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Sep 19, 2013 5:16 PM

The Coaches' Trophy to be Displayed for Fans in Lafayette

The Road to the Rose Bowl came through KATC today! The AFCA National Championship Trophy made its way to the studio during a national tour. The crystal ball is awarded each year to the winner of the BCS National Championship Game.

The Coaches' Trophy presented by Dr Pepper, which will be awarded to the 2013 national college football champions, will be on display at Walmart Supercenters in Lafayette on Friday, September 20. Fans will be able to have a free on-line photo taken with the actual Waterford® Crystal football trophy that will be awarded to the 2013 national champion.

WHEN /WHERE:
Friday, September 20
Walmart #531
3142 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA
1 - 3 p.m.

Walmart #2938
2428 W. Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA
4 - 6 p.m.

The trophy will be awarded on the field to the winner of the Vizio BCS National Championship on Jan. 6, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.

Created in 1986, this is the 28th year the American Football Coaches Association has awarded the trophy to the national champion.

The trophy is on a season long tour, visiting high profile games and being displayed in stores nationwide. The trophy will attend the LSU vs. Auburn game on Saturday.

The ball that sits atop The Coaches' Trophy is made of Waterford® Crystal. The trophy is valued at $30,000 and takes three months to produce.

The Coaches' Trophy is 34 inches tall and weighs 45 pounds. The ball alone weighs approximately eight pounds.
Every year, a new trophy is made. Each winning school keeps The Coaches' Trophy for permanent display on campus.

Dr Pepper has been a part of college football for more than 15 years and will once again be giving Dr Pepper fans a chance to win free tuition through the Dr Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway. Go to DrPepperTuition.com to enter for a chance to win free tuition and an opportunity to compete during halftime at a major college football championship game.

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