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Wabash Athletics Hall of Fame

What do Doc Elliott ’13, Pete Metzelaars ’82, Bill Locker ’60 and Roger Busch ’96 have in common? All of them are in the Wabash College Athletics Hall of Fame.

The National Association of Wabash Men (NAWM) will identify inductees for the November 2006 ceremony at their January 2006 board meeting. Do you know a Wabash athlete who deserves induction into the Hall?  If so, please let the Alumni and Parent Relations office know.  A phone call (765-361-6369) or email (alumni@wabash.edu) is all it takes.   

Wabash Football – All in the Family

The football season didn’t end the way we wanted…but then again, only one team in each division gets to say that it went they way they planned!

By any measure, it was a great season.  Many things made the season special but none more so than our Wabash football parents.  They traveled to Allegheny…Wooster…OWU…DPU – they brought post-game snacks for the players – they cheered their hearts out – and they put aside their fall plans and schedules to be right there, cheering for the Little Giants.

A special thanks to all our football families…you’re all Some Little Giants! 

 

Photo after the game:  Jan Schirack with her son Tim (#44) in the foreground as Kevin Ogden takes a picture of his son Chris (#32) with trainer Jack Mansfield 

Wabash Legends

Two legendary Wabash professors, Vic Powell H’55 and Joe O’Rourke H’65, braved the cold weather to cheer on the Little Giants at the playoff game against Capital University.

I can’t even begin to imagine the impact these two have had on generations of Wabash men – from Wabash CEOs talking to their corporate leadership teams to Wabash men arguing in front of the Supreme Court.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the crew here in the Hays Alumni Center – Mike Warren, Michele Tatar, Heather Bazzani, and yours truly.

 

It’s only when we look around that we realize how fortunate we are. Wabash has never been stronger – our sons and grandsons will have the opportunity to attend a Wabash even better than it was in the golden age, whenever that was.

 

Our college community is free to debate whatever the topic of the day is – without any worry other than presenting the best possible evidence in support. A special place indeed.

 

Travel safe…back on Monday.

Russ Fires Them Up!

It’s not some long tunnel leading into an 80,000 seat stadium.  It doesn’t matter.  When the Little Giants run on to the field from beneath Hollett Stadium’s home stands, the emotion is exactly the same.

Here Wabash’s quarterback Russ Harbaugh (#3 at top) gets the guys fired up before leading them out to play Albion.    

 

You can watch it this weekend as your Little Giants battle Capital University at 12:00 PM.

 

  

Steve Hoffman '85 – Radio Personality

Many of you know Steve "Hoff" Hoffman ’85. †In many ways, he’s been a "Mr. Everything" at Wabash. Quarterback as a student…football coach…golf coach…now a Senior Major Gifts Officer in the Office of Advancement. He’s also a member of the local radio broadcast team.

This pictures shows Steve doing the radio pre-game show before the Albion game last Saturday.

If you can’t be in Hollett Stadium this coming Saturday, tune into 91.3 on your FM dial or listen through the Wabash web site. You’ll get the ‘straight skinny" from Hoff!

 

 

 

We'll Need YOU Next Saturday

We had a good crowd, as you can see, for the first playoff game against Albion. However, there were several seats available – one of them might have had your name on it.

Next Saturday Capital will roll into town. Many of our students will still be on Thanksgiving break. We could use you…right here…Hollett Stadium…12 noon…be there!

Phil Ogden '37

Opened my mail to a nice note and the attached picture from Phil Ogden ’37.

Phil recounted some of his days at Wabash including a Chapel steps haircut for Will Hays, Jr. ’37, the "Yearly Fight Night" between freshmen and sophomores (President Hopkins stopped it quickly!), and his post graduate work at Pasadena College. Evidently, Pasadena used a textbook by the W. Norwood Brigance.  The teacher was so impressed that Phil know Professor Brigance he asked Phil to teach the course!

Phil closed his note with: And so…Wabash will always be "Long in our hearts!"

Phil Ogden, Little Giant from the Class of 1937, you absolutely made my day!

 

 


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