The Indiana/Purdue rivalry is known for its intensity as Tuesday night’s Boilermaker victory was another memorable game between the two programs.
Purdue came away with the 48-46 win thanks to a late tip-in from center Matt Haarms. The game-winning play was sweet revenge for Haarms, as he was the subject of verbal abuse from the Indiana student section throughout the evening.
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass released a statement condemning the obscene chants on Wednesday afternoon that was obtained by TMZ Sports. At one point during Tuesday’s game, Indiana’s student fans chanted, “F*** you, Haarms,” loud enough for the TV audience to hear it.
“The profane chants directed at a specific Purdue player were not part of your positive contributions. They were embarrassing and unacceptable and reflected poorly on you and the Indiana University. Knock off the profane chants, and please help those around you do the same. You and Indiana University are better than that,” Glass said in the statement.
Glass also took time to praise the passion of the Indiana student fanbase for helping to provide such a raucous atmosphere, but clearly, he believed that Hoosier students crossed the line.
Regardless of what Glass (or any other athletic administrator) says, these types of chants can develop pretty quickly — especially in the heat of a rivalry game as intense as this one.