Pre-Order and Save on 2015 Monon Bell Classic DVD
October 13, 2015
The 122nd battle for the Monon Bell, one of college football's most celebrated rivalries, will be the 20th to be captured on DVD for players, parents, students, alumni and others to relive for many years to come. The 2015 Monon Bell Classic will take place on Saturday, November 14, at DePauw University's Blackstock Stadium. DePauw and Wabash College will again join forces to create a disc of the game itself as well as an array of special features.
The DVD can be pre-ordered at a special "early-bird" price of $12; beginning November 14 the price will be $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.
Only 300 copies of the DVD will be manufactured; each college will have 150 to distribute. (at left: front cover and spine of 2014 Monon Bell DVD)
Contents of the disc will include the AXS TV telecast presented in widescreen and enhanced for 16x9 televisions; photo galleries of this year's clash between the Tigers and Little Giants; a collection of hundreds of historic images dating back to the rivalry's early days; "Monon Memories" of memorable contests; regular season highlights (including October 10's thrilling Tiger victory over #20 Wittenberg, embedded below); the always popular Ballad of the Monon Bell, a perennial favorite, and other extra features. [Download Audio: "Ballad of the Monon Bell - Stereo" - 2514kb].
All of the discs may be ordered here.
DePauw and Wabash first met on the gridiron in 1890. In 1932, 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 59-53-9 advantage. Since the Monon Bell entered the rivalry in 1932, Wabash leads, 40-37-6.
This November's game will mark the 11th that AXS TV has presented in high definition to viewers across the nation. The network has televised the previous nine DePauw-Wabash contests (2006-14) and also covered the 2003 game. Read more here.
The Monon Bell was voted Indiana's best college sports rivalry by fans of ESPN, and is noted in the DVD collection, ESPNU Honor Roll: The Best of College Football, as one of the nation's best annual clashes. The Monon Bell has been featured on CBS' Sunday Morning and has twice been spotlighted in Sports Illustrated. (at right: the cover of the game day program from 1932, the first game involving the Monon Bell)
Tyler James, a 2011 DePauw University graduate and a former football player for the Tigers, published The Monon Bell Rivalry: Classic Clashes of DePauw vs. Wabash. 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."
All 121 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.
Access DePauw's Monon Bell Web page here.Back