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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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  • Area grads are difference makers for NCAA-bound teams

    Getting stoked for the Big Dance, are you? Chill, fellow couch potatoes. Take a deep breath. Before the next few weeks of emotional highs and lows unfold I'd like to remind you what a good year it was for Northwest Indiana talent. I would be derelict...
  • Purdue jumps ahead at halftime, but Wisconsin pulls away

    CHICAGO — For 20 minutes, Purdue got the better of Wisconsin. For 30, the Boilermakers at least hung with the Badgers. The last 10 minutes of Saturday's Big Ten Tournament semifinal? Sixth-ranked Wisconsin hammered home why the Badgers are one of...
  • Does Indiana have to make NCAA field to save Tom Crean's job?

    Does Indiana have to make NCAA field to save Tom Crean's job?
    The team that got thumped knows exactly where it's headed and who will lead it. The team that did the thumping will return to the United Center on Friday for a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland. Beyond that, who knows where Indiana...
  • Purdue's late run puts away Penn State, sends it to Big Ten semifinals

    After losses to Gardner-Webb and North Florida in December, Purdue coach Matt Painter reminded his team about other games. "That's what I kept telling our guys when (they were) down and out," he said. "If you're not any good, how did you beat BYU? If...
  • Second-half surge lifts Purdue into Big Ten semifinals

    CHICAGO — Is Purdue heading back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012? Quite likely. The Boilermakers solidified their position with a 64-59 win over Penn State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday at the...
  • Michigan State recaptures some March magic in beating Ohio State

    Michigan State recaptures some March magic in beating Ohio State
    This is typically the time of year Michigan State peaks. As in previous seasons, the Spartans are heating up at the right time. And Friday night they held off Ohio State 76-67 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. "To win a game like that, not...
  • NCAA tournament bubble watch

    NCAA tournament bubble watch
    In just four days, teams learn their fates. Some already are sealed. Others can change during conference tournaments. And a few hinge on the downfall of other teams. Conference tourneys this week could be the make-or-break moments for college...
  • Wisconsin struggles early in 71-60 win over Michigan

    Wisconsin struggles early in 71-60 win over Michigan
    Wisconsin didn’t play like a 1-seed in the Big Ten tournament, let like alone a team worthy of the top seed in the NCAA bracket. The Badgers struggled to get by a height-deficient Michigan team that entered the game 16-15. But they eventually...
  • Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes crumble against Michigan

     Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes crumble against Michigan
    His eyes fixed to the floor and his chin nearly on his chest, Illinois guard Malcolm Hill glumly talked about feeling optimistic about postseason play. “We just have to keep our heads up and move on,” Hill said. His tone was as...
  • Illinois center Nnanna Egwu has come long way but journey isn't over

    Illinois center Nnanna Egwu has come long way but journey isn't over
    Immaculata Egwu only understood her towering son's future basketball promise when he had eight scholarship offers in hand. Her son Nnanna, who had grown to 6 feet 6 by eighth grade, had been told since he was a child that education was the route to...
  • Freshman Bryant McIntosh a natural floor leader for Northwestern

    Freshman Bryant McIntosh a natural floor leader for Northwestern
    For an article in the New Castle (Ind.) Courier-Times, a reporter covering the annual Steve Alford basketball camp asked 6-year-old Bryant McIntosh to name his favorite player. "Jimmy Chitwood," the boy answered. Chitwood was the hero who hit the...