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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED OLUME 26, ISSUE 5 33 to take advantage of it. Knox was setting up surgery to repair the torn ACL — there was no other ligament damage, Hazell said — after Purdue's finals week, which ends May 7. "If he played a different position, I think you would have a chance to get him back," Hazell said. "He's going to have the surgery (in May), so … realistically, if it was a different position, you may be able to get him back in October. But because of all the demands on the knees of a running back, the cutting, the constant pounding, it would be hard. He'll be back, but he (wouldn't) be his old self. So that's one of the things you have to gauge." j New Look L ast spring, Purdue used the spring game to debut an alternate gray uni- form and a white helmet. The reveal in 2016 was a bit bigger. On April 15, the day before the spring game and just before the groundbreak- ing ceremony for the football perfor- mance complex, Purdue released three new uniform designs by Nike. The Boilermakers will have white, black and gray jerseys that sport cow- catcher designs on the shoulders, a block font in the numbers and numbers that are outlined in accent colors — the white jerseys and gray jerseys have black numbers with gold accents. The players' general preference is the all-white look — model Markell Jones called that "slick" — but all of the new gear was met with resounding approval. "Pretty awesome," receiver Cameron Posey said. Said QB David Blough, "We liked them a lot. Nike's new design is great. (They're) pretty sweet." — Stacy Clardie Paul Sadler

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