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First Battle for the Monon Bell Ends in Scoreless Tie

November 19, 1932

1932 Monon Bell.jpgNovember 19, 1932, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University and Wabash College played to a scoreless tie on a Blackstock Field that was streaked with frozen mud. The two teams, rivals since 1890, battled for the first time for a new prize: a locomotive bell donated by the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad Company, also known as the Monon Line.

Crews spent two days clearing about a foot of snow off of the frozen field.

A "Monon Memory" -- featuring photos of the 1932 battle for the Bell (including the image seen at the top of this page) -- has been created by Ken Owen '82, director of media relations at DePauw, who narrates the piece. Access the clip here: Video Link [Download Video: "1932 Monon Memory" - 3518kb].

Access all Monon Memories here, and visit the Monon Bell Web page by clicking here.