Purdue victories lead to sellouts at Mackey

After seeing the largest football attendance increase in the nation, Purdue University's men's and women's basketball teams are also packing the seats.

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 5:32 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2018 6:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — After seeing the largest football attendance increase in the nation, Purdue University's men's and women's basketball teams are also packing the seats.

The number-three ranked men's team is filling Mackey Arena to capacity.

Purdue Fans

Four of its final five home games are sold out.

There are only about 800 tickets left for the Maryland game on Jan. 31.

The women's team is also predicted to have an upswing after recently beating two ranked teams.

Boiler fans are happy to be winning on the turf and the hardwood.

"All the Purdue fans, it's good to see them getting involved," said fan Kaan Ardic.

Matt Warda feels the same way saying, "Yeah, absolutely. Support your teams. Support your school. Your alma mater"

Boiler student Michael Clemons says it's a good time to be a Boiler.

"All the students are really hyped about our sports teams right now. It's just a good feeling that everyone is behind our basketball and football teams," said Clemons.

Senior Associate Athletics Director Tom Schott says not only are the football and basketball having success.

Women's soccer and volleyball both posted winning records this year.

And the Purdue cheer team won a national championship last weekend.

West Lafayette
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 38°
Kokomo
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 32°
Rensselaer
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 27°
Fowler
Partly Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 38°
Williamsport
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 35°
Crawfordsville
Partly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 30°
Frankfort
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 30°
Delphi
Partly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
Monticello
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 34°
Logansport
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 29°
A sunny and mild day is expected! Changes arrive through the weekend
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1112735

Reported Deaths: 17652
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1450832237
Lake721711247
Allen66684881
Hamilton50838487
St. Joseph49493645
Elkhart40079546
Vanderburgh34553496
Tippecanoe30654274
Johnson27559465
Hendricks26181383
Porter25556386
Madison21002452
Clark20146278
Vigo18966309
LaPorte17115261
Delaware16666300
Howard16666313
Monroe16556220
Kosciusko14216167
Hancock13061185
Bartholomew12894190
Warrick12152190
Wayne12036268
Floyd11968226
Grant11901242
Morgan10360192
Boone9815122
Noble9234122
Henry9142167
Marshall9062147
Dearborn8923100
Dubois8815139
Shelby8210129
Cass8134127
Lawrence8018185
DeKalb7761108
Jackson764093
Huntington7601113
Gibson7074118
Montgomery7052123
Harrison6923100
Knox6896115
Steuben665889
Miami6563111
Whitley655360
Putnam641584
Clinton624579
Wabash6182111
Jasper610892
Jefferson5796104
Ripley555893
Adams540581
Daviess5062117
Scott488280
Wells4814104
White475669
Greene4680100
Clay462862
Decatur4597110
Jennings448867
Fayette448396
LaGrange425990
Posey407544
Randolph3908107
Washington389856
Fountain373464
Fulton362474
Spencer360747
Starke353574
Owen351277
Sullivan347554
Orange329172
Jay328850
Rush306832
Carroll294239
Franklin290844
Perry288553
Vermillion282758
Tipton250066
Parke249630
Pike247244
Blackford221244
Pulaski208559
Newton181752
Brown176150
Crawford168829
Benton166517
Martin151820
Switzerland147212
Warren135316
Union121016
Ohio92113
Unassigned0592

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events