DePauw and Greencastle Prepare for "Big Day" Saturday
November 11, 2009
November 11, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — This Saturday "marks a big day for the police department, as approximately 9,000 people are expected for the 116th Monon Bell Classic," notes a story in today's Banner-Graphic on Tuesday's meeting of the Greencastle Common Council. "This will require extra police both in town and at the game. Nine GPD officers will be working the game, with the university funding the time worked."
Jared Jernagan reports, "Councillor Jinsie Bingham [a member of DePauw's Class of 1956] asked Chief Tom Sutherlin if he could assure the Bell doesn't leave the city limits at day's end." The police chief responded, "We're leaving that up to the football team. If they win the game, we'll make sure the Bell doesn't leave the city."
You'll find the complete article at the newspaper's Web site.
Saturday's 116th Monon Bell Classic is a sell-out. This year's game will again be televised across America on the high definition network HDNet with telecast parties arranged by DePauw and Wabash alumni in a record 65 cities.
For game day and historical information, access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page.Back