The SunTrust River City Rumble is a season-long series between Jacksonville's two Division I institutions - Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida - that was founded in fall 2005.
It was officially named and announced on Jan. 23, 2006, at a press conference on the UNF campus.
The University of North Florida and Jacksonville University battle annually for the "SunTrust Old Wooden Barrel," which is awarded to the school with the most victories over the other during a school year.
The "SunTrust Old Wooden Barrel" will be housed in the winning school's athletic department until the conclusion of the final event of the following year.
How The SunTrust River City Rumble Works...
Jacksonville and North Florida both field teams in 14 sports (men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, sand volleyball, women's indoor and outdoor track and men's and women's golf).
Each time the Dolphins and Ospreys face each other, the game will count toward the River City Rumble standings. The exception is individual sports (i.e. cross country, track and golf), where the team that finishes higher at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship will earn one win for its school.
For the 2013-14 school year, the teams are tentatively scheduled to face each other 22 times. To claim the "SunTrust Old Wooden Barrel," JU must win 11.5 events to win back the barrel. A tie goes to the previous winner.
Here's the breakdown of the number of competitions between the two schools during the 2013-14 school year:
3 - baseball, softball
2 - volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, sand volleyball
1 - men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's indoor track, women's outdoor track,
The school with most wins will receive the "SunTrust Old Wooden Barrel" at the end of the year. Any tie in the standings will keep the trophy at the previous year's winner.
Previous Years Results
2012-13: UNF wins, 14.5-7.5
2011-12: UNF wins, 13-7
2010-11: JU wins, 11-9
2009-10: JU wins, 11-9
2008-09: JU wins, 13-7
2007-08: Tied at 10, UNF retains the Barrel
2006-07: UNF wins, 11-9
2005-06: JU wins, 11-9
Years with Barrel: Jacksonville - 4 | North Florida - 4
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Apr. 20-22, 2014 at A-Sun Championship
May. 16-17, 2014 at A-Sun Championship