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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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  • Retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis nominated for 2016 College Football Hall of Fame

    Retired former Ravens star middle linebacker Ray Lewis has been nominated again for the College Football Hall of Fame. Lewis was nominated for induction last year, but wasn't selected. A former University of Miami consensus All-American and a runner-...
  • Indiana is chasing its first bowl bid since 2007, Hoosiers ranked No. 94

    Indiana is chasing its first bowl bid since 2007, Hoosiers ranked No. 94
    Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2015-16 season. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our projected No. 1...
  • Big Ten athletic directors want changes to enhance athletes' experiences

    Big Ten athletic directors want changes to enhance athletes' experiences
    When Julie Hermann played volleyball at Nebraska in the '80s, the program would have brownie sales to raise revenue. At Notre Dame in the '70s, Gene Smith recalled that a discussion between a football player and coach might go like this: "You have an...
  • South Elgin's Ryan Nutof makes mound impact at University of Michigan

    South Elgin's Ryan Nutof makes mound impact at University of Michigan
    Anyone who saw South Elgin's Ryan Nutof pitch last spring when he led the Storm to a third-place finish in the state already knew he possessed the skills to succeed in college baseball. It took Nutof only a few games for Michigan this spring to show...
  • Kawann Short's story: stay in school, get your degree

    Kawann Short's story: stay in school, get your degree
    HAMMOND — Kawann Short isn't sure where he'd be without Mark Hagen. A balding, veteran assistant football coach for Texas A&M, Hagen turned on the ignition switch for Short. Short was wearing a gold chain and a pair of black-and-gold, high-top...
  • Bayhawks lose, 15-14, on road to first-place Lizards

    Bayhawks lose, 15-14, on road to first-place Lizards
    Major League Lacrosse Bayhawks lose, 15-14, on road to first-place Lizards Greg Gurenlian won 28 of 32 faceoffs and attackman Rob Pannell had four goals and two assists, helping the host New York Lizards edge the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-14, on...
  • Portage's Cheky soldiers on at MSU despite nagging back problems

    Portage's Cheky soldiers on at MSU despite nagging back problems
    Baseball is an acquired taste for Tony Cheky. At Portage High School the sport was a distant third to basketball, where he started at point guard, and football. Up-tempo games trumped the more leisurely pace of baseball. Cheky's lifestyle preference...
  • Blind high school pole vaulter wins medal in Texas

     Blind high school pole vaulter wins medal in Texas
    For three years, Charlotte Brown has been chasing a medal by trying to jump over a bar she couldn't see. The senior pole vaulter cleared that bar Saturday, earning a third-place finish at the Texas state high school championships. And proudly joining...
  • Mascot War officially goes bonkers

    Mascot War officially goes bonkers
    It's FSU's 2028 season opener against Alabama. With 115,000 fans cheering at newly-expanded Jameis Winston Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Chief Osceola rides in and thrusts his flaming spear into the turf. He is quickly followed in by a Latino Chief...
  • Local Roundup: Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame to hit road for Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame will each be on the road for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Purdue is at Pittsburgh on Dec. 1, while Indiana takes on defending national champion Duke on Dec. 2 in Durham, N.C. Notre Dame is at Illinois on Dec. 2....
  • No question: Indiana, Purdue basketball shaping up again as a rivalry

    No question: Indiana, Purdue basketball shaping up again as a rivalry
    Do you have questions? I have answers. Plenty of them. Let's go. •Will Purdue basketball be as good as Indiana on paper if Caleb Swanigan enrolls? Yep. Swanigan, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Homestead who has decommitted from Michigan State,...