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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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  • Postseason questions already aplenty for Northwestern

    There's a time for deep thinking – and a time when it's better to be a dummy. Or to simplify, in football parlance. The deep thoughts will come at the end of this miserable Northwestern season, a campaign marked by the Wildcats' incredible...
  • Witnesses recall Northwestern's 1995 upset of Notre Dame

     Witnesses recall Northwestern's 1995 upset of Notre Dame
    Sept. 2, 1995, is the day Northwestern stopped being Northworstern. It's when the Mildcats became the Wildcats. It's when coach Gary Barnett's "Expect Victory" mantra stopped eliciting chuckles. Unlikely doesn't begin to describe what happened at...
  • Ranking the Big Ten basketball arenas

    The challenge of ranking college basketball venues is this: They're always changing. And, no, we're not talking about adding a Dippin' Dots station. Think of it like the scene from "Sideways" when Maya speaks of her love of vino: "I like how wine...
  • Big Ten basketball preview: Teams at a glance

    Big Ten basketball preview: Teams at a glance
    In Shannon Ryan's predicted order of finish. Wisconsin 2013-14 record: 30-8, 12-6 Big Ten (T-2nd). Big Ten tournament: Lost to Michigan State in the semifinals. NCAA tournament: Lost to Kentucky in the Final Four. Key players: Center Frank...
  • Wisconsin coach rooting for Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah

     Wisconsin coach rooting for Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah
    Nebraska and Wisconsin will play Saturday for the Freedom Trophy, a fancy new hunk of metal that features a giant American flag. The trophy's nice and all, but here's what would make the game truly special — Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah....
  • Why your favorite Big Ten team will be relevant this hoops season

    Why your favorite Big Ten team will be relevant this hoops season
    In recent years, Big Ten basketball has surpassed Big Ten football in terms of depth and national relevance. That trend continues this season as the league boasts a national title contender in Wisconsin. It's anybody's guess where everyone else will...
  • Illini expecting boost from return of QB Wes Lunt

    CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois coach Tim Beckman is equating the fourth quarter of games to the team’s fourth quarter of the season. In this last stretch of do-or-die games, the Illini (4-5, 1-4 Big Ten) must give a last-ditch, everything-they-have effort....
  • Terps nearly a two-touchdown underdog against Michigan State

    Maryland will enter Saturday’s game against No. 12 Michigan State as a sizable underdog. The Spartans (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) are favored by 12.5 points, according to ESPN.com. Led by junior quarterback Connor Cook, Michigan State won six straight...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Presbyterian (5-4) at No. 11 Mississippi (7-2) 9 a.m., SEC Network...