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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED OLUME 26, ISSUE 5 12 Approximate number of attendees, includ- ing 13 Super Bowl winners, at Purdue's groundbreaking cere- mony April 15 for the $65-million football performance complex. Dollars, in millions, raised so far for the football master plan, as part of "Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University." Major gifts from Michael and Paula Klipsch and Greg and Kim Wasson in April pushed Purdue past the $20-million threshold. Unofficial spring com- pletion totals for both quarterbacks David Blough and Elijah Sin- delar. The two Boiler- maker signal-callers fin- ished with eerily similar numbers in the spring: Blough was 119-of-201 in perimeter and team periods, while Sindelar was 119-of-203. The Big Ten ranking of A.J. Hammons' scoring average (15.0) this sea- son, allowing the center to be the only player in the league to rank in the top 11 in scoring, rebounding (8.2, third), field goal percentage (59.2, second) and blocks (2.5, second). By The Numbers Boiler Index 450 $20 119 11 Photos by Tom Campbell (crowd, Sindelar, Hammons); Populous (facility) Super Bowl Proud Purdue's Super Bowl tradition of success speaks for itself. Here's how the school ranks in some important categories. Source: Here's how Purdue ranks in terms of players who have appeared in a Super Bowl game among Big Ten schools (over- all): 1. Penn State 104 (4t) Michigan 104 (4t) 3. Nebraska 91 (8) 4. Ohio State 87 (10t) 5. Michigan State 72 (19t) 6. Illinois 60 (27t) 7. PURDUE 59 (29t) 8. Minnesota 54 (32) 9. Iowa 50 (35) 10. Wisconsin 48 (38) 11. Maryland 43 (43t) 12. Rutgers 28 (63t) 13. Northwestern 26 (70t) 14. Indiana 23 (79t) Super Bowl winning quarterbacks Notre Dame 5 PURDUE 4 Alabama 4 Louisiana Tech 4 Stanford 4 Super Bowl starts at quarterback Notre Dame 7 Stanford 7 PURDUE 6 Michigan 6 Different Super Bowl starting QBs PURDUE 3 Alabama 3 Notre Dame 3

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