Once upon a time, long, long ago there was a season when neither the Mountaineers nor the Pitt Panthers made it to a bowl game. It seemed so unusual that the management of both teams got together and decided that there should be some sort of competition between the two teams, because of their great rivalry.
So, they decided on a week long ice fishing competition. The team that catches the most fish at the end of the week wins.
So on a cold freezing day on Cheat Lake their contest began. The first day after 8 hours of fishing, the Panthers had caught 0 fish and the Mountaineers had 100. At the end of the 2nd day, the Panthers had caught 0 fish and the Mountaineers 200.
That evening the Panthers coach got his team together, “I suspect some kind of cheating is taking place.” So the next morning, he dressed one of his players in gold and blue and sent him over to the Mountaineers camp to act as a spy.
At the end of the day he came back to report to the coach. The coach asked, “Well, how about it, are they cheating?”
“They sure are!” the player reported, “They’re cutting holes in the ice.”