The Telephone Trophy is the name of the voyaging prize given consistently to the champ of the school football match-up played between the University of Missouri (Mizzou or MU for short) and the Iowa State University Cyclones (frequently contracted ISU). The historical backdrop of this sought after grant known as the Telephone Trophy traces all the way back to the year 1959.

The actual idea of the Telephone Trophy is that of a rotating telephone from a past time. Rather than a touch tone telephone with buttons the revolving style of early telephones has as round turn style that is utilized to dial numbers. Before the multiplication of touch tone telephones the rotational telephone was an additional tedious method for making phone calls. The collector, piece of the rotational telephone utilized for tuning in, is shaded half red (Iowa State tone) and half yellow (Mizzou tone). On the foundation of the Telephone Trophy are the engraved scores of each and every game played for the voyaging prize between Iowa State University and the MU.

The University of Missouri is situated in Columbia, Missouri. This predominately school town is halfway situated in the province of Missouri. Iowa State University is situated in Ames, Iowa which is halfway situated inside that state. A distance of 275 miles isolates the two schools. The 275 miles between the two school grounds can ordinarily be shrouded in an in the middle of among four and a half and five hours.

While both the Mizzou football program and the Cyclones are the two individuals from the Big 12 Conference (and as a matter of fact the two individuals from the Big Twelve North sub-division) the two schools are not typically related as opponent organizations how other more unmistakable contentions are. The beginning of the Telephone Trophy has more to do with an odd story than a real couldn’t stand competition.

At the point when these two schools played each other in 1959 there were a few entanglements with the phone frameworks that were utilized to permit mentors on the field to speak with mentors higher up in the mentors boxes (a roosted position that considers extraordinary perceivability of the whole field according to a flying viewpoint). Standard practice directs that Missouri mentors on the field would have shut admittance to speak with Missouri mentors in the case and Iowa State mentors on the field would have shut admittance to speak with Iowa State mentors in their container. Up until not long before the game started off mentors from the two groups had the option to tune in in correspondences from the other group. The wiring incident was accurately just before the game began. To recognize and make light up the misunderstanding the specialist co-op nearby (Northwestern Bell) had a prize made to pay tribute to the episode. That prize would turn into the voyaging Telephone Trophy long into the future.