csd Flashback: Purdue vs. #6 Michigan 2000

October 7, 2000

Ten years ago I was sitting in Ross-Ade Stadium for one of the better games I have seen. After having a blast at the Minnesota game earlier in the season I picked up a student ticket for the Michigan game. It was an impulse decision that I am glad that I made. At the time Purdue was 3-2 and needing a win to stay in the Big Ten hunt. Michigan on the other hand was ranked sixth in the country with a 4-1 record. The quarterback matchup was a good one between Drew Brees and Drew Henson. Michigan also had a running back named Anthony Thomas who was nicknamed the “A Train.” In my mind the only man that can have that nickname was Mike Alstott.  Continue reading

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csd Flashback: #10 Wisconsin @ #17 Purdue

#10 Wisconsin Badgers 28 – #17 Purdue Boilermakers 21

Eleven years ago Saturday I saw a great game at Ross-Ade Stadium. We went into the game knowing that anyone could go down at any time in Ross-Ade. An annoying Wisconsin fan ended up right in front of us in the student section with a Ron Dayne jersey on. We were not nearly as bad as we should have been to a fan crashing the student section. That would all be remedied later on in the game.  Continue reading