History of the Academic Bowl

Each fall, student-athletes from Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie Mellon University meet on the gridiron with the victor claiming the Academic Bowl. Although the football series between the Spartans and Tartans began in 1970, it wasn’t until 1986 when the annual meeting between two of the nation’s top academic institutions was labeled the Academic Bowl.

With each school ranked amongst the nation’s elite research and scholastic institutions, a natural rivalry exists in academics. So as competition in the classroom continues, the winner of the coveted Academic Bowl can claim bragging rights on the athletic field for at least one year.

The Academic Bowl is more than a trophy, however, as it emphasizes a “Commitment to Academic and Athletic Excellence”.

The Spartans won the first Academic Bowl in 1986, defeating Carnegie Mellon 21-14. In the all-time Academic Bowl series, the Tartans hold a 17-14 advantage.

PAST RESULTS...

1986 - Case Western Reserve 21, Carnegie Mellon 14

1987 - Carnegie Mellon 13, Case Western Reserve 12

1988 - Case Western Reserve 32, Carnegie Mellon 22

1989 - Carnegie Mellon 48, Case Western Reserve 14

1990 - Carnegie Mellon 42, Case Western Reserve 17

1991 - Carnegie Mellon 43, Case Western Reserve 0

1992 - Carnegie Mellon 33, Case Western Reserve 14

1993 - Carnegie Mellon 56, Case Western Reserve 0

1994 - Carnegie Mellon 50, Case Western Reserve 8

1995 - Case Western Reserve 3, Carnegie Mellon 0

1996 - Case Western Reserve 16, Carnegie Mellon 0

1997 - Carnegie Mellon 16, Case Western Reserve 7

1998 - Carnegie Mellon 14, Case Western Reserve 7

1999 - Carnegie Mellon 42, Case Western Reserve 0

2000 - Carnegie Mellon 45, Case Western Reserve 14

2001 - Carnegie Mellon 42, Case Western Reserve 14

2002 - Case Western Reserve 42, Carnegie Mellon 35

2003 - Carnegie Mellon 44, Case Western Reserve 16,

2004 - Case Western Reserve 24, Carnegie Mellon 14

2005 - Carnegie Mellon 23, Case Western Reserve 20

2006 - Carnegie Mellon 20, Case Western Reserve 10

2007 - Case Western Reserve 20, Carnegie Mellon 17

2008 - Case Western Reserve 38, Carnegie Mellon 13

2009 - Case Western Reserve 34, Carnegie Mellon 17

2010 - Case Western Reserve 28, Carnegie Mellon 0

2011 - Case Western Reserve 38, Carnegie Mellon 24

2012 - Case Western Reserve 36, Carnegie Mellon 24

2013 - Case Western Reserve 35, Carnegie Mellon 32

2014 - Case Western Reserve 30, Carnegie Mellon 0

2015 - Carnegie Mellon 52, Case Western Reserve 42

2016 - Carnegie Mellon 26, Case Western Reserve 21