Monon Bell Rivalry Produces "Unforgettable Saturdays," Notes Column

Monon Bell Rivalry Produces "Unforgettable Saturdays," Notes Column

October 25, 2010

35799October 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Win or lose, I've never had a bad time at a college football game," writes Tom Brew in the Indianapolis Star. "Florida State-Miami showdowns and grudge matches like IU-Purdue and even Wabash-DePauw have been unforgettable Saturdays."

He adds, "There's no better sporting experience to me than a college football Saturday. Sure, I watch with earnest on Sundays, but if I had to choose only one, it's a no-brainer. Gimme my Saturdays. I love the pregame tailgate year after year under the same towering oak tree, the intense atmosphere around the stadium and that rabid school spirit that engulfs everyone, from the 8-year-old boy to the 88-year-old grandfather who would never miss a game."

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The 117th meeting between DePauw University and Wabash College is set for November 13 in Crawfordsville. Tickets go on sale today. The rivalry 82002is one of college football's oldest and closest. Wabash leads the all-time series 54-53-9, while DePauw leads in games played for the Monon Bell by a 37-35-6 count.

Pre-orders are now being accepted for the 2010 Monon Bell DVD.  Learn more here. DVDs of 2001-09 Monon Bell Classics are still available in limited quantities. An online order form can be accessed by clicking here.

A complete roster of "Monon Memories" -- video highlights of past classics -- can be found here.

Access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page here.