The Beville Cup

Beville Cup Sponsored By ARAMARK

 In order to promote and enhance the rivalry between Anderson University and Erskine College, the Anderson-Erskine Cup Sponsored By ARAMARK was established in the fall of 2003.

Each academic year, each sport will be worth one point, while baseball and softball will be worth one-half point per contest. Additionally, 1.5 points will be awarded to the school with the highest graduation rate and 1.0 point will be awarded the school with the highest percentage of its student-athletes (in the 13 selected sports) named Conference All-Academic.
  
Within each sport, the team winning the most head-to-head meetings during the season will win the point. In cross country the finish in the Regional Championship will determine the points. Both men’s and women’s golf will be determined by a dual tournament. If head-to-head meetings are tied, each school divide the points evenly.

There will be a total of 15.5 points available, so the team that claims at least eight points will win the Cup. (Note that Erskine will not sponsor men's cross country` in 2017, so the total point value for the 2017-18 academic year will be 14.5)  

 In the past, tie scores were broken by:
  ... the school winning the most head-to-head regular-season games with the Regional Championship used for cross country; if tie remains then
 ... the school winning the most head-to-head post-season games; if the tie remains then
 ... a cook off between the ARAMARK staffs at Anderson and Erskine

 In the spring of 2007, the name of the Cup was changed from the Anderson-Erskine Cup to the Susie and Bobby Beville Cup, in honor of Anderson’s former athletic director and his late wife, who both attended Anderson and Erskine.
 
 In 2008, the Beville family announced the school that wins the Cup will receive a $1,000 donation and an additional donation has been committed by the Cobb Oxford family.
 
 The Beville Cup Sponsored By ARAMARK will be awarded to the winning school during the school’s spring athletic banquet and will remain with the winning school for one year.

2017-2018 Beville Cup Sponsored By ARAMARK

Academic No. 1 AU EC Score
2016 Academic Success Rate (1.5 points)  73  84 AU 0, EC 1.5 
Fall Results      
Women's Soccer (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
Oct. 11 at Erskine  0  1 EC 2.5, AU 0 
Volleyball (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
Sept. 19 at Erskine 3 0 EC 2.5, AU 1 
Men's Soccer (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
Sept. 27 at Erskine 2 3 EC 3.5, AU 1 
Men's Cross Country (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
Nov. 4 NCAA Southeast Regionals at Wingate  N/A  N/A  EC 3.5, AU 1
Women's Cross Country (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
Nov. 4 NCAA Southeast Regionals at Wingate  2nd     EC 3.5, AU 2 
Winter Results      
Women's Basketball (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
Nov. 18 at Erskine  84  42  EC 3.5, AU 3
Men's Basketball (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
Nov. 18 at Erskine  45  48  EC 4.5, AU 3
Academic No. 2 AU EC Overall Score
Percentage of Student-Athletes Named Conference All-Academic (1.0 point)  58.1  39.3  EC 4.5, AU 4
Spring Results      
Baseball (0.5 point) AU EC Overall Score
Feb. 27 at Erskine  2  6  EC 5.0, AU 4.0
Baseball (0.5 point) AU EC Overall Score
April 23 at Anderson  4 5  AU 4.0, EC 5.5
Men's Golf (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
April 20 at Stoney Point  1.0 0 AU 5, EC 5.5
Women's Golf (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
April 20 at Stoney Point  .5 .5  AU 5.5, EC 6
Softball (0.5 point) AU EC Overall Score
March 9 at Erskine  1  3 EC 6.5, AU 5.5
Softball (0.5 point) AU EC Overall Score
March 9 at Erskine  0  3  EC 7.0, AU 5.5
Men's Tennis (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
March 12 at Erskine  9 0  EC 7.0, AU 6.5
Women's Tennis (1.0 point) AU EC Overall Score
April 10 at Anderson  9  0  AU 7.5, EC 7.0

In 2017-18, for the sixth consecutive year and eighth time in the last nine, Anderson University claimed possession of the coveted Beville Cup in the passionate rivalry between Anderson and Erskine, by a 7.5-7.0 point margin.

After trailing in the standings for the first seven months of the year, a late surge over the final six weeks enabled the Trojans to overcome the deficit and hold on to the trophy by the closest margin since the 2011-12 academic year.

The prestigious Beville Cup, originally known as the Anderson/Erskine Cup, is a competition between Erskine and Anderson’s athletics programs that was established in the fall of 2003 and is sponsored by ARAMARK in order to promote and enhance the rivalry between the Trojans and Flying Fleet, whose campuses are separated only by 20 miles.

The winner of the Beville Cup each year has the award presented each spring to its student-athletes and coaches by the losing athletics director, traditionally at their postseason banquet/awards night.

The Fleet last claimed the Cup in 2012 has held it in back-to-back years just once (2005-06), with Anderson holding it for 11 total years.

Erskine garnered an early lead this year by claiming the Academic Success Rate (1 ½ points), while the Trojan volleyball squad got AU on the board with a dominating 3-0 win in Due West. The Flying Fleet countered by sweeping both soccer points to claim a 3.5-1.0 advantage, while the Anderson women’s cross country team narrowed the deficit by finishing second of 23 teams at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships in Wingate, N.C. Erskine did not sponsor men's cross country in 2017, so that point was unavailable for either program to claim.

