DePauw and Greencastle Prepare for "Big Day" Saturday

DePauw and Greencastle Prepare for "Big Day" Saturday

November 11, 2009

DePauw Crowd 2008 Monon.jpgNovember 11, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — This Saturday "marks a big day for the police department, as approximately 9,000 people are expected for the 116th Monon Bell Classic," notes a story in today's Banner-Graphic on Tuesday's meeting of the Greencastle Common Council. "This will require extra police both in town and at the game. Nine GPD officers will be working the game, with the university funding the time worked."

Jared Jernagan reports, "Councillor Jinsie Bingham [a member of DePauw's Class of 1956] asked Chief Tom Sutherlin if he could assure the Bell doesn't leave the city limits at day's end." The police chief responded, "We're leaving that up to the football team. If they win the game, we'll make sure the Bell doesn't leave the city."2009 DP Monon Tix.jpg

You'll find the complete article at the newspaper's Web site.

Saturday's 116th Monon Bell Classic is a sell-out. This year's game will again be televised across America on the high definition network HDNet with telecast parties arranged by DePauw and Wabash alumni in a record 65 cities.

The all-time series is tied 53-53-9, while DePauw leads in games played for the Monon Bell by a 37-34-6 count after last year's 36-14 win in Crawfordsville.

For game day and historical information, access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page.