Thursday the Purdue basketball team took a tour of Vatican City, visiting the museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica before its 80-38 beating of All-Star Italy Thursday night. Here are some trips from the trip, as put on the athletes’ twitter accounts.
Ryne Smith: Saw some great stuff and it’s only day 2!
Ryne Smith: Wherever I go, there you are…
Ryne Smith: This is an absolute architectural feat! Especially since it was built in the 100s!
Terone Johnson: Here is me and Jacob inside the pantheon in Rome
Travis Carroll: Me and big Sandi in front of St. Peters Basilica (Biggest church in the world)
Travis Carroll: What A Fool (Jacob Lawson)
Travis Carroll: In front of a huge fountain in Rome
On Friday, the team will visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum in the morning before having the rest of the day to themselves.
Zach Langdon is a former sports editor at the Purdue Exponent. He also covered Boilermaker sports for The Times of Northwest Indiana and the Herald-Journal in Monticello, IN at different times over the years. During his four years at the Exponent, he was featured on the ESPN networks multiple times and credited by the Associated Press as having broken the news of Robbie Hummel's first ACL tear. He also appeared on SportsByBrooks.com and Entertainment Tonight after quoting Kelsey Barlow erroneously saying former ESPN personality Erin Andrews was engaged.