Back In The Saddle Again

A Little History

This game between Northwestern and Purdue is a great one to come back to. Twenty five years ago almost to the day I saw these two teams play in Ross Ade Stadium. It was my first game ever inside of Ross Ade Stadium. I don’t know how many I have been to since, but it is a lot. I saw two Northwestern games in person that season, and the Wildcats won both during their dream season. The most amazing thing about this game is that Purdue will be in their throwback uniforms that will look a lot like they used to when I started watching games here. Don’t tell anyone, but I will have my old John Standeford jersey on underneath my warm clothes for this game.

Back Where I Need To Be

As this posts I should be somewhere inside of Ross Ade Stadium ready to make photos of the game tonight. This has been a long year. There is no other way to say it. Since that week in March I went from being swamped with work to nothing. It is a weird feeling when everything goes away at once. Even my side jobs dried up leaving me at home wondering what to do. While tonight won’t fix all of that it is nice to get back out there doing what I love to do. Twenty years ago I made this photo from the stands with my first Sony camera. Today I will be up in the stands again with a little better Sony gear for the game. The uniforms will look very familiar as well.

A Little Fun

On my old blog I used to include a little section where I talked about the games that I have seen in this series. I thought that it would be fun to bring that back. I had pictures ready for the first two Purdue games of the year. Being left out though was not very fun, and it didn’t make me too excited to preview the games. Of course I am very excited for this game so here are some games that I have seen in this series.

  • November 19, 1995  – Northwestern 23 – Purdue 8
  • September 27, 1997 – Purdue 21 – Northwestern 9
  • September 9, 1999  – Purdue 31 – Northwestern 23
  • November 15, 2005 – Northwestern 34 – Purdue 29
  • October 14, 2006 – Purdue 31 – Northwestern 10
  • October 27, 2007 – Purdue 35 – Northwestern 17
  • October 3, 2009 – Northwestern 27 – Purdue 21
  • November 12, 2016 – Northwestern 45 – Purdue 17

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