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 […]

Tevin Coleman’s 247 yards carry Indiana past Indiana State

Tevin Coleman was nearly unstoppable against Indiana State. File photo by Chris Goff.

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –  Tevin Coleman showed that the Indiana Hoosiers might be OK if their passing game struggles. Coleman ran for 247 yards on 23 carries in a 28-10 win over Indiana State on Saturday. Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said the offensive line did its part, and one of the most exciting players in […]

Purdue shows poise, confidence in win over Western Michigan

Raheem Mostert (8) dives across the goal line. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On Saturday, we saw a different Purdue Boilermakers team than the one we saw last year. This version of the Boilermakers demonstrated, poise, confidence and grit in a 43-34 win over Western Michigan. It was Purdue’s highest scoring output since the 2012 season, and was Purdue’s second […]

Sanders: After heartbreaking loss, Hoosiers’ legacy will live on

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By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent For Indiana’s baseball team, what appeared to be a chance at the NCAA Super Regional round turned into heartbreak in a matter of seconds.  In a double-elimination Regional bracket, Indiana had already knocked off Stanford to send the Cardinal to the losers’ bracket.  As Stanford worked its way through the […]

Chapman: Carmelo Anthony perfect fit for Bulls

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By JOSH CHAPMAN ISL Correspondent Carmelo Anthony is without a doubt the crown jewel of this free agent crop. One of the most talented scorers in the game today – and possibly in the history of the game – is ready to turn a contender into title favorites. He has the choice of staying in […]