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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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  • Week 6 football recruiting notes: Richards' Tears lives up to nickname

    Week 6 football recruiting notes: Richards' Tears lives up to nickname
    Spencer Tears' nickname might apply to his unpredictable skills on the football field, but he doesn't plan to employ the same philosophy with his recruiting. The Richards senior, nicknamed "Suspense," is regarded as one of the top uncommitted seniors in...
  • Weisman leads Iowa to 24-10 win over Purdue

    Iowa 24, Purdue 10: Mark Weisman ran for two touchdowns as the visiting Hawkeyes opened up Big Ten play with a win over the Boilermakers. C.J. Beathard completed 17-of-37 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in his first career start for Iowa(4-1, 1-0...
  • Arkansas routs Northern Illinois 52-14

     Arkansas routs Northern Illinois 52-14
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Hours before kickoff at Razorback Stadium, the video scoreboard flashed larger-than-life images of former Arkansas football notables such as Dan Hampton, Lance Alworth and, yes, even Jerry Jones. Only the names seemed to...
  • A big day for the Big Ten, with one little exception: Michigan

    What a comeback for old-time Big Ten football (except for Michigan). The proud, venerable league of Dick Butkus and Archie Griffin earned back some respect Saturday with an exceptional showing (except for Michigan). The future of Jim Delany's scoffed-...
  • NIU hopes to learn from rare road loss

    The road has been kind to Northern Illinois over the last few years, so the Huskies are determined to transform Saturday night's 52-14 blowout loss at Arkansas into a positive. NIU had won a national-best 17 straight road games before running into the...
  • Grumbling over Michigan coach coming from all sides

    Grumbling over Michigan coach coming from all sides
    Credit Michigan coach Brady Hoke with one good decision: He's tuning out all the harsh criticism. "Not to hurt anybody's feelings, but no, I don't (read or listen to media reports). Never have," he said. "For us to get unfocused would be cheating this...
  • Ten-game Big Ten schedule would solve conference's issues

    Ten-game Big Ten schedule would solve conference's issues
    What if there was a way to make Big Ten season ticket holders happier, to give players a better experience, to get more cash from TV partners, to create a more legitimate conference champion, to impress the playoff selection committee and to avoid writing...
  • Trevor Siemian eager to get NU passing game going

    Trevor Siemian eager to get NU passing game going
    After one week, Northwestern's passing game rates 92nd nationally out of 120 teams. To add a sorry footnote, NU's issues came against a Cal pass defense that last season rated among the nation's 10 worst. So no wonder quarterback Trevor Siemian said...
  • 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...