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Purdue Homecoming

Discovery Park
September 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Ross-Ade Stadium


Saturday, September 23

10:00 a.m. – Noon — BTN  Tailgate
??Cary Quad Front Lawn
The Big Ten Network will be broadcasting BTN Tailgate LIVE from West Lafayette. It's the ultimate pregame show for Big Ten fans and is very similar to ESPN’s College Gameday. This is your opportunity to be on LIVE TV! The event is happening on the south lawn of Cary Quad and will include giveaways, sponsored games and entertainment, plus the live taping of the show. The event is FREE and open to all fans.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Homecoming Tent Row
Stadium Mall
Show your “Ever True” colors and wear your Purdue gold and black for the 15th annual university-wide Homecoming celebration on Stadium Mall. Stop by to visit with the various school and unit tents before we beat those Michigan Wolverines! You’ll find all sorts of fun, photo opportunities, and free activities for the whole family. Stage performances are set to begin at 1:45 p.m. At approximately 2:15 p.m., we’ll reveal the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen.

90 minutes prior to kickoff — Thrill on the Hill
Slayter Center
The Purdue "All-American" Marching band will perform a concert that is fast and upbeat, showcasing the entire 380-plus members of the band, along with cheerleaders, Purdue Pete, and guest Purdue celebrities. 

3:30 or 4:00 p.m. start — Purdue vs. Michigan game
Ross-Ade Stadium

8:00 p.m. — An Evening with Pat McAfee
Elliott Hall of Music
Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 5th through the Convocations Ticket Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.

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