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Hoosiers defeat Rutgers

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON — Despite a rough shooting night, the Hoosiers were able to defeat Rutgers on Sunday with a final score of 76-57 at Assembly Hall. A strong performance on the defensive side of the ball propelled the Hoosiers to victory. OG Anunoby showed why he is an elite defender by […]

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Purdue beats Wisconsin, moves to top of Big Ten

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The storylines were perfectly set for Wisconsin as they set to tip against Purdue Sunday afternoon in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers just learned that Northwestern defeated Nebraska to make the Badgers the lone remaining undefeated Big Ten team in conference play. The last win for […]

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Hoosiers get back on track against Illinois

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON — After a disappointing start to the conference season, the Hoosiers put together a bounce-back win over Illinois at Assembly Hall on Saturday night.  It snapped Indiana’s three-game losing streak. IU started the game with a 15-0 run and that boosted their confidence as they eventually took down the […]

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Smith: Pacers “Big Three” gives the team a bright future

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  Back in 2007, the Boston Celtics put together a team that included “The Big Three.”  Ever since that team won an NBA Championship, that phrase has been used more and more around the league. The Indiana Pacers may have found their version of the big three, with […]

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Candy striped crowd. Photo by Keith Carrell.

Purdue beats Wisconsin, moves to top of Big Ten

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The storylines were perfectly set for Wisconsin as they set to tip against Purdue Sunday afternoon in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers just learned that Northwestern defeated Nebraska to make the Badgers the lone remaining undefeated Big Ten team in conference play. The last win for […]

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Minnesota upsets Purdue

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Contributor  WEST LAFAYETTE –Minnesota netted a deserved win against 15th-ranked Purdue in Mackey Arena on New Year’s Day, using overtime to propel themselves to a 91-82 victory. The unranked Gophers came out of the gates humming nailing each of their first eight field goal attempts and quickly put Purdue into an […]

Guard play led the Boilers to victory in their Big Ten opener.
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Purdue routs Iowa in Big Ten Opener

BY KEITH CARRELL ISL Contributor WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue backcourt’s quick start led the Boilermakers to handily defeat Iowa 89-67 in the Big Ten opener for both squads Wednesday night. Carsen Edwards had been struggling from the field since he was inserted into the starting lineup, but scored the game’s first eight points in his […]

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The Pacers are in good hands with the trio of Turner, Teague, and George. 
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Smith: Pacers “Big Three” gives the team a bright future

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  Back in 2007, the Boston Celtics put together a team that included “The Big Three.”  Ever since that team won an NBA Championship, that phrase has been used more and more around the league. The Indiana Pacers may have found their version of the big three, with […]

Myles Turner had 23 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Orlando.
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Pacers beat Vogel’s Magic for 2nd straight win

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  Frank Vogel returned to Indianapolis for the second time since taking over for the Orlando Magic. And for the second time, the Pacers defeated their former head coach.  Much like the first meeting, this game was never really in doubt, as the Pacers won by a final […]

Jeff Teague had a career-high 17 assists in the win over Chicago.
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Pacers snap four-game losing streak

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  There’s no place like home. After a frustrating four-game losing streak, including a close loss in Chicago on Monday, the Pacers took care of business on Friday night, defeating the Chicago Bulls 111-101 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The one constant in an inconsistent season has been winning […]

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Hoosiers defeat Rutgers

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON — Despite a rough shooting night, the Hoosiers were able to defeat Rutgers on Sunday with a final score of 76-57 at Assembly Hall. A strong performance on the defensive side of the ball propelled the Hoosiers to victory. OG Anunoby showed why he is an elite defender by […]

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Hoosiers get back on track against Illinois

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON — After a disappointing start to the conference season, the Hoosiers put together a bounce-back win over Illinois at Assembly Hall on Saturday night.  It snapped Indiana’s three-game losing streak. IU started the game with a 15-0 run and that boosted their confidence as they eventually took down the […]

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Hoosiers searching for answers after third straight loss

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  BLOOMINGTON —  It’s been a rough seven days for the Indiana Hoosiers.  They lost their third straight game on Tuesday night, falling to the Wisconsin Badgers 75-68 in front of a surprisingly quiet Assembly Hall crowd.  They’ve now started conference play 0-2, and have yet to play a conference […]

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Brunt: Why Arsenal Tech’s fight hits home for this inner-city product

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor I remember being part of an inner-city football team with something to prove. The 1990 and 1991 Omaha North Vikings went out with a collective chip on our shoulders. We worked hard, won games and did it the right way. Many of us were black kids from middle-to-low-income households near […]

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Brunt: West Virginia’s Huggins rips team after loss to Purdue

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Bob Huggins had me annoyed on Saturday. I was covering the Purdue-West Virginia game as a freelancer for The Associated Press and my deadline was approaching. West Virginia’s legendary coach was nowhere to be found after his team’s brutal 79-52 loss to the Boilermakers. (Here’s the […]

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Indianapolis, prepare for a Nebraska invasion

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Note: The writer is an Omaha native and former Omaha World-Herald reporter who now lives in Indianapolis and will cover the Big Ten title game for Indy Sports Legends and the Sports XChange/Reuters. INDIANAPOLIS — People of our fair city, brace yourselves. The impending invasion from the Red Army of the Plains is […]

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Is Michigan’s Denard Robinson the best running QB in college history?

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Watching Denard Robinson run is a thing of beauty. The Michigan quarterback set the NCAA record for yards rushing by a quarterback in a single season in 2010, and he’s nearing former West Virginia quarterback Pat White’s record for career yards rushing by a quarterback. But how great is he? A strong […]

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Cliff Brunt: Purdue football coach Danny Hope must win now

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Hope probably could make as much money selling cars as he does coaching football. The fiery leader can find something positive in the most dismal performance. He’s had to be that way: Purdue has struggled on the field during his three-year tenure, and the injury bug has been awfully busy […]

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40 reasons Christina’s 40th should be celebrated

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder I am sorry this is so long, but when you figure out what I’m doing, you will understand. For Christina’s 40th birthday (June 26), I’ve highlighted 40 instances in the 23-plus years I’ve known her where she sacrificed, made someone happy, helped someone or motivated someone else to serve or […]

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ISL ranks the top 10 Purdue running backs ever

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Over the years, running backs often have been overlooked at Purdue, barely visible beneath the gigantic shadows of the school’s big-name passers. Not on this page. With input from our staff and outside experts, Indy Sports Legends offers a countdown of the top 10 Boilermaker ballcarriers ever. It is a […]

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Brunt: What I’ve learned since my Associated Press job was eliminated

Founder’s note: After being laid off in 2012, I was re-hired by The Associated Press in Jan. 2014 as a sports writer in Oklahoma City. As a result, I’ll add an 11th thing to this list: Never burn bridges. I faithfully worked as a freelancer for The AP during the layoff and kept in touch […]

Tim Stratton won the Mackey Award in 2000 as the nation's best tight end. Photo from Purdue Athletics Communications.

ISL countdown: Top 10 all-time Purdue receivers

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor For years, Purdue has been known as the Cradle of Quarterbacks. It’s perhaps the title Purdue football fans are most proud of, along with 1967 Rose Bowl champions and 2000 Big Ten champions. But for every Drew Brees, Len Dawson, Mike Phipps, Bob Griese, Gary Danielson, Bob DeMoss, Curtis Painter, […]

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