Northwestern-Purdue and the Elevator

In today’s digital age we (almost) immediately hear when celebrities, sports teams and other well-known figures become stuck or have any type of accident in an elevator thanks to Twitter, Facebook, etc.  Well, it was also news in 1931!  The Northwestern football team traveled to the Chicago Beach hotel the afternoon before their game with Purdue to avoid distractions around campus and get a quiet night of sleep. That evening, ten Northwestern players got in the hotel elevator after dinner to go up to their sixth floor rooms and retrieve their coats before going out.  What happened next is the rest of the story…



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