When Canisius
Beats Niagara,
Everybody Wins

When Canisius <br/>Beats Niagara, <br/>Everybody Wins

Beat Niagara Challenge

The Battle of the Bridge is our year-long rivalry with Niagara University, where our sports teams battle it out to bring home the Canal Cup. Canisius has taken the prize for the last four years and is once again in the lead. 

This past February, we took this matchup even further by asking Griff fans to get in the game by pledging $1 to the Blue & Gold Athletics Fund (or a designation of their choice) for every point scored by the Golden Griffin men and women when they faced Niagara on the court in February.

After the women’s basketball win (65-59) and the men’s basketball loss (82-71) against the Purple Eagles in the KAC on February 24, Canisius continued as the leader of the annual Battle of the Bridge Competition against its biggest rival.

Join our Team of Supporters

Even though the Beat Niagara Challenge is over, you can still join our team of supporters. Please take this opportunity to support our students by making a gift to the Blue & Gold Athletics Fund or a designation of your choice.

Gifts to the Blue & Gold Athletics Fund provide essential funding for scholarships, staffing support, recruiting and team travel that is critical to the success of our Golden Griffins both on the playing field and in the classroom.

Your support of the Beat Niagara Challenge gives our team the winning edge. Go Griffs!