Asteroids. Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. http://www.rasc.ca/education/asteroids.shtml#12447. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
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