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Boilermaker fans: the 2013 Purdue spring football game will be Saturday, April 13th at 1pm at Ross-Ade Stadium! Come out and support the team and coaches, get a glimpse of the quarterback battle, and enjoy a beautiful day in West Lafayette!
Reshape. Rebuild. RETURN.
The BTN will be airing the Michigan @ Purdue game on October 6th, 2012 with a 4pm EST kickoff. This is will the second straight season for the Boilers where they host a non-noon kickoff, which is rare given that the athletic department continues to avoid installing permanent lights at Ross-Ade Stadium.
There is a possibility that the Wisconsin game a week later (10/13) and the Penn State game (11/3) will be non-noon kickoffs, but that will depend on how the teams are doing at that point. Personally, I see both of those being a noon kickoff because I think Purdue will be 3-2 heading into the Wisconsin game (losses to Notre Dame and Michigan) and going into the Penn State game I see a record of 4-4 for the Boilers, and who knows how Penn State will respond to everything that has happened over the past 6+ months.
All this talk is getting me even more excited for what I feel can be a truly special year for Purdue football. This is the first time I have been this excited for a season since heading into the 2007 campaign.
Myself and Ricky will be attending the bowl game in Detroit tomorrow afternoon! Be sure to watch and root on the Boilermakers as they take on Western Michigan at 4:30.
The festivities started Friday night at the IAF when the volleyball team battled the Morehead State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Purdue, the #5 overall seed in the field, swept the Eagles with relative ease.
Moving to Saturday, the feel among my friends and I was that Purdue would lose to Xavier in a hostile environment and that our lack of post presence would cost us. Purdue jumped out to a 14-2 lead and led for the majority of the game, until Tu Holloway for Xavier came up with 11 points in a row for Xavier. There’s a reason he is considered a first team All-American, and he showed it down the stretch. Credit Xavier and Tu, but Purdue let off the gas after being up 19 points midway through the second half. Purdue had 0 field goals over the last 6+ minutes, and the leader of the team, Robbie Hummel, started to cramp up around that same time. The team looked scared and Tu took over the game. It was one of the most frustrating losses I have witnessed for either basketball or football (and I’ve been following Purdue athletics like a die hard fan since 2002).
Saturday night the volleyball team was back in action, taking on Louisville. The teams met earlier in the season on a neutral site and Purdue won 3-2. Last season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Purdue sent Louisville home, by the same 3-2 score. Louisville was out for revenge, but Ariel Turner and Tiffany Fisher wouldn’t allow the Lady Boilers to fall on their home court. The Boilers won once again with ease 3-1. They will play Florida State this Friday at 6pm ET in Minneapolis.
Today (Sunday) the women’s basketball team faced the defending National Champions and #4 team in the nation, Texas A&M, at Mackey Arena. The first half was close throughout, both team played great man-to-man defense. Going into the half Purdue was down 3. In the second half, Purdue started to take control after coach Sharon Versyp was called for a technical foul. This clearly motivated the team, as the officials were garbage the first 4 miinutes (A&M was already in the bonus by the sub-16 timeout). At the time of the technical, Purdue was down 37-29. After the technical, the Lady Boilers finished the game on a 31-14 run to win the game 60-51. Most of those points in the second half by A&M were from the free throw line. Speaking of free throws, A&M shot 48% from the charity stripe (13-27). If they make their free throws, then we would be talking about a different outcome (for the record, Purdue wasn’t much better going 16-24).
And finally, tonight (9PM on ESPN) it will be announced that the football team will be playing against Western Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl in Detroit. We will preview the game as it approaches, but I think I speak for all of Boiler Nation when I say I’m just glad the program is back in a bowl game, regardless of what your feelings are of Coach Hope and his staff.
Despite the men’s basketball team choking at Xavier, this was a great weekend in Boilermaker athletics. Boiler Up!
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