Money, money, money, moneyyyyyyyyy :(
The 2018 game will be Sept. 15. Each school will receive $5 million for the game.
This is one time when I actually agree with Mac.
The loser in all of this announcement is, of course, the TCU fan.
It was a coup by TCU to land this series. Drawing Ohio State out of Columbus for a game in Fort Worth spoke volumes about TCU, and athletic director Chris Del Conte.
The series offered its fan base the chance to host a blue-blood national power that is routinely over the sport’s luxury tax. It was the chance for the TCU fan to watch their team play in one America’s great sports venues — the Horseshoe in Columbus.
The old ten year schedule gap for a home and home... huh. I am sure if Purdue is good by then that game will end up at Jerry World, too.
Purdue and TCU announced a two-game series in football, with the first one coming in 2019 and the next a decade later.
The Boilermakers will host the Horned Frogs on Sept. 14, 2019, and visit Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 8, 2029.
Purdue and TCU have met twice previously, opening the 1969 and 1970 seasons against each other. Purdue won the opener 42-35 in Fort Worth and the second game, too, 15-0 at home.
The Frogs have to find a way to win Friday and set the tone for the series, especially if Davis isn’t on the mound.
But all eyes will be on the rotations. TCU will stick with its plan from last week, going with Nick Lodolo, Mitchell Traver and Brian Howard. Tech has used three pitchers for the past four Friday starts, followed by unbeaten Steven Gingery on Saturday and Ryan Shetter on Sunday.
The Red Raiders used a starter-by-committee approach to their Friday opener last week against Oklahoma State.
“It’ll test your pitching depth, that’s for sure,” Schlossnagle said. “It remains to be seen. We had two good starts out of our three games this past weekend. Gingery might be the pitcher of the year in the league. They have a ton of guys that do a lot of good things.”