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  1. Former Purdue captain challenges President Obama to shooting contest in local political Super Bowl ad (VIDEO)

    Feb 3, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Former Purdue basketball captain Curt Clawson is challenging President Obama to a shooting contest in a new commercial that ran locally during the Super Bowl. Clawson, a member of Purdue’s basketball team under Gene Keady from 1981-84 and a captain on Purdue’s 1984 Big Ten Championship team, is a Republican candidate for the Florida House…

  2. Purdue forward Donnie Hale transfers to Division II Bellarmine

    Sep 27, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

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    Turns out that even with practices beginning today, there’s still some room for player movement to take place. On Friday Purdue announced that redshirt sophomore forward Donnie Hale has decided to transfer. A native of New Albany, Ind., Hale averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 2012-13. Hale started eight of the 32…

  3. Addition of 2014 center Steve McElvene gives Dayton needed size

    Sep 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    With just three players taller than 6-6 who have eligibility past the 2013-14 season on the roster, the Dayton Flyers could use some additional size in its 2014 recruiting class. And that’s exactly what head coach Archie Miller has gained, as 6-11 center Steve McElvene announced his decision to verbally commit to the Atlantic 10…

  4. Michigan State’s Branden Dawson denies that he punched Purdue’s Travis Carroll

    Jan 9, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

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    Branden Dawson a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds in Michigan State’s win over Purdue on Saturday, but his stat line wasn’t the focus of the conversation after the game. Instead, the conversation has centered around this, video footage that some believe shows Dawson getting in a physical altercation with Purdue’s Travis Carroll and throwing…

  5. Deshaun Thomas, No. 15 Ohio State bounce back after loss to Illinois, beat Purdue

    Jan 9, 2013, 12:04 AM EDT

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    Behind 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting from Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State bounced back from a loss over the weekend to beat Purdue on the road, 74-64, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. After a 19-point loss at the hands of No. 11 Illinois on Saturday, the Buckeyes came out Tuesday with more energy, outrebounding…

  6. Despite being drafted into NBA, former Purdue forward Robbie Hummel headed to Spain

    Aug 9, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT


    Former Purdue forward Robbie Hummel has decided to take his professional career overseas, signing with El Obradoiro of Spain’s top professional league, the Lafayette Courier Journal is reporting. Hummel had been drafted 58th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2012 NBA Draft, but worked out an agreement that allows him to go to Europe.…

  7. Purdue’s DJ Byrd working back from stress fracture in foot

    Jun 26, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

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    DJ Byrd is taxed with being one of just two seniors on Matt Painter’s 2012-13 Boilermaker team, so the earlier he can return from injury, the better. The 6-5, 234-pound Indiana native has been sidelined with a mild stress fracture in his foot for the past two weeks, but he could return soon. “We were…

  8. Can Thomas Robinson get a win over Purdue for his birthday?

    Mar 18, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    What were you hoping to get for your birthday this year? Was a berth in the Sweet 16 on your list? It will be for Thomas Robinson, whose Kansas Jayhawks take on tenth-seeded Purdue on Sunday, one day after Robinson celebrated his 21st birthday. “My pillow. My bed. A few texts, that’s it,” Robinson told…

  9. College hoops storylines to watch this season

    Nov 8, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    OK, enough chatter. The 2010-11 college hoops season is finally here. Well, maybe a little more chatter. How about the storylines to follow this season? Call it your last-second primer. Is everyone really chasing Duke?That’s the general consensus. The AP, coaches, most every writer and even the fine folks at Basketball Prospectus expect the Blue…

  10. Overstating Hummel's loss? No way

    Oct 23, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

    What to do with Purdue? No one seems to know. Robbie Hummel’s season-ending injury created a dilemma for anyone dumb enough (like me) doing a preseason Top 25. It’s hard enough to rank teams without seeing them play any games. It’s harder still when a team loses its best all-around player and shooter. Purdue’s adjusting,…

