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Mackey Arena is a special place. First, it’s in Indiana, and basketball always feels just a little better in Indiana. Second, when you can boast that John Wooden played at your University, then you have established yourself as a historic basketball institution. Finally, this place is loud! Bring your ear plugs, and get ready for some great Big Ten basketball.
Purdue football upsets Ohio State in an overtime thriller that will certainly be a classic we will all remember for years to come, Hummel makes his official return in a newly dedicated Mackey Arena, the Women’s Basketball is set to tip off today in the new Mackey Arena to conclude Mackey Rededication Week, and of course, our #10 Purdue Volleyball team SWEPT the #2 Nebraska Cornhuskers in dominate fashion last night for senior night and the last regular season home game in the Boiler Box. It was the first time that Nebraska has been swept since October 30th, 2009 at the Texas Longhorns. This win certainly boosts Purdue’s tournament resume, and now they control their seeding in the tournament.
Purdue comes into tomorrow’s game against Notre Dame a team without an identity. No matter what the stats say Purdue hasn’t been a great running team. Those national and B1G stats have been inflated by the absolute thrashing of SEMO. Purdue hasn’t been great passing either again with the exception of the SEMO game.
As I was walking away from Ross-Ade Stadium yesterday I couldn’t help but think of Sean Matti. We left with about 4 minutes to go, mostly because we had concert tickets in Noblesville for Avenged Sevenfold. Purdue was up 52-0 and had just taken possession after a punt into the end zone. As we walked away, our final drive, consisting of Spencer Dawson handing off repeatedly to Brandon Cottom andAkeem Hunt, could be heard outside the stadium. Eventually, we heard the horn blow right as we reached Mackey Arena because Hunt had scored again.