Record 61 Sites to Host Monon Bell Telecast Parties
November 5, 2007
November 5, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - The 8,000 seats at Blackstock Stadium for Saturday's 114th Monon Bell Classic are all accounted for, but several thousand more alumni of DePauw University will be in cities across the United States cheering the Tigers to victory. A record high sixty-one telecast parties are scheduled in 60 cities -- from San Francisco to New York City and Ann Arbor to Tampa (two are planned in Indianapolis) -- where alumni and friends will gather to watch the high definition telecast on HDNet. Kickoff is set for 1:07 p.m.
A complete list of cities and alumni hosts can be accessed here. [Download Video: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - 2007 Version" - 10,419kb] [Download Audio: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - Stereo" - 2514kb]
HDNet is the first national television network broadcasting all of its programming in 1080i HD. To receive the game on HDNet, viewers must have an HDTV and high-definition tuner box. Viewers must also subscribe to the high-definition package offered by their cable or satellite provider. Visit HDNet online by clicking here. The game can also be heard on student radio station WGRE (91.5 FM or via the Internet). [Download Video: "1981 Monon Memory" - 5633kb]
Those planning to make the trip to Greencastle are reminded that the Blackstock parking lot will open to the public at 9 a.m. while gates to the stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. There are no more tickets available from either DePauw or Wabash for the contest. [Download Video: "1932 Monon Memory" - 3518kb]
A DVD of the 2007 game can be pre-ordered, and copies of the 2001-06 Monon discs remain available. This year's platter will include every play of the game -- displayed in 16x9 anamorphic widescreen -- as well as a host of bonus materials, including photo galleries and film clips of past battles for the Bell. [Download Video: "2004 Monon Memory" - 7774kb]
Wabash leads the all-time series 53-51-9, while DePauw leads in games played for the Monon Bell by a 35-34-6 count. The series dates back to 1890 and is one of the oldest and most storied rivalries in all of college football. [Download Video: "1943 Monon Memory" - 6910kb]Back