Erskine maintained the advantage by defeating the Trojan men’s basketball team while women’s hoops kept AU within striking distance by knocking off the Fleet in Due West. The Trojans climbed within a half point (4.5-4.0) by posting a higher percentage of student-athletes achieving academic all-conference honors, but the Flying Fleet opened the spring season by rebuilding their lead to 6-4 after defeating the baseball team in their first meeting of the year and sweeping the softball twin bill in March.

With AU trailing by two full points, both the Trojan men’s and women’s tennis teams blanked Erskine, 9-0, to knot the score at six apiece and following the conclusion of the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Championship in mid-April, the future of the Cup came down to the final week of the season. The golf teams traveled to Greenwood, where the men’s team defeated the Fleet in match play, while the women’s team earned a split to clinch possession for the Black and Gold for yet another year. The final half-point was claimed by the Fleet when they edged AU, 5-4, in the baseball regular-season finale for both teams.

The Anderson-Erskine Cup was changed to the ‘Beville Cup” in the spring of 2007 in honor of Bobby and Susie Beville. Susie Beville was a graduate of Anderson College and Erskine College, where she played softball. Susie Beville passed away in the summer of 2004. Her husband Bobby played baseball both at AU and Erskine and went on to serve as baseball coach at Anderson before becoming the athletics director for 10 years. He left AU in 2007 to work for the Anderson City Parks and Recreation Department.

Erskine garnered an early lead in 2015-16 by claiming the Academic Success Rate point and captured wins in volleyball and men’s soccer, while the Trojan women’s soccer team got AU on the board with a dominating 9-0 win in Due West.  

Not all of the teams were in a position to square off in 2014-15, but it was a year of sweeps, as both the Trojan men’s and women’s soccer teams propelled Anderson to an early lead, as both claimed wins at Trojan Stadium. Another sweep by the men’s and women’s basketball teams boosted the Black and Gold advantage, with softball claiming two wins and men’s tennis also taking a victory over the Flying Fleet.

Until 2016-17, the 2013-14 margin of victory for the Trojans was the largest in the competition’s 11-year history, surpassing AU’s back-to-back eight-point triumphs in 2007 and 2008. For the second consecutive year, Anderson led wire-to-wire in the competition en route to claiming its second straight title.

The Trojans actually clinched the 2013-14 Cup decision in mid-November, when the AU women’s basketball team cruised to a 78-63 win over the Flying Fleet, while the men’s basketball squad edged EC, 60-55, in Due West, but the final point was determined late in the academic year. 

Anderson blanked the Flying Fleet through the fall and winter seasons of 2013-14, as the Trojans raced out to an insurmountable 8.5-0 lead following the hoops’ victories. AU got off on the right foot by sweeping the Fleet in soccer by a combined 11-2 score in Due West, while the volleyball team collected a point by shutting out EC, 3-0. After the Trojan men’s and women’s cross country teams each earned points with higher finishes at the NCAA Regionals, the basketball teams combined to collect two additional points prior to Thanksgiving.

AU never trailed during the 2012-13 campaign either, garnering a two-point lead during the fall seasons on the strength of wins by the women’s soccer

The 2011-12 year saw the Trojans gain an early 6.5 to 2.5 lead by posting higher finishes at the regional men’s and women’s cross country meets and sweeping all three basketball matchups. AU also took wins in both women’s soccer and volleyball to build the advantage. Erskine rallied in late February and March to climb within 1 ½ points, then overtook the Trojans with strong outings in April.     

Anderson also raced out to a commanding 7.5-2.5 point lead during the 2010-11 campaign on the strength of sweeps by the men’s and women’s soccer squads and the men’s and women’s basketball teams, while volleyball split their home and away matches. A late surge by Erskine gave the Flying Fleet a brief one-point edge going into the final week of competition, but it was too little, too late, as the Trojan golf teams swept the Fleet to provide the winning margin.

Anderson University won the inaugural Cup in 2004 by a comfortable margin before Erskine captured the Cup back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006. The Cup returned to Anderson in 2007 and 2008, but Erskine returned it to Due West in 2009 with a narrow 16.5-15.5 win. The 2009-10 competition also went down to the wire, with Anderson claiming a 20-18 victory after the AU women’s golf team posted a fourth-place finish at the Conference Carolinas’ Championship, two spots ahead of Erskine to provide the winning margin.

The Anderson-Erskine Cup was changed to the ‘Beville Cup” in the spring of 2007 in honor of Bobby and Susie Beville. Susie Beville was a graduate of Anderson College and Erskine College, where she played softball. Susie Beville passed away in the summer of 2004. Her husband Bobby played baseball both at AU and Erskine and went on to serve as baseball coach at Anderson before becoming the athletics director for 10 years. He left AU in 2007 to work for the Anderson City Parks and Recreation Department.

Results
2003-04: Anderson 19, Erskine 13
2004-05: Erskine 19.5, Anderson 12.5
2005-06: Erskine 18.5, Anderson 13.5
2006-07: Anderson 20, Erskine 12
2007-08: Anderson 20, Erskine 12
2008-09: Erskine 16.5, Anderson 15.5
2009-10: Anderson 20, Erskine 18
2010-11: Anderson 10.5, Erskine 9.5
2011-12: Erskine 9.5, Anderson 9.0 
2012-13: Anderson 9.25, Erskine 6.25
2013-14: Anderson 12, Erskine 3.5
2014-15: Anderson 9, Erskine 3.5
2015-16: Anderson 8.5, Erskine 7.0
2016-17: Anderson 12.0, Erskine 3.5
2017-18: Anderson 7.5, Erskine 7.0