Haggin, Fernitz help DePauw past Denison in clunky win 66-51
No. 24 DePauw's starting front court of senior Pat Haggin and junior Tommy Fernitz combined for 38 of the host Tigers' points in their 66-51 win over Denison on Wednesday. Haggin had 22, knocking down 4-of-4 3-point attempts and, in game marred by systemic foul calls, committed just three fouls himself. He also pulled in seven boards...
No. 1 Tigers top No. 2 Bears 74-62
The DePauw University women's basketball team leads Washington University-St. Louis in the finals of the Midwest Challenge at halftime 42-30. DPU senior Ali Ross, 4-for-4 from the field, is the game's high-scorer with 11 points at the break. Melissa Gilkey, a second-team preseason all-American for teh Bears, is 1-for-7 with two points. Jordan Thompson leads Wash U with 9 points, including a 3-pointer from near half court as the half expired...
DPU set for 1 versus 2 matchup with Wash U
The last time the DePauw women's basketball team lost at home in a regular season game was more than three years ago when then-No. 7 Washington University beat the Tigers in the Tip-Off tournament on Nov. 21, 2010. The name of the tournament has since changed, it's now called the Midwest Challenge, but the stakes have only heightened...
DPU's Ondik special, lights up Blues in 86-58 win
For the first time this year, the DePauw women's basketball team had stretches where it played like the No. 1 ranked team in the country that it is on Saturday. The Tigers beat visiting Illinois College 86-58 in the first round of the Midwest Challenge and booked a match with No. 2 Washington University-St. Louis on Sunday...
Defending national champs set for home opener
The DePauw women's basketball team will play its first home game since winning a national championship last season when it hosts Illinois College on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Tigers (4-0) come in as the No.1 ranked team in the country, as they were much of last year, but it's been more of a test to get to that point this season...
Proud Alma Mater
Colleen Weatherford, a freshman at Butler University, was presented with a commemorative ring from the Greencastle High School Athletic Department prior to Wednesday's varsity boys' basketball game. Weatherford finished second in the IHSAA state finals last season. She is joined by (from left) GHS athletic director Greg Hill, high school principal Russ Hesler and her parents Ann and Dennis Weatherford. Weatherford's Bulldogs finished this cross country season at the NCAA Division I national championship meet, taking third place as a team in the highest level of collegiate cross country. She will also run middle distance for Butler during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons. (Banner Graphic/GRANT WIEMAN)
DePauw Tigers punish Oberlin Yeomen in post, win home opener 66-44
The DePauw men's basketball team took advantage the tentative post defense of Oberlin College during Saturday's home opener at DPU. DePauw scored 34 points in the paint in the 66-44 North Coast Athletic Conference win. "You've got to win games to be in the hunt, and this is a game we didn't win last year," DPU head coach Bill Fenlon said. "We're one ahead of where we were last year."...
Siri, how do you get to cross country nationals?
The troublesome thing with the iPhone personal assistant is that there is more than one way to answer every question. It's not just about what a person asks, but why. There isn't one right answer, because there isn't really a right question. For DePauw senior Siri Retrum, the way you qualify for nationals is to work hard for four years and finish as one of the top individuals at the regional meet. ...
Unranked DePauw men topple No. 6 North Central 77-64
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- The DePauw men's basketball team completed a weekend sweep at the Chicago Marriott Naperville Tip-Off Tournament as it toppled sixth-ranked host North Central College, 77-64. The Tigers improved to 2-0, while the Cardinals dropped to 1-1...
No. 1 Tigers need second half comeback to defeat Franklin65-54, Gasaway MVP
FRANKLIN -- The DePauw women's basketball team survived a scare Saturday afternoon against Franklin College. After trailing 29-22 at halftime the Tigers mounted a second-half comeback to defeat the Grizzlies 65-54. With the win the top-ranked Tigers improved to 2-0 on the year, while Franklin dropped to 0-2. The victory was DePauw's 36th straight overall and 55th consecutive in the regular season...
Wabash dominates Monon Bell Classic with 38-21 win over DePauw
Wabash College finished with nearly 500 yards of offense and held DePauw to 230 in the Little Giants' 38-21 win in the 120th Monon Bell Classic at DePauw on Saturday. Wabash sophomore Anthony Stella and junior Grant Klembara combined for 146 rush yards and a touchdown on 29 carries and senior Sean Hildebrand caught 10 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in what may be his final college game...
The Hype: Fans bring energy to Greencastle and stadium
Being part of the biggest rivalry in Division III football comes with a certain responsibility. It takes a lot of energy to cheer that hard and feud that intensely. There's a year-round commitment to sustaining the traditions, planning the chants and organizing the national TV schedule...
