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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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  • Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time

    Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time
    Maryland men's basketball fans have been angsting all season about the number of narrow victories the Terps have recorded. The worry now is that if Mark Turgeon’s team gets in a close game in the NCAA tournament, the season could be over. That...
  • Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids

    Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids
    Doug Vollaro went from joy to heartbreak in about six hours Saturday. The Lehigh heavyweight celebrated his first NCAA wrestling tournament bid early in the afternoon when he took down Harvard's David Ng with one second left to secure his spot in the...
  • What are the Terps' odds of winning the Big Ten tournament?

    Maryland enters this week's Big Ten men's basketball tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the Terps don't have the second-best odds to win it. Wisconsin is predictably the overwhelming favorite, but betting site Bovada.lv has Ohio State as the second...
  • Illinois at its best when the shots are free

    Illinois at its best when the shots are free
    Shaquille O'Neal famously joked that his horrific free-throw shooting was a God-given gift meant to keep him humble. Former Bulls forward Orlando Woolridge once said his own wife told him he stunk at the line. Rick Majerus put it the most simply: "To...
  • Big Ten awards, tournament predictions

    Big Ten awards, tournament predictions
    BIG TEN AWARDS Teddy Greenstein All-conference: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin; D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State; Dez Wells, Maryland; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; D.J. Newbill, Penn State Player of the year: Kaminsky Frosh of the year: Russell Team of the...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking) 1. Wisconsin (28-3, 16-2; 1): The Badgers remained the class of the conference from the first game to the last. Up next: Winner of Illinois-Michigan in Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. 2. Maryland (26-5, 14-4; 2): The...
  • After some strange days, Michigan State enters Big Ten tournament on high

    After some strange days, Michigan State enters Big Ten tournament on high
    Tom Izzo asked his players not to foul, so Denzel Valentine did. He asked Marvin Clark Jr. to miss a foul shot, so Clark swished it. Michigan State's best player has been sidelined the last two games, and the Spartans won both. What does MSU stand...
  • Frank Kaminsky named Big Ten Player of the Year

    Frank Kaminsky named Big Ten Player of the Year
    Some former teammates of Frank Kaminsky were recently involved in a group text message conversation, and the topic was how much the senior center has developed during his time with the Wisconsin men's basketball program. Badgers senior guard Josh Gasser...
  • If Kentucky goes unbeaten, a greater accomplishment than Indiana's

    If Kentucky goes unbeaten, a greater accomplishment than Indiana's
    Try really hard, and you can find parallels between the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers and the current Kentucky Wildcats. Both opened the season ranked No. 1. Both fan bases are hyper-demanding. The Wildcats have to deal with lunatics on Twitter; the Hoosiers...
  • Illinois blows big lead, maybe NCAA tournament bid with loss at Purdue

    Illinois blows big lead, maybe NCAA tournament bid with loss at Purdue
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As much as March is about madness, it's also about momentum. Illinois got a lesson in lost forward motion Saturday, losing a significant lead and falling 63-58 at Purdue in a regular-season finale heavy with NCAA...
  • Illinois' last hopes for March Madness

    Illinois' last hopes for March Madness
    Oh, so close. After knocking off powerhouse Wichita State in a Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinal Saturday, Illinois State was one win away from the Big Dance. All the Redbirds had to do was beat Northern Iowa, another league juggernaut, in...