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

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

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 […]

Colts sign Josh Cribbs, place Ahmad Bradshaw on IR

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From the Indianapolis Colts: The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent return specialist Josh Cribbs and free agent tight end Weslye Saunders to the active roster. The team placed running back Ahmad Bradshaw on Injured Reserve and waived outside linebacker Victor Butler. The Colts also signed running back Michael Hill to the practice squad and […]

Calinger: Wisconsin is the new Nebraska

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon rips off a long run in the 2012 Big Ten title game.

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent OMAHA, Neb. — So, I told the guys at the sports bar: Old-school Husker football is alive and well. It simply moved to Madison, Wis. The student surpassing the teacher is almost a cliché. While the Wisconsin Badgers aren’t exactly students of the Huskers, they’re pretty close. Barry Alvarez, a […]

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

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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 […]

Hoosiers bounce back in big win over North Texas

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By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana’s offense is back. Coming off of a week when the Hoosiers struggled to get anything going against Maryland, Indiana struck like lightning in a bottle in a 49-24 victory over North Texas on Saturday. The Hoosiers built a 21-point lead in the first quarter and never […]

O’Connor: Hoosiers face must-win vs. North Texas

Nate Sudfeld drops back to pass last season against Bowling Green. Photo by Collin O'Connor.

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent The beauty of sports is that there is always another chance. Another play, another game, another season. After last week’s disappointing loss to Maryland, it is safe to assume that the Indiana football team is chomping at the bit to get another go of it this week against the North […]

Sanders: Purdue takes several steps back vs. Iowa

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

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 uses balanced effort to beat Southern Illinois

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

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 […]

Purdue finds silver linings in loss to Notre Dame

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

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 […]

Purdue rolled by Central Michigan; Notre Dame next

Danny Etling had a rough day against Central Michigan. File photo by Ben Fahrbach.

By JIM JOHNSON ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  _ Purdue couldn’t find a groove and couldn’t make a stop. Central Michigan had complete control from the opening minutes and beat the Boilermakers 38-17 on Saturday. “I never felt like we were in rhythm throwing the football,” Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. “Our drop-back passes have to […]