I Love IU, I Hate Purdue is the book diehard IU fans have been waiting for, and the book that will make Purdue fans want to slink away and go sit in the corner. That’s two books in one! The Indiana–Purdue sports rivalry began in 1891 when the two schools first met on the gridiron, and is regarded as one of the most intense collegiate rivalries in the country. You will find a chapter on the great coaches featuring the likes of Bob Knight, Bill Mallory, Doc Councilman, Jerry Yeagley and others. There are also chapters about the many wonderful traditions associated with the sports culture at IU, and one on the beauty of the campus. You’ll relive the greatest moments in Hoosier sports history, read about your favorite star athletes. Then flip the book over to the I Hate Purdue side where you’ll find the heartbreaking losses to Purdue in football and basketball, painful reminders that the great victories have their counterparts. There are also chapters giving the Boilermakers their due in the number of great coaches and athletes that school has produced. Of course, there are also chapters about Purdue traditions that grate on IU fans and a comparison of the Purdue and IU campuses.
Foreword by Don Fischer the “radio voice” of Indiana University Basketball and Football.
Author Joe Drozda grew up in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in 1970 after serving in the United States Army, including a combat tour in Vietnam. Joe is life member of both the Alumni Association and The Kelly School of Business Alumni Association. He has written two previous books, The Tailgater’s Handbook and The Golfer’s Wagering Handbook, and writes a weekly column during the football season for publication in various newspapers and websites.