This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


For some reason the Purdue football team was practicing at Saint Joe today. They were accompanied by a small fleet of Big Ten Network vehicles and personnel.
 There were also four buses that transported the football team behind the fieldhouse.

I was impressed with the stage they set up, complete with lights and two television cameras.

A closer look at the set. This will at some point appear on the Big Ten Network.

There were players scrimmaging or running plays. In the middle of the field was a man holding something on a pole. A camera? A microphone? What do you think was up there?
There are more pictures from the Twitter feed of the Big Ten Network, including a picture of the players talking to some little kids, who may have come over from the Jasper County youth center on Sparling Ave.

I asked serveral people why Purdue was at SJC and did not get a good answer. Apparently this was a closed practice (or at least one of the SJC people told me that after I was done taking pictures) and he said that there would be a scrimmage open to the public this afternoon. But who knows? There may be more info on the SJC Facebook page.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good coverage of Purdue practicing at Saint Joseph's College yesterday. Wow! I like that tradition and hope it continues.