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Adding USC and UCLA: Another F-You to Purdue

Happy Purdue Hate Friday. This year we decided the Big Ten would take the reins for us.*. *Just kidding. BuffKomodo’s got y’all at 11am CT. In more seriousness, there’s a certain beauty and poetry to Purdue—and most of the Big Ten West also-rans like Nebraska and Minnesota—finally reaching the 8-4 threshold, only to have this happen. (And I include Northwestern here, obviously.)
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America takes the stage at Loeb Stadium

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The classic rock band, America took to the stage at Loeb Stadium Thursday evening. The concert opened with the folk rock band, Miller, who's roots originate from Lafayette. At 8:30, America finally took the stage with over 2,400 people eagerly awaiting them. America also holds...

B1G 2022 // Oh, Hey There Little Brother: A Bit Of Friday Purdue Hate

Look, let’s not get crazy here. As an Indiana writer here for OTE, I actually have some affinity for Purdue. I do not hate Matt Painter. In fact, I quite like him and think he’s done a good job. The engineering programs are top notch and I know several graduates of their various engineering and agricultural programs. They’re all fairly normal, good people. I really don’t want to come on this site and cast stones from my glass house and create a mess in MNW’s lawn. But….

Driver crashes into Downtown Lafayette salon

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a salon in Downtown Lafayette is not facing any charges. It happened just before noon Thursday. One of the stylists at Tonic Salon was at work when the pickup truck crashed into the building. She told...

Local fireworks shows on July Fourth

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Here's a list of some of the July Fourth fireworks happening in the viewing area. In Tippecanoe County, you can head down to Riehle Plaza in Lafayette. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on Monday. In White County, Indiana Beach will start...

Indiana plant to help with medical response to future pandemics

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Germany-based biomedical company Evonik says the expansion of its facility in Lafayette will help ensure that the U.S. is prepared for another pandemic. The company announced in early June it will build an additional facility at its current site in Tippecanoe County to manufacture lipids, molecules that encapsulate and deliver mRNA vaccines to cells in the body. The technology was used in the production of two COVID treatments.

Purdue football 2023 recruiting tracker: Mt. Vernon tight end, Florida receiver commit

WEST LAFAYETTE – The impact of numerous weekend official visits during June continues to reverberate for Purdue’s program. On Friday, Mt. Vernon tight end George Burhenn and Florida receiver Shaborne "Semaj" Demps became the latest commitments to coach Jeff Brohm’s 2023 recruiting class. Demps attends Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Fla. ...

Purdue Athletics: Adding UCLA and USC a 'bold move'

Purdue's athletics department released this statement Friday afternoon about the Big Ten's addition of UCLA and USC by 2024:. Our University and athletics department are excited to welcome UCLA and USC to the Big Ten Conference. As an original founding member of the conference, Purdue University has long held a...

What's open, closed on Fourth of July in the Lafayette area?

The beginning of July means that summer is in full swing with boiling temperatures and sunny weather. The turning of the calendar means Independence Day comes quickly. Some establishments are closed for the holiday while others are open but could close earlier than normal, depending on the service they offer, so check their operating hours. ...

Happy Gilmore advance to finals of Boys State Junior Championship

UPDATE: Bloomington South rising junior Happy Gilmore advanced to the final in the Boys State Junior Championships at West Lafayette, but he came up just short of the title. Gilmore lost the head-to-head final against Fairfield rising sophomore Brayden Miller. Gilmore, the No. 30 seed, led through 16 holes Friday. But top-seeded Miller pulled ahead with a birdie on 17 and a Gilmore bogey on 18. ...

Daily Fuel Tracker 18

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — News 18 is helping you out by tracking down the lowest gas prices on both sides of the river. Good news for the Greater Lafayette community, gas seems to have dropped below $5 a gallon at most stations in our community. In Lafayette, the...

Workreation program combines fun with community service

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— A program through Lafayette Parks and Recreation is combining community service with a little bit of fun. The program is called Workreation and is meant to get kids involved in the community while working toward a reward. Participants, ages 7-17, spend one hour during the weekday...