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Now Shipping, Still Available: 2011 Monon Bell DVDs

December 6, 2011

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103143December 6, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — DVDs of the 2011 Monon Bell Classic arrived from the factory this afternoon and are being shipped.  The professionally replicated discs contain the entire 118th battle for the Bell, photo galleries and an array of bonus features.  Only 300 copies have been manufactured; some remain available for $15 (plus $4 for shipping and handling per order, regardless of size, as well as 7% sales tax to orders shipped within Indiana) via this online order form. (at left: cover art of 2011 DVD)

"It's only been 24 days since the game was played," notes Ken Owen '82, executive director of media relations at DePauw, who authors the DVD.  "Working with my colleague at Wabash, Jim Amidon, we were able to put the disc together in two days and get it to the factory about 50 hours after the game had ended.  The two colleges are certainly fierce rivals on the athletic fields,103079 but this collaborative partnership is an example of the many ways DePauw and Wabash work together." Video Link [Download Video: "2011 Monon Memory" - 6110kb]

In addition to the telecast as seen on HDNet in widescreen (16x9), the 2011 DVD includes features on the two schools which ran during the game and at halftime; photo galleries covering this year's contest and another with hundreds of historic images from the Monon Bell series; some season highlights from DePauw and Wabash; media coverage of the 2011 Bell matchup; the 1993 re-edit of The Ballad of the Monon Bell music video, created for the 100th football game between the two colleges, which makes its DVD debut; and a short feature on the rivalry series produced by DePauw students in 1992.  Also on the disc are "Monon Memories" of the 54781911, 1933, 1934, 1951, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2008 DePauw-Wabash games.

This is the fourteenth contest in the historic series to be captured on DVD. Also available are the discs of the 1977, 1994 and 2000-10 Monon Bell Classics (supplies of past games are extremely limited; the 2008 package is a two-disc set including all 115 "Monon Memories" produced to that date). Order discs here.

After 118 gridiron battles between DePauw and Wabash, the men from Crawfordsville lead the all-time series, 56-53-9, while the rivalry is tied since the Monon Bell was introduced as the victor's prize in 1932, 37-37-6. (at right: advertisement for the 1936 Monon Bell game) Video Link [Download Video: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - 2007 Version" - 10,419kb] Audio Link[Download Audio: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - Stereo" - 2514kb]

Access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page here.

A complete roster of "Monon Memories" -- 118 video highlights of all the past games -- can be found here.

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