Ryan Cline handles the ball late in the game. On the possession, P.J. Thompson missed a three. -photo by Keith Carrell

#3 Purdue Steamrolls Wisconsin

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Time is a precious commodity, whether talking about life, basketball, or even how long it takes for Joey Chestnut to scarf down a bunch of hotdogs. Time was not on Wisconsin’s side Tuesday night in a runaway, 78-50, loss to Purdue. 12:23, that’s nearly […]

Robert Phinisee continues to put up big-time numbers in his senior season.
(Photo by 247Sports)

Smith: Hoosier nation is going to love Robert Phinisee

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  CRAWFORDSVILLE —  The Indiana Hoosiers have a very strong recruiting class gearing up for next season.  One of the players that will be arriving in Bloomington this fall is McCutcheon point guard Robert Phinisee.  After one look at Phinisee up close, I can say with absolute confidence:  Indiana is […]

Hoosiers dominate Northwestern, improve to 4-2 in conference

By CALEB LYNN (@cjlynn016) ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON —  Despite struggling on the offensive end in the first half, the Indiana Hoosiers used defense and a strong second half to dominate Northwestern by a score of 66-46 at Assembly Hall.  Indiana improved to 4-2 in conference play, as they continue to make progress in the Archie […]

Victor Oladipo scored 19 points in the win over Cleveland Friday night. 
(Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment)

Pacers beat the Cavs again in another thriller

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  By now, you’d think Pacer fans would stop writing their team off after a slow start. The Pacers have had numerous comebacks this season, and on Friday night, they did it again. After getting manhandled 34-12 in the first quarter, the Pacers came back to defeat LeBron […]

Purdue

Ryan Cline handles the ball late in the game. On the possession, P.J. Thompson missed a three. -photo by Keith Carrell

#3 Purdue Steamrolls Wisconsin

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Time is a precious commodity, whether talking about life, basketball, or even how long it takes for Joey Chestnut to scarf down a bunch of hotdogs. Time was not on Wisconsin’s side Tuesday night in a runaway, 78-50, loss to Purdue. 12:23, that’s nearly […]

Purdue advances the ball over the timeline as they attempt to break the press. Dakota Mathias is being double-teamed and Purdue turned the ball over. -photo by Keith Carrell

Purdue Defeats Nebraska for Eleventh Straight Victory

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue used an early surge to build a cushion against Nebraska and both squads struggled offensively down the stretch as the Boilermakers secured their eleventh straight victory defeating the Cornhuskers 74-62 Saturday afternoon. The win put an end to Nebraska’s four game winning streak […]

Steve Scheffler, former Purdue player, was honored during the game and spoke to the crowd at halftime. -photo by Keith Carrell

Purdue Extends Win Streak to Ten with Win Over Rutgers

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue scouted Rutgers well and exploited their strengths in an 82-51 victory Wednesday night at Mackey Arena in front of a near sellout crowd. The victory was Purdue’s tenth in a row and advanced the Boilermakers to a 3-0 start in Big Ten action […]

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Victor Oladipo scored 19 points in the win over Cleveland Friday night. 
(Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment)

Pacers beat the Cavs again in another thriller

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  By now, you’d think Pacer fans would stop writing their team off after a slow start. The Pacers have had numerous comebacks this season, and on Friday night, they did it again. After getting manhandled 34-12 in the first quarter, the Pacers came back to defeat LeBron […]

Lance Stephenson rises for a shot.
(Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment)

Assessing the Pacers (21-20) at the halfway point

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  41 games down. 41 to go. The Indiana Pacers have reached the halfway point of the season and have a very respectable 21-20 record.  Considering most outlets had them winning around 30 games for the season, it’s safe to say the Pacers have exceeded expectations. Let’s take […]

Oladipo scored 15 points in the Pacers win over Milwaukee.
(Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment)

Another balanced attack, another Pacers win

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS —  For the second straight game, the Indiana Pacers blew their opponent out of the gym by halftime. On Saturday night, they led 64-37 at the break.  On Monday night, they led 64-38. In the end, it was a 109-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Bankers Life […]

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Indiana

Robert Phinisee continues to put up big-time numbers in his senior season.
(Photo by 247Sports)

Smith: Hoosier nation is going to love Robert Phinisee

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  CRAWFORDSVILLE —  The Indiana Hoosiers have a very strong recruiting class gearing up for next season.  One of the players that will be arriving in Bloomington this fall is McCutcheon point guard Robert Phinisee.  After one look at Phinisee up close, I can say with absolute confidence:  Indiana is […]

Hoosiers dominate Northwestern, improve to 4-2 in conference

By CALEB LYNN (@cjlynn016) ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON —  Despite struggling on the offensive end in the first half, the Indiana Hoosiers used defense and a strong second half to dominate Northwestern by a score of 66-46 at Assembly Hall.  Indiana improved to 4-2 in conference play, as they continue to make progress in the Archie […]

Juwan Morgan had 16 points in the win over YSU.
(Photo by IDS)

Hoosiers win in final non-conference game

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON —  Indiana University came up with the win on Friday night at home by a score of 79-51 over Youngstown State.  This win could boost their confidence as they head into the remainder of the Big Ten season. The Hoosiers came out sloppy in the first half, shooting under […]

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ISL Classics

Cliff Brunt, ISL Founder

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 […]

Cliff Brunt, ISL Founder

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 […]

Cliff Brunt, ISL Founder

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 […]

Former Purdue coach Joe Tiller. From Purdue Athetics Communications.

ISL’s Q and A: Former Purdue football coach Joe Tiller

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Indy Sports Legends editor Cliff Brunt interviewed former Purdue football coach Joe Tiller by telephone this past Thursday while Tiller was home in Wyoming. Tiller, 69, is the winningest coach in Purdue history and led the Boilermakers to the Rose Bowl after the 2000 season. Here are the best comments from the 35-minute conversation. Q: What […]

Danny Hope calls a timeout against Marshall.

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 […]

Former Purdue coach Joe Tiller. From Purdue Athetics Communications.

Retired ex-Purdue football coach Tiller still thinks about comeback

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Every once in a while, retired ex-Purdue football coach Joe Tiller still gets the itch to return to the sidelines. Then, he thinks about Sunday through Friday. “There were times this year when I thought about tossing my name in the hat, but it’s an all-encompassing job,” the 69-year-old Tiller […]

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Countdowns

Christina with the kids.

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 […]

Mike Alstott. From Purdue Athletics.

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 site. With input from our staff and outside experts, Indy Sports Legends offers a countdown of the top 10 Boilermaker ballcarriers ever. It is a […]

Cliff Brunt, ISL Founder

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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