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Coach Tony Ersland joins hosts Tanner Lipsett and Cory Palm to break down the squad's season-opening win over Northwestern, the promising performance of four true freshmen seeing their first collegiate action and the steady hand of veterans Devin Schroder and Thomas Penola. The guys also preview this weekend's road swing to Illinois and Wisconsin and spend some time honoring the late Don Corrigan, the former Purdue coach and long-time mentor to the program, who passed this week.
The 2021 season if officially in full swing, and the Always Aggressive Podcast continues to take you behind the scenes of the Purdue wrestling team with head coach Tony Ersland, Cory Palm and Tanner Lipsett. On this week’s show the Boilermakers say goodbye to a member of the Purdue wrestling family, look back at Friday’s season-opening win over Northwestern and take a quick glance at the weekend ahead at Illinois and Wisconsin.
MORE THAN A GAME
The More Than A Game campaign was launched in August, in partnership with the John Purdue Club, to help the athletics department navigate the financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and position Boilermaker athletics for future success.
Boilermakers and friends can make a contribution to the More Than A Game campaign by contacting their Boilermaker Athletics Representative or by visiting JPCMoreThanAGame.com. Fans can purchase a special More Than A Game t-shirt from Legends and the Purdue Team Store, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the More Than A Game campaign. To purchase the t-shirt, click here or go to PurdueTeamStore.com.
Purdue Athletics is one of only a handful of Division I athletics departments that is entirely self-sustaining: it does not receive any taxpayer dollars, general fund support from Purdue University, or student fees. John Purdue Club memberships are directed to funding the $12 million scholarship cost for student-athletes and this separate fund will help offset a 2020-21 Purdue Athletics budget shortfall that could approach or exceed $50 million.