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TOMORROW: Hawkeyes honor Purdue Superfan Tyler Trent at basketball game

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Tomorrow, both the Purdue and Iowa men’s basketball teams will be honoring Tyler Trent.

Tyler sadly died after battling a rare form of bone cancer known as Osteosarcoma. He’s become an inspiration to people across the country. He’s been featured on ESPN and helped Purdue defeat Ohio State earlier this year.

Tomorrow night both Purdue and Iowa will be wearing #TylerStrong shirts in honor of the 20-year-old. Fans are also encouraged to wear their shirt.

A tweet from the Purdue Men’s Basketball team reads:

#Purdue and @IowaHoops will both wear #TylerStrong shirts to honor @theTylerTrent at tomorrow night’s contest at Mackey Arena. Fans are encouraged to wear theirs as well in support of Tyler.

You can purchase shirts here:

— Purdue Men’s Basketball (@BoilerBall) January 2, 2019

The funeral arrangements for Tyler Trent have also been announced. Click here for more information.


In a previous story today on KWWL, we wrote, “A 20-year-old who inspired a world of sports fans has reportedly died.

According to Purdue SB Nation site Hammer and Rails, Tyler Trent has died. The Purdue football fan who helped rally the team to a landmark win over then-No. 2 Ohio State in October was battling terminal cancer.

Two weeks after Purdue’s victory over the Buckeyes, the Boilermakers hosted Iowa with Trent in attendance. He said over social media that he looked forward to taking part in the famous “Iowa Wave” with the Hawkeyes in town.

Hammer and Rails says Trent was able to see Purdue in action during the Music City Bowl in Nashville last Friday. A book on Trent’s legacy will be released in March, with the proceeds being donated to cancer research and families battling cancer.”

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