AXE BOWL TROPHY This is the prized possession of the winner of the annual football matchup between SVSU and Northwood University. Since the teams first faced off in 1975, the trophy largely has remained at SVSU, which owns a 26-15-1 series lead. The matchup mostly was even until the Cardinals took command for a period beginning in 1983. SVSU then kept the axe on its campus for 14 out of 15 years. The Timberwolves’ longest win-streak — three games — stretched from 1998-2000. Inscribed on the left cheek of the axe are SVSU’s years of victory against Northwood. The right cheek of the axe is inscribed with Northwood’s years of victory.

photo by Michael Randolph

Technical Details

  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 2017
  • Focal length: 40mm
  • Aperture: 11
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • ISO: 400

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