April 5, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Six home games highlight the 2005 DePauw football schedule beginning with a new opponent in the season opener.
First-year coach Tim Rogers leads the Tigers into their 118th season of intercollegiate play with
DePauw opens the season on September 3 when it entertains Wesley College of Dover, Delaware. The Tigers and Wolverines meet for the first time and Wesley finished the 2004 campaign with an 8-2 record.
After an off week, the Tigers travel to Hope College in Holland, Mich. The Tigers have met the Flying Dutchmen every year since 1974.
The Tigers open Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play on September 24 when they travel to San Antonio, Texas, to face defending conference champion Trinity University in a 7:30 p.m. game. Trinity rallied from a 12-point deficit with five minutes left to defeat the Tigers in Greencastle in 2004.
DePauw returns home on October 1 for a Family Weekend contest with the University of Chicago before returning to SCAC play at Sewanee on October 8.
The Tigers then play three consecutive SCAC home games as they host Rhodes, Millsaps and Centre in consecutive weeks. The October 29 game with Centre is DePauw's 99th Old Gold Day game.
The final road game of the season also marks the final SCAC contest as the Tigers travel to Rose-Hulman on November 5.
The Tigers conclude the 2005 season at home with Wabash College on November 12. The game time will be announced later for the 112th meeting between the two schools and 74th for possession of the Monon Bell. The overall series is tied 51-51-9 with DePauw holding a 35-32-6 lead in games played for the Monon Bell which entered the rivalry in 1932.