Tonight’s Blue Raider v. Troy game should go a long way in deciding the conference champion. Tune in as the teams battle for this:
This is the Palladium Trophy, Greek Mythology holds that The Palladium is a wooden statue that fell from Heaven kept at the Temple of Athena in the city of Troy. According to legend, as long as The Palladium was preserved within the walls of the city, Troy would be safe and could not be taken. However, a “Raider” by the name of Odysseus stole The Palladium during the Trojan War leading to the fall of Troy.
In the spirit of the Blue Raiders and Trojans Greek mythology link, Middle Tennessee and Troy compete in the Battle for the Palladium during their annual football game. Legend dictates the winner of The Palladium gains an unknown and unexplainable advantage over the other making it more difficult to regain control during future battles. The history between the two schools dates back to 1936 with the Blue Raiders holding a 11-5 advantage in the series. Many believe losing possession of The Palladium has an enduring effect mystically influencing other athletic events throughout the year matching the Trojans and Raiders. It’s just one other factor to overcome in this rivalry game.
Troy has it right now. Let’s hope the Blue Raiders’ spread attack can rack up the points against Troy down in Alabama. We don’t want to see this picture again: