Purdue football set for home opener against Western Michigan

August 29, 2014  

Purdue football, in its home opener, takes on Western Michigan at noon Saturday (Aug. 30) in Ross-Ade Stadium. Boilermaker fans have many ways to get into the game-day spirit, from free rides on the Boilermaker Special to the 211° Session pep rally.


Ride the Boilermaker Special: The Purdue Reamer Club will offer the Purdue community free rides on the Boilermaker Special. Pickup and drop-off are on the west side of Stewart Center about every 15 minutes. All rides are weather-permitting. Rides typically run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but can vary based on pilot availability.


Boilermaker Crossing: Purdue fans can meet the teams, play on inflatable games, get prizes, listen to live music and more at the family-friendly Boilermaker Crossing at 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Sally and Bob Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and the Brees Academic Center. The event is free.

211° Session: The 211° Session pre-game pep rally will feature the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band, football head coach Darrell Hazell and the Boilermaker football players. The event starts at 9:45 a.m. in Mackey Arena.

Purdue vs. Western Michigan: The game starts at noon at Ross-Ade Stadium. Ticket information is available here.


* Boilermaker Depot: Game-week activities and spirit initiatives
* Guide to 2014 Purdue Football
* 2014 GameDay Central
* Game notes for Purdue vs. Western Michigan


Purdue vs. Central Michigan: Purdue takes on Central Michigan (Band Day/Family Day) at noon Sept. 6 at Ross-Ade Stadium. Ticket information is available here.

Boilermaker Butcher Block tailgating orders: Boilermaker fans who enjoy grilling burgers and brats at tailgates can now pre-order their meat from the Boilermaker Butcher Block and pick it up on game day. Orders for the Sept. 6 game at due by 5 p.m. Sept. 3. More information about program and how to order is here.

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