Harbaugh rips poor facilities at Purdue

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 25th, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Harbaugh -- will do for visiting team "standard of care for the visitors" on multiple levels.....this is coming off Purdue game...

— angelique (@chengelis) September 25, 2017

Harbaugh "gamesmanship that is not sportsmanlike....locker rooms too small" no ac, no heat

— angelique (@chengelis) September 25, 2017

Harbaugh -- "gamesmanship should cease at the line of health and safety for the players"

— angelique (@chengelis) September 25, 2017

Harbaugh says it's not just Purdue, but he's absolutely blasting Ross Ade facilities. Said training table looked like it was from 1920s.

— Matt Pargoff (@MaizeBlueNews) September 25, 2017

Harbaugh wishes he had taken a picture of injury table at Purdue.
"I mean, it looked it was from the '20s," had rips/tears

— Adam Biggers (@AdamBiggers81) September 25, 2017

Urban Meyer agrees that that "Absolutely" there should be a standard for visiting locker room facilities etc. for programs in Big Ten.

— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) September 25, 2017

Purdue owes @CoachJim4UM an apology. This is embarrassing.

— Hammer & Rails (@HammerAndRails) September 25, 2017

Comments

Chaz_Smash

September 25th, 2017 at 7:44 PM ^

Did anyone mention the time in '82 or '83 when Sam Wyche was coaching Indiana and he brought his post-game presser onto the field at Michigan Stadium to protest the horrible state of the visitors locker room?

I went in there in '84 and it wasn't nice or anything, but seemed adequate for the time.

Chaz_Smash

September 25th, 2017 at 7:44 PM ^

Did anyone mention the time in '82 or '83 when Sam Wyche was coaching Indiana and he brought his post-game presser onto the field at Michigan Stadium to protest the horrible state of the visitors locker room?

I went in there in '84 and it wasn't nice or anything, but seemed adequate for the time.

MGoChippewa

September 25th, 2017 at 1:06 PM ^

revenue sharing payout from the conference next year.  That things are this bad should be a severe embarrassment to Purdue's athletic department.  Also a little surprised that this is the first time that Purdue's inadequate facilities have received national attention.

True Blue Grit

September 25th, 2017 at 1:07 PM ^

on this issue of poor visiting team facilities.  I think a lot of it does go back to gamesmanship, in a time where that may have been acceptable.  But it's not excusable to (for example) make athletes suffer through 90+ degree weather in a non-airconditioned locker room.  Purdue may not have Michigan's resources, but they have more than enough money to provide decent facilities for guests on their campus.  

lhglrkwg

September 25th, 2017 at 1:13 PM ^

Their AD is swimming in money just as much as the rest of the conference's ADs are. No reason for their facilities to be lacking in something so basic except that it was an intentional omission for the sake of gamesmanship

Brhino

September 25th, 2017 at 1:17 PM ^

For the record, Purdue's SBNation Site Hammer and Rails is running with the headline "Jim Harbaugh Blasts Purdue for Locker Room Conditions ...and coach Harbaugh is right".