DePauw briefs -- Nov. 15
FRANKLIN -- Junior Emma Ondik scored a career-high 17 points and helped lead top-ranked DePauw women's basketball team to an 80-46 win over Otterbein in the season opener for both teams at the Franklin Tip-off Tournament. Ondik knocked in five 3-pointers as the Tigers hit nine as a team. Savannah Trees followed with 14 points and Ali Ross added 13...
The History: Bell games dates back to railroad days
It's not simply duration that makes a rivalry great. The best college feuds are balanced, back and forth battles, sustained by a blur of hatred and respect between the two student bodies. There have to be enough big moments to fuel the fire and anecdotes to stoke the flames...
The Opponent: Little Giants seeking more than Bell
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Saturday continues one of the longest rivalries in college sports when the Wabash football team travels to Greencastle to face DePauw in the 120th Monon Bell Classic. The Little Giants will look to win its fifth straight over the Tigers. Wabash holds a 57-53-9 series lead and a 38-37-9 lead since the Monon Bell was added to the rivalry in 1932...
Tigers prepare to face fearsome defense in Monon game against Little Giants
GREENCASTLE -- When Bill Lynch began his second training camp as coach the DePauw football team this fall, he knew the road ahead and he knew how he wanted to get there. He needed good athletes, good students and big plays. It's too hard to sustain drives at this level, Lynch said, so grinding out long drives and trying to control the clock wasn't going to be the first option...
Countdown to Monon: The Team -- DePauw combines youth and experience
The DePauw football team began the season with an unaccomplished roster full of seniors who had been waiting three years for their chance to lead, sophomores who were thrown into a tough situation in their first year on campus and a new group of freshmen brought in by the new coaching staff...
Championship rings arrive in time for title defense
The DePauw women's basketball team begins its national championship defense on Friday at the Franklin Tip-Off Classic against Oberlin but while returning players have been preparing with practice and a pair of scrimmages, the championship season wasn't over until Sunday...
Rivalry Week Comes Early
With the Monon Bell Classic still nine days away, Greencastle is already rolling out signs of the upcoming rivalry game. A banner was strung across Washington Street on Thursday, stating "The (Bell) Belongs Here." DePauw and Wabash will clash at Blackstock on Saturday, Nov. 16. Before that, the two teams still have one game each. Wabash (8-0, 7-0 NCAC) hosts Wittenberg (7-1, 7-0 NCAC) on Saturday in a game that will decide first place in the conference and DePauw (3-5, 3-4 NCAC) travels to Hiram to take on the 2-6 Terriers. (Banner Graphic/GRANT WIEMAN)
DPU men drop exhibition game at Division I Butler
INDIANAPOLIS -- The DePauw men's basketball team outrebounded the Division I Butler Bulldogs, but the Tigers connected on just nine of 27 free throws and dropped a 93-68 exhibition decision at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday. The Tigers stayed close throughout the first half and were within four after Frank Patton III's free throw with 3:03 left made it 34-30. Butler scored the next five and took a 42-33 lead into the break...
Former SP Eagles standout now starring at Marian
Rob Gibson led the Eagles to their last sectional championship in 2011, and on Saturday the redshirt freshman led his Marian University team to a win against Taylor in double overtime. Gibson scored the game-winning touchdown, a 13-yard run on inside-zone called to the left...
DePauw offense comes up one drive short against Wooster
The first half wasn't the shoot-out that stats predicted for the DePauw game against Wooster on Saturday, but the offenses began rolling in the third quarter. With senior running back Nikko Sansone sidelined with an injury, DePauw returned to the immaculate strategy of chucking it deep to senior Barry Flynn and as he is wont to do, Flynn delivered...
Tigers prepared for challenge of defending 2013 championship
Kris Huffman has been here before. After DePauw won its first national championship in 2007, she felt the pressure to defend the title and she passed that pressure onto her assistant coaches and players. Everything had to be perfect, every day, and by the end of the season the pressure was more cumbersome than motivating...
DePauw men hope tough schedule helps team join the lead pack
Following just two weeks of practice, the DePauw men's basketball team opens its season with an exhibition against a Big East team on Saturday. So while the players are still learning the offensive and defensive systems while trying to develop chemistry with teammates, they're also preparing to look competitive against Butler, a team that played in back-to-back Division I men's basketball title games not too long ago...
Tigers on verge of .500 record with fast-paced Wooster ahead
In DePauw's season-opening loss, the Tigers moved the ball well but four times they turned it over inside the opponent's 30-yard line (two interceptions, one fumble, once on downs). The Tiger shifted personnel since then, working in freshman quarterback Matt Hunt and moving senior Nikko Sansone from wide receiver to running back...