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DePauw Debate

Piggins and Terlep Take 5th Place at Collegiate Forensic Association National Tournament.

DePauw Debaters Matt Piggins and Mickey Terlep compiled a 3-1 record at the Collegiate Forensic Association National Tournament held in Ocean City, Maryland this past weekend.  Piggins and Terlep defeated teams from Davis & Elkins, Bloomsburg, and Florida College en route to a 5th Place finish overall.  The tournament had to be significantly reconfigured by a major winter storm on the Eastern Seaboard that delayed the arrival of teams (including DePauw's team who had their flight cancelled due to inclement weather).  Tournament officials had to cancel elimination rounds so the final standings were based on preliminary round performance with ties broken on speaker points.  There was a five way tie for 2nd Place.  Piggins and Terlep represented one of five teams to finish 3-1 with only one undefeated team at the tournament from Randolph-Macon College.

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.