Northwestern quarterback Zack Oliver sneaks it in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Purdue. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue’s Senior Day memorable for wrong reasons in 38-14 loss

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It was not a Senior Day to remember for Purdue. Northwestern followed up its big win over Notre Dame by routing the Boilermakers 38-14 on Saturday afternoon. It was a miserable day for the old gold and black because of the rain, the lack of excitement […]

Solomon Hill scored 13 points in the Pacers loss to the Suns.
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Pacers fall to Suns

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS –  After winning four of their previous five games, the Pacers were no match for the surging Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  The Suns are averaging over 105 points per game this season and put together another solid offensive night, defeating Indiana 106-83. Former Pacer […]

Kellen Dunham scored 26 points against Chattanooga. Pictured here from a game last season.

An early look at the Butler Bulldogs

By CHRIS DAVIS ISL Correspondent  When you are a member of the Big East, early-season games against teams like Chattanooga become more about how your team plays than the actual result. Getting a live look at Butler’s second contest of the season left me with a feeling I could best describe as optimistic realism. There […]

Lance Stephenson is guarded by Solomon Hill in his return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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Lance Stephenson returns, Pacers win on final shot

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Ever since the NBA schedule was released for this season, Pacer fans had tonight’s game circled on their calendars.  Lance Stephenson returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time since leaving the Pacers to join the Charlotte Hornets this past summer.  Because of his departure, Solomon Hill […]

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Northwestern quarterback Zack Oliver sneaks it in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Purdue. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue’s Senior Day memorable for wrong reasons in 38-14 loss

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It was not a Senior Day to remember for Purdue. Northwestern followed up its big win over Notre Dame by routing the Boilermakers 38-14 on Saturday afternoon. It was a miserable day for the old gold and black because of the rain, the lack of excitement […]

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Sanders: Purdue offers “glimmers of hope” in loss to Wisconsin

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Saturday’s game between Purdue and Wisconsin reminded me of a good old game of golf.  In fact, the whole season seems to remind me of a round on the links.  Now how, you would say, does a football game correlate even remotely to golf? There are […]

Purdue's Frankiw Williams returns an interception for a touchdown against Iowa. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Sanders: Purdue takes several steps back vs. Iowa

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent Can a team have any more of a turnaround from week to week than the Purdue Boilermakers? Purdue lost to Iowa 24-10 on Saturday, a week after rolling past Southern Illinois 35-13. The score against Iowa could have been a lot worse. With only 156 yards of offense on the […]

Purdue's Danny Anthrop reaches for the pylon. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue uses balanced effort to beat Southern Illinois

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue was absolutely firing on all cylinders Saturday afternoon in a 35-13 victory over Southern Illinois. Boy, Purdue fans have been waiting two long years to hear something like that haven’t they?  The offense took advantage of its opportunities and got out to a quick start […]

Notre Dame huddles on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. Photo by Brock Sanders.

Purdue finds silver linings in loss to Notre Dame

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, a moral victory just isn’t enough to satisfy a hungry team searching for its third win in two years. Although Purdue had its best game of the season and arguably of the past two seasons, it wasn’t enough to beat eleventh-ranked Notre Dame. The overmatched Boilers took […]

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Solomon Hill scored 13 points in the Pacers loss to the Suns.
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Pacers fall to Suns

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS –  After winning four of their previous five games, the Pacers were no match for the surging Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  The Suns are averaging over 105 points per game this season and put together another solid offensive night, defeating Indiana 106-83. Former Pacer […]

Lance Stephenson is guarded by Solomon Hill in his return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
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Lance Stephenson returns, Pacers win on final shot

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Ever since the NBA schedule was released for this season, Pacer fans had tonight’s game circled on their calendars.  Lance Stephenson returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time since leaving the Pacers to join the Charlotte Hornets this past summer.  Because of his departure, Solomon Hill […]

Solomon Hill is averaging 11.8 points, and 5.4 rebounds per game early on this season.
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Smith: Should the Pacers tank?

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor To tank, or not to tank? That is the question. Some Pacers fans want to see their team fight hard and make the playoffs. Other fans want to see them tank to get a top draft pick. All fans want the best future possible for the team, so which direction […]

Lavoy Allen records a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds in the Pacers win.
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Pacers top Utah, end losing streak

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — A sense of relief filled Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the Pacers locker room after a 97-86 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. It ended the Pacers six game losing streak and gave them their first win since opening night. Roy Hibbert led the way with 29 […]

Solomon Hill had a career high 28 points in Saturday's loss to the Wizards. 
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Pacers continue to fight- and continue to fall short

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Another night. Another injury. Another valiant effort. Another loss. It’s too bad moral victories didn’t count, because the Pacers continue to give hard-fought efforts only to fall short in the end. They dropped their sixth straight, losing to the Washington Wizards 97-90 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It’s the […]

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Hoosiers roll in season opener

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — It’s been a long few weeks for the Indiana men’s basketball program. With everything that has happened off the court, it was finally time to go play and focus on basketball. The Hoosiers responded with a 116-65 win over Mississippi Valley State in their season opener at Assembly […]

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Hoosiers season preview podcast

Click below to listen to our Indiana Hoosiers season preview podcast, featuring Tyler Smith of Indy Sports Legends (@TylerSmith_ISL) and Chris Goff of the Journal Gazette (@CGoffJG). Topics discussed: -Tom Crean’s job status -Thoughts about media and fan reaction to the program -Expectations for new players this season -Keys to the season -Predictions  

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Kellen Dunham scored 26 points against Chattanooga. Pictured here from a game last season.

An early look at the Butler Bulldogs

By CHRIS DAVIS ISL Correspondent  When you are a member of the Big East, early-season games against teams like Chattanooga become more about how your team plays than the actual result. Getting a live look at Butler’s second contest of the season left me with a feeling I could best describe as optimistic realism. There […]

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Davis: A current look at former Bulldogs

By CHRIS DAVIS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up in Indiana, it’s hard to not be a basketball fan.  The unmistakable voice that is Bobby “Slick” Leonard and his famous “Boom Baby” call, the smell of popcorn and the squeak of sneakers in a gym in a cornfield in Delaware County, the scowl of Bobby […]