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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Here's how Big Ten basketball season shapes up

     Here's how Big Ten basketball season shapes up
    The Big Ten had an impressive 2013-14 season as three teams advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. This season's the conference might not be so gaudy on top but it has a stronger middle, which some could argue makes for a tougher league....
  • Maryland men's basketball picked to finish 10th in inaugural Big Ten season

    Maryland men's basketball picked to finish 10th in inaugural Big Ten season
    An independent group of 27 sportswriters who cover the Big Ten picked the Maryland men's team to finish 10th in the 14-team league. The results of the poll were compiled by Bob Baptist of the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. The highest Maryland was picked...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mark Turgeon speaks at Big Ten Media Day

    Mark Turgeon speaks at Big Ten Media Day
    Mark Turgeon spoke with reporters in Chicago at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Here's a transcript of his comments, provided by the conference:   MARK TURGEON: Happy to be here. Obviously with a season you're always excited, but when you're joining...