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Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue Boilermakers
The Purdue Boilermakers are the athletic teams at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. They compete in the Big Ten conference, and the school colors are old gold and black. Famous athletes include John Wooden, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, Drew Brees, Glenn Robinson and Rick Mount. Longtime basketball coach Gene Keady won 550 games over 25 years at the university.
The Purdue Boilermakers are the athletic teams at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. They compete in the Big Ten conference, and the school colors are old gold and black. Famous athletes include John Wooden, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, Drew Brees, Glenn Robinson and Rick Mount. Longtime basketball coach Gene Keady won 550 games over 25 years at the university. « Show less

Top Purdue Boilermakers Articles

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  • Gary native A.J Hammons announces he will return as a senior for Purdue

    Gary native A.J Hammons announces he will return as a senior for Purdue
    WEST LAFAYETTE — A buzz was building that the revelation of a significant piece of news was imminent at the Purdue football spring game. And it involved basketball. During halftime, A.J. Hammons announced that he would be returning to the...
  • Scott Donley, Craig Dedelow on a hitting tear for Indiana in baseball

    Scott Donley, Craig Dedelow on a hitting tear for Indiana in baseball
    Northwest Indiana's Scott Donley and Craig Dedelow provide a 1-2 punch for Indiana's Hoosiers. Donley (Crown Point) extended his hitting streak to nine games in a weekend sweep of Rutgers, scoring the winning run in a 5-4 victory. He boosted his team-...
  • More has meant less for attendance at college basketball games

    More has meant less for attendance at college basketball games
    Various explanations have been offered for the decline in college basketball attendance for eight straight years, including lower scores because of an overemphasis on defense and half-court offense. Others think it's simply a matter of a saturated...
  • A.J. Hammons named Purdue basketball MVP

    Gary native A.J. Hammons won the John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award and the Rebound Award as the team's top rebounder at Purdue's 93rd annual men's basketball banquet on Wednesday night. PUC men's golf takes third: Purdue Calumet's men's golf team...
  • Purdue's Kendall Stephens to make push for improvement in offseason

    Purdue's Kendall Stephens to make push for improvement in offseason
    WEST LAFAYETTE — From his freshman to sophomore season, Kendall Stephens improved in various aspects of his game. Defensively. Scoring in multiple ways, beyond simply taking jump shots. Making better decisions. Conditioning. But in his eyes,...
  • Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength

    Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength
    Drake Spears is anxious for his football recruitment to pick up a bit. Perhaps that will happen after he finally boots the basketball injury next week. The West Aurora junior sat out his team's 50-49 loss to Bolingbrook in the Class 4A Hinsdale...
  • Chesterton's Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker swim to All-American status

    Chesterton grads Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker earned All-American honors at the NCAA swimming championships in Iowa City over the weekend. Competing for Indiana, which placed 12th, Pieroni finished fourth in the 200 freestyle. He was clocked in 1:33....
  • Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition

    Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition
    Remember former football coaches Ara Parseghian and Dan Devine? Both won national championships at Notre Dame, but Parseghian was beloved and Devine was vilified. In the era of Ara, which lasted from 1964-74, the Irish won two national championships....
  • Wisconsin's Kaminsky named Player of the Year

    INDIANAPOLIS The best basketball player in the nation stands 84 inches tall, possesses the footwork of a ballerina and was overlooked by almost every marquee program when he was a high school senior at Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill. That player is...
  • South Carroll lineman Plummer commits to Maryland

    South Carroll lineman Plummer commits to Maryland
    The Maryland 2016 football recruiting class got a dose of local flavor Thursday with an oral commitment from South Carroll junior lineman Brian Plummer. After receiving his official offer Saturday at Maryland's spring game, he didn't wait long to make...
  • Bianchi: Gators still No. 1, but UCF is even with Miami as 3rd-most popular football program in state

    Bianchi: Gators still No. 1, but UCF is even with Miami as 3rd-most popular football program in state
    The Florida State Seminoles are nearly as popular as the Florida Gators in a recent statewide poll, but the biggest shock is UCF has drawn even with the University of Miami as the third-most popular college football team in the state. Florida, the...