Hall, had discovered the Cannon in its hiding place - in a culvert near the old Illinois field - and confiscated it before the Purdue students could start their "booming" celebration.
Later, Hall moved the Cannon to his farmhouse near Milford, Illinois, where it survived a fire and gathered dust until Hall suggested it be used as a trophy between the two schools when the rivalry was resumed in 1943 after a 12-year lapse.
The Tomahawk Service and Leadership Honorary at Purdue and Illini Pride now share the maintenance duty.
Purdue leads the Cannon series 35-29-2, including 10 wins in the last 13 matchups.
Indiana won the most-recent game 74-60 in Bloomington on Jan. In the overall series, Indiana won 17 of the first 19 meetings from 1976 to 1986, but Purdue has turned the tables by winning 52 of the last 63 - including 12 of 15, 17 of 22, 23 of 29 and 32 of 39 - to take a 54-28 advantage through the 2016-17 season, including a 66-60 victory in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.