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– Forty years ago, theorists predicted that a new class of particle, anyons that have distinct statistical properties may exist in nature as well. The problem is that there was no direct observation of an anyon’s unique statistical properties. That is until 2020 when a team from Purdue led Michael Manfra published findings in Nature Physics that demonstrated concrete evidence of the existence of anyons. Because of this extraordinary discovery, Manfra has been selected as a finalist and honoree of the Falling Walls Foundation in the Physical Sciences category. In commemoration of the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall, the Falling Walls Conference has developed into a world forum for the most important researchers and thinkers to discuss breakthroughs with global leaders in science, politics, and business. Each year, the Falling Walls Foundation seeks to answer the core question: “Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?” Now that Manfra has been honored as a finalist for the Falling Walls, he will have an opportunity to be honored among the Ten Breakthroughs of the Year, which will be presented live on stage in Berlin, Germany and streamed to a global audience on Nov. 9.
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Popular Crossroads Classic Basketball Event Ending in December

For a decade now, the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been a holiday tradition, bringing Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler together for an annual basketball doubleheader that the fans across the state throughly enjoyed. But after this year's event on Dec. 18, the event will cease to...
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Crossroads Classic to be discontinued after 2021

After nine years of building rivalries between four staples of Indiana basketball, the annual Crossroads Classic will be discontinued after the 2021-22 season, according to a statement from Purdue Athletics. While the reason for the cancelation has not been confirmed, Athletic Director Mike Bobinski blames Indiana University and the University...

Cleveland Indians Non-Drafted Free Agent Signing: Catcher – Zac Fascia

The Cleveland Indians signed non-drafted free agent catcher Zac Fascia. Fascia was drafted out of high school by the New York Mets in the 37th round of the 2018 MLB Draft; he chose to attend Purdue instead of signing. A covid senior, Fascia started his collegiate career at Indians Hills Community College in Centerville, Iowa, in 2018. He transferred to Purdue in 2019, during his second season producing a .277 average and a .747 OPS. The Canadian native walked 8.33 BB% of the time while striking out 11.84 BB% and producing below-average power with a 26.8% XBH rate. Returning to Purdue in 2020, Fascia was off to a solid season, hitting .255 with a .813 OPS and improved above-average power (41.7% XBH) in a small sample. This past season he posted a career-high batting average of .281, walking 4.55 BB% and striking out 10.39 SO%. Fascia hit 3 home runs and 7 doubles showing below-average power (25.6% XBH). He went on to play for the Frederick Keys of the newly formed MLB Draft League, where he hit .359 with 3 doubles walking twice, and striking out once in 39 AB’s.
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Barry Alvarez Named Big Ten Special Advisor for Football

INDIANAPOLIS — During his opening statement at the 2021 Big Ten Football Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium, commissioner Kevin Warren announced that Barry Alvarez has been named Special Advisor for Football. He will begin his new role starting Aug. 2, 2021. Alvarez is a former Wisconsin head coach and...
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Brebeuf Jesuit Defensive End Joe Strickland Commits to Purdue Football

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Joe Strickland, a four-star defensive end out of Brebeuf Jesuit High School in Indianapolis, announced his commitment to Purdue football Thursday. Strickland is the Boilermakers' second four-star recruit from the 2022 class. The in-state prospect chose the Purdue football program over Indiana and Stanford. Strickland is...
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Purdue Athletics Hires Ken Halpin as Deputy Athletic Director

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue vice president and athletics director Mike Bobinski announced the hiring of Dr. Ken Halpin as deputy athletics director on Wednesday. Halpin previously served as the athletic director at Winthrop since 2016. Halpin will also join the Boilermakers as chief operating officer. He will primarily oversee...

Big Changes Coming to Game Day at Ross-Ade

Often times when you see a headline mentioning big changes on the internet it’s clickbait. This one isn’t. This is something that will change how things work at Ross-Ade and are things you will need to know if you plan to attend a game there this season. First, here’s a link to the full release from Purdue. Now, let’s get into it.

Important Fan Information Announced for 2021 Purdue Football

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 2021 season of Purdue Football is set to kick off with the 500th game at Ross-Ade Stadium and the transition back to 100-percent full capacity against Oregon State on Saturday, Sept. 4. The Athletics Department staff is excited to welcome fans back for the home slate of games this year and share several new and exciting items in store.
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BRADLEY UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS: Bradley VP Chris Reynolds to Chair 2022-23 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee

Bradley University Athletics issued the following announcement on July 16. Dr. Chris Reynolds, vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Bradley, has been selected by his peers to chair the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee for the 2022-23 season. Reynolds also will serve as vice chair for the upcoming season, supporting Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, who will chair the group for the 2021-22 campaign.

Bradley’s Chris Reynolds will chair Division I Men’s Basketball Committee in 2022-23

INDIANAPOLIS — Chris Reynolds, vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Bradley, has been selected by his peers to chair the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2022-23 season. Reynolds also will serve as vice chair for the upcoming season, supporting Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, who will chair the group for the 2021-22 campaign.

Former IU guard Chris Reynolds selected to chair D1 men’s basketball committee in 2022-23

Former Indiana guard Chris Reynolds, who played for the Hoosiers from 1989-1993, was selected as the chair for the Division I men’s basketball committee for the 2022-23 season. Reynolds is currently the athletic director at Bradley University. Here’s the full release from the NCAA:. INDIANAPOLIS — Chris Reynolds, vice president...
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Soccer alumna Ena Sabanagic signs pro contract

Purdue soccer alumna Ena Sabanagic signed a professional contract with HK Kópavogur, Iceland, according to a Purdue Athletics release. The club plays in Iceland’s Women’s Champions League. Sabanagic is from Hanover Park, Illinois. She graduated from Purdue in May, 2020 with a degree in selling & sales management. She was...

Boilermakers break fundraising record during 2020-21 calendar year

WEST LAFAYETTE — Coming out of a unique and challenging year, Boilermakers at home and around the country rose to the challenge. Purdue Athletics and the John Purdue Club are pleased to announce the department’s annual scholarship fund surpassed $9 million for the first time in school history. Since reaching...