All Quiet Now..But Soon…

Hollett Little Giant Stadium

It’s all quiet now…but it won’t be for long.

When I was wandering the other day, I just happened by the football stadium.  And it seems so…quiet.

In a couple of weeks we’ll see the 2012 football team out there and the cross country guys taking on the alumni in the Finch Memorial Meet.  A couple weeks after that, Jay Fisher ’66 will roll into town with his 85′ long Ram pickup and grill that feeds 2,000.  Frank Kolisek ’82 and his lovely bride Lisa will be here…Jim and Susie Cumming down the way…Don Shelbourne and the “Land cruiser”.

And many, many more.

All will be right in the football world.

Oh, by the way.  Tailgate info on Hanover on the web shortly…we already have our reservations down in Madison…hope to see you there.


A Sign Of The Times

Where Have All The Cards Gone?

In the interest of full disclosure, the Lilly Library and the Grunge didn’t see much of each other back in “those” days.  But I do know enough to know that the reference cards provided the map to greater enlightenment and completed homework assignments.

Well, as I was looking over the new Media Center – WOW! –  I happened upon this stack of history.  Card case in the background – card drawers stacked neatly waiting for…their future.

Seems an interesting play on history for the stack to be next to the brand new Media Center…makes me want to chug my Ensure!

Wabash’s New Media Center

The New Wabash Media Center

The Media Center is still in the Lilly Library…now at the back of the Library on the first floor.  State-of-the-art Macs (My son Jeremy, an Apple manager, thanks you!) and a nice open layout offers much more for our faculty, staff and student team.  The crews are putting the finishing touches on the setup – it will be ready to go on Freshman Saturday.

Even the keyboards have been designed with guys like the Grunge in mind. Check this out…

Where is that text tool again?

Next time you’re on campus and swing by the 1832 Brew for a cup of coffee, check out Adam Bowen’s new digs.

When You Need That Stats Help

The Top No. 9

Terry Hutchens has covered Indiana University football and basketball for 14 years for the Indy Star.  He also teaches Journalism.  He’s an expert…in writing and in IU basketball.

Bryan Hutchens '14

So, Terry compiled a list of the Top 50 players in IU history.  When it came to the statistical part – Terry had a plan.  He called on his son Bryan, a senior at Wabash majoring in Financial Math.  Byran is a member of the Phi Psi house here at Wabash.

Here’s the link to the story.  Enjoy.

(Thanks to Dean Mike Raters ’85 for sending the information.)

We Need These For The Big Bash!

A Wabash Smart Car - That's What We Need!

The Grunge visited an Notre Dame staff member to discuss some ideas.  Notre Dame has  begun more intentional programming for parents and Wabash is looking to do the same.  As I made my way across campus, I came across these two smart cars.

Don’t you think we should have…would be great for the Bash…football tailgates…trips all the way over to the baseball diamond…moving around our massive campus…

One Month From Yesterday

Coach Emeritus Rob Johnson H'77 Starts the Charlie Finch '51 Meet

In less than a month, our Cross Country team will begin the year with a tune up against our alumni.  Wabash looks ready and able to repeat as NCAC Champions.

You can see this season’s team in action on Saturday, August 25, 2012 as they participate in the Charlie Finch ’51 Classic.


It Won’t Be Long Now!

Are You Ready For Some Wabash Football?

#66…Pat Clegg, D-line.  In this shot, his presence is about to turn this play to the inside and result in a loss.  As you can see, the running back’s eyes have already spotted Pat on the move.  I talked with Pat at the 2012 Road Trip event in Downers Grove.  He’s more than ready to go for his senior season.

#42…that’s linebacker Nate Scola.  Nate injured a knee last year…but he’s ready to go now.  He’ll be a real force to contend with for our opponents.

Clegg and Scola – you’ll hear those names mentioned a lot in the coming year.

The guys show up in a little over two weeks…WAF!

Center Hall Gets New Look

The West Side of Center Hall

The hedges guarding the west side of Center Hall are gone.  We now have a new, clean look with fresh landscaping (the rain gods have not yet decided if they are going to support the effort or not.)

The new look is a clean one and my sense is that once the new landscaping look takes effect, the appearance will meet with a near 100% approval rating.

Of course, since those hedges were here for more than a year, they were firmly into the “tradition” camp so that may upset some folks.  But overall, a nice new touch to campus.

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