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Syracuse, West Virginia Fans Create Petition For The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy

New Era Pinstripe Bowl not as prestigious as the Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy.

Scoop: Fans want The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy to be awarded to the winner of the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which features old Big East rivals Syracuse and West Virginia.

Significance: The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy has been awarded to the winner of the annual Syracuse/West Virginia game since its creation in 1993.

Story: Fans have written a petition to both schools' administrators, along with the NCAA asking for the The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy to be awarded to the winner of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The trophy was created in honor of Ben Schwartzwalder, who was a captain on the West Virginia football team and a Hall of Fame coach for Syracuse. As of this writing, Syracuse does not plan on bringing the trophy to New York.

The2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl will be played on December 29th at Yankee Stadium.