Bigg Bowl

The Bigg Bowl was donated in 2002 by the family of Reverend H. R. Canon Bigg, and to date, has been awarded after competition between the STFX X-Men and Bishop’s Gaiters in U SPORTS football. Since Bishop’s joined the AUS conference in 2017 and the teams now play twice during the regular season, one game annually is selected as the Bigg Bowl, alternating hosts every second year.

StFX alumnus Brian McA’Nulty has ties to both StFX and Bishop’s universities and when the AUS and RSEQ interlock games commenced in 2002, he wanted to commemorate the inaugural game between the two schools, tying in the historical traditions of both universities and bringing significance to the game. StFX and Bishop’s are small liberal arts universities that share a rich history of athletic excellence as well as community outreach and are members of the Maple League of Universities.

The beautifully crafted Bigg Bowl trophy came from England, and was generously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Brian McA’Nulty in honor of his grandfather Reverend H. R. Canon Bigg, a rector in Sherbrooke, QC from 1915 to 1940 and a multi-sport athlete. Other members of the McA’Nulty family have ties with Bishops University.

BIGG BOWL HISTORY:

 

YEAR

HOST

SCORE

WINNER

1

2002

Bishops

22-7

STFX

2

2004

STFX

50-17

STFX

3

2009

STFX

33-12

Bishops

4

2017

STFX

27-14

STFX

5

2018

Bishops

12-11

STFX

6

2019

STFX

17-11

Bishops

7

2021

Bishops

48-21

STFX

8

2022

STFX

30-10 

STFX 

 

 
Brian McA'Nulty and Mary Adams present the X-Men captains with the Bigg Bowl in 2022


The STFX X-Men display the Bigg Bowl following the 2021 game.


Brian McA’Nulty presents the 2019 Bigg Bowl to the Bishops Gaiters.


Mary and Brian McA’Nulty present the 2018 Bigg Bowl to the STFX X-Men.