Pre-game pep rally draws 300 Purdue students

(WLFI Photo, file)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – About 300 Purdue students came out to cheer on their Boilers before Saturday afternoon’s big game.

A pep rally organized by Campus Outreach was held at the Co-Rec Center on campus Friday night, our sister station WLFI reports.

Each member of the basketball team was introduced to a big cheer. Purdue Pete was also on hand, along with the Paint Crew.

More than $4,000 worth of prizes were donated and raffled off, along with some competitions and plenty of freebies.

“I think it’s a pretty good idea, especially with the team struggling with the past few years. I think it will be good to get some morale up and get people excited about the game,” said Purdue junior Alayne Meyer.

“I was really shocked that there wasn’t a pep rally for such a heated rivalry like the IU – Purdue game. The basketball team is excited, the coaching staff is excited,” said Campus Outreach Director Kyle Wallace.

Wallace says they hope to organize a similar event for the Purdue-IU football game in the fall. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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