Bucket game is still on the schedule
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By Catholic Online
9/2/2010 (9 years ago)
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Indiana and Purdue will continue to meet in the final regular-season football game every year, "the Bucket game" -- but a matchup in a Big Ten title game couldn't happen. Conference newcomer Nebraska will not be on the schedules for Indiana University or Purdue for the 2011 and '12 seasons.
Indiana and Purdue will continue to meet in the final regular-season football game every year, "the Bucket game" -- but a matchup in a Big Ten title game couldn't happen.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Those decisions were made at the Big Ten announcement of how the conference's divisions will look beginning with the 2011 season. Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass said the Hoosiers got exactly what they wanted in protecting the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry with the Boilermakers. Glass said he wasn't terribly concerned about the unlikely shot of playing Purdue in a league title game. "I think it will be fun for the fans of Indiana to have kind of a pennant race every year," Glass said. "I think something like that far outweighs the other (possibility)." Purdue football coach Danny Hope said the division alignment "is great for Purdue football and Boilermaker Nation." "Protecting the Bucket game against Indiana for the final weekend of the regular season is very important to us and our fans, as is maintaining the trophy game against Illinois each year," Hope said. Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke also said he welcomed the results.
"I'm happy IU is in our division," Burke said. "I think it's a good division." Former IU coach Bill Mallory said IU and Purdue got what they needed the most. "The only thing that really mattered to Indiana and Purdue people is that those two schools could continue to play every year," Mallory said. "The people I talked to, anyway, just weren't sure where it was going to go. I think most people at both schools will be happy with this outcome."
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