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Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths helps write Purdue book

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths has teamed up with Gold and Black publisher Alan Karpick and Purdue assistant athletic director Tom Schott to write a book about Purdue athletics. Tales from the Purdue Boilermakers Locker Room, A Collection of the Greatest Boilermaker Stories Ever Told, is available at all […]

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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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Important Draft Nears for the Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Like many other NBA executives, Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird has been hit or miss with his draft picks in the last decade. Let’s take a look at some of the more notable selections: Hits:  Danny Granger (17th pick in 2005), Roy Hibbert (17th pick in 2008), Paul […]

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Juan Pablo Montoya claims victory in 99th Indy 500

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL IndyCar Writer INDIANAPOLIS— The world watched with anticipation of something crazy happening during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. After four severe crashes during the month of May, many eyes were focused on if the race would be safe for all of those involved. With 15 laps […]

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Purdue book

Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths helps write Purdue book

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths has teamed up with Gold and Black publisher Alan Karpick and Purdue assistant athletic director Tom Schott to write a book about Purdue athletics. Tales from the Purdue Boilermakers Locker Room, A Collection of the Greatest Boilermaker Stories Ever Told, is available at all […]

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Walker decommits from Purdue basketball

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Purdue Boilermakers basketball commitment C.J. Walker (Indianapolis Arsenal Tech) announced via his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon that he has decided to re-open his recruitment. “I’m sorry to all fans, coaches, and players but I’ve decided to de-commit from Purdue and open my recruitment!,” the ex- 2016 commit […]

Purdue big man A.J. Hammons shoots against Michigan. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

Purdue is dancing, faces Cincinnati in NCAA tourney

By JAMES HOWELL, JR. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers are officially in the NCAA Tournament. It seemed far fetched in December of this season when the Boilermakers lost games to teams such as North Florida and Gardner-Webb on the court of Mackey Arena, but the Boilermakers got it done. On Sunday evening the NCAA […]

Purdue's A.J. Hammons shoots against Ohio State. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

Purdue awaits selection committee

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The remainder of the Boilermakers season now rests in the selection committee’s hands. On Saturday afternoon Purdue was unable to knock off the No. 6 ranked Wisconsin Badgers to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game. Purdue led by five at halftime, but the Badgers […]

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Purdue drops second straight on the road

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers may be closest to the bubble that they ever have been after dropping a second consecutive Big Ten road game on Wednesday night in East Lansing. After leading by as many as nine points in the first half, the Boilermakers caved and lost 72-66. The […]

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Important Draft Nears for the Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Like many other NBA executives, Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird has been hit or miss with his draft picks in the last decade. Let’s take a look at some of the more notable selections: Hits:  Danny Granger (17th pick in 2005), Roy Hibbert (17th pick in 2008), Paul […]

Roy Hibbert shoots over Marcin Gortat. Was it his final home game as a Pacer?
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Smith: The curious case of Roy Hibbert

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor  As the NBA Finals inch closer, it means another busy off-season is just around the corner. The Indiana Pacers will be one of the more intriguing teams to watch this summer.  For the Pacers, everything starts with their center, Roy Hibbert. The question is, should the Pacers keep their core […]

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Pacers still alive in playoff push

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor  With just three games remaining in the regular season, the Indiana Pacers are still alive in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, but time is running out. Paul George is back in the mix, and the Pacers have shown the ability to get hot several times this season.  Here […]

C.J. Watson scored 13 points in the Pacers win over Charlotte.
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Pacers keep playoff hopes alive, dominate Hornets

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS — After a few tough road losses earlier this week, the Pacers looked to get back on track at home against the Charlotte Hornets.  They dominated the last three quarters on way to a 93-74 victory, keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Pacers led 49-38 at halftime, which was […]

Roy Hibbert recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Houston.
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Losing streak reaches six for the Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — With the Houston Rockets in town, the Indiana Pacers were looking to snap their losing streak and get back on track in front of their home fans.  The Rockets had other plans, as they used an incredible night from the foul line to defeat the Pacers 110-100 at […]

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Hoosiers tailspin continues

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor  BLOOMINGTON — In a game Indiana desperately needed for their NCAA tournament hopes, the Hoosiers fell just short. Their late-season tailspin continued with a 74-72 loss to the Michigan State Spartans at Assembly Hall. It was Indiana’s third straight home loss, and they finished the conference season by losing eight […]

Coach Tom Crean's Hoosiers are trending in the wrong direction late in the season.
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Hoosiers no longer a tournament lock

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — At the beginning of the season, most Hoosier fans would have taken Indiana’s current position: A chance for 20 wins and an NCAA tournament bid. A chance to finish 6th or 7th in the conference. A chance to have a winning record in the Big Ten. Since the […]

Robert Johnson struggled with his shot, connecting on just 1-of-8 attempts in the loss to Purdue.
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Hoosiers overwhelmed by Purdue posts in 67-63 loss

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – After getting blown out in West Lafayette three weeks ago, the Hoosiers were looking for revenge over their in-state rivals from Purdue on their home court. Instead, the Boilermakers came into Assembly Hall and defeated Indiana 67-63. It was the Hoosiers’ first home conference loss of the […]

James Blackmon Jr. returned from injury to score 12 points in Indiana's win over Michigan.
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Hoosiers improve to 7-4 in conference play

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor BLOOMINGTON — A season ago, the Indiana Hoosiers lost six games by five or fewer points.  This year’s team is just as inexperienced, but it has grown up a lot quicker.  After another close conference battle with the Michigan Wolverines, the Hoosiers came out on top by a score of […]

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