Origin of the Purdue Boilermakers Name - Steam Culture

Everyone loves a good football game, but do you know the origin of your favorite mascot?

On today's steam culture, we are discussing the origin of the Purdue University's mascot, the boilermaker. Back in 1887, before the household name like Drew Brees was popular, the Purdue football team was terrible!

But in 1891, all of that changed when two new coaches came into play. Newspapers began calling the refined team the Purdue 11, the Burly Boiler Makers. As we all know, it takes a lot of power to work on these massive vessels, hence where The Purdue 11 got their name.

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