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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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  • 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...
  • Big Ten tournament: Ohio State, Penn State advance to next round

    Big Ten tournament: Ohio State, Penn State advance to next round
    D'Angelo Russell scored 23 points, Shannon Scott had 21 and Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-73 in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night. Russell also had five rebounds and four assists as the sixth-seeded Buckeyes (23-9) bounced back from Sunday's 72-48...
  • 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,...
  • Purdue's late run puts away Penn State, sends it to Big Ten semifinals

    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...
  • 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 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...
  • Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin

    Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin
    Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Michigan 71-60 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday. Dekker and Kaminsky, the Big Ten player of the year, combined to score all their team's...
  • Purdue stops Penn State's Big Ten run with 64-59 win

    Purdue stops Penn State's Big Ten run with 64-59 win
    CHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Hammons scored 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and rugged Purdue wore down Penn State in the second half of a 64-59 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday. Rapheal Davis made three 3-pointers as Purdue advanced to the...