Without Edwards, Purdue Ends Losing Streak

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Adversity. Life comes at you in many ways and you have to learn how to roll with the punches. Purdue had no trouble finding adversity leading up to their game against Penn State Sunday night in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers were coming off of […]

Hoosiers top Illinois, improve to 8-7 in conference play

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON —   The Indiana Hoosiers continued their defensive transformation on Wednesday night, defeating Illinois 78-68 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers held the Illini to just 41% shooting from the field, and 4-of-19 from behind the arc (21%.) Indiana (15-2, 8-7) received a big boost from the bench in this victory. […]

Indiana rolls Minnesota 80-54

By CALEB LYNN ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. __ Indiana beat Minnesota 80-54 on Friday night for their 100th win all time against the Golden Gophers. New starting point guard Devonte Green had 19 points and seven assists, and his selflessness helped the Hoosiers dish out 21 assists to four for Minnesota. “I’m not trying to […]

Oladipo fills the stat sheet again, Pacers top Knicks

By DEREK KRAMER (@ipacersblog) ISL Contributor  INDIANAPOLIS–Victor Oladipo flirted with a triple double. Lance Stephenson rocked out on the air guitar a few times during a fourth-quarter run. It was just your typical night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse as the Indiana Pacers (32-25) took care of business against the undermanned New York Knicks (23-34) with […]

Purdue

Without Edwards, Purdue Ends Losing Streak

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Adversity. Life comes at you in many ways and you have to learn how to roll with the punches. Purdue had no trouble finding adversity leading up to their game against Penn State Sunday night in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers were coming off of […]

Purdue’s Winning Streak Snapped at 19

By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — It had to happen at some point, it had to happen in conference play, it had to happen at home, it had to happen Wednesday night. 14th ranked Ohio State came from behind to hand Purdue their first loss (64-63) in conference action, their […]

Purdue Extends Program Best Win Streak to 18

The Boilermakers took some punches, but stood their ground against Maryland, winning 75-67 in the prime time bout Wednesday night. Purdue relied on its defense to take a double digit lead into halftime and relied on its shooting to carry the team home for their 18th straight win. The victory also allowed Purdue to retain […]

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Pacers/NBA

Oladipo fills the stat sheet again, Pacers top Knicks

By DEREK KRAMER (@ipacersblog) ISL Contributor  INDIANAPOLIS–Victor Oladipo flirted with a triple double. Lance Stephenson rocked out on the air guitar a few times during a fourth-quarter run. It was just your typical night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse as the Indiana Pacers (32-25) took care of business against the undermanned New York Knicks (23-34) with […]

Pacers still win-less without Oladipo

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  INDIANAPOLIS —  The injury report hasn’t been too kind to the Indiana Pacers this season.  And on Monday night against the Washington Wizards, they were without Victor Oladipo (illness), Darren Collison (knee), and Glenn Robinson III (ankle).  The result- a 111-102 loss at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. For the season, […]

Smith: Darren Collison deserves your attention

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS —  When you think about the Indiana Pacers, you probably think about Victor Oladipo and a team that has surprised a lot of people.  You might also think about Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis- two 21-year-olds with bright futures.  You might think about the human GIF Lance Stephenson […]

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Indiana

Hoosiers top Illinois, improve to 8-7 in conference play

By CALEB LYNN ISL Contributor  BLOOMINGTON —   The Indiana Hoosiers continued their defensive transformation on Wednesday night, defeating Illinois 78-68 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers held the Illini to just 41% shooting from the field, and 4-of-19 from behind the arc (21%.) Indiana (15-2, 8-7) received a big boost from the bench in this victory. […]

Indiana rolls Minnesota 80-54

By CALEB LYNN ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. __ Indiana beat Minnesota 80-54 on Friday night for their 100th win all time against the Golden Gophers. New starting point guard Devonte Green had 19 points and seven assists, and his selflessness helped the Hoosiers dish out 21 assists to four for Minnesota. “I’m not trying to […]

Hoosier Hysteria Podcast- Smith talks Hoosiers and Pacers

By TYLER SMITH (@TylerSmith_ISL) ISL Editor  Indy Sports Legends editor Tyler Smith joined the Hoosier Hysteria Podcast this week to discuss the Indiana Hoosiers and Indiana Pacers. Topics: Hoosiers (First 10:40 of the show)-  Robert Phinisee, Coach Miller’s recruiting, DeRon Davis injury, Justin Smith’s development, Upperclassmen. Pacers (10:40-21:20)-  Victor Oladipo, Pacers record, Thad Young, Domantas […]

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ISL Classics

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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