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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

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  • Wisconsin runs over Purdue, 34-16

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Big Ten Conference's most prolific rushing offense proved Saturday that it has more in its arsenal than running back Melvin Gordon. No. 25 Wisconsin took complete advantage of a Purdue defense aligned to deny Gordon, and...
  • Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...
  • College football: What to watch Saturday on TV

    College football: What to watch Saturday on TV
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Presbyterian (5-4) at No. 11 Mississippi (7-2) 9 a.m., SEC Network...
  • Oregon's Marcus Mariota leads Heisman Trophy race

    Oregon's Marcus Mariota leads Heisman Trophy race
    Can anyone bump Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota from the lead in the Heisman race? Take a closer look at this week’s top candidates for college football’s biggest prize: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon The Buzz: Mariota clearly is the...
  • Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays

     Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays
    Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game. But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
  • Abdullah injured in 35-14 Nebraska win

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Playing most of the game without senior running back Ameer Abdullah, No. 15 Nebraska sputtered on offense but still managed a 35-14 victory against Purdue on Saturday before 91,107 fans at Memorial Stadium. Abdullah, who entered the...
  • Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition

    Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition
    Penn State's latest graduation-success rate for football was 87 percent, tied for the second-highest rate in school history. The NCAA released its annual report of graduation success rates Wednesday, with Penn State's sports teams achieving an overall...
  • Quarterback Wes Lunt might return for Illinois' last 3 games

    Quarterback Wes Lunt might return for Illinois' last 3 games
    CHAMPAIGN — Desperate for hope in the final stretch of the season, Illinois may have found a sliver of it. Starting quarterback Wes Lunt might return for the final three games, coach Tim Beckman said Monday. Lunt, who has been out with a...
  • Minnesota's David Cobb latest threat to Illinois run defense

    When Illinois faces a formidable Big Ten running back, the results are memorable. And not in a good way for the Illini. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns. Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah rumbled for 208 yards and three...
  • J.T. Barrett proving to be Braxton Miller clone

    J.T. Barrett proving to be Braxton Miller clone
    Ohio State's quarterback looked to his left, intending to fire a bubble screen. But a Rutgers defensive lineman blocked his visual path to Evan Spencer, so the quarterback took off. He ran straight up the middle, motoring 33 yards past five defenders in...
  • Insurance for Big Ten athletes next on Jim Delany's wish list

    Jim Delany emphasized a single word. "This is college basketball," the Big Ten commissioner said Thursday during the conference's basketball media day, "and 'college' implies going to school and making progress. We want a squarer deal (for student-...