Porter Cup (trophy)

Porter Cup
Awarded for "Best all-around athlete" at a major university.
Location Southern United States
Country United States
Presented by Porter Clothing Company
Reward(s) Trophy

The Porter Cup was a sterling silver trophy once awarded by the Porter Clothing Company to the best all-around athlete from a major southern university, including the University of Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College,[1] Tulane and Tennessee's three major universities: Vanderbilt, Sewanee and Tennessee.[2][3][4] The three in Tennessee were given by Alf Porter, and Alabama's was given by Henry Porter Loving.[5]

List of trophy winners

The following is a list of winners since the award started shortly after the First World War:

Year Alabama Birmingham-Southern Tulane Vanderbilt Sewanee Tennessee VMI
1919 Dooch Sherman
1920 Riggs Stephenson Josh Cody Bill Coughlan
1921 Al Clemens Aubrey A. Miller Julian Thomas Charles Satterlee
1922 Aubrey A. Miller Thomas Ryan Blood Miller Roe Campbell
1923 Milton Griffin Doc Kuhn
1924 Clyde Propst O. Stanton Gandy Ellis Henican Gil Reese
1925 Red Farr Lester Lautenschlaeger George H. Barker
1926 Jake Hall Eddie Morgan Delmas Gooch
1927 Edgar Lott Orin Helvey
1928 Shorty Ogle Johnny Menville
1929 John King Virgil Grow
1930 Roy Franklin Dunn
1932 Daniel Ward Phillips, Jr

See also

Norris Cup


  1. http://www.bscsports.net/information/history
  2. "Sig Epics". Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal: 286. 1925.
  3. "Kuhn Given Porter Cup". Atlanta Constitution. June 1, 1923. p. 10. Retrieved March 20, 2015 via Newspapers.com.
  4. University, Tennessee (1921-01-01). Register.
  5. http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/alab/graphics/docs/20-m-footbl-recaps.pdf

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