refered to as the "Akron Holy War," this rivalry between
the Fighting Irish of STVM and the Knights of Hoban has always
been proven to be a game to remember year in and year out. Throw
the records out the door in this one because no matter what each
team has done prior to this matchup, the game seems to always
come down to the last play. In 1996, this rivalry was renewed after a 20 year lapse from playing each other. Since the rivalry was renewed in 1996, the teams faced off at the Rubber Bowl until it closed its gates in 2008. Since 2009, the Irish and the Knights have been playing in the University of Akron's new on-campus stadium, InfoCision Stadium. Each year they draw a huge crowd of people from throughout Northeastern Ohio. The winner of this rivalry gains possession of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Shillelagh trophy as well as bragging rights throughout the year.