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124th Monon Bell Classic to Also Air Live on FOX College Sports Central

124th Monon Bell Classic to Also Air Live on FOX College Sports Central

November 1, 2017

Also: Buy Tickets; Pre-Order DVD; More Telecast Info; Monon Bell History

Next Saturday's 124th Monon Bell Classic will appear live on FOX College Sports Central in addition to the previously announced FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Indiana.  Those who won't have access to cable or satellite on November 11 can stream the game nationally on the FOX Sports GO app.

The latest chapter in the rivalry between DePauw University and Wabash College -- one of the oldest and most storied in all of college football -- will be played out Saturday, November 11 at DePauw's Blackstock Stadium, with kickoff slated for 1:07 p.m. (Eastern time).

IMG 1460Click here for channel information; more telecast information can be found at the bottom of this page.

DePauw and Wabash first met on the gridiron in 1890.  In 1932, a locomotive bell from 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 60-54-9 lead. Since the Monon Bell entered the rivalry in 1932, Wabash leads, 41-38-6.

Tickets for the game are available; information and a link to online ordering is available in this summary.

Publicity for this year's rivalry game began earlier than usual.  Last week, international news outlets reported the attempted theft of the Monon Bell from DePauw's Lilly Center.  A report from Indianapolis television included comments from Ken Owen '82, special adviser to the president at DePauw, and Jake Hagan, a senior wide receiver on the Tiger football team. The segment, which aired during the 6 p.m. newcast, is embedded below.

aMonon BellThe 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 DePauw-Wabash rivalry was also 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." 

In 2013 and 2015, ESPN's College GameDay included the Monon Bell in a look at great college football rivalries.

A DVD of this year's battle for the Bell is available for pre-order.  In addition, 21 previous contests in the historic series have been captured on disc. Order them here. (at left: the cover of the 2016 Monon Bell DVD)

All 123 games to date are commemorated in video vignettes known as "Monon Memories."  Created by Owen, the clips can be found here and on YouTube.

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Learn more about the history of the Monon Bell Classic here.

TELEVISION AND STREAMING INFORMATION FOR THE 2017 MONON BELL CLASSIC:

Inside the /FOX Sports Indiana/FOX Sports Midwest footprint (Residential)

  • Cable TV and streaming bundles:
    • FOX Sports Indiana in Indiana
    • FOX Sports Midwest Plus in Illinois and Missouri (outside KC)
    • FOX College Sports Central
  • Satellite:
    • DirecTV – FOX Sports Midwest, channel 671
    • Dish Network – FOX Sports Midwest, channel 418 or 412-08
  • Streaming:
    • FOX Sports GO app and FOXSportsGO.com

Nationwide outside the FOX Sports Midwest/FOX Sports Indiana footprint (Residential)

  • Cable TV:
    • FOX College Sports Central (check locally for availability)
  • Satellite and telco:
    • DirecTV – FOX Sports Midwest, channel 671, with a subscription to the SportsPack
    • Dish Network – FOX Sports Midwest, channel 418 or 412-08, with a subscription to the Multi-Sport pack
    • AT&T U-verse – FOX Sports Indiana, channel 749 or 1749, with a subscription to the HD Premium Tier
  • Streaming:
    • FOX Sports GO app and FOXSportsGO.com

Bars, restaurants and commercial establishments

  • Cable:
    • On FOX College Sports Central (check locally for availability)
  • Satellite:
    • Inside the FOX Sports Midwest/FOX Sports Indiana footprint:
      • DirecTV – FOX Sports Midwest, channel 671, with Commercial Choice package
      • Dish – FOX Sorts Midwest, channel 418 or 412-08; check with Dish representative for more information
    • Outside the FOX Sports Midwest/FOX Sports Indiana footprint:
      • DirecTV – FOX Sports Midwest, channel 671, with FSN A La Carte package
      • Dish – FOX Sorts Midwest, channel 418 or 412-08; check with Dish representative for more information
  • Streaming:
    • FOX Sports GO app and FOXSportsGO.com
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