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Wabash Cancels Remainder of Football Season Following Weekend Tragedy

October 25, 1910

1910 or 11 DP team.jpgOctober 25, 1910, Greencastle, Ind. - Friday's scheduled football game between rivals DePauw University and Wabash College has been canceled by the men from Crawfordsville following the death of Ralph "Sap" Wilson. A freshman halfback on the Wabash football eleven, Wilson died Sunday morning from injuries he received in last weekend's game against St. Louis University. (at left: DePauw's football team)

Wilson received a concussion while making a flying tackle during the game, which the Little Giants won, 10-0.

"Deep gloom hangs over the entire school," notes a story in today's reach-vintage-football.jpgDePauw Daily on the Wabash tragedy. "The football team has disbanded for the year and all other branches of athletics are hanging in the balance."

A page dedicated to the DePauw-Wabash football rivalry, which in 1932 introduced the Monon Bell as the winner's prize, can be accessed by clicking here.