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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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  • Big Ten Conference championship could affect Terps' bowl destination

    Big Ten Conference championship could affect Terps' bowl destination
    Rick Catlett has been asked the same question this week: Which teams are going to play in your bowl game? Catlett, president and CEO of the TaxSlayer Bowl, has responded the same way each time. "I've told them I absolutely have no clue," said Catlett,...
  • Maine South grad Dave Butz reflects on College Football Hall of Fame career

    Maine South grad Dave Butz reflects on College Football Hall of Fame career
    Dave Butz, a 1969 Maine South graduate, is scheduled to be elected into the College Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 9 during an awards dinner in New York City. He excelled in football, basketball and track and field at Maine South. Butz said he had 132...
  • Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour

    Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour
    NEW YORK — Joe Paterno, who worked as an usher at the old Ebbets Field, once joked that he never had much use for baseball after the Dodgers left Brooklyn. Still, Penn State's new athletic director called it "fitting" that the football team would...
  • Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition

    Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition
    Penn State's latest graduation-success rate for football was 87 percent, tied for the second-highest rate in school history. The NCAA released its annual report of graduation success rates Wednesday, with Penn State's sports teams achieving an overall...
  • College football: What to watch Saturday on TV

    College football: What to watch Saturday on TV
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Duke (6-1) at Pittsburgh (4-4) 9 a.m., ESPNU Duke is already bowl eligible in...
  • Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays

     Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays
    Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game. But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
  • Abdullah injured in 35-14 Nebraska win

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Playing most of the game without senior running back Ameer Abdullah, No. 15 Nebraska sputtered on offense but still managed a 35-14 victory against Purdue on Saturday before 91,107 fans at Memorial Stadium. Abdullah, who entered the...
  • Oregon's Marcus Mariota leads Heisman Trophy race

    Oregon's Marcus Mariota leads Heisman Trophy race
    Can anyone bump Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota from the lead in the Heisman race? Take a closer look at this week’s top candidates for college football’s biggest prize: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon The Buzz: Mariota clearly is the...
  • Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Against-the-spread picks are a 50-50 proposition, yet I've had one winning week out of 10. Clearly the time has come to, as Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald would say, "embrace the suck." By the way, that does not mean embrace being terrible. It's...
  • Wisconsin runs over Purdue, 34-16

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Big Ten Conference's most prolific rushing offense proved Saturday that it has more in its arsenal than running back Melvin Gordon. No. 25 Wisconsin took complete advantage of a Purdue defense aligned to deny Gordon, and...