DePauw Players Were Among Indiana's Earliest Football Pros
November 26, 2011
November 26, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — An Indianapolis Star article tracing the histories of Indiana's earliest pro football teams includes a short history of the Pine Village Pros. "Pine Village is a tiny Warren County burg where in 1898 an amateur town team was established, as was the case in so many communities across the Midwest," writes Phil Richards. "Pine Village eventually became the Pros and although they never belonged to the NFL, theirs is perhaps the most fascinating story of Indiana's early football history. By 1914, when Pine Village beat the Mickey Club of Indianapolis 111-0, its legend was growing. By 1915, they were the Pros and had begun signing the first of many stars from Purdue, Indiana, Notre Dame, Wabash and DePauw. They went 8-0 that season and outscored their opponents 271-0, according to accounts meticulously compiled by Cottingham." (top photo from the 1906 DePauw-Wabash football game)
Read the full piece at IndyStar.com.
DePauw University's football history began in 1884. Learn more at the program's official online page.Back