June 15th, 2017 at 11:09 AM ^

I'm sure a LOT has changed since i was there last but I can say of all the campuses I've visited in the B1G I would put West Lafayette only slightly ahead of East Lansing & Columbus for suckdom.  Town isnt much fun at all and if you step one foot off campus you're one of "them college kids" they dont seem all that fond of.

Couple that with the fact the stadium sucks, they bang that stupid drum all the time, yell "Boiler Up" when anything remotely positive happens and Jim Smith dropped a sure touchdown there back in 76 when we were ranked #1 that would've given Bo his first undeated season prior to the Rose Bowl and I'll take a hard pass on going back there anytime soon.



June 15th, 2017 at 12:44 PM ^

Purdue outscored us 9-5 between the 1995 and 1996 games.  If people think RichRod had it bad after two losing seasons, consider Lloyd was very unpopular after two straight four-loss seasons and one of those losses each season was in a bowl game.  I don't know if Lloyd would have lasted after 1997 without Woodson.


June 15th, 2017 at 11:22 AM ^

Having grown up in East Lansing, I feel I have to defend my hometown a little bit. West Lafayette is a raging tire fire, whereas East Lansing is merely a bonfire-esque couch fire. I've traveled to all the pre-expansion Big 10 towns. I'd group them accordingly:

Nice college towns: Ann Arbor, Madison, Bloomington

Meh college towns in the middle of nowhere/farmland: East Lansing, Champaign-Urbana, Iowa City

College towns trapped in big cities: Minny-St.Paul, Evanston

Toxic wastelands: Columbus, West Lafayette

Goggles Paisano

June 15th, 2017 at 11:31 AM ^

I've been to Illinois campus and it is literally in the middle of nowhere.  You will pass a lot of corn until you stumble upon it.  Easy to see why they struggle to recruit highly rated Chicago kids.  


June 15th, 2017 at 11:24 AM ^

Worst venue in the Big Ten...but at least you get to see a win with a bunch of Michigan fans.

 I'm heading to Oktoberfest in Germany this year so will be tuning in from there.  Otherwise would probably jump on this and make the drive.


June 15th, 2017 at 11:38 AM ^

was possibly the awesomest vacation spot I have ever been to.  1a and 1b with Amsterdam.  Can rent rooms in the old olympic village in Munich which is close to the action.  Pick up a Paulaner mug (complete with a can of Paulaner beer) in the airport on the way home.


June 15th, 2017 at 11:42 AM ^

Tickets are always easy to get. Game should be wide open interesting and it's a beautiful campus.

Purdue should be visited once, and only once. Relatively ugly, dull campus in the middle of nowhere with angry rednecks. Maybe I overstated? ...but not really that much.

Tickets for both games will be plentiful on Stubhub at kick off.


June 15th, 2017 at 11:47 AM ^

the campus sucks and West Lafayette sucks.


I'd honestly rather go to Columbus or EL than WL.  I'd rather go to almost any other college campus than WL.  Heck, ND is a better campus/town than WL, but probably only because I lived there and know where the decent bars and such are (there are only a couple).


June 15th, 2017 at 12:11 PM ^

the tickets will be much cheaper once Purdue is 0-3 heading into this game. 

Their first game against L'ville should be quite hilarious. Jackson will probably throw for 300, run for 200, and moonwalk for 150. 

Ohio was the best team in the MAC East last year and gave WMU a good game in the MAC Championship. Probably an impossible hurdle for Purdue to clear. 

I'll be honest, I don't know anything about Mizzou other than they have to be better than Purdue. 

Shop Smart Sho…

June 15th, 2017 at 1:08 PM ^

Don't go. I grew up 40 minutes from campus, and I can tell you that somehow that shit hole has gotten worse since the 90's.  There used to be fun bars to pre-game at, but most of that is gone now. It's just shitty commercialism and people getting drunk because there is nothing else to do. Even the dive restaraunt, XXX, got ruined because Guy Fieri put it on his stupid show.

On the other hand, I can't recommend the trip to Bloomington enough.  Imagine Ann Arbor, but warmer and actually affordable.  And I hate to say, but the architecture is better in Bloomington.  Yeah, there isn't enough hotel space in town, which makes it a pain if you don't book in advance, but if you get creative you can stay out on the lake and make it a great weekend.

Ty Butterfield

June 15th, 2017 at 3:24 PM ^

No thanks. Went to a game there in 2000 I think. Tried to block most of it out but I remember Michigan had a huge lead at halftime and lost on a field goal in the final minute. Even after playing terrible the whole second half, one first down would have secured a victory. 2 running plays that gained a total of about one yard and and incomplete pass and Michigan had to punt. As soon as they lined up to punt I left because I knew there was no way the defense could come up with a stop. Years later and Michigan is still not capable of closing out close games.


June 15th, 2017 at 4:23 PM ^

So far, the reasons for not going consist of:

1.  The town is crappy compared to other college towns 


2.  I saw Michigan lose there once because of bad coaching decisions


Pretty sure we don't have to worry about #2 any more.  And you'll still have a good time because there is MICHIGAN FOOTBALL and TAILGATING.  Who cares if the bars suck and the campus is not pretty?  

rob f

June 15th, 2017 at 8:21 PM ^

I've been to several tailgates and Michigan @ Purdue games over the years and always had an enjoyable time there EXCEPT for the RichRod 3-3-5 loss. And I plan on going again this fall.

For me, the trip is actually 4 miles shorter than to Michigan Stadium. Don't care what their campus looks like, and for what it's worth, I feel a lot safer in W. Lafayette than in most of South Bend.