Indianapolis, Here We Come
Aug. 27, 2017

2017 Purdue Football Schedule /  Ticket Information / Buy Tickets Now

Your Guide To 2017 Purdue Football

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Here we go.

It is less than a week until the Jeff Brohm era of Purdue football gets underway.

It starts Sept. 2 against Louisville in the Ally Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kickoff for the FOX Sports nationally televised game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

The day before the game, Purdue is taking over downtown Indianapolis with Circle Up! Boiler Tailgate 2.0. From noon to 2:30 p.m., all Boilermaker fans are invited to Monument Circle 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.

Organizers hope to draw 10,000 Old Gold & Black faithful to the event. Several Purdue Athletics greats, including Leroy Keyes, Brian Cardinal, John Standeford, Matt Mitrione, Rosevelt Colvin, Vinny Sutherland and Seth Morales, are expected to attend, along with members of the university board of trustees. Former Boilermaker football stars currently playing in the National Football League unable to attend will deliver video messages.

The rally will be hosted by a pair of Purdue graduates - Indianapolis television personalities Angela Buchman from WTHR and Kevin Gregory from WRTV. Purdue president Mitch Daniels, athletics director Mike Bobinski and Brohm will speak on stage as the football team arrives at approximately 2 p.m. to the sound of "Hail Purdue."

Then, 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. This 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.

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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