The belt is the premier piece of championship memorabilia. This is indisputable. Only the belt combines the gaudiness of the trophy combined with the immense wearability of a ring.
On Saturday, Rutgers hosted 102 different teams for its 14th annual 7-on-7 tournaments. The Scarlet Knights had traditionally given away a trophy to its winners, but this year Kyle Flood and company opted to replace to upgrade to a championship belt.
Jest aside, the belt is a neat attention-grabber. A trophy goes in the case with all the others. A belt grabs eyeballs. Nice little bit of marketing here by Rutgers, a ploy other programs would be wise to copy and tweak.