Purdue featured in NCAA Hall of
NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis boasts a new exhibit titled “The
Drumline - The Student Performer” featuring Purdue, Florida A&M,
Jackson State, and Notre Dame and other university bands in a “behind
the scenes” documentary on drumlines.
The exhibit debuted with Purdue displaying the “World’s
Largest Drum.” The Hall of Champions echoed and vibrated as band
members, in full band uniform, spent the day instructing guests on how
to get the best “boom.”
Snare drummer Hannah Phares of Bettendorf, Iowa, got paired with senior
safety Stu Schweigert for a special exhibit element. They were joking
around when the picture accompanying this story was taken.
Along with the “Drumline” exhibit is another exhibit entitled
“Game Day: The pageantry, tradition, and excitement of college
football.” This exhibit features the evolution of the game through
artifacts and photographs on loan from various museums, colleges and
former student-athletes such as Roger Staubach, Archie Griffin, Mark
Herrmann and many others.
The Hall of Champions is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, and $4
students. Group rates are also available. For more information visit