July 10, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With the start of Purdue football training camp less than four weeks away, athletics department officials announced today that the "Boilermaker Revelry" program will resume for its third year.
Fans and supporters throughout Greater Lafayette and Tippecanoe County are asked to fly Purdue flags at their homes and businesses to increase Boilermaker spirit.
The goal is to have as many flags flying beginning Aug. 1. Training camp gets under way Aug. 4, and new students arrive on campus for Boiler Gold Rush starting Aug. 17.
Fans can purchase flags online.
"Let's show our student-athletes, incoming freshmen and our entire community that Boilermaker spirit is alive and well in Tippecanoe County," athletics director Morgan Burke said. "It's a new year, and there is a lot of excitement on campus. Let's make sure that buzz permeates throughout West Lafayette and Lafayette."
West Lafayette mayor John Dennis and Lafayette mayor Tony Roswarski continue to be strong constituents of the revelry program, pledging their support again this season.
The football team plays its first home game Saturday, Aug. 30, against Western Michigan at Ross-Ade Stadium. The other home dates are Sept. 6 vs. Central Michigan, Sept. 20 vs. Southern Illinois, Sept. 27 vs. Iowa, Oct. 11 vs. Michigan State, Nov. 8 vs. Wisconsin and Nov. 22 vs. Northwestern.
Boiler Gold Rush is touted as the premiere orientation program in the nation, designed to help all new undergraduate students to Purdue feel safe, comfortable and confident in navigating their educational journey. The week-long program includes a "Boiler Up rally" at Ross-Ade Stadium on Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.