Monon Bell Ticket Sales Enter the Home Stretch
November 6, 2014
As the 121st Monon Bell Classic -- which will be played in Crawfordsville on Saturday, November 15 -- draws close, beginning today (November 6), tickets that are purchased online via this link or by phone by calling Eli's Books on the courthouse square (765-653-0618) will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup on game day at a will call window from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If the supply of tickets has not been exhausted by game day, they will also be sold outside Wabash College's Hollett Little Giant Stadium on November 15.
Tickets are $20 each and are for the DePauw side of the stadium. There are no "pass-outs", meaning that once an individual enters the stadium they cannot re-enter upon leaving.
"We want to be sure that Tiger fans who plan to attend the game are aware that, yes, we still have some tickets available and that we want to make it easy for people to get their tickets without worrying about delivery issues as we get close to game day," says Stevie Baker-Watson, Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports at DePauw.
A limited edition commemorative DVD of the 121st Monon Bell Classic is available for pre-order. The disc can be pre-ordered at a special "early-bird" price of $12; on game day the price will increase to $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 limited edition disc, which will be professionally replicated, by accessing an online order form. Limited supplies of other games (1977, 1993-94 and 2000-13) are also available. You'll find more details on the DVD here.
The annual football game between DePauw and Wabash College, a series which began in 1890, is one of the nation's oldest, closest and most colorful college rivalries. 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. (at left: an image from the 1940 Monon Bell Classic)
The Monon Bell Classic was voted Indiana's best college sports rivalry by fans of ESPN, and is the subject of a 2013 book authored by Tyler James '11, The Monon Bell Rivalry: Classic Clashes of DePauw vs. Wabash. The game is also noted in the DVD collection, ESPNU Honor Roll: The Best of College Football, as one of the nation's best annual clashes. On the morning of the 2013 Classic, ESPN's College GameDay included the Monon Bell in a look at great college football rivalries.
The Monon Bell was featured on CBS' Sunday Morning and has twice been spotlighted in Sports Illustrated. The annual DePauw-Wabash clash is also detailed in Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football, a book by Richard Whittingham. Indianapolis Monthly listed experiencing the game among "50 Things Every Hoosier Must Do" and the Indianapolis Star placed the rivalry on its "Sports Bucket List."
All 120 games to date are commemorated in video vignettes known as "Monon Memories." Created by Ken Owen '82, executive director of media relations at DePauw, the clips can be found here and on YouTube. (at right: Tigers celebrate after winning the Bell in 1981)
Access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page here.Back