2010-2011

Highly Coveted Transit Trophy Returns to WPI

Symbolic of the longstanding football rivalry between the two schools, the trophy comes to campus for the first time since 1996 following WPI's dramatic 24-10 win over RPI.

President Berkey, right, and Coach Robertson with the trophy

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) junior Ernie Mello rushed for a career-best 129 yards, including a touchdown, to pace visiting WPI to a 24-10 triumph over rival Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in the Liberty League opener for both teams Saturday, Sept. 25. With the victory, the Engineers (3-1) win their third-straight contest this season and reclaim the much sought-after Transit Trophy for the first time since 1996.    

Symbolic of the longstanding football rivalry between the two schools, Saturday’s dramatic win has been cause for celebration at WPI—celebration of the football team and of Head Coach Chris Robertson, who began his WPI career just this season.

The Transit Trophy was first awarded in 1980, although the rivalry between WPI and RPI has been ongoing since 1894.

Read more about Saturday’s win over RPI.

Read more about the Transit Trophy.

September 28, 2010

Contact: Rusty Eggen, Sports Information Director, +1-508-831-5328, rusty@wpi.edu