Purdue University to announce campus memorial to superfan Tyler Trent

Trent died after battle with cancer

Purdue fan Tyler Trent holds the Ol' Oaken Bucket following a game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 24, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will announce this week the creation of an on-campus memorial to superfan Tyler Trent, who died after a battle with cancer.

School President Mitch Daniels will announce the permanent memorial at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gate E of Ross-Ade Stadium.

Trent died Jan. 1 after a long battle with cancer. He became a national celebrity last football season for his unwavering support of Purdue and his courage during a battle with terminal cancer.

Daniels will also announce the first recipient of the Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award, which is a new scholarship in Trent's honor.

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