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Here Comes the Ross-Ade Ribbon Board

The makeover for Ross-Ade is starting

Notre Dame v Purdue Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Paul Sadler always captures great images of our beloved campus, and today, 58 days before the home opener against Vanderbilt, he was able to get a look at the renovations in process at Ross-Ade Stadium:

That is going to be bigger than I thought (That’s what she said). The new ribbon board along the north end of the stadium will replace the old digital scoreboard that has been around for about 30 years or so. Next season we will see even larger changes as the Jumbotron at the south end of the field will be replaced.

And Purdue needs to coax seven more games out of that. As athletic director Mike Bobinski has said, it is on its last legs, they no longer make parts for it, and Purdue has bought all he spare parts it can find. There were issues with it during the spring game and there is some concern that it won’t turn on when needed in the fall.