Broncos Athletics

 

Santa Clara University vs. San Jose State University

 

 

Purpose

  • The Rivalry Series was created in the fall of 2002 to build rivalry between Santa Clara University and San Jose State University in all sports
  • To bring attention to college sports in the South Bay
  • To provide a sense of pride between alumni in the Bay Area
  • To increase attendance at sporting events between the two schools
  • To build school spirit among each institution's student body

 

Point System

Santa Clara and San Jose State will compete in the following sports with the point total for each listed below. The winner of head-to-head matchups in each sport will receive three points for each win. Sports that are not equally funded with scholarships are worth two points each. In the sports of baseball and softball, the winner of the most games in head-to-head matchups will receive the points allocated for that sport. In the case of a tie in a season baseball or softball series, the points shall be distributed equally. In the sport of cross country, the winner of the annual NCAA West Regional Championships shall receive the points for that sport. If both schools do not compete in the NCAA West Regionals, the season head-to-head series winner will receive the points for cross country. Should the two schools meet in postseason play (e.g. NCAA Tournament), the winner shall receive one (1) additional point for that sport.

 

Points per Contest Based on Competition

Sport Between Schools as Listed
Women's Volleyball (3 pts) All Regular-Season Head-to-Head Matches
Men's Soccer (3 pts) All Regular-Season Head-to-Head Matches
Women's Soccer (3 pts) All Regular-Season Head-to-Head Matches
Men's Cross Country (2 pt) Finish at NCAA West Regionals#
Women's Cross Country (2 pt) Finish at NCAA West Regionals#
Men's Basketball (3 pts) All Regular-Season Head-to-Head Games
Women's Basketball (3 pts) All Regular-Season Head-to-Head Games
Softball* (2 pt) Regular-Season Head-to-Head Season Series Winner
Baseball* (3 pt) Regular-Season Head-to-Head Season Series Winner
Men's Golf (2 pt) Regular-Season Head-to-Head Season Series Winner
Women's Golf (2 pt) Regular-Season Head-to-Head Season Series Winner
Women's Tennis (2 pt) All Regular-Season Head-to-Head Matches
Women's Water Polo (2 pt) All Regular-Season Head-to-Head Matches

*Baseball & Softball points are based on winner of multi-game season series
#In the event one team does not participate in the NCAA Regionals, points are based on the series winner of head-to-head meetings

 

Award

Each year at the conclusion of the final scheduled athletic event between the two institutions, the winner of that year's "Rivalry Series" will receive a rotating trophy bearing the inscription of the annual winners. The winning institution will retain possession of the trophy for a period of one (1) year, until the award presentation of the following year. The two institutions will work together to obtain funding for the trophy and mutually agree upon its appearance.

 

Promotion

Up-to-date point totals and news related to the "Rivalry Series" will be maintained on both schools' official athletic websites: www.SantaClaraBroncos.com and www.sjsuspartans.com . In addition, the standings will be announced during each school's game broadcasts during SCU vs. SJSU competition as well as on coaches' shows, regular press releases and through promotional partners. All pre-event promotional efforts will be coordinated through each school's director of marketing.

 

Promotional Partners

The institutions' athletic marketing offices will coordinate the solicitation of promotional partners, focusing primarily on media outlets such as radio and television partners. In addition to advance promotion, promotional partners will have the ability to establish a presence at competitions between the two institutions. Promotional presence shall include tabling, giveaways, mailings and other events as agreed upon and allowed by both institutions. All partnerships related to the rivalry series should remain separate and distinct from any and all programs conducted by each institution.

 

Student Involvement

Each school will provide its discounted student ticket price to all ticketed events between the two schools to the other's student body. Promotional ideas include specific rivalry series t-shirts and other student-oriented giveaways, halftime scrimmages between intramural teams from the two institutions, club sport contests, cheerleader involvement and others as determined by the marketing departments at each institution. Each institution will be responsible for generating student interest. In addition, each school's student-athlete leadership council will endorse the rivalry series as a spirit project.

 

Community Involvement

The rivalry series will provide the opportunity for extensive community involvement by such groups as the San Jose Sports Authority, each city's convention & visitor's bureau, each city's government officials, each institutions' president and university administration. There will also be opportunity to tie community service into the rivalry, such as teams from each institution working together to improve the community. Service organizations such as the Rotary, Lions Club, Kiwanis, etc. would also be contacted.