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Calinger: McMahon risks making WWE irrelevant by ignoring fans

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent The last week has not been kind to Vince McMahon. On Monday night, he was forced to postpone a live card due to a blizzard in the Northeast, and the day before, he saw so many fans cancel their WWE Network subscriptions in disgust over the Royal Rumble match that […]

Rapheal Davis, 35, shoots against Indiana's Robert Johnson. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

Crowd carries Purdue over Indiana

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Beat Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Boilermakers truly had a sixth man on the court against their fiercest rival Indiana on Wednesday night. Of course, this is metaphorically speaking to the capacity crowd of 14,846 standing loyal behind the Boilermakers throughout the night. With the home crowd […]

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Hoosiers fall to rival Purdue

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As former Hoosier Will Sheehey put it recently, playing Indiana is “Purdue’s Super Bowl.”  They acted like it on Wednesday night.  The fans created an electric atmosphere, the players played inspired basketball, and the Hoosiers struggled from the word “go.” Purdue opened the game on a […]

David West had 11 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a loss to the Raptors.
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Losses piling up for the Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — This has been a season of streaks for the Indiana Pacers. They started 1-6, then went 6-3, 1-10, 7-4, and now 1-8. Add those numbers up, and you get a record of 16-31.  The two stretches of good basketball have been overshadowed by the longer stretches of poor […]

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Rapheal Davis, 35, shoots against Indiana's Robert Johnson. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

Crowd carries Purdue over Indiana

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Beat Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Boilermakers truly had a sixth man on the court against their fiercest rival Indiana on Wednesday night. Of course, this is metaphorically speaking to the capacity crowd of 14,846 standing loyal behind the Boilermakers throughout the night. With the home crowd […]

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Davis scores 24 as Purdue downs No. 25 Iowa

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Saturday’s home game against the Iowa Hawkeyes was not necessarily a must win for the Purdue Boilermakers. However, with the events that occurred throughout the game, it quickly became a “you’d better win” kind of game. Win is what the Boilermakers did, by defeating the No. 25 Hawkeyes […]

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Purdue drops second consecutive Big Ten game

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers have not lacked fight in their first four games of the Big Ten season. After come from behind victories against Minnesota and Michigan, the Boilermakers have dropped consecutive close games _ to No. 4 Wisconsin on Jan. 7 and to No. 9 Maryland on Saturday […]

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Boilermakers suffer first Big Ten loss

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers suffered their first conference loss of the season on Wednesday night when they traveled to No. 4 Wisconsin. The Badgers pulled away late in the game to win 62-55. Throughout the game, the Boilermakers kept pace with the Badgers and even led at a few […]

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Purdue moves to 2-0 in Big Ten with win over Michigan

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since the 2011-12 season following a 64-51 victory over the Michigan Wolverines at Mackey Arena on Saturday afternoon. After struggling through the first half, and Spike Albrecht of Michigan draining three […]

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David West had 11 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a loss to the Raptors.
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Losses piling up for the Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — This has been a season of streaks for the Indiana Pacers. They started 1-6, then went 6-3, 1-10, 7-4, and now 1-8. Add those numbers up, and you get a record of 16-31.  The two stretches of good basketball have been overshadowed by the longer stretches of poor […]

Damjan Rudez scored 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench on Friday night.
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Pacers drop another close game

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers lost 26 games all of last season.  At the halfway point of this season, they have already matched that total. Injuries and close losses have plagued this season, and Friday was no exception.  Andre Drummond made a tip-in with 0.3 seconds left, giving the Detroit […]

C.J. Miles led the second unit with 17 points in the Pacers win over Boston.
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Pacers beat Celtics in overtime- Second unit stays hot

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The first home game after a Western road trip is always a tough challenge. The Pacers met the challenge, winning in overtime over the Boston Celtics 107-103 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It was their first overtime win of the season in three tries. It wasn’t just cold outside […]

George Hill slams home a highlight reel dunk in the win over Miami.
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Pacers end 2014 with a victory over Miami

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — A lot has changed since last season for both the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. Both rosters look quite different from the rosters that took center stage in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals match-up. Nevertheless, the intensity of the games between these two clubs is still high.  […]

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Pacers comeback falls just short

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers have made a habit of coming back from large deficits this season. Unfortunately, they have still fallen short in many of those games.  That was the case once again tonight, and this one probably stung the most.  After going on a 21-2 run in the 4th […]

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Hoosiers fall to rival Purdue

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As former Hoosier Will Sheehey put it recently, playing Indiana is “Purdue’s Super Bowl.”  They acted like it on Wednesday night.  The fans created an electric atmosphere, the players played inspired basketball, and the Hoosiers struggled from the word “go.” Purdue opened the game on a […]

The Hoosiers knocked off another ranked opponent Thursday night, improving to 5-1 in conference play.
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Hoosiers top Maryland, improve to 5-1 in Big Ten

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Can Indiana play without a big man?  Will this team even make the N.I.T.?  Will Coach Crean lose his job? These were the questions many fans were asking about the Indiana Hoosiers earlier this season. They haven’t won anything yet, and there’s still a long way to go. But three […]

Tom Crean and the Hoosiers are off to a 2-1 start in conference play.
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Smith: It’s time to get off Tom Crean’s back

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Having a history of winning in a program can sometimes be a blessing and a curse.  At times, the expectations of fans can become a little unrealistic based on the past. The Indiana Hoosiers’ fan base is large, loyal, and passionate. But is the Hoosier faithful expecting too much from […]

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Hoosiers avoid letdown- defeat New Orleans by 20

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — The Hoosiers were coming off a big win on Saturday. They have another big game this coming Saturday. Thus, the proverbial “trap game” was in play tonight against New Orleans.  Instead of a letdown effort, the Hoosiers put together a balanced attack, defeating the Privateers 79-59 at Assembly […]

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