The Bronze Boot

November 2, 1998

The annual Wyoming-Colorado State football game has evolved into one of themost bitterly contested rivalries in college football. The teams have waged the"Border War" every year but six since the schools began playing in 1899. In fact,this is the oldest interstate rivalry west of the Mississippi River. In 1968,the ROTC detachments of the respective schools initiated the Bronze Boot, atravelling trophy awarded to the winner of the contest each year. The Bootwas originally worn in Vietnam by a CSU graduate. The boot has rested in UW'sFieldhouse in 17 of the 29 years since its inception. The Bronze Boot has becomeone of the most famous traveling trophies in college football.