2014-2015 Purdue Boilermakers Men's Basketball Schedule
The Purdue Boilermakers have become staples of the sports
scene around West Lafayette, Indiana, and that definitely doesn't just end when the Boilermakers take to the gridiron. On
the basketball court, the Purdue Boilermakers always play in front of a great fan base that isn't shy about showing their
support, as this is a great group of fans that help to complete the atmosphere every time they're gearing up for a big game.
The Big 10 is no picnic, of course, considering it has many of the best teams in the league, but the Boilermakers relish in
the opportunity and the challenge of playing the best of the best, which usually means that the fans end up the real winners
considering the level of competition they get to be a part of on a regular basis.
Once again this season, it will all
come together at Mackey Arena for all of the crucial matchups of the season. Powerhouse rivalries have been created against
teams like Northwestern, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan and more, creating one intense battle after another throughout
the regular season in the Big 10 for the Boilermakers. There's nothing quite like a prominent Big 10 home game featuring the
Purdue Boilermakers, but you're not really going to understand that sitting at home daydreaming about what the buzz of the
crowd is like when your favorite player knocks down that go-ahead jumper in the face of the opposition's All-American.
you also don't want to forget about the road games, as the Boilermakers' fans know how to hit the road to show their team
spirit whenever Purdue heads out for an exciting away matchup. Big road matchups are all over the schedule for the Boilermakers
once again this season, and every fan needs to see their favorite team away from home sooner or later, because you'll end
up with a completely different perspective on your favorite team. Once you're there in the middle of an exciting matchup loaded
with twists, turns and rim-rocking moments, you'll definitely be glad that you're not sitting anywhere else, as this is a
game that simply can't be successfully duplicated no matter how many ways there are to follow the team from home these days.
Purdue Boilermakers Basketball Team Info
Though the Boilermakers are also clearly known for their prominent football
team, squads around the Big 10 know better than to take them lightly on the court, as they always have a formidable team that
makes it very hard on their Big 10 rivals. They've had multiple different players win the Big 10 Player of the Year award
and they've had more than their fair share of All-Americans over the years, helping more than a few stars take their game
to the next level. Each and every season, the Boilermakers send a great group of athletes to the court and they know how to
pull down big wins against even the staunchest of opponents. After bringing home some exciting wins in 2013-2014, the 2014-2015
is looking to elevate the program in a very big way, providing more than enough incentive to head out and join in the rim-rocking
The NCAA Basketball Experience
When the game is on the line and your favorite team is digging
in looking to make a clutch bucket that seals a huge rivalry matchup, you'll understand loud and clear what all the buzz around
campus is about. True, there are plenty of options for seeing a big game these days, though there is still no substitution
for the experience you can get from the stands. Be there for all the most exciting moments in another college basketball season
filled with nail-biting action that will have you talking well after the final whistle. The pros are obviously great to watch
as well, but there is something amazing in the air when it's only about university pride and two talented teams are duking
it on the hardwood, though that's not something that you're going to understand until you get a chance to see it first-hand.
Purdue Boilermakers Basketball History
Dating all the way back to 1896, the Boilermakers of Purdue have been
iconic members of the local sports scene around the campus. The Boilermakers put together a title run in 1932, marking one
of their finest seasons, but have since turned into a powerhouse in the modern era, delivering plenty of prominent NBA prospects
as well as a steady stream of winning seasons in the Big 10, the conference that tends to be credited as having some of the
most talent in the country. The Boilermakers have made it to the Big Dance dozens of times and have headed deep into the Tournament
as well, creating a rich tradition of hoops excellence and solidifying themselves as major parts of the Boilermakers' elite
Purdue Boilermakers Basketball Trivia
Did you know that John Wooden was an All-American
for three straight years at Purdue?
Wooden was such a phenomenal coach during his years at UCLA that many basketball
fans forget – or never even find out – that he started as a dominant guard at Purdue. Between 1930 and 1932, Wooden
was a consensus All-American each season, with his college career culminating by being named the Player of the Year during
his senior year. After his days of being one of the top players in the country, Wooden would find even more success as a head
coach, guiding the UCLA Bruins to the greatest dynasty in college sports history.
Purdue Boilermakers Fans
Arena is not going to be quiet come game time this season, as fans will be pouring in throughout the year to make sure the
excitement level goes through the roof come the opening tip-off. Sports fans around West Lafayette love the Boilermakers in
a very big way and the late-fall and early portion of winter belong to the basketball program, as this is a team that has
some serious potential and fans will be there to cheer them on at every turn. If you've never been out to see a big Boilermaker
game the way it was meant to be seen, or if it's simply been a while, this is the perfect season to change that.