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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

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Gibson scores as No. 1 Marian rolls (08/28/16)
INDIANAPOLIS --The top-ranked and defending NAIA national champion Marian football team began its title defense with a dominating start Saturday night as the Knights defeated No. 10 St. Xavier, 56-10 on Saturday night. South Putnam grad Robert Gibson, a senior running back, had 40 yards on nine carries -- including a second-half score...
New Raven (08/16/16)
Girton joins Auburn athletics staff (08/13/16)
AUBURN, Ala. --South Putnam graduate Marcy Girton was hired this week by Auburn University to fill the position of chief operating officer for the school's athletics department. Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced Monday the hiring of Girton, who most recently held the position of Texas A&M University deputy athletics director...
Boilermakers bring road show to DePauw (08/11/16)
Four tour buses and a U-Haul. It's not the punchline to an unspoken joke, but what it apparently takes for a Division I football team to move its practice two counties and nearly 60 miles to the south. The Purdue University football team spent Thursday in Greencastle utilizing the DePauw University facilities for two-a-day practices...
DePauw taps former player as its new baseball coach (08/11/16)
Blake Allen, a former DePauw student-athlete and assistant coach and most recently baseball assistant at Vanderbilt University, has been named DePauw's head baseball coach. Allen served two stints (2004-08 and 2015-16) for a total of five seasons with the Commodores with responsibilities that included first base coach, assistant hitting coach, bullpen coach and catching coach...
NP's Jeter is Thunder bound (08/05/16)
DePauw honors Eskew, Hasbrook award winners (07/26/16)
Marcus Dozier of the track and field team and Alex Grissom of the swimming and diving squad have been selected DePauw's top senior male student-athletes by the University's department of intercollegiate athletics as co-recipients of the Phil Eskew Award, while Caroline Zadina of the women's soccer team,was named the recipient of the Amy Hasbrook Award as the top senior female student-athlete...
DePauw duo leaves great legacy (07/22/16)
Rex Call and Mary Bretscher have several things in common. Besides living across the street from each other in Greencastle, they both share a love for DePauw University athletics and have been a big part of its success for several decades. Now, they share another item as they are both officially retired from the university...
DePauw loses swimming coach, aquatics director (07/08/16)
DePauw head women's swimming and diving coach and aquatics director Ben Hewitt is resigning to become the head men's and women's swimming coach at NCAA Division II Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hewitt served as an assistant coach at Nova Southeastern for three seasons prior to coming to DePauw...
DePauw seeking new baseball, lacrosse coaches (07/07/16)
CRAWFORDSVILLE --A 2003 Wabash graduate will become the next head baseball coach for the Little Giants, as the school announced Thursday that veteran coach Jake Martin is leaving North Coast Athletic Conference rival DePauw to return to his alma mater...
NCAA honors Alfonso with award (06/28/16)
Alex Alfonso, a 2015 DePauw graduate and a member of the men's swimming and diving team, has earned the NCAA's prestigious Post-Graduate Scholarship. In the year since graduation, Alfonso has moved to Israel where he is participating in The Center for a Shared Society at Givat Haviva. ...
DePauw salutes 177 top athletes for academics (06/28/16)
A total of 177 DePauw student-athletes have been named to the Tiger Pride Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.40 grade point average for the 2016 spring semester. The Honor Roll was started in the 2012 fall semester by Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw's Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports...
Winders excited to help Cincy Christian program (06/16/16)
Cincinnati Christian concluded its first-ever softball season with a 10-27 record, going 5-13 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. "Overall, looking back on this season I am very proud of the 11 kids that fought through major adversity this whole season," head coach Cory Gardner stated. "We have had our ups and downs but I am very confident in saying that we have had a lot more ups than downs."...
Davis ties for 40th in NCAA event (05/16/16)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rhodes College men's golf team saved its best round for last as the Lynx shot the low round of the day, a 297 (+9), to place ninth at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Friday afternoon at Mendon Golf Club. The Lynx finished with a four-round score of 1,219 (+71)...
