Ten Times the Monumental Matchup was Monumental

by Katie Bradley | Sep 17, 2015

Saturday, September 12, marked the beginning of a new Indianapolis rivalry between the Marian University Knights and the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds.  With record-setting attendance, the first-ever Monumental Matchup electrified St.Vincent Field on the campus of Marian University. Here are a few of the moments that made it monumental: 

1. When the mascots got involved.

Knightro and Ace the Greyhound took the city of Indianapolis by storm, each conniving to help his team win.

2. When President Elsener showed us how to tie a bandana

Whether you chose the pirate or the hipster, students came out looking fantastic in their bandanas. 

3. When students competed in a dance-off at the pep rally.

Students at Pep Rally

Students competed in a dance-off during the pep rally on Friday, September 11.  

4. When alumni, students, friends, and even our rivals came out to tailgate.

We had a packed campus with people coming from near and far to prep for the big game.   

When President Elsener rolled up in this:

President leading the team

A parade, led by President Elsener, kicked off the game. 

6. When we honored Tim Akin at halftime. 

Tim Akin Honored

Along with a celebration of Tim Akin, retired professor of accounting and finance,the university was presented with a check for $64,345 for the Timothy R. Akin Accounting and Finance Scholarship during halftime.  

7. Those fireworks.


The night ended with fireworks.  

8. That trophy.


Winner of the match up earned this monumental trophy.  

9. The student section. 

Marian University students

Students showed their Knight Pride and came out in droves to cheer us to victory.  

10. And the ultimate Monumental Matchup Moment: When the Knights won!


Final Score: 28-22

Thank you to all who came out and were a part of this amazing day! Next year, the Knights will head south to UIndy's campus to defend their trophy.  

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