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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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  • Illinois beats Northwestern, becomes bowl-eligible

    Illinois beats Northwestern, becomes bowl-eligible
    Running off Ryan Field after beating Northwestern, Illinois players were greeted by a small but exuberant bunch of fans chanting their names and yelling their call-and-repeat I-L-L, I-N-I cheer. But what Illinois savored most was the silence. "I...
  • Tim Beckman will be back for a 4th season as Illinois' football coach

    Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas saw enough improvement from football coach Tim Beckman's team to retain him. Thomas released a statement about keeping Beckman on Sunday, the day after the Illini earned bowl eligibility by beating Northwestern....
  • A viewer's guide: What college football games to watch this weekend

    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 Indiana (3-7) at No. 6 Ohio State (9-1) 9 a.m., Big Ten Network (BTN) Indiana...
  • UCLA's Jim Mora, Kansas State's Bill Snyder remember the Alamodome

    It will be the second appearance in the Alamodome for UCLA Coach Jim Mora and Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder when their teams meet in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2. They had vastly different experiences on their last visits. Snyder brought Kansas...
  • College Report: Ally Simmons helps Grand Valley State earn Elite Eight berth

    College Report: Ally Simmons helps Grand Valley State earn Elite Eight berth
    Ally Simmons, a Waubonsie Valley graduate, has helped Grand Valley State’s volleyball team pound its way into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Grand Valley State won the regional by downing Ferris State (3-0) and Rockhurst (3-0). In the win...
  • Kansas State's postseason memories pile up for Coach Bill Snyder

    Kansas State's postseason memories pile up for Coach Bill Snyder
    Kansas State, once the doormat of the college football world, has so many postseason memories during Bill Snyder’s two stints as coach that they seem to blur. The Wildcats, who play UCLA in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 2, have been...
  • UCLA hopes to bounce back from loss to Stanford, earn 10th win

    UCLA hopes to bounce back from loss to Stanford, earn 10th win
    In some ways, this is a do-over for UCLA. The Bruins head to Texas (again) for a bowl game. They play Kansas State in the Valero Alamo Bowl and will be seeking a 10-win season (again). UCLA finished the 2013 season with a 42-12 victory over Virginia...
  • Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach

    Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach
    A surprising winning streak. A victory in the rivalry game. A bowl game. The end-of-season flourish seemed to save Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who was retained by athletic director Mike Thomas with an announcement Sunday. Those achievements would whip...
  • Purdue edges North Carolina State 66-61

    Freshman Vince Edwards scored 16 points as the Boilermakers handed the visiting Wolfpack their first loss, 66-61, in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchup. Seven-footers A.J. Hammons (15) and Isaac Hass (13) added a combined 28 points and 12 rebounds for...
  • Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon headlines year of the running back

    Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon headlines year of the running back
    Where's everyone running off to? It's time to give credit where credit is due. After being marginalized, pushed aside, passed over and relegated to the second or third rounds of the NFL Draft, it's suddenly cool to be a running back. From Wisconsin'...
  • Tribune Silver Football finalists: Melvin Gordon, J.T. Barrett, Joey Bosa

    If there were any justice, all three Chicago Tribune Silver Football finalists would suit up Saturday in the Big Ten title game. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will further his assault on the Big Ten record books. Ohio State defensive end Joey...