Purdue football gets the behind-the-scenes treatment this season with Gold and Black Days: Inside Purdue Training Camp.
The series will consist of three episodes on August 14, August 23 and September 4. Each one will air at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Big Ten Network. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the show (or DVR it, or watch it on-demand) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Big Ten Network is included in the main Fubo channel package, which is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch the show up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of over 50 live TV channels, including the Big Ten Network. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Following four consecutive seasons with three wins or less, Purdue went 7-6 last in its first year under Jeff Brohm in 2017, culminating with an entertaining 38-35 win over Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl. It was both the Boilermakers’ first winning season and first bowl victory since 2011.
Now, as they try to put together back-to-back winning campaigns for the first time in more than a decade (’06-’07), they are one of the more compelling mid-tier teams in the Big Ten. They aren’t likely to challenge for a conference title, but they aren’t pushovers anymore, either.
And it will be intriguing to get a look behind the scenes as the team makes this positive transition.
“BTN is thrilled to partner with Purdue and take fans inside the training camp of one of the young and exciting teams in the Big Ten,” said Bill Friedman, the coordinating producer of BTN Originals. “With two returning contributors at quarterback, a fun and dynamic offense, and plenty of emerging talents on defense, this series promises to be a compelling watch for not only Boilermakers fans, but college football lovers everywhere.”
The training camp documentary series’ have become increasingly popular over the years. HBO had the first real big one with Hard Knocks. Amazon has All or Nothing, which has progressed from the NFL to college football to rugby and soon to the English Premier League with Manchester City. Showtime has its A Season With series, which has followed teams like Notre Dame and Florida State.
It seems that no matter what team is the subject of these shows, it’s always interesting to watch behind the scenes. Purdue football should be no different.