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2011 Monon Bell Classic is Sold Out

November 1, 2011

Also: Monon Bell Page; HDNet Telecast Information; See 'Monon Memories'; Order Monon Bell Classic DVDs

44452November 1, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw University's allotment of tickets for the 118th Monon Bell Classic -- which will take place Saturday, November 12, at DePauw's Blackstock Stadium -- has been exhausted as of this morning.  Tickets became available to students, faculty and staff eight days ago and went on sale to the public last Wednesday. 

Kickoff is set for 1:07 p.m.  The game will be seen nationally on HDNet, with the high definition telecast beginning at 1 p.m. The network is available in millions of homes, and many fans will again attend telecast parties across the USA, which are arranged by DePauw and Wabash102985 alumni. Video Link [Download Video: "2007 Monon Memory" - 7808kb]

On game day, gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the Blackstock parking lot will open to the public at 9 a.m. There will be a $5 cash fee for parking in the Blackstock lot. Complete parking and tailgating information is available here.Video Link [Download Video: "1961 Monon Memory" - 2804kb]

One of the nation's oldest and closest college football rivalries, this will mark the 118th gridiron meeting between DePauw and Wabash (the first was in 1890) and the 80th for possession of the Monon Bell (which became the winner's prize in 1932).Video Link [Download Video: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - 2007 Version" - 10,419kb] Audio Link[Download Audio: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - Stereo" - 2514kb]

Wabash leads the all-time series 55-53-9, while DePauw leads in games played for the Monon Bell by 6035a 37-36-6 count. 

A complete roster of "Monon Memories" -- video highlights of past classics -- can be found here. (at left: image from 1922 DePauw-Wabash game; Video Link [Download Video: "1922 Monon Memory" - 3512kb)

Pre-orders and now being accepted for the 2011 Monon Bell Classic DVD, which will include this year's contest and a range of bonus material, including photo galleries and historic clips from past games.  Learn more, and place an online order, by clicking here.

Complete game day information will be available here.

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