Bowl Preview- Motor City Bowl, Purdue vs. Central Michigan

The Motor City Bowl in Detroit presents a rarity in college football…a rematch between two teams that met during the regular season.  Purdue looks to make it two for two when its takes on Central Michigan.

As with our other previews, what better way to get a handle on this game than by reading, listening, or watching what the media that cover these teams have to say…


Purdue University (7-5)

The Boilermakers had a losing Big Ten record in 2007 but hold the edge over Central Michigan by virtue of their 45-22 win during week three of the season.  The University’s Athletic Department has all the news on the team from inside the locker room.  If you are on campus, you can get all the news on the team through the Purdue student newspaper The Exponent.  University radio station WBAA is a public station, and thus may not be talking too much about the game.

Purdue is located in West Lafayette, IN.  The Journal and Courier is the city’s daily newspaper.  The paper’s sports section has special online content devoted to the Boilermakers.  Included in that content is a Purdue football blog.

According to Station, WASK is the sports radio station in Lafayette.  I could not find a website for the station so I can’t confirm that it engages in any Boilermaker talk.  You can try to find out more from Indianapolis’ sports station, WNDE. Game broadcasts are handled through WAZY.

Television in Lafayette is also scarce…but you can find out how it covers the game over at WLFI.  The University is also close enough to Indianapolis so that there may be coverage over at WISH, WTHR, and WXIN.

In terms of independent Purdue sports blogs, YardBarker seems to have some good stuff.  If you have more, share them in the comments.

Central Michigan University (8-5)

The Chippewas are celebrating their second straight MAC Championship.  You can get the lowdown on the team at it’s website.  On campus Chippewa fans can get coverage of the team from Central Michigan Life.  They even have a special section devoted to the game.  WCMU is the CMU radio station.  It is an NPR affilaite with not much coverage of sports.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  Its newspaper is called the Morning Sun.  We hope there is comprehensive coverage of the Chippewas in the sports section.  We say that because when we went to the site it failed to load.

Saginaw appears to be the largest media market close to Central Michigan.  Even so there is no sports radio station in the region.  Game broadcasts are handled through the Michigan Sports Radio Network.

Television coverage of the team also looks marginal at best.  Saginaw does have WNEM, but that’s it.

All set?  Good.

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