UR officials are considering dropping the Courage Bowl from the football team’s schedule, effective next fall.
The Courage Bowl, an annual competition which has pitted the Yellowjackets against St. John Fisher College since 1989, has served as one of the athletic department’s greatest humanitarian efforts in recent decades. The game generates funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times, supporting children with cancer, and last month raised over $30,000 for the organization.
UR Athletic Director George VanderZwaag has declined to comment, but speculators believe the team’s potential withdrawal from the Bowl is related to the Yellowjackets’ recent struggles against Fisher. The team hasn’t beaten Fisher in the pairs’ last ten meetings, including this year’s 52-3 humiliation, while averaging a 22-point margin of defeat.