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125th Monon Bell Classic
« on: September 27, 2018, 05:04:36 pm »
It is that time of year - the leaves are turning to shades of Scarlet and Gold and the echo of a bell is ringing in the distance, approximately 28 miles from Greencastle.  This post has a lot of good news for both DePauw and Wabash as the television coverage for this year's game has been announced.

This November's meeting between DePauw University and Wabash College will mark the 125th meeting in the historic football game known as the Monon Bell Classic, and for a second consecutive year one of America's oldest and most storied college rivalries will be televised by FOX Sports Indiana and streamed nationally on the FOX Sports app. The 125th game in the series, which began in 1890, will take place Saturday, November 10, in Crawfordsville, with kickoff slated for 1:07 p.m. (Eastern time).
 
The 125th Monon Bell Classic will be televised on FOX Sports Indiana and on FOX Sports Midwest or FOX Sports Midwest Plus. It will be streamed nationally to all users of the FOX Sports app, FOX Sports GO app, and at FOXSportsGO.com. The game will also be carried nationally, either live or on tape delay, by FOX College Sports.
 
 "The partnership that our two schools began with FOX Sports last year resulted in a telecast that received rave reviews from alumni, parents, and others, and received an Emmy nomination," said Ken Owen, of DePauw. "We're thrilled to continue our relationship."
 
"Fans who attend the game at Wabash will enjoy a number of special features designed to celebrate the 125th game and the amazing history our two colleges share, but for those who can't attend on game day this is an exceptional platform with wide reach," said Jim Amidon of Wabash College.

For a complete list of the details regarding residential, commercial and streaming coverage, see the link below:

https://sports.wabash.edu/news/2018/9/25/football-fox-sports-midwest-fox-sports-indiana-will-televise-125th-monon-bell-classic.aspx

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Re: 125th Monon Bell Classic
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 05:08:20 pm »
Just posted on the Wabash website:

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc.® to Sponsor the 125th Monon Bell Classic

Wabash College and DePauw University are excited to announce that Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc.® (CTCA) will be the presenting sponsor of the 125th Monon Bell Classic on November 10, 2018. The historic football rivalry will be televised live from Crawfordsville on Fox Sports Midwest beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST.
 
"This partnership brings together three great organizations and we are proud to welcome Cancer Treatment Centers of America to the best college football rivalry in the land," said Wabash President Gregory D. Hess.
 
"DePauw and Wabash have partnered to present our alumni and friends a national telecast of the game for four decades," said DePauw University President Mark McCoy. "We are honored to join with Cancer Treatment Centers of America to lift up our great institutions through this historic rivalry and celebrate those brave individuals who are fighting and beating cancer."
 
Wabash and DePauw first met on the gridiron in 1890 and have played continuously since 1911. In 1932, the Monon Railroad, also known as the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway, donated a 300-pound locomotive bell to the winner of the widely celebrated matchup.
 
"The students of Wabash and DePauw, two of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, are changing the world, and I am proud to be counted among Wabash's distinguished alumni," said Richard J Stephenson (Wabash College Class of '62), founder and chairman of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. "Just as our victorious patients ring a bell after completing treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, so will the victor of the Monon Bell Classic. We are honored to be part of this historic event." 
 
CTCA® was founded by Mr. Stephenson in 1988 following the death of his mother, Mary, a DePauw University graduate, who lost a long fight with bladder cancer. Stephenson vowed to change the face of cancer and, as a result, CTCA uses a personalized, patient-centered approach to cancer care, dedicated to tailoring a combination of precision cancer treatments and supportive therapies to address the needs of each patient.
 
"We identified extraordinary parallels when forming this partnership," said President Hess. "CTCA's integrative approach to treating cancer is similar to our schools' holistic approach to liberal arts education. And when we discovered that CTCA patients — surrounded by their entire care team — ring a bell when they complete treatment, we saw a natural fit with the pride DePauw and Wabash take when winning and ringing the Monon Bell."
 
The two schools will host CTCA Cancer Fighters at the game, survivors committed to helping others, who will have an opportunity to ring the storied Monon Bell at halftime along with Tom Runge, former Wabash director of alumni affairs and retired USAF colonel, himself a cancer survivor. The promotional theme created for the game recognizes the remarkable achievements of both Wabash and CTCA in their respective disciplines and their shared pursuit of victory: "Two Giants. One Fight."