Do you remember the Titans? This past weekend the IWU community did. To kick the celebration off, over forty alumni joined the current Wind Ensemble for a special concert. The performance featured pieces such as “God of Our Fathers,” “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” As well as a commissioned work called “Two-Lane Blacktop.” Classes as far back as 1972 were represented by the alumni who came from as far away as Delaware.
In addition to the concert, over thirty alumni joined the pep band at the Remember the Titans Men’s Basketball game, a yearly tradition. Representing the athletes who went before them and began the athletic legacy of IWU, the team wore throwback Marion College Titan jerseys (though thankfully, in my opinion, without the short shorts). More than 60 of those athletic alumni came back to watch and to cheer on the new generation.
It was an exciting game with the Titans winning 79-66 against Mount Vernon Nazarene from Ohio. The gymnasium was full and enthusiasm surged through the air as fans and alumni of all ages came together. The Titans stayed in the lead the entire game, only letting Mount Vernon come within 8 points. History was also made Saturday as senior guard Jordan Weidner became just the fourth Wildcat/Titan to score 2,000 career points. At the top of the list, Titans Perry Frank (1983-86) with 2,452 points and Durand ‘Speedy’ Walker (1979-82) with 2,409 points continue to hold on to their records.
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