Purdue travels to East Lansing for the third time in four meetings
The game is the annual Hammer Down Cancer day
Saturday is Family Day at Ross-Ade Stadium
The home opener is Military Appreciation and Band Day
The Boilermakers were inside Mollenkopf for the opening day of practices.
2014: Did not play.
High School: A three-star recruit rated as the No. 46 OG nationally, No. 8 overall recruit in Indiana and No. 107 regionally by ESPN.com … listed as the No. 1 center in Indiana, the No. 5 center in region and the nation’s No. 16 center and a three-star recruit by Scout.com .... overall No. 114 Midwest recruit and No. 11 rated player in Indiana by Scout.com ... listed as a three-star recruit ranked No. 19 nationally and the No. 13-rated recruit in Indiana by 247Sports.com … rated as the No. 15 player in Indiana by Rivals.com … rated No. 18 by NUC and an NUC five-star rated player ... named to the 2012 and 2013 Class AAA Associated Press Indiana All State Football Teams ... 2013 AAA Academic All-State Selection … selected to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 in 2013 … preseason Indiana Prep Max Prep Top 25 selection and postseason Indiana Prep Top 22 All-State Selection … named to the 2013 Elkhart Truth All-Area Team … two-time first team All Northern Indiana Conference Selection and second team selection as a sophomore playing both OG/C in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … named to the prestigious Prime Time 25 team after his junior campaign where he helped guide Marian to a 10-4 season including sectional and regional championships eventually losing to Hamilton Heights in the semi-state … two time Army “Strongest Man” winner … established records with the most “pancake blocks” in a career (372) from 2011 to 2013 and the single game record of 25 (Mishawaka, 2012) … nominated to 2011 All-Madden Team/IMG Academies ... Army All American Combine Invite 2012 … 2012 Semper Fi All American Combine Participant … offensive line MVP Selection at the Core 6 Winter Showcase 2013 … Best of the Midwest OL MVP selection in 2013 … high school head coach was Reggie Glon and position coach was Tyler Dende: … played basketball as a freshman … threw shot put as a junior.
Personal: Given name is Kirk Jude Barron II … born June 3, 1995 … majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.