Carrell: Purdue beats Indiana to claim share of Big Ten title

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The only thing better than winning a conference championship is beating your biggest rival to clinch it. Purdue defeated in-state rival Indiana 86-75 on Tuesday night to clinch a share of the Big Ten title. Purdue entered the contest owning a one game lead […]

Carrell: Purdue beats up on Michigan State

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Blood, sweat, and tears combine for the quintessential makeup of basketball in Indiana at any level. Michigan State Spartans, the traditional Big Ten powerhouse under Tom Izzo, plays with Indiana values. The matchups between the two almost always end up evolving into a clash of […]

Carrell: Purdue center Haas’ play a thing of beauty in win over Rutgers

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Purdue Writer @BoilerColts WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Ten days ago, Maryland’s student section chanted ‘You are Ugly’ to Isaac Haas throughout a Purdue victory. But it wasn’t until the Rutgers game Tuesday night, on Valentine’s Day no less, that the Maryland chant really had any meaning. And it wasn’t Haas that […]

Calinger: Falcons should have used some old-school power football vs. Patriots

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By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Maybe it’s because I spent so much of the 90s watching Pittsburgh Steelers and Nebraska Cornhuskers power backs, but I think that even in this day and age, there’s something special about the power-running game. I understand finesse is in, and I understand how the rules favor passing. I even […]

Indiana’s win over Penn State more important than it appears

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By TIM MEYER ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — If Indiana finds itself in the NCAA tournament next month, Thursday’s triple-overtime win will be a big reason why. Not that a home win against Penn State (12-11, 4-6) is a resume builder, but a home loss to the Nittany Lions would have been devastating to their […]

Swanigan sets record as Purdue rolls Northwestern 80-59

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Caleb Swanigan set a school record, Vincent Edwards set a personal best, and Purdue overcame early game jitters to beat Northwestern, 80-59 on Wednesday night and secure a Top 25 win. Swanigan scored 24 points and snared 16 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season, the most […]

Purdue honors Keady’s presence by rolling Penn State

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In a tribute to Purdue coaching legend, Gene Keady, the Boilermakers combed over the Penn State Nittany Lions 77-52 Saturday afternoon. Keady was honored with a bobble head giveaway prior to the game and spoke briefly at halftime. Keady strutted out from the tunnel […]

Purdue’s Top Guns fire away in rout of Illinois

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Five Purdue players scored in double figures as Purdue routed Illinois 91-68 Tuesday night on Top Gun night.

Purdue beats Wisconsin, moves to top of Big Ten

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The storylines were perfectly set for Wisconsin as they set to tip against Purdue Sunday afternoon in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers just learned that Northwestern defeated Nebraska to make the Badgers the lone remaining undefeated Big Ten team in conference play. The last win for […]

Purdue’s Swanigan goes 20-20 again, enters rare territory

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By KEITH CARRELL @BoilerColts ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Caleb Swanigan led Purdue in doubling up Norfolk State 91-45 in the final non-conference tune-up Wednesday night. Swanigan stuffed the stat sheet, scoring a career high 32 points and grabbing 20 rebounds for his third 20-20 game of the season and second straight. The […]