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2009 Monon Bell DVD is Being Replicated, Will Ship Soon

November 18, 2009

Also: Order Your 2009 Monon Bell DVD

2009 Monon Bell Jacket Front.jpgNovember 18, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — The limited edition DVD of the 2009 Monon Bell Classic has arrived at the factory and replication will begin soon. The discs -- which include the HDNet telecast of Saturday's game in anamorphic widescreen (enhanced for 16x9 televisions) and an array of bonus features-- are available online via this form. They are being replicated at Oasis Disc Manufacturing in New Jersey and should ship in approximately two-and-a-half weeks.

The DVDs are $15 each. A $3 shipping and handling charge will be added to each order, regardless of size, as well as 7% sales tax to orders shipped within Indiana.

Also available are the DVDs of the 2001-08 Monon Bell Classics (supplies of the 2001, 2002 and 2007 discs are extremely limited; the 2008 game is a 2009 Monon Bell Jacket Back.jpgtwo-disc set including all 115 "Monon Memories"). A disc of the first-ever telecast in the rivalry -- of the 1977 game -- was recently completed. Information on obtaining a copy can be received by sending an e-mail here. (at left: front cover art of 2009 Monon Bell DVD; below right: back cover)

The 2009 DVD contains almost 5 hours of material spread across a dual-layer disc. Besides the complete game itself, the platter includes two photo galleries (one for the 2009 battle for the Bell, the other containing images from the rivalry's storied past) totaling more than 800 shots. Selected highlights from the current season are also found on the disc, along with the features which aired during halftime, including a profile of DePauw senior Alex Fitch and an interview with Robby Long, interim head football coach of the Tigers.

Other bonus materials include the recently discovered original demo for The Ballad of the Monon Bell, recorded in 1985, as well as the popular music video for the final version of that song, recorded by Jimmy Ibbotson (DePauw '69), formerly of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Video Link [Download Video: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - 2007 Version" - 10,419kb] Audio Link[Download Audio: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - Stereo" - 2514kb] 099_MononBell09rf.JPGThere are also eleven "Monon Memories"and game day features from 1981, 1990, 1994 and 2002, as well as a clip of DePauw's all-time winningest football coach, Nick Mourouzis, offering his reflections on the DePauw-Wabash rivalry.

The disc is again a collaboration between the two colleges. Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, assembled and created the components of the project and mastered the disc. Jim Amidon, director of public affairs and marketing at Wabash, created the artwork and design for the packaging and disc, as well as menus which allow users to navigate the DVD. Alex Turco, a DePauw senior, assembled the 2009 photo gallery, which includes many images he shot.

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Learn more about the DVD project in this previous story.

For a recap of the 116th Monon Bell Classic, click here.

Access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page here.

The Tigers open play in the NCAA Division III playoffs Saturday versus Thomas More College in  Kentucky.  Details can be found in this article.

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