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Tigers host Little Giants in 110th meeting; final game for Coach Nick

November 13, 2003

2003mononlogo.jpgGreencastle, Ind. - The 110th gridiron meeting between DePauw and Wabash and the final game in the illustrious career of DePauw head coach Nick Mourouzis, kicks off at 1:07 p.m. before nearly 8,000 fans at Blackstock Stadium and across the nation on HDNet, the country's leading high-definition network.

 

Saturday's game will also be televised live in central Indiana on WFYI-TV (Channel 20 in Indianapolis). DePauw student-operated station, WGRE, will carry the game live and the broadcast is available over the Internet here. WGRE's extensive pre-game coverage gets underway from Blackstock at 11 a.m. Live, in-game stats will be available on the DePauw Website.

 

The all-time series, which began in 1890 is tied 50-50-9. The teams play for the Monon Bell, a 300-pound locomotive bell, which entered the rivalry in 1932. DePauw leads the Monon Bell portion of the series, 34-31-6.

 

DePauw enters the contest with a 5-4 record after a 22-12 loss at Rose-Hulman last Saturday, while Wabash is 6-3 on the season following an 81-0 home win over Hiram. Wabash won last year's game 35-7 to cap a 10-0 regular season.

 

Saturday's game is the final for Mourouzis who announced his retirement in mid-August. The all-time winningest coach in DePauw history, Mourouzis ranks 11th among active Division III coaches in wins with a record of 138-86-4 in 23 seasons in Greencastle.

 

Game notes are now available (pdf). For a detailed history of the rivalry, please visit DePauw's Monon Bell site.

 

 

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