Monon Bell DVD at Factory, Will Ship Soon
November 23, 2013
The limited edition DVD of the 120th Monon Bell Classic, which was played one week ago at DePauw University's Blackstock Stadium, is now being replicated and should begin shipping in about two weeks. The disc contains five hours of content, including the national AXS TV telecast of the annual battle for the Bell between DePauw and Wabash College and a host of extra features. (at right: front cover art of the 2013 DVD; back cover is seen below)
Only 300 DVDs will be produced with 150 going to each school. They are available for $15. A $4 shipping and handling charge will be added to each order, regardless of size, as well as 7% sales tax to orders shipped within Indiana.
Reserve your copy by accessing an online order form.
The disc -- a joint project of DePauw and Wabash -- presents the game in widescreen and enhanced for 16x9 televisions. Also included are photo galleries of this year's clash between the Tigers and Little Giants as well as a collection of hundreds of historic images dating back to the rivalry's early days; "Monon Memories" of memorable contests; the always popular Ballad of the Monon Bell; season highlights for both football programs; and video of the October 12 dedication of Nick Mourouzis Field, which brought 40 former football captains and many other former players and coaches back to campus.
The 2013 game is the seventeenth contest in the historic series to be captured on DVD. Also available are the DVDs of the 1977, 1993, 1994 and 2000-12 Monon Bell Classics (supplies of past games are extremely limited and the 2006 and 2010 discs are sold out; the 2008 package is a two-disc set including all 115 "Monon Memories" produced to that date).
For coverage of the 2013 game, and to access a "Monon Memory" of the latest battle for the Bell, click here.
DePauw and Wabash first met on the gridiron in 1890. In 1932, a locomotive bell from the a locomotive bell donated by the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad Company, also known as the Monon Line, was donated and became the winner's trophy each year.
In the all-time series, Wabash holds a 58-53-9 lead. Since the Monon Bell entered the rivalry in 1932, Wabash leads, 39-37-6.
The Monon Bell Classic was voted Indiana's best college sports rivalry by fans of ESPN, and is the subject of a new book authored by Tyler James '11, The Monon Bell Rivalry: Classic Clashes of DePauw vs. Wabash. It was also noted on ESPN's College GameDay last Saturday.
Access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page here.Back