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Sports in brief: Former Plant High star Robert Marve named Purdue's No. 1 QB

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marve, former plant qb, is purdue's no. 1

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Plant High standout and 2006 Mr. Football Robert Mavre will enter practice as Purdue's No. 1 quarterback and is the expected starter for the opener at Notre Dame, coach Danny Hope announced Tuesday.

Marve transferred from Miami in May 2009, then sat out last season. His 11 consecutive starts at Miami played a role in Hope's decision to start him.

"Robert's already played in some big games," he said. "He has more experience than any of our guys."

Marve is ready to go: "I've been counting the days for Notre Dame for a long time now."

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Sports in brief: Former Plant High star Robert Marve named Purdue's No. 1 QB 07/13/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:46pm]
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