Bowl Game Excitement: 2 Days To Kickoff

Dec. 25, 2011

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DETROIT - The Boilermaker arose early on Christmas morning to share some holiday cheer with those less fortunate at a breakfast at a local Detroit Salvation Army. The Boilermakers, along with bowl opponent foe Western Michigan, served pancakes, bacon, eggs and sweet rolls to nearly 1,500 people Sunday morning.

Representing from the Purdue bowl contingent at the breakfast was Chris Carlino, Rob Henry, Kurt Lichtenberg, Logan Link, Robert Marve, Kawann Short, Tommie Thomas and Carson Wiggs, as well head coach Danny Hope.

Purdue will attend a lunch banquet at noon today before heading off to its first bowl practice at Ford Field. Tonight, the Boilermakers will attend a Christmas dinner before heading off to Thunderbowl for a matchup with the Broncos on the bowling lanes.

The Boilermakers are back in postseason play and will take on Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27 at Ford Field. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET.

a limited number of tickets for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl are priced at $45 (Purdue's allotment of the $60 club seats is sold out) and can be ordered through the Purdue Athletic Ticket Office anytime on-line here or by phone (494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT) or in-person during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).




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