Aug. 16, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - To kick off the 2011 football season, the Boilermakers will hold their second-annual Meet the Team event Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the north plaza area of Ross-Ade Stadium. Admission is free.
Fans are invited to get autographs from the players; take pictures; and enjoy pork burgers, provided by the Tippecanoe County Pork Producers; snacks; and soft drinks. There will be activities and games for kids as well Corn Hole boards.
The Purdue cheerleaders, Purdue Pete, the pep band and Boilermaker Special will add flavor to the festivities. WAZY (96.5 FM), the flagship station of the Purdue Radio Network, will be on hard, as well.
A short program, emceed by the radio play-by-play voice of the Boilermakers, Tim Newton, will begin at 11:45 a.m., and feature comments from athletics director Morgan Burke and head coach Danny Hope.
Team photos, sponsored by Bruno's, and rosters will be available to fans, as will posters and schedule cards.
The Purdue Pride Team Store will be open, and fans also can purchase 2011 game tickets.
Free parking will be available in the R Lot north of Ross-Ade.
The Boilermakers open the season Sept. 3 at home against Middle Tennessee State.