Porter Cup
Awarded for"Best all-around athlete" at a major university.
LocationSouthern United States
CountryUnited States
Presented byPorter Clothing Company

The Porter Cup was a sterling silver loving cup trophy once awarded by the Porter Clothing Company to the best all-around athlete from a major southern university, including the University of Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College,[1] Tulane and Tennessee's three major universities: Vanderbilt, Sewanee and Tennessee.[2][3][4] The three in Tennessee were given by Alf Porter, and Alabama's was given by Henry Porter Loving.[5] Alabama's is thus also called the "Porter Loving Cup".

List of trophy winners

The following is an incomplete list of winners since the award started shortly after the First World War:

Year Alabama Auburn Birmingham-Southern Howard Tulane Vanderbilt Sewanee Tennessee VMI
1918 Claude Carr  
1919 Charles Scott James Shelley Jackson Dooch Sherman Frank Callaway
1920 Riggs Stephenson Ed Sherling Josh Cody Bill Coughlan
1921 Al Clemens Ed Sherling Aubrey A. Miller Julian Thomas Charles Satterlee Willis McCabe
1922 Al Clemens Ed Sherling Aubrey A. Miller Thomas Ryan Blood Miller Roe Campbell
1923 Clyde Propst Ed Sherling Milton Griffin Doc Kuhn
1924 Clyde Propst O. Stanton Gandy Ellis Henican Gil Reese
1925 Clyde Propst Red Farr Lester Lautenschlaeger George H. Barker
1926 Jake Hall Eddie Morgan Delmas Gooch
1927 Ray Pepper Forest James Edgar Lott Orin Helvey John Barnhill
1928 William Everett James Shorty Ogle Johnny Menville Charles Malcom Moss
1929 Earle Smith John King Sam Bradley Virgil Grow
1930 Wop Glover Roy Franklin Dunn
1932 Shug Jordan Daniel Ward Phillips, Jr

See also


  1. ^ "Birmingham-Southern Athletic History".
  2. ^ "Sig Epics". Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal: 286. 1925.
  3. ^ "Kuhn Given Porter Cup". Atlanta Constitution. June 1, 1923. p. 10. Retrieved March 20, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ University, Tennessee (January 1, 1921). Register.
  5. ^ "Recap" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com.