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DePauw Debate

DePauw Debaters Enjoy Early Season Success!

The DePauw Debate Team had a promising showing at the University of Indianapolis “Forensic 500” Tournament this past weekend.  In the Varsity Division, Matt Piggins and Mickey Terlep compiled a 3-1 record in preliminary rounds earning the 5th Seed in elimination rounds.  Piggins and Terlep defeated a team from Muskingum College, and two teams from the University of Illinois before dropping a close round to Grove City College in the quarterfinal round on a 2-1 decision.  Piggins received the 6th Place Speaker Award, and Terlep was ranked 8th.

In the Novice Division, first year team Liam Byrnes and Jessica Miller compiled a 2-2 record defeating teams from Grove City College, and Berea College.  Miller brought home the 2nd Place Speaker Award, and Byrnes received the 4th Place Speaker Award.  This was Miller's and Byrnes' first debate tournament making the accomplishment even more significant.

The Debate Team travels to the University of Kentucky, October 9-12, for the Bluegrass Invitational and their second tournament of the young season.

DePauw Debate: Then . . .

The DePauw Debate Team heads for the Vandalia station in April 1897 to take the train for a debate with Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. One of the team members is historian Charles A. Beard.