Category: Purdue

Game 241: Purdue @ #18 Northwestern

A cup of coffee and an el train ride separate Chicago’s northside from Evanston, Illinois where the venerable Ryan Field awaits its fans in purple.  Fitting that the el train that takes passengers up to Northwestern University is the purple line.  Filled with Wildcat fans and a few despondent Purdue fans, the el carried patrons […]

Saturday November 14th, 2015 in Big Ten, Northwestern, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 235: Minnesota @ Purdue

Supporting Purdue football has been a frustrating endeavor. Fan interest is waning, optimism is fleeting, and the stadium is becoming bereft of spirit – there just isn’t enough coal in the boiler. Aside from an unexpected encounter with legendary former basketball coach Gene Keady at book signing, today’s atmosphere began like any other at Purdue. From […]

Saturday October 10th, 2015 in Big Ten, Minnesota, Purdue | No Comments »


Mix together typical American homes with welcoming folks, well-appointed lawns, tree lined streets, a dash of cornfield and a sprinkle of charm and you have West Lafayette, Indiana. Ross-Ade Stadium lies in this town as a landmark at Purdue. It falls in line beautifully with the red-bricked architecture that is contagious throughout campus. Visitors get a sense of […]

Saturday October 10th, 2015 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 209: Purdue @ #24 Wisconsin

Which team can bounce back from their let downs suffered the week prior? The Boilermakers left it all on the field in a close loss to in state rival, Notre Dame. The Badgers were stripped of a chance to kick a game winning field goal at Arizona State due to an aggredious clock management error […]

Saturday September 21st, 2013 in Big Ten, Purdue, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 175: #7 Wisconsin @ Purdue

  Purdue or Purdont? Well, it’s quite simple. The Boilers Pur”did” in the first half and Pur”didn’t” in the second. The Badgers came into West Lafayette carrying all the pressure. With Wisconsin ranked 9th nationally and still holding a great hand to collect the Rose Bowl bid, the nerves may have caused this team to […]

Saturday November 6th, 2010 in Big Ten, Purdue, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 155: Purdue @ Iowa

It has been ten years since I last visited Iowa City and despite the frozen temperatures, I was reminded of how fantastic the atmosphere is at Kinnick Stadium. One week after the Hawkeyes’ enormous victory over #3 Penn State, the aftershock still shook the area. It certainly was the hot topic of conversation. At Purdue, […]

Saturday November 15th, 2008 in Big Ten, Iowa, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 148: Purdue @ Notre Dame

The t-shirts worn by the Notre Dame student section this year read, “Notre Dame will rise again.” That’s a bold statement considering the tumultuous season the Irish experienced last year. However, a couple of early season wins this year, including one over rival Michigan, has allowed hope to trickle back into South Bend. Will the […]

Saturday September 27th, 2008 in Big Ten, Independent, Notre Dame, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 146: #16 Oregon @ Purdue

The Boilers were not quite out in full force this weekend. A decent crowd showed up, but there were some empty seats – uncharacteristic for Purdue. Duck fans from Oregon made a nice percentage of the day’s attendance. They came blowing their duck kazoo noisemakers and wearing shirts like, “Hooked on Quack.” What can I […]

Saturday September 13th, 2008 in Big Ten, Oregon, Pac Twelve, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 142: Purdue @ Indiana

“Play 13” has been the motto of Indiana football all year. It came from their head coach, Terry Hoeppner, who died of complication from a brain tumor this past summer. The idea behind “Play 13” revolves around winning enough games to qualify for a bowl game, thus playing one more game than their regular 12 […]

Saturday November 17th, 2007 in Big Ten, Indiana, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 123: #22 Wisconsin @ Purdue

Boilermaker Spirit Weekend at Purdue is saturated with activities culminating with the conference clash on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. The festivities were cut short this year thanks to the Badger defense that held Purdue to its lowest offensive output at home in thirteen years. The weather reached perfection and West Lafayette offers a classic Midwest […]

Saturday October 21st, 2006 in Big Ten, Purdue, Wisconsin | No Comments »