Purdue announced several updates to its future schedules today, beginning with the addition of a home-and-home series against Marshall. The Boilermakers will host Marshall on Sept. 29, 2012, and visit Huntington, W. Va., on Sept. 16, 2017.
This series marks the first meetings between the teams.
Other Boilermaker bits:
Purdue added home games against Mid-American Conference teams Central Michigan (Sept. 6, 2014) and Bowling Green (Sept. 26, 2015) as well as FCS member Indiana State (Sept. 12, 2015).
Purdue moved a home game against Oklahoma State from Sept. 21, 2013 to Sept. 17, 2016. The Boilermakers visit Oklahoma State on Sept. 14, 2019.
Purdue still has one game to fill in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Check out the updated schedules here.
What strikes me is how Purdue's schedules get significantly tougher beginning in 2013. The Boilers play both Cincinnati and Notre Dame each year from 2013-2016, and the 2016 nonconference slate features Cincinnati, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State. Very Pac-10-esque. It could come back to bite Purdue when bowl selections roll around, but you've got to love the aggressive approach from AD Morgan Burke. These games certainly will put Purdue in the spotlight in the month of September.