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Purdue University implements staff, student ban on Boilermaker games

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Will Bramel #70 of the Purdue Boilermakers signals a touchdown during the second half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 7, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Purdue University staff, faculty members, and students will be banned from betting on all Boilermaker sporting events following a unanimous vote of the Purdue Board of Trustees.

The vote, which includes sporting events involving any Purdue teams, coaches or student-athletes, comes following the recent legalization of sports betting in Indiana.

The worldwide ban is poised to be put in place in time for Purdue’s American football game against Iowa on October 19.

Guidelines on how the policy will be enforced and what the penalties are have yet to be finalized. According to wlfi.com, staff and faculty members could have their positions terminated for violations.

“It seems very uncomfortable to have students and faculty betting on Purdue University sporting events or individuals,” said Trustees chairman Mike Berghoff.