The Hoosiers have won 23 straight games at Assembly Hall.
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Hoosiers keep rolling at home

By TIM MEYER ISL Contributor BLOOMINGTON — Although it may not have been pretty, the result was exactly what the Indiana Hoosiers were looking for on Sunday. Playing their fourth game in eight days, Indiana (7-1) was able to cruise to an easy 83-55 win over Southeast Missouri State at Assembly Hall. Playing their second […]

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Freshman Carsen Edwards leads Purdue past Morehead State in first career start

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — True freshman Carsen Edwards earned his first career start for Purdue and paced the Boilermakers with 16 points in a 90-56 win over Morehead State Saturday afternoon. The Boilermakers improved to 6-2 on the season with the win. Edwards started in place of Vincent Edwards, who […]

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Hoosiers top Cougars 83-60

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON —  With OG Anunoby out of action on Friday night, the Hoosiers second unit stepped up in Indiana’s 83-60 victory over SIUE at Assembly Hall. The Hoosier bench came out strong and outscored the Cougars second unit 34-12. Freshman De’Ron Davis came ready to play. He scored 14 points […]

Tom Crean's Hoosiers knocked off another top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.
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Hoosiers take down another top-ranked team

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON —  There’s been a common theme among Tom Crean’s Indiana teams over the years: the occasional embarrassing loss, but the ability to still knock off some of the big dogs of college basketball.  Thus far, the 2016-2017 Hoosiers have been no different.  An impressive win over #3 Kansas […]

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Freshman Carsen Edwards leads Purdue past Morehead State in first career start

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — True freshman Carsen Edwards earned his first career start for Purdue and paced the Boilermakers with 16 points in a 90-56 win over Morehead State Saturday afternoon. The Boilermakers improved to 6-2 on the season with the win. Edwards started in place of Vincent Edwards, who […]

Caleb Swanigan scored a career-high 27 points as Purdue closed the regular season with a win over Wisconsin. Photo by Jerome Lynch.

Purdue’s Swanigan steps up vs. NJIT

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue defeated the New Jersey Institute of Technology 79-68 in a lackluster performance Saturday afternoon. Damon Lynn sank eight threes en route to 33 points to keep the Highlanders within striking distance of the Boilermakers. Caleb Swanigan paced Purdue with his fifth double-double (22 points […]

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Purdue nearly knocks off defending champs in 79-76 loss to Villanova

By KEITH CARRELL (@BoilerColts) ISL Purdue Writer Self-inflicted wounds resulted in a failed attempt at upsetting the defending national champions Monday night in West Lafayette. A raucous, sold out Mackey Arena attempted to will the 15th ranked Boilermakers onto victory, but the 3rdranked Wildcats defeated the Boilermakers 79-76. Isaac Haas pulled Purdue to within one […]

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Al Jefferson scored 16 points in the Pacers win over the Clippers.
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Pacers dominate Clippers, GR3 continues to impress

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George and C.J. Miles were out with injuries. Myles Turner was in early foul trouble. Jeff Teague and Monta Ellis were held scoreless in the first half.  Add of all this up, and that should spell trouble against the 14-3 Los Angeles Clippers. Right? Wrong. Instead, […]

Jeff Teague drives on Yogi Ferrell. Teague had 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists in the Pacers win.
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Pacers dominate Nets

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor   INDIANAPOLIS —  With Paul George and C.J. Miles sidelined with injuries, the Pacers were still able to dominate the Brooklyn Nets in their annual Black Friday home game, 118-97 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Things didn’t start out so well, as the Nets scored 20 points in the first […]

Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 24 points in the loss to Atlanta. 
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Pacers can’t rebound against the Hawks

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — When the Pacers play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and Paul George is on the court, good things have happened this season. George returned to the lineup on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, but this time, it wasn’t enough to lead the Pacers to victory. Atlanta defeated […]

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Indiana

The Hoosiers have won 23 straight games at Assembly Hall.
(Courtesy of IU Athletics/Mike Dickbernd)

Hoosiers keep rolling at home

By TIM MEYER ISL Contributor BLOOMINGTON — Although it may not have been pretty, the result was exactly what the Indiana Hoosiers were looking for on Sunday. Playing their fourth game in eight days, Indiana (7-1) was able to cruise to an easy 83-55 win over Southeast Missouri State at Assembly Hall. Playing their second […]

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Hoosiers top Cougars 83-60

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON —  With OG Anunoby out of action on Friday night, the Hoosiers second unit stepped up in Indiana’s 83-60 victory over SIUE at Assembly Hall. The Hoosier bench came out strong and outscored the Cougars second unit 34-12. Freshman De’Ron Davis came ready to play. He scored 14 points […]

Tom Crean's Hoosiers knocked off another top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.
(Photo by @insidethehall)

Hoosiers take down another top-ranked team

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON —  There’s been a common theme among Tom Crean’s Indiana teams over the years: the occasional embarrassing loss, but the ability to still knock off some of the big dogs of college basketball.  Thus far, the 2016-2017 Hoosiers have been no different.  An impressive win over #3 Kansas […]

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ISL Classics

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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 […]

Robbie Hummel shoots free throws alone after the High Point game in November 2011. By Cliff Brunt.

The Robbie Hummel Twitpic that got 10,000 views

  By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Robbie Hummel’s legacy could be wrapped up in the overwhelming response to a simple Twitpic taken with a Blackberry on a random November night. Hummel missed two free throws late on Nov. 14, 2011 against High Point, and Purdue needed to hold off a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to win. That didn’t sit […]

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Countdowns

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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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