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What’s a Boilermaker, and What Does It Have to Do With Purdue?

Have you even been watching a University of Purdue football or basketball game and found yourself wondering what their nickname, the Boilermakers, means?

According to legend, the nickname dates back to the late-19th century when the school perennially routed nearby Wabash College at football, and Wabash supporters wound up hurling derogatory names at their competition. The town began calling the Purdue team things like "a great big burly gang of corn-huskers," "rail-splitters," "foundry molders" and "log-haulers."

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