Monon Bell

Here is a headline for all  Little Giants fans…

This headline is from the Bachelor for the first ever MONON BELL GAME in 1932. While today we refer to the series as the “Bell Game,” that is not quite accurate. The trophy, a locomotive bell, was given to the rivalry in 1932 (our centennial year) by the railroad which ran the train from Crawfordsville to Greencastle – the Monon Line.  That first year neither school won it as there was a scoreless tie – 0 to 0. It is a great rivalry and it is amazing how close the series remains. For every single statistic connected to the Monon Bell, follow this link as the wizard of all things statistical, Brent Harris, has them together at this address:

http://sports.wabash.edu/sports/2011/7/25/FB_0725114739.aspx?path=football

And to close our annual show of boosterism, here is a great photo of a group of Wabash men celebrating the 41-26 victory in 1984. Have you ever seen a happier bunch?

Good luck to the men of the scarlet!

Best,
Beth Swift
Archivist
Wabash College
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