Photo: The original Big Ten Tournament trophy from 1998

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 15th, 2019 at 6:24 PM

Not quite the large, beautiful silver basketball trophy which we're looking to win for a 3rd time.

There aren't many photos out there of it. For years I had been looking for a non-black and white picture that was clipped from online newspapers. Bentley Historical Library's image bank recently uploaded photos.

This was the original trophy from the first Big Ten Tournament in 1998 which we won. The trophy was later confiscated after it was vacated and its whereabouts/fate are unknown to this day. I personally think it was destroyed by the Big Ten office.


Comments

rob f

March 15th, 2019 at 7:50 PM ^

I'm wondering the whereabouts of the participation trophies we were frequently awarded during the Ellerbee and Amaker years...

bluewings

March 15th, 2019 at 7:54 PM ^

Has anyone here ever held the Stanley Cup? The things that cup have been through and all the people that have held it. Would be cool to lift above your head