1900–01 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

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1900–01 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball
Purdue basketball 1901.JPG
Conference Independent
1900–01 record 11–0
Home arena Lafayette Coliseum

This 1900–01 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team was the first season Purdue University fielded a basketball team. They played a multi-game schedule, and compiled an 11–0 record against Indiana colleges and high schools. The team averaged 30.7 points a game, while holding their opponents to 10 points a game. The team, citing their perfect record, claimed to be state champions. H. Wallace Reimann lead the team as captain and unofficially as coach. William C. Curd, Jr. acted as the team's business manager.


Player Position Class
H. Wallace Reimann Forward Soph.
Alexander D. Smith Forward Soph.
John F. G. Miller Center Soph.
D. Ralph Lucas Guard Fr.
Joseph B. Knapp Guard Fr.
Hugh W. Cook Sub. Forward Soph.
William C. Holt Sub. Guard Senior
Lloyd M. Lucas Sub. Guard Freshman
Hollis H. Arnold Sub. Guard Freshman
Dossey M. Lynch Sub. Forward Junior


Date Opponent Result Record
12/18 Danville W 24-4 1-0
1/18 Lafayette High School W 40-7 2-0
1/25 Logansport W 19-7 3-0
2/1 Culver Military Institute W 19-12 4-0
2/15 Wabash College W 43-15 5-0
3/1 Wabash College W 17-15 6-0
3/2 Indiana University W 20-15 7-0
3/11 Logansport W 12-11 8-0
3/12 Lafayette H. S. W 56-15 9-0
3/13 Lafayette W 77-9 10-0
3/21 Butler W 41-12 11-0


  • Information about the roster, schedule, and results derived from Purdue University, The Debris (yearbook), 1901.
  • "Purdue to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Basketball Season," Kokomo Tribune, February 2, 1951, p. 27.