The greatest time of year, we all have found,
Is the season of the ball, so orange and round,
Squeaking shoes on the hardwood, the swish of the net,
Practice time is over, let’s get our feet wet.
Hail, Hail, to our dear old Purdue,
Smile when our opponents turn black and blue,
This team is intense and wants to throw down,
They know what to do to cheer up the town.
Fresh faces – grads like Errick and rookies like Basil,
Will erase the memories and nightmares of Hazel,
The three ball is back - Carter and Stephens get hot,
And no one can match the intensity of Scott.
Make new friends, but celebrate the old,
Plenty of experience on the Black and Gold,
Bigs Simpson and Hammons are poised to break out,
While Davis and brothers Johnson have battle-won clout.
Finally friends, the first tip-off is looming,
Throughout the land we can hear the booming,
Loud cheers as all raise their cup,
Come on, BTFU!