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Statewide TV Show to Spotlight 'Monon Memories' and Historic DePauw-Wabash Rivalry

November 7, 2008

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1946 Monon Bell.jpgNovember 7, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Monon Memories" -- the recently-completed series of videos chronicling all 114 football games between DePauw University and Wabash College -- will be in a statewide spotlight this weekend.  Ken Owen '82, executive director of media relations at DePauw and creator of the clips, will appear on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. Owen, a 1982 graduate of DePauw, will be interviewed by Bill Benner, formerly of the Indianapolis Star, in a segment of the television program which is seen in every media market across Indiana. (at left: an image from the 1945 Monon Bell game)

The four-minute interview will offer a look into how the project was launched, share some of the anecdotes that give the rivalry -- which began in 1890 -- much of its distinctive flavor, and provide Ken Owen 2004-1.jpga preview of next Saturday's 115th Monon Bell Classic, which will be played in Crawfordsville.

Inside Indiana Business is seen on 14 stations.  A schedule of outlets and showtimes can be found here.

This week's Chronicle of Higher Education includes a story (and three vintage Monon Bell photos) on the "Memories," and HDNet is planning a feature which will run during halftime of next Saturday's national telecast of the battle for the Bell.

All of the video clips will be included in a special commemorative 2-DVD set of the 2008 Monon Bell Classic, which is available for pre-order.  Lower resolution versions of all "Monon Memories" can be found online by clicking here.

Tickets for next weekend's game are still available.  For information, 2007 Monon 1.jpgaccess this article. (at left: DePauw celebrates a victory in the thrilling 2007 Monon Bell Classic; Video Link[Download Video: "2007 Monon Memory" - 7808kb])

This year's contest will be the 77th for possession of the Monon Bell, which was introduced as the winner's prize in 1932. Wabash leads the all-time series 53-52-9, while DePauw leads in games played for the Monon Bell by a 36-34-6 count.

For comprehensive information on one of college football's greatest rivalries, visit the Monon Bell Web page.