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RIP Andrew Michael Hupfer

BTPowerhouse recently lost one of its own.

The BTPowerhouse staff has some sad news to report this evening. Andrew Michael Hupfer tragically passed away late last month. He was just 33 years old and spent a considerable amount of time with BTPowerhouse covering Big Ten basketball.

Here is Andrew’s obituary:

Andrew Michael Hupfer, 33, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born June 1, 1988 to Randy and Cindy (Young) Hupfer.

Andrew was a graduate of Reitz Memorial High School where he was Valedictorian and a National Merit finalist. He went on to graduate from Purdue University with high honors. He was employed by Mercer and earned the highest degree in Actuary Science. Andrew enjoyed Big 10 and U. of E. basketball and loved working outdoors. We will miss his quick wit and sarcastic humor.He is survived by his parents, Randy and Cindy (Young) Hupfer, of Evansville; sister, Christy Hupfer, of Colchester, Connecticut; and grandparents, Bill and Doris Young, of Evansville.Andrew is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd and Dolores Hupfer.

Due to Covid-19, visitation will be for family only from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, where masks will be required. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Father Godfrey Mullen officiating. The service will be live-streamed on the Ziemer Funeral Home and Cremation Services’ Facebook page 10 minutes prior to service time.Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reitz Memorial High School, 1500 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714 or St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.Condolences may be made online at

You can read some of Andrew’s work here:

The entire BTPowerhouse staff was devastated to hear the news. Andrew was remembered well for his passion for Big Ten and Purdue basketball. His love for the game and life was evident. He will be greatly missed. Andrew’s family are in our thoughts and prayers.