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PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue gave its fans reason to cheer last year.
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Purdue gave its fans reason to cheer last year.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Aug. 7, 2008

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 2007-08 athletic season saw Purdue and Texas advance their way into a select group. The Boilermakers and Longhorns were the lone Bowl Subdivision (nee Division I-A) football schools nationally to play in a bowl game and participate in the NCAA championship tournaments in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, women's soccer and softball.

The Boilermakers, who finished 35th in the annual Director's Cup, downed Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl, defeated Baylor in the opening round of the men's hoops tournament, advanced to the second round of the women's basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments and made their first-ever post season appearance in the softball championship field where the program racked up its first win.

The excitement of Purdue athletics for the 2008-09 season begins at the end of the month when the soccer program literally kicks of the year on the road against Kansas in Lawrence on August 22 before hosting Eastern Illinois for the first home event of the season on August 26.

Volleyball serves up its season opener on August 29 when it hosts Duke in the Mortar Board Premier. Men's and women's cross country toe the line for their first competition of the year on September 5, as they host the Great American Legends meet in West Lafayette. Finally the Purdue football team gets underway for Joe Tiller's final season when it hosts Northern Colorado on September 6.
2007-08 Bowl Game / Men's Basketball / Women's Basketball / Women's Volleyball / Women's Soccer / Softball Appearances
Bowl Game and MBKB Tournament
Arkansas
Boise State
BYU
Clemson
Connecticut
Georgia
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Memphis
Michigan State
Mississippi State
Oklahoma
Oregon
Purdue
Tennessee
Texas
Texas A&M
UCLA
USC
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Above plus - WBKB Tournament
Connecticut
Georgia
Oklahoma
Purdue
Tennessee
Texas
Texas A&M
West Virginia

Above plus - VB Tournament
Oklahoma
Purdue
Texas

Above plus - WSOC Tournament
Purdue
Texas

Above plus - SB Tournament
Purdue
Texas

There were 24 schools with both their men's and women's basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament: Baylor, Coppin State, Connecticut, Cornell, Duke, Georgia, Kansas State, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts, Pittsburg, Purdue, San Diego, Stanford, Temple, Texas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Western Kentucky and Xavier.