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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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  • Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition

    Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition
    Remember former football coaches Ara Parseghian and Dan Devine? Both won national championships at Notre Dame, but Parseghian was beloved and Devine was vilified. In the era of Ara, which lasted from 1964-74, the Irish won two national championships....
  • Elgin product Arie Williams plays in second straight NCAA tourney

    Former Elgin Maroons star Arie Williams went to Barry University only after Tampa withdrew its scholarship offer. Two years later, however, it's apparent the 3-point ace and former Courier-News Player of the Year caught a break after he helped the...
  • Ahead of her time: Before the late Betty Mullen Brey was the mother of Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey, she was an Olympic swimmer from Lehighton

    Ahead of her time: Before the late Betty Mullen Brey was the mother of Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey, she was an Olympic swimmer from Lehighton
    Editor's note: In 1948, Betty Mullen was a 15-year-old Weissport resident who qualified for the Olympic swimming trails. Although she didn't qualify for the team that competed that year in London, Mullen eventually set world records and competed in the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...