2012 Monon Bell DVD Just in From Factory and Ready to Ship
December 5, 2012
Three-and-a-half weeks after the 119th battle for the Monon Bell took place in Crawfordsville, the DVD of the football game -- loaded with extras -- has arrived from the replicator and is ready to ship. The disc includes every play of "the last game every fall" between DePauw University and Wabash College, played on November 10, as well as an updated version of The Ballad of the Monon Bell music video, photo galleries, media coverage of the historic college football rivalry, and "Monon Memories" of selected past games. (at right: the front cover of the new DVD)
Only 300 discs have been manufactured and each college has 150 to distribute. The DVDs are available for $15. Also available are the DVDs of the 1977, 1994 and 2000-11 Monon Bell Classics (supplies of past games are extremely limited; the 2008 package is a two-disc set including all 115 "Monon Memories" produced to that date). A $4 shipping and handling charge will be added to each order, regardless of size, as well as 7% sales tax for orders shipped within Indiana.
Order your disc by accessing this online order form.
The sets are a collaborative venture between DePauw and Wabash.
The 2012 game, won by Wabash 23-0, was televised nationally by AXS TV. The DVD features the telecast presented in widescreen enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
The two schools first met on the gridiron in 1890. Wabash leads the all-time series 57-53-9 and has a slight edge, 38-37-6, in games played since the Monon Bell entered the rivalry in 1932.
The Monon Bell Classic was voted Indiana's best college sports rivalry by fans of ESPN, and is noted in the DVD collection, ESPNU Honor Roll: The Best of College Football, as one of the nation's best annual clashes. Past games have been televised on ESPN2 and ABC, and the Monon Bell was featured on CBS' Sunday Morning and has twice been spotlighted in Sports Illustrated.
Access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page here.
A complete roster of "Monon Memories" -- video highlights of past classics -- can be found here.Back