Named for the Yates Cup, a trophy awarded in the autumn of every year to the winner of the Ontario (Canada) Universities Athletics football championship. Founded by Henry Brydges Yates of McGill University and first presented in 1898, it is the oldest football trophy that has been contested continually, although it was suspended during both World Wars. Up to the year 2007, the Yates Cup had been won 27 times by the University of Western Ontario and 26 times by the University of Toronto. The complete list of winners can be found here.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.
Reference: MPC 45338