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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

Top Purdue Boilermakers Articles

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  • Purdue University official seeking raises for faculty

    A Purdue University official is requesting raises for the school's faculty. Purdue University Senate Chairwoman Patricia Hart says faculty members have received less than a six percent raise over the past five years. She says that's the second smallest...
  • Valparaiso assistant Ben Wolgamot goes from friend to enemy at Purdue

    Valparaiso assistant Ben Wolgamot goes from friend to enemy at Purdue
    A trip to West Lafayette on March 18 was a homecoming of sorts for Valparaiso assistant baseball coach Ben Wolgamot. Wolgamot played two seasons for Purdue, earning all-conference honors at second base in 2008. The game marked his first against the...
  • Illinois coach John Groce reflects on season, wants more competitiveness

    Illinois coach John Groce reflects on season, wants more competitiveness
    Illinois coach John Groce has preached the mantra "toughness and togetherness" since arriving in Champaign three seasons ago. But it was the lack of those two qualities that caused the end-of-season collapse, he said. Groce reflected on the Illini's...
  • With heavy heart, Richaud Pack seeks early-season form for Terps

    With heavy heart, Richaud Pack seeks early-season form for Terps
    In an age when athletes dye their hair to change their luck or enhance their image, Maryland guard Richaud Pack went blonde this week to support his team. Not the Terps, who left for Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday in advance of the program's first NCAA...
  • After perfect Big Ten debut, Terps women hoping for No. 1 seed

    After perfect Big Ten debut, Terps women hoping for No. 1 seed
    The No. 4 Maryland women's basketball team has had plenty to celebrate over the past few weeks. Among the highlights were an 18-0 record in Big Ten Conference play, a regular-season title and a conference tournament championship in the Terps' inaugural...
  • Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic
    The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out. So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
  • NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Region

    NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Region
    A preview of the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional: THURSDAY :: LOUISVILLE, Ky. 1 Kentucky (34-0, Southeastern champion) vs. 16 Play-in winner (See matchup below) Kentucky, the tournament’s top overall seed, has a deep roster. No men’...
  • Maryland confident it can beat West Virginia's press

    Maryland confident it can beat West Virginia's press
    There are often several ways to dissect what one college basketball team has to do to beat another in the NCAA tournament, particularly if the teams are close in terms of talent and pedigree. In assessing what fourth-seeded Maryland (28-6) needs to do...
  • St. Laurence grad Kyle Wood makes solid contact for Big Ten award

    In the opening game of his amazing weekend against Oklahoma earlier this month, it wasn't the at-bat in the first inning in which Kyle Wood drilled a three-run double that provided him the most satisfaction. Nor was it the plate appearance in the third...
  • Rutter: 'Our Cheap Man Mitch' rediscovers human bondage

    Just when you thought dehumanizing cheapness could not find a new voice, darn if one doesn't pop up. Congratulations, Purdue President and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. You have reintroduced the glorious benefits of indentured servitude to American...
  • 'March' on: Michigan State's Branden Dawson shining again in postseason

    'March' on: Michigan State's Branden Dawson shining again in postseason
    Midway through the first half of Michigan State's game against Purdue, Branden Dawson absorbed an elbow to the face from massive Boilermakers freshman Isaac Haas. Spartans coach Tom Izzo described Dawson as "out of it" at halftime, even though the Lew...