Purdue Boilermakers

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The Purdue Boilermakers are the official intercollegiate athletics teams representing Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. As is common with athletic nicknames, the Boilermakers nickname is also used as colloquial designation of Purdue's students and alumni at large. The nickname is often shortened to "Boilers" by fans.

Football

Purdue Boilermakers college football
First Season
1890
Team History
Purdue Boilermakers (1892-present)
Conference
Big Ten Conference (1953-present)
Western Conference (1896-1952)
Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1891-94)
Independent (1887-90, 1895)
Venue
Ross-Ade Stadium (1924-present)
Stuart Field (1892-1924)
Key People
Players • Coaches


Programs by season

1920s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1926
November 6 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1928
October 20 vs. Wisconsin Ross-Ade Stadium

1930s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1931
November 14 vs. Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium
1932
October 22 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1935
November 9 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
November 16 vs. Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium
November 23 at Indiana Memorial Stadium
1937
October 30 vs. Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium

1940s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1941
November 15 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1942
October 17 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 24 vs. Wisconsin Ross-Ade Stadium
1945
October 20 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1946
October 12 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
1947
November 1 vs. Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium
1948
October 16 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
1949
September 24 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 1 vs. Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium
November 5 at Michigan Michigan Stadium

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1950
October 7 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
November 4 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
November 11 vs. Northwestern Ross-Ade Stadium
1951
October 27 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
November 10 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1952
October 25 at Illinois Memorial Stadium
1954
October 16 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
November 6 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
1955
October 8 vs. Wisconsin Ross-Ade Stadium
October 15 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
November 19 at Indiana Memorial Stadium
1956
November 3 vs. Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium
November 17 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1957
October 19 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
October 26 vs. Miami (OH) Ross-Ade Stadium
November 9 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1958
September 27 vs. Nebraska Ross-Ade Stadium
October 18 vs. Michigan State Ross-Ade Stadium
November 1 vs. Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium
November 15 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1960
October 1 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 8 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
October 15 vs. Ohio State Ross-Ade Stadium
October 29 vs. Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium
1962
October 6 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 27 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
1964
October 3 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 24 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
November 7 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
1965
September 25 vs. Notre Dame Ross-Ade Stadium
October 9 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
1966
September 24 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 8 vs. Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium
October 29 vs. Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium
January 2, 1967 vs. USC Rose Bowl
1967
September 30 vs. Notre Dame Ross-Ade Stadium
October 28 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
November 18 vs. Michigan State Ross-Ade Stadium
1968
September 28 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 5 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 12 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 2 vs. Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium
November 16 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
1969
September 27 vs. Notre Dame Ross-Ade Stadium
October 11 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
October 25 vs. Northwestern Ross-Ade Stadium
November 15 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1970
November 7 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
November 14 vs. Ohio State Ross-Ade Stadium
1971
October 16 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 30 vs. Michigan State Ross-Ade Stadium
November 20 at Indiana Memorial Stadium
1972
September 30 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 14 at Minnesota Memorial Stadium
1973
September 15 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
September 29 vs. Notre Dame Ross-Ade Stadium
October 20 vs. Northwestern Ross-Ade Stadium
November 3 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
1974
September 28 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 19 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 26 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
1975
October 4 vs. Miami (OH) Ross-Ade Stadium
November 22 at Indiana Memorial Stadium
1976
September 11 vs. Northwestern Ross-Ade Stadium
September 18 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
1977
September 24 vs. Notre Dame Ross-Ade Stadium
October 15 vs. Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium
November 5 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1978
September 16 vs. Michigan State Ross-Ade Stadium
December 25 vs. Georgia Tech Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1979
December 31 vs. Tennessee Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1980
September 13 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
December 27 vs. Missouri Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
1981
September 19 at Minnesota Memorial Stadium
November 7 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
1982
September 11 vs. Stanford Ross-Ade Stadium
September 25 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
1983
October 15 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
1985
October 12 vs. Illinois Ross-Ade Stadium
November 9 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
1988
September 10 vs. Washington Ross-Ade Stadium
September 24 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 29 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1992
September 26 at Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium
October 31 vs. Michigan Ross-Ade Stadium
1997
December 30 vs. Oklahoma State Alamodome
1998
December 29 vs. Kansas State Alamodome

2000s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2004
October 9 at Penn State Beaver Stadium
December 31 vs. Arizona State Sun Bowl

2010s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2017
December 27 vs. Arizona Levi's Stadium
2018
October 27 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
December 28 vs. Auburn Nissan Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1960s 1969
1970s 1978
1980s 1981 • 1987
2000s 2007

Men's Basketball

Purdue Boilermakers men's college basketball
First Season
1896-97
Team History
Purdue Boilermakers (1896-present)
Conference
Big Ten Conference (1917-present)
Venue
Mackey Arena (1967-present)
Lambert Fieldhouse (1937-67)
Lafayette Jefferson High School Gymnasium (1929, 1934-37)
Memorial Gymnasium (1909-34)
Lafayette Coliseum (1896-1909)
Key People
Players • Coaches


Programs by season

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1968-69
March 20 & 22, 1969 vs. North Carolina & UCLA Freedom Hall

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1979-80
March 22, 1980 vs. UCLA Market Square Arena

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1975-76
2020s 2021-22
Big Ten Conference
East Division Indiana Hoosiers • Maryland Terrapins • Michigan Wolverines • Michigan State Spartans • Ohio State Buckeyes • Penn State Nittany Lions • Rutgers Scarlet Knights
West Division Illinois Fighting Illini • Iowa Hawkeyes • Minnesota Golden Gophers • Nebraska Cornhuskers • Northwestern Wildcats • Purdue Boilermakers • Wisconsin Badgers
Basketball Venues Breslin Student Events Center • Crisler Center • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Williams Arena
Football Venues Ohio Stadium • Ryan Field • SHI Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: ASUN Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference