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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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  • Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process

    Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process
    INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning. This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving. "So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce

    Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce
    With inevitability staring Illinois in the face Thursday at the United Center, Michigan led by 19 early in the second half when something happened that encapsulated the plight of the Illini. Coach John Groce implored his team to apply a full-court press,...
  • On The Air Friday

    AUTO RACING 3 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Campingworld.com 500, practice. FS1 4:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series: Phoenix, practice. FS1 12:30 a.m. (Saturday): Formula One, Australian Grand Prix, practice. NBCSP 2 a.m. (Saturday): Formula One,...
  • Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan

    Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan
    Illinois came into the Big Ten Tournament on the bubble and may have tumbled off it on Thursday. The Illini rallied from one big deficit, but couldn't repeat the feat and lost 73-55 to Michigan in a second-round game at the United Center. Now comes...
  • Penn State upsets Iowa in Big Ten Tournament

    Penn State upsets Iowa in Big Ten Tournament
    CHICAGO - The sleepy United Center turned into a premature slumberland Thursday for the Iowa men's basketball team. The fifth-seeded Hawkeyes (21-11) blew an 11-point second-half lead and fizzled out of the Big Ten Tournament with a 67-58 loss to 13th-...
  • 5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament

    5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament
    A lifelong couch potato isn't going to start running marathons. A corporate workaholic isn't going to take a year-long sabbatical through the Himalayas. Likewise in basketball, at this point of the year, teams aren't changing. "When you're in March,"...