May 4, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Big Ten Conference today announced start times for all Homecoming games for the 2010 football season.
Purdue's Homecoming game against Minnesota on Oct. 16 will kick off at noon ET. That game also will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2001 Rose Bowl team, and this year's Boilermakers will wear throwback uniforms similar to the ones worn against Washington on New Year's Day 2001.
Purdue has played host to the Golden Gophers eight times previously on Homecoming, posting a 6-2 record. One of the wins was a 38-24 victory during the Rose Bowl season in which Drew Brees set the Purdue career record for touchdown passes and Big Ten career marks for passing attempts and completions. In the game, Brees completed 33 of 49 passes for 409 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 88 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown. He was honored as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
The Boilermakers will be the Homecoming opponent for Ohio State on Oct. 23 in Columbus, and that game also will kick off at noon ET.
Television plans will be announced 12 days or six days prior to the games.
Kickoff times for the Boilermakers' first two home games - Sept. 11 vs. Western Illinois and Sept. 18 vs. Ball State - are expected to be announced around July 1.
2010 Purdue Football Schedule
Sept. 4 - at Notre Dame - 3:30 p.m. ET
Sept. 11 - WESTERN ILLINOIS
Sept. 18 - BALL STATE (Band Day/Family Day)
Sept. 25 - TOLEDO
Oct. 9 - at Northwestern - 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET
Oct. 16 - MINNESOTA (Homecoming/Varsity P Club Weekend/2001 Rose Bowl Throwback Game) - Noon ET
Oct. 23 - at Ohio State - Noon ET
Oct. 30 - at Illinois
Nov. 6 - WISCONSIN
Nov. 13 - MICHIGAN
Nov. 20 - at Michigan State
Nov. 27 - INDIANA