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Purdue Bans Students, Faculty from Betting on Boilermakers Athletics
11th October, 16:40The Purdue Board of Trustees voted to ban students and faculty from betting on Boilermakers athletics, according to Trevor Peters of WLFI in Lafayette, Indiana.
Sports betting became legal in Indiana starting Sept. 1. Division I college sports were included in the list of available options on which fans could place wagers.
Purdue President Mitch Daniels clarified the school-wide ban is limited strictly to the new law and won't include more informal types of betting, such as NCAA tournament pools.
Steve Schultz, legal counsel for the school, said the ban won't be finalized in time for Purdue's football game against Maryland on Saturday but should be set when the Boilermakers return to action Oct. 19 against Iowa, per Dave Bangert of the Lafayette Journal & Courier.