Why Purdue fans are chanting ‘cancer sucks’: Meet Tyler Trent

He has a special story and connection to the Boilermakers.

On Saturday night, at kickoff of the Purdue Boilermakers’ homes game against No. 2 Ohio State, the home crowd collectively did a chant to honor a very special young man: Tyler Trent, a Purdue student and diehard Boilermaker fan who has terminal cancer.

CANCER SUCKS. #Purdue student section replacing the traditional IU sucks chant at kickoff with cancer sucks in honor of @theTylerTrent and others like him battling the disease....


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