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Today Maryland athletics takes an in-depth look at Purdue University.
#ThinkB1G In-Foe-Graphic Series: Purdue
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/25/2014

In conjunction with Maryland's historic move to the Big Ten Conference on July 1, Maryland athletics will be taking an in-depth look at its future Big Ten foes. Today we continue the series by profiling Purdue University.

June 2: Illinois; June 4: Indiana; June 6: Iowa; June 9: Michigan; June 11: Michigan State; June 13: Minnesota; June 16: Nebraska; June 18: Northwestern; June 20: Ohio State; June 23: Penn State; June 25: Purdue; June 27: Rutgers; June 30: Wisconsin


About Purdue

Location: West Lafayette, Ind.

Founded: 1869

Enrollment: 38,788

President: Mitch Daniels

Athletic Director: Morgan Burke


Purdue Athletics

School Colors: Old Gold and Black

Nickname: Boilermakers

Joined Big Ten Conference: 1896

Football Stadium (capacity): Ross-Ade Stadium (62,500)

Basketball Arena (capacity): Mackey Arena (14,240)

Varsity Teams: 18

Most Successful Sport: Men's Basketball - 1 national title

First B1G event at Maryland: October 2, 2014 - Women's Soccer


History

Basketball

• All-time basketball record: 1691-974 (.635)

• Conference Championships: 22

• Head Coach: Matt Painter

Football

• All-time football record: 593-526-49 (.529)

• Conference/National Championships: 8/0

• Head Coach: Darrell Hazell


Notable Former Athletes

Basketball: Robbie Hummel, JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Carl Landry, Brian Cardinal, Brad Miller, John Wooden (as a player), Glenn Robinson

Football: Drew Brees, Ryan Kerrigan, Greg Orton, Kyle Orton, Curtis Painter, Bob Griese


Notable Alumni

Neil Armstrong: astronaut

Herman Cain: businessman/politician

Drew Brees: New Orleans Saints quarterback


Fun Fact: "Purdue Grand Prix"

What started in 1958 as a way for engineering students to show off their skills has grown into an annual campus-wide event focusing on raising scholarship funds for the Grand Prix Foundation. The Foundation has the sanctioning body of the race since 1965, with its motto being  “Students Helping Students”.

Participating groups are responsible for making their own kart to safety and performance regulations. All karts must race with a Yamaha KT-100 engine, and the race is run on a track carefully modeled after the World Kart Championship Track in Japan.

Known as “The Greatest Spectacle in College Racing,” the 160-lap (50 miles) race is held two weeks before spring semester finals at the conclusion of “Gala Week”.




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