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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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  • Don't wait for Hokies to pick coach-in-waiting

    Virginia Tech has more than doubled Bud Foster's salary in the last five years. Earlier this month the school upped the ante with a five-year annuity. Absent the deed to Lane Stadium and free calzones for life at The Cellar, about the only bait left...
  • VCU point guard Rodriguez channels coach, leads Rams to Final Four

    Joey Rodriguez, VCU's senior point guard and resident basketball savant, thought the Rams should change defenses this season. "Before this year started, I was telling Coach Smart, 'Hey Coach, we don't need to press as much. Did you see Butler and how...
  • 11th-seeded VCU eliminates Purdue

    11th-seeded VCU eliminates Purdue
    When Purdue coach Matt Painter watched tape of VCU, he saw two different teams. There was the group that went 3-5 in February and was deemed unworthy of an NCAA tournament bid by most bracketologists. And there was the one that eviscerated Purdue's...
  • Rams go "from stepchild to darling" in NCAA tournament

    Rams go "from stepchild to darling" in NCAA tournament
    Strolling down Broad Street on Tuesday, Joey Rodriguez was startled when a man stopped his car in traffic, hopped out with a camera and asked Rodriguez to pose for a photo. This shortly after Rodriguez received a standing ovation from his VCU...
  • The Prospector: New Central Florida stars emerge in preseason games

    The Prospector: New Central Florida stars emerge in preseason games
    I love it on Florida Kickoff Classic nights when tons of kids come crawling out of the gridiron grass like cinch bugs disguised as college football prospects. They're all over the place. It leaves people like myself scrambling for a roster trying to...
  • Hoosiers prep for Thursday's game in NCAA tournament

    Hoosiers prep for Thursday's game in NCAA tournament
    The Indiana University men's basketball team is getting ready for the NCAA tournament.    The team is already in Portland, preparing for Thursday’s game against New Mexico State. The Hoosiers held a practice Tuesday at the University of...
  • Purdue dominates, the holds on late against Saint Mary's to get a second round NCAA Tournament victory.

    Purdue dominates, the holds on late against Saint Mary's to get a second round NCAA Tournament victory.
    OMAHA, NE - So much for their fancy passing, international flavor, and underdog status as a higher seed. In a town that screams blue collar values, Purdue mimicked it with a combination of steady defense and timely shooting.  It's why the tenth-seeded...
  • Purdue's Sweet Mission: Stop Thomas Robinson

    Purdue's Sweet Mission: Stop Thomas Robinson
    OMAHA, NE - Why make the obvious complicated. Tyshawn Taylor doesn't. "He's a beast," is the way the Kansas guard answered the simple question of why his teammate with the "0" on the front and the back of his jersey is one of the most productive forwards...
  • Late buckets help Kansas survive Purdue upset bid

    Late buckets help Kansas survive Purdue upset bid
    OMAHA, NE -Come up with whatever cleaver saying when it comes to the stature of a man. They all applied on a warm night in the upper midwest, where Purdue was putting the heat on yet another two-seed in this topsy turvy opening week of March Madness. ...
  • Purdue's Robbie Hummel wins Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

    Purdue's Robbie Hummel wins Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
    NEW ORLEANS - His years of work to help Purdue basketball and himself overcome injuries has made Robbie Hummel the best upperclassman in college basketball. This according to those awarding the Lowe's Senior Class Award, which Hummel was awarded Friday...
  • The Prospector For some talented players, college dream may come up short

    The Prospector  For some talented players, college dream may come up short
    This column can be written every year. In fact it is, usually. Except last year. I couldn't muster the energy. It's too depressing to write about all these great high school football players who lack the size to be great college football prospects. It'...