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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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  • Former Illini player died practicing in Minnesota

    Former Niles West, Illini player dies practicing
    Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22. He collapsed while practicing with a few teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota, where he had...
  • Big Ten commissioner: 'We need a system that works'

    Words not normally associated with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: measured, mild, tame. But that's what Delany was Monday, especially compared with cohorts Mike Slive (SEC) and Bob Bowlsby (Big 12). Bowslby mocked NCAA enforcement by saying:...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • McDonogh linebacker Cook commits to Purdue

    McDonogh linebacker Cook commits to Purdue
    Westminster resident and standout McDonogh linebacker Wyatt Cook has committed to Purdue, Cook announced on Twitter on Tuesday. Cook, a rising senior, also had offers from Maryland and Virginia, but he said the offer was rescinded by Maryland before his...
  • Mainland, Seminole grads go in 5th round of NFL Draft

    Mainland, Seminole grads go in 5th round of NFL Draft
    Two former area high-school football players were selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Tennessee State offensive guard Kadeem Edwards, a former Seminole standout, was taken with the 143rd overall selection by the Tampa Bay...
  • Big Ten schools reportedly set to get big raise in 2017-18

    Big Ten schools reportedly set to get big raise in 2017-18
      Big Ten schools are reportedly set to make more than $40 million in 2017-18, that according to information provided to the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal-Courier. The document, obtained by the newspaper through an open records request to Purdue University,...
  • Indiana ranked No. 88, Hoosiers need to bolster defense to succeed in Big Ten

    Indiana ranked No. 88, Hoosiers need to bolster defense to succeed in Big Ten
    The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
  • Chicago college sports bar guide

    Chicago college sports bar guide
    http://chicago.metromix.com/venues/mmxchi-red-ivy-venue Looking for a local bar to cheer for your alma mater? This guide will help you zero in on where to stake out some space on college basketball gamedays. Bar owners and alumni groups: Don't see...
  • UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage

    UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage
    NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
  • NCAA Women's Tourney Overview: Can Anybody Knock Off UConn?

    Like most selection days in NCAA women's basketball, the focus from around the country was fixed on Storrs. Unbeaten UConn, the No. 1 team in the country, will begin its title defense at home before journeying to Lincoln, Neb. Around the country,...
  • College Update: Arboleda helps Bruins to seventh at Pac-12 Finals

    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Anton Arboleda (La Cañada High, 2010) UCLA golf senior: The Bruins took seventh at the Pacific-12 championships at the Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz. on Sunday afternoon....