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Purdue University



Purdue University is a public university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university, home to more than 40,000 students, is the second largest in the state of Indiana, with the fourth largest international student population in the country. Purdue was founded in 1869 thanks to donations from a local businessman, John Purdue, who donated land and money to start the university.

The school’s motto is “Education, Research, Service.”

The current school president is Mitch Daniels, who leads an academic staff of more than 3,000.

Purdue University Facts

School Colors: Old Gold and Black
Campus Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Founded: 1869
Mascot: Purdue Pete
Tuition: In-state: $9,992 Out-of-state: $28,794
Attendance / Number of Students: 14,832
Conference: Big Ten Conference

Purdue Boilermakers Cheerleaders

The Purdue cheerleading squad won the university’s first-ever national championship in cheerleading at the UCA College Cheerleading Championships at Disney World in Orlando in 2018.

Steve Solberg serves as the Spirit Coordinator & Head Cheer Coach for Purdue.

“The commitment and the athleticism – the things these kids put themselves through – there’s been such great support for us,” Solberg said after the Boilermakers’ national title. “It’s been great to finally get that win and get that weight off our shoulders.

“The kids, they feel like rock stars right now. They’ve earned it.”

Purdue Men’s Basketball Team

Nickname: Boilermakers
Head Coach: Matt Painter
School Rank: No. 11 (AP), No. 2 seed (NCAA Tournament)
Betting Line: 14/1

The Purdue men’s basketball team, led by head coach Matt Painer, finished off the 2017-18 campaign with a 30-6 record. The Boilermakers finished secondin the Big Ten with a 15-3 record in conference play.

Prior to the regular season, Purdue represented the United States as the national team for the World University Games. The Boilermakers earned a silver medal at the games after falling to Team Lithuania in the Gold Medal Game.

Purdue entered the 2018 NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the East Regional and the tournament’s No. 7 overall seed. They reached the Sweet 16 with wins over Cal State Fullerton and Butler and will face Texas Tech for a shot at the Elite 8.

Fight Song (Video & Lyrics):

First Verse: 
To Your Call Once More We Rally;
Alma Mater Hear Our Praise.
Where The Wabash Spreads Its Valley;
Filled With Joy Our Voices Raise.
From The Skies In Swelling Echoes
Come The Cheers That Tell The Tale
Of Your Vict’ries And Your Heros,
Hail Purdue! We Sing All Hail!

Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!
All Hail To Our Old Gold And Black!
Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!
Our Friendship May She Never Lack.
Ever Grateful, Ever True,
Thus We Raise Our Song Anew;
Of The Days We’ve Spent With You,
All Hail Our Own Purdue!

Second Verse: 
When In After Years We’re Turning,
Alma Mater, Back To You.
May Our Hearts With Love Be Yearning
For The Scenes Of Old Purdue.
Back Among Your Pathways Winding
Let Us Seek What Lies Before;
Fondest Hopes And Aims E’er Finding,
While We Sing Of Days Of Yore.

Third Verse: 
Sung only by the band at special events
In the Band we March and Swagger
As we Play for Old Purdue
At the Halftime we do Shows
No other Band on Earth Could do
When we Cheer the Earth Will Tremble
For We’re Known Throughout the Land
As the Best in Marching Music,
We’re the Boilermaker Band.

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