Let's Play Football in Indianapolis
July 20, 2017

2017 Purdue Football Schedule /  Ticket Information / Buy Tickets Now

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Excitement continues to build for the first season of Purdue football under head coach Jeff Brohm.

It all starts Sept. 2, when the Boilermakers take on Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kickoff for the nationally televised game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

But there will be more than a primetime game in the Circle City.

Much more.

The festivities begin Sept. 1, with Circle Up! Boiler Tailgate 2.0. From noon to 2:30 p.m., Purdue Athletics will take over Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis for a free tailgate event hosted by the Boiler Business Exchange. Food and drinks will be sold by various vendors. Purdue Pete and the cheerleaders, the Boilermaker Special and the "All-American" Marching Band will be on hand, and a number of Purdue dignitaries will be attendance to pump up the crowd when the football team arrives at approximately 2 p.m.

From 3 to 7 p.m. on gameday, the popular Boilermaker Crossing event will be staged at the Pan Am Plaza and Pavilion, just northeast of Lucas Oil Stadium. The event, hosted by Purdue Athletics, the John Purdue Club and the Purdue Alumni Association, is free to all fans and will feature giveaways, balloon artists, face painters, inflatables and more activities for the entire family. Live music will be provided by Soul Street Band. There will be an indoor beer garden with a cash bar. The Boilermaker Crossing will be the best place to get ready for the season opener.

Tickets are available for the game, starting at just $35. To purchase online, click here. Or call the Purdue Athletics Ticket Office at 765.494.3194 or 800-497.7678.

A native of Louisville, Brohm will be facing his alma mater in his first game as the Purdue head coach. He enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career as a quarterback for the Cardinals from 1989 to 1993. A three-year starter, he ranks among the school's career leaders in touchdown passes (sixth, 38), total offense (seventh, 5,410), completion percentage (eighth, .562), passing yards (eighth, 5,451), passing efficiency (eighth, 129.97), passing attempts (ninth, 715) and completions (ninth, 402). Brohm was voted the team's Most Valuable Player during both his junior and senior seasons, and always will be remembered for his gritty performance in leading Louisville to an 18-7 victory over Michigan State in the 1993 Liberty Bowl. Playing with two steel pins and a steel plate in the index finger of his throwing hand, Brohm completed 19-of-29 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown, while playing in 20-degree temperatures and freezing rain, to earn the game's MVP award. His number 11 was honored by Louisville as part of its Ring of Honor in 2006.

While at Louisville, Brohm also played two seasons of minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians' organization, as an outfielder with the Burlington Indians of the Appalachian League (Rookie) in 1990 and the Watertown Indians of the New York-Penn League (Class A) in 1991.

Brohm served as an assistant coach at Louisville from 2003 to 2008. He worked for current Cardinal head coach Bobby Petrino the first four seasons.



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