History. Traditions. Achievements. The Boilermaker story is full of milestones that have had a significant impact on our state, nation and world. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869,Purdue University in West Lafayette is a public institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 29,440, its setting is urban. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest student population of any university in the United States.
This is a picture of the Purdue cheerleaders.
You lift weights, that's cute.
This is a picture of Purdue University's logo sign
On October 26, 1891, the Purdue football team was for the first time called "Boiler Makers" by a Crawfordsville reporter who wrote about Purdue's 44-0 trouncing of Wabash College. Soon after, Lafayette newspapers picked up the name, and in October 1892 "The Purdue Exponent" gave it the stamp of approval. In the early days of Purdue football, the team was called other names as well, including "haymakers," "railsplitters," "sluggers," and "cornfield sailors."
Steve Solberg - Spirit Coordinator & Head Cheer Coach
Nicole Smith - Choreographer/Coach
Duane Johnson - Volunteer Coach
Clint Shireman - Volunteer Coach
Colors: Old Gold & Black
Conference: Big Ten
Ross-Ade Stadium seats: 57,236
Mackey Arena seats: 14,264
Intercollegiate Athletics Facility seats: 1,696