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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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  • On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance

     On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance
    At Valparaiso, they welcomed fans into the student union to revel in the return to an NCAA tournament the Crusaders coach, Bryce Drew, helped make special 17 years ago with a shot famous enough to use in commercials. At Notre Dame, the ACC champs all...
  • Wisconsin's Kaminsky named Player of the Year

    INDIANAPOLIS The best basketball player in the nation stands 84 inches tall, possesses the footwork of a ballerina and was overlooked by almost every marquee program when he was a high school senior at Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill. That player is...
  • South Carroll lineman Plummer commits to Maryland

    South Carroll lineman Plummer commits to Maryland
    The Maryland 2016 football recruiting class got a dose of local flavor Thursday with an oral commitment from South Carroll junior lineman Brian Plummer. After receiving his official offer Saturday at Maryland's spring game, he didn't wait long to make...
  • Bianchi: Gators still No. 1, but UCF is even with Miami as 3rd-most popular football program in state

    Bianchi: Gators still No. 1, but UCF is even with Miami as 3rd-most popular football program in state
    The Florida State Seminoles are nearly as popular as the Florida Gators in a recent statewide poll, but the biggest shock is UCF has drawn even with the University of Miami as the third-most popular college football team in the state. Florida, the...
  • Recent firings sound alarms for black college basketball coaches

    Recent firings sound alarms for black college basketball coaches
    When Tracy Dildy was growing up, watching men like Nolan Richardson roam the sideline at Arkansas and John Thompson win an NCAA tournament championship at Georgetown inspired his career choice. Now the former DePaul assistant and current Chicago State...
  • Who are some of the top black assistant coaches in the Big Ten?

     Who are some of the top black assistant coaches in the Big Ten?
    LaVall Jordan, Michigan: Jordan has been with the Wolverines five seasons, developing superb backcourts with guards like Darius Morris and Trey Burke. He was reportedly one of the final two candidates for the Butler head coaching job in 2013. Lamont...
  • Big Ten peers weigh in, admiringly, on Tom Izzo and Bo Ryan

    Big Ten peers weigh in, admiringly, on Tom Izzo and Bo Ryan
    They are the patriarchs of the Big Ten. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan is in his 14th season with the Badgers and has been coaching since 1972. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is in his 20th season with the Spartans after 12 years as an assistant for them....
  • Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four

    Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four
    This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten. The popular thought was that the conference was made up of Wisconsin and everyone else (translation: a bunch of also-rans). But with the conference making up 50 percent of the Final Four, the Big Ten...
  • Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential

    Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential
    This story was born from a conversation at the United Center. While waiting to broadcast Michigan State's Big Ten tournament semifinal game, Rick Mahorn watched Wisconsin take down Purdue. Asked which Badger had the most pro potential, the man with...
  • Notre Dame's Jerian Grant named to Associated Press All-America team

    Jerian Grant earned first-team All-American honors from The Associated Press on Monday. He's the first Notre Dame men's basketball player on the AP All-American first-team since Troy Murphy in 2001. Grant averaged 16.5 points and 6.7 assists while...
  • Chesterton's Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker swim to All-American status

    Chesterton grads Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker earned All-American honors at the NCAA swimming championships in Iowa City over the weekend. Competing for Indiana, which placed 12th, Pieroni finished fourth in the 200 freestyle. He was clocked in 1:33....