Established in 1925, the Old Oaken Bucket was the brainchild of Chicago-based alums from Indiana and Purdue. Both alumni groups felt a bucket from an Indiana well was a suitable prize to award to the winner of the annual gridiron battle. So a bucket that many believe dates back to the Civil War was found on a farm in southern Indiana and selected, and each year the winning school would attach a block letter representing the winning school. Of course, the 1925 contest ended in a tie, a 0-0 one at that, thus the trophy’s handle is adorned with a block link that represents both schools. Today Boiler and Hoosiers cannot celebrate their Hoosier State victory without hoisting the Old Oaken Bucket.
Our mini bucket will come with 3 P’s and 3 I’s. It stands just over 3 inches and weighs about 2 ounces.