The Monon Bell Game


On one Saturday each November, DePauw University and Wabash College meet on the gridiron in one of college football’s oldest and most colorful rivalries. The two west central Indiana schools have faced each other 123 times with Wabash holding a 60-54-9 lead. Since the Monon Bell entered the rivalry in 1932, Wabash leads the series, 41-38-6.

The Monon (pronounced MOE-non) Bell football game is the annual contest between the DePauw University Tigers and the Wabash College Little Giants. The rivalry between DePauw and Wabash began in 1890 and more than 100 games have been played. The Monon Bell game was voted Indiana’s best football rivalry by ESPN fans.

The Monon Bell football game is more than just a rivalry. During the week of the game, both schools have numerous events and shared functions including concerts, debates and a blood drive.

More Monon Bell History here.