The Old Oaken Bucket rivalry is one of the best in college football, and the two schools involved have discussed shaking things up by selecting a neutral site location for the showdown.
The annual meeting between Purdue and Indiana is always an intriguing one, regardless of the records of the two teams. Purdue has won two straight in the series, but the record is an even 4-4 over the last eight contests.
Traditionally, the site for the game alternates back-and-forth between the two schools. Indiana hosted the 2018 contest in Bloomington, and the Boilermakers will be hosting in West Lafayette for 2019. However, Purdue AD Mike Bobinski revealed that the two schools have discussed playing at a neutral site.
His comments were made during a radio appearance on the Query & Schultz Show Tuesday. According to Bobinski, the teams have discussed playing for the Old Oaken Bucket in Indianapolis. However, certain logistical issues, including season ticket sales, present a problem.
Bobinski said they have talked with IU and explored having the Old Oaken Bucket Game in Indianapolis, but it's a logistical problem with season ticket sales (losing the home game) and the IHSAA Football finals.
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) August 20, 2019
How would you feel if the two schools moved to a neutral site for the rivalry contest? This year’s showdown is set for Nov. 30 in West Lafayette.