WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - In response to an interview request made by WLFI Monday, Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke released a statement late Monday afternoon regarding Purdue Football:
"Everyone around our football program has high expectations for the 2012 season. We have worked very hard over the past four years to improve our personnel, facilities and every phase of our program, which is evident. Our student-athletes, alumni, fans, coaching staff and administration all expect to see the program move forward and take a step up the postseason ladder. Currently, our performance has kept us from reaching our goals. But we have a third of the season left to play, and our focus is to achieve that consistency over the remaining four games. We need to press forward, converting potential into results and having fun playing Boilermaker football."
The Boilermakers have lost their first four Big Ten games this season and are 3-5 overall in 2012. Danny Hope is in his fourth season as the Boilers head coach and has a career record of 19-26 at Purdue.
Purdue hosts Penn State Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.
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Several generations gathered Saturday to remember a day that will live in infamy. The day marked 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Almost Home is holding an open house with special adoption deals.