Support Knox and cheer on the Prairie Fire as they host Eureka College in the first-ever Lincoln Bowl!
Plus, get “Abe on a Stick,” a promotional fan with Abe’s image and special offers on the back, such as $5 off entry to the Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum!
11:00 a.m. Tailgate
Parking area behind Herr Petroleum, located east of Knosher Bowl on Knox Street. Bring your own food and drink. Cookies and brownies provided.
1:00 p.m. Knox vs. Eureka College
Why the Lincoln Bowl?
In 1856, Abraham Lincoln spoke on behalf of the first Republican presidential candidate, John Charles Fremont, at Eureka. Two years later, in 1858, Lincoln famously debated Stephen Douglas on the Knox College campus for an Illinois Senate seat. To recognize the shared importance of these two liberal arts colleges in Lincoln’s life and the nation’s history, Knox and Eureka have agreed to launch the Lincoln Bowl. Knox will host all even-numbered years and Eureka will host all odd-numbered years. The Lincoln Bowl Trophy, a bust of Abraham Lincoln, will reside with the game winner until the next year’s competition.
This Lincoln Bowl game is the season opener for both teams!
Color the Bowl purple — wear your Knox gear!