June 11, 2010
Purdue Quotes on Big Ten Expansion
Morgan Burke, Athletics Director
"Nebraska is a great fit for the Big Ten. We have a lot of respect for its academics and athletics, and we are excited to welcome the Cornhuskers to the conference."
Danny Hope, Football Coach
"Change is always exciting and presents new opportunities. From a football standpoint, Nebraska is one of the truly elite programs in the country and makes a strong Big Ten Conference even stronger. When I was an assistant coach at Oklahoma in 1995, we played at Memorial Stadium, and there is no doubt that the entire state of Nebraska supports the Cornhuskers."
Matt Painter, Men's Basketball Coach
"The world of college athletics is constantly changing, and today's announcement marks the beginning of a new chapter. As an institution, Nebraska fits in well with the other schools in the Big Ten Conference and should be a great addition to our league."
Dave Shondell, Volleyball Coach
"Nebraska has had one of the top volleyball programs in the country for the past 20 years. For all of us in the Big Ten, a conference championship is now a bigger challenge than ever. I believe the Cornhuskers will be a great addition, and their volleyball fan base will increase attendance in a conference that already is tops in the nation."
Sharon Versyp, Women's Basketball Coach
"The Big Ten has a rich history and is one of the premier conferences in the country. We're pleased to further strengthen the conference with the addition of Nebraska. It's an exciting time with the changing landscape. The Cornhuskers bring a strong women's basketball program that will enhance what is already a challenging league."