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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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  • Freshman Drue Tranquill making early impact for Notre Dame

    Freshman Drue Tranquill making early impact for Notre Dame
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After Notre Dame freshman Drue Tranquill took the field against Purdue last weekend, he described it as a "surreal" experience. He meant that in two ways. First, the 6-foot-1, 225-pound safety has seen a surprising amount of...
  • Quarterback questions at forefront in Big Ten

    Quarterback questions at forefront in Big Ten
    Braxton Miller. Joel Stave. One was the Big Ten's top Heisman Trophy candidate. The other seemed set to lead Wisconsin into a colossal Week 1 showdown with LSU. But Miller had season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday, and Stave appears to playing second...
  • Oregon represents next step for Michigan State

     Oregon represents next step for Michigan State
    They huddled early in the week, the wannabe football coach and the actual football coach. Make no mistake: Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo believes a standard field goal should be worth two points, not three, and a guard should not play with...
  • Can Notre Dame defense keep up stingy ways?

    Preseason prognostications are usually about as worthless as that email you get from the grand prince of Dubai telling you to send your credit card information and inherit a fortune. It's foolhardy to trust them, and those who do will live with regret...
  • Tailback Ameer Abdullah is Nebraska's spark plug

    If you follow college football, you've seen the ugly record: The Big Ten is 1-10 against teams from the Power Five conferences and Notre Dame. Instead of East and West, should the conference change its division names to Doom and Gloom? But it's not...
  • Hinsdale Central grad Davis helps lead Michigan to victory

    Former Hinsdale Central volleyball star Ally Davis had 17 kills to help lead the University of Michigan to a 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 victory over Eastern Michigan in the Michigan Invitational on Saturday. It was the fifth time in 10 matches the junior notched...
  • UCLA-Arizona State tops our college football games to watch this weekend

    UCLA-Arizona State tops our college football games to watch this weekend
      Big Pac-12 and ACC conference showdowns highlight some of the top college football action on deck this weekend. Check out  our top six games to watch: No. 11 UCLA at No. 15 Arizona State Thursday, 10 p.m., Fox Sports 1 The Buzz: The only...
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among the Power 5

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among the Power 5
      As most of us know, strength of schedule is going to be an important factor considered by members of the new selection committee as they move forward in selecting the teams to qualify for the new College Football Playoff. That means wins against...
  • NIU won't be awestruck taking on Arkansas in SEC country

    Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said he took special notice of a full-page advertisement a Northern Illinois alumni group placed in the Tribune last week, teasing the University of Illinois about not having the Huskies on its schedule. "I played these (NIU)...
  • Irish takeaways

    Irish takeaways
    Safety help: The Irish were depleted at safety after Max Redfield was ejected for targeting. The Irish already were down Austin Collinsworth (MCL strain) and Eilar Hardy (academic investigation) then Redfield's replacement Nicky Baratti was injured...
  • Ten things we learned during this weekend of college football action

    Ten things we learned during this weekend of college football action
    Check out the top 10 things we learned during another packed college football weekend: 1. Never count out Steve Spurrier. The Gamecocks seemed to be shoved out the SEC division title race after a blowout loss to Texas A&M in the opener, but South...