Davis tied for 49th in NCAA Division III finals (05/12/16)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --The 10th-ranked Rhodes College men's golf team remains in 11th place after shooting a 310 (+22) for a three-round score of 922 (+62) on Thursday morning at the Division III NCAA Golf Championship at Midvale Country Club. Sophomore Alec Davis of Greencastle shot an 80 (+8) on Thursday, fourth best on the team...
Vittetow headed to track finals (05/12/16)
South Putnam graduate Klayton Vittetow, a second-year member of the Vincennes University men's track and field team, will compete in the NJCAA national meet next week in the 400-meter hurdles. The meet is held May 17-19 in Levelland, Texas. Vittetow, a 2014 South Putnam High School graduate, is VU's sole 400-meter hurdler and had several season highlights this spring...
College Report: Butler track squad has local flavor (05/09/16)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Roe likes his cross country and track athletes to come from small schools, and a large percentage of his Butler Bulldog roster has that background. Of the dozens of different athletes who compete for Roe in both sports at the Big East Conference school, only two hail from the same county -- junior steeplechase standout Colleen Weatherford of Greencastle and freshman hurdler/sprinter Ariel Higgins of South Putnam...
Monnett wins 5K, 10K events at NCAC Championships (05/09/16)
Claudia Monnett of Cloverdale recorded her second win of the meet on Saturday and the DePauw Tigers women's team totaled 51 points on the way to an eighth-place finish at the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Granville, Ohio...
College Report: Column will be popular BG addition (05/01/16)
Today marks the debut of the College Report column in the Greencastle Banner Graphic. This column ran for the past 11 years in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star as I worked as a columnist and correspondent there, and has been a popular item among those readers over the years...
Monnett driven to succeed for DePauw (04/30/16)
Some athletes mature earlier than their classmates at a young age, and as a result they use that physical advantage to succeed in sports during adolescence until others catch up with them physically. DePauw junior distance runner Claudia Monnett of Cloverdale is an exception to that rule, and would be considered as an ultimate late-bloomer in terms of her athletic career...
Thompson honored on UIndy senior day (04/24/16)
e No. 2-ranked University of Indianapolis softball team notched a pair of wins on its annual Senior Day Saturday. The Greyhounds (now 46-3, 27-3 GLVC) started the day with a special recognition of its senior class, and went on to hand visiting Truman losses of 5-1 and 3-2, with the latter featuring a walk-off home run by Tayler Weck...
DePauw baseball team completes weekend sweep of Wabash (04/24/16)
The DePauw baseball team took 10-3 and 9-5 wins on Sunday and swept their four-game series with Wabash to move to 18-15 overall and close North Coast Athletic Conference play with an 8-8 record. Wabash fell to 16-16 overall and 6-6 in the NCAC with a four-game series with Denison remaining on their NCAC schedule...
Raeburn leaves Wabash for Savannah State job (03/28/16)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Erik Raeburn lost his first Monon Bell Classic back in 2008. The Wabash College football coach never lost to rival DePauw University again, winning seven straight, culminating in a 45-17 win in Greencastle last November. Perhaps, then, Raeburn's departure for Division I FCS Savannah State, announced Monday by Wabash, gives the DePauw faithful reason for hope in the future of the series...
DPU wins in Tucson, now 7-5 (03/22/16)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 7-5 win over Luther on Monday gave the Tigers a 7-5 record as they continue their spring break trip in Tucson, Ariz. Reid Pittard continued with his hot bat, going 2-for-5 with 2 RBI as the Tigers scored three runs in the final two bottom half innings to squeak by for the win...
Lady Tiger tennis team wins 5-4 (03/22/16)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Trailing 2-1 after doubles, #15 DePauw won four of the six singles matches and took a 5-4 win over #26 Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Tigers improved to 5-4, while the Warhawks dropped to 15-1. DePauw's second doubles team of Alyssa Senevirante and Ali Bush were 8-6 winners over Jillian Wallace and Alicia Beck to give the Tigers their only point in doubles play...