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Purdue will add 9 to Hall of Fame in September

Purdue announced the addition of nine members to its Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame today. The new members will be inducted Sept. 28.

Former football coach Joe Tiller and NFL lineman Matt Light highlight the group. Tiller coached the Boilermakers for 15 years, while Light is a former Pro Bowl player for the New England Patriots. The full list is below:

  • Tony Butkovich, football, 1943
  • Alpha Jamison, football, baseball and track and field athlete, football and basketball coach, 1892-1901
  • Matt Light, football, 1996-2000
  • Stacey Lovelace, basketball, 1993-96
  • Willie Merriweather, basketball, 1957-59
  • Carol Mertler, field hockey coach and administrator, 1975-1988
  • Serene Ross, track and field, 1999-2002
  • Joe Tiller, football coach, 1982-85, and 1997-2008
  • Dick Walbaum, administrator, 1984-2001