  11. Hummel plans on playing next season

    Oct 19, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    Robbie Hummel’s college career isn’t over yet. His dad, Glenn, told the Indianapolis Star that the 6-8 forward will return to Purdue for the 2011-12 season. Hummel, who on Saturday tore the ACL in his right knee for the second time in eight months, will apply for a medical redshirt season and most likely apply…

  12. Everyone's bummed about Hummel's injury

    Oct 16, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT

    Purdue players, coaches and fans aren’t the only ones bummed about Robbie Hummel’s season-ending injury. Big Ten coaches feel the same way. AP “When I heard it this morning, it brought tears to my eyes,” Minnesota coach Tubby Smith told ESPN’s Andy Katz. “He tore up his knee here last year. He’s such a sweet…

  13. Purdue's Hummel tears ACL again, is out for season

    Oct 16, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    Robbie Hummel’s knee didn’t even last one practice. Brent Drinkut/AP Purdue’s senior forward – who tore the ACL in his right knee last February – re-injured his knee Saturday during the team’s first practice of the season. He’ll miss the entire season. “This is obviously disappointing for Robbie, as well as our team, since he…

  14. No. 26: Purdue Boilermakers

    Oct 13, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

    NOTE: This post has been updated since Robbie Hummel’s injury. 2009-10 record: 29-6 (14-4), tied for first in Big TenLost to Duke in Sweet 16Coach: Matt Painter 112-56, 5years (137-61 overall)Last NCAA miss: 20062010-11 roster [click here]2010-11 schedule [click here] The good: E’Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson are there for experience, cohesion and ability. Moore’s…

  15. Hummel 'moving pretty good' on healthy knee

    Oct 2, 2010, 9:34 PM EDT

    It’s the last go-round for Purdue’s big three of E’Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson and Robbie Hummel. They’ve been the core of Matt Painter’s team the last three seasons, winning an average of 27 games a year and snagging a share of last season’s Big Ten title. Expect the Boilermakers to be a Top 10 mainstay…

  16. More attention needed for Purdue's Moore?

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT

    Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images Finding the nation’s most underrated college basketball player would be an impossible task. Is it a role player? An unsung starter? The star who’s been around forever and gets taken for granted? The last player’s a different kind of underrated. Perhaps a guy like Purdue’s E’Twaun Moore. Gary Parrish explains:…

  17. Indiana should've done this years ago …

    Aug 16, 2010, 8:16 PM EDT

      It took 41 years, but the Hoosier Classic is back. Only it’s now called the Crossroads Classic. Whatever. The important thing is Indiana’s hoops powers – Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue – will play each other. It’s Purdue vs. Butler and Notre Dame vs. Indiana in 2011, and Indiana vs. Butler and Purdue…

  18. Returning minutes, and the caveat

    Jul 22, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    Big fan of returning minutes. Huge. So big I probably give too much weight to teams in my preseason Top 25s from the last two Aprils. A prime example? Ranking Michigan and Minnesota entering the 2009-10 season because both returned a ton of minutes from the previous season. That didn’t really work out. Al Goldis/AP…

  19. What Big Ten divisions might look like

    Jun 17, 2010, 12:44 AM EDT

    Like the Pac-10, the Big Ten is weighing several issues by expanding to 12 teams. Yes, a new name is one. More pressing are scheduling and division alignments. The conference athletic directors meet in about six weeks, which means we could have six weeks of chatter and arguments regarding divisions. And that’s a scary thought.…

  20. Early odds to win 2011 NCAA tournament

    May 25, 2010, 2:44 AM EDT

    The early odds for the 2011 NCAA tournament champion favor – as expected – Duke, Michigan State and Purdue, the three teams atop most way too early Top 25s. According to, the Devils are the team to beat (6-1), while the Spartans (10-1) and Boilermakers (12-1) are right behind. Behind those three are four…