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Photos: Purdue, Colorado release new facilities renderings

Just as rising tides lift all boats, massive television contracts can elevate even struggling football programs. Purdue and Colorado are a combined 31-68 this decade but, thanks to their respective memberships in the Big Ten and Pac-12, each program can install massive upgrades to their football homes.

Colorado will break ground on a new facility on May 12, and will complete a new facility in time for the 2015 season. "It'll be transformational for our athletic department," said athletics director Rick George. "It's going to allow us to create a great experience for our student-athletes. We think it's going to help us compete for and win championships, and we think it's going to help us to be responsible fiscally over time. We're really excited for what it will do for our athletic department and our community."

In West Lafayette, the Boilermakers aren't as far along as Colorado, releasing just one rendering of what Ross-Ade Stadium's new south end zone could look like. Local news reports that social media feedback indicates the rendering "lacks originality." Tough crowd.

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