Mauro talks about ’67 Purdue game (with video and slide show)


We’ve got a video up on of former Hoosier Harold Mauro talking about how his 1967 team faced a similar Bucket game scenario as the 2007 Hoosiers.

Mauro talks about how coach John Pont arranged for thousands of fans to surprise the team at the IU Fieldhouse the week before the game and how friends thrilled him by leaving roses on his doorstep at the apartment where he and his wife lived in IU’s married student housing. He also talks about how this year’s team could change the course of IU football with a win tomorrow.

Click here to view that video of Mauro, who has been part of IU’s athletic program for most of his adult life and is now IU’s director of football operations. He’s also one of the organizers of this weekend’s Rose Bowl team reunion. The video is titled “Bucket game sold out” because it’s linked to a story on HTO about the sellout.

Chris Howell has also put together a slide show of the Indiana’s student equipment managers working on the retro uniforms that the Hoosiers will wear tomorrow in honor of the 1967 Rose Bowl team. You can find it here.