Griffiths: No place like U.S. for Purdue legend Robbie Hummel

Robbie Hummel waves the Purdue flag at a football game in 2012.

By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor VALPARAISO, Ind. — Robbie Hummel is glad to be back home again. Spending the 2012-13 season in Spain’s top-level professional basketball league, the former Purdue star got his fill of European life. There was the language barrier playing on Obradoiro CAB in the Spanish league which the Valparaiso native […]

Q and A with injured Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas

Fever guard Katie Douglas (No. 23) missed most of last season with a bulging disc in her back. Photo from the Indiana Fever.

ISL editor Cliff Brunt spoke with injured Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas Tuesday night at the Fever Bowling Tournament. Douglas has missed most of the season with a bulging disc in her back, and the defending WNBA champions have missed her. By most measures, the former Purdue star is one of the best players in […]

Brunt: One-on-one with Pacers coach Frank Vogel

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor I attended the Pacers’ press conference announcing the signings of David West and C.J. Watson. While the media surrounded West, I went the other direction and got six minutes one-on-one with coach Frank Vogel. Here are the best quotes from that interview. There will be two bonus pieces of info […]

Q and A: Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings was a selection panelist for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, which includes Purdue’s Drey Mingo. Catchings recently spoke with Indy Sports Legends editor Cliff Brunt about the awards. She then talked about re-signing with the Fever, gave an update on Katie Douglas’ health, talked […]

Greg Oden talks about his NBA future; Carmel beats Lawrence North

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Former No. 1 overall draft pick Greg Oden went back to Lawrence North on Friday night to watch his alma mater host Class 4A No. 1 Carmel. Oden led the Wildcats to state titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He played one season at Ohio State, where he was an All-American and helped the Buckeyes finish […]

Four questions on Butler-Saint Louis with Ben Weixlmann

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By CHRIS GOFF ISL Correspondent Possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 standings is on the line Thursday night when No. 9 Butler visits Saint Louis. The two schools are meeting for the first time as A-10 foes after competing together for nine seasons in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in the 1980s and early 90s. […]

Voice of the Boilermakers says future looks bright for Purdue

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By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor This morning, IndySportsLegends.com interviewed long-time Purdue radio play-by-play announcer Larry Clisby to get his thoughts on the Boilermakers as they prepare for third-ranked Indiana tonight in Mackey Arena. Following is what Clisby, the “Voice of the Boilermakers,” had to say about Purdue, who is 11-9 this season. IndySportsLegends.com: Do […]

ISL’s Q and A: Former Purdue football coach Joe Tiller

Former Purdue coach Joe Tiller. From Purdue Athetics Communications.

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 […]

Q and A: Former Purdue defensive stopper Chris Kramer

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Chris Kramer is one of the best defensive players in Big Ten history, the only one to be named to the league’s all-defense team four straight years. He was a member of Purdue’s 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2010 Big Ten championship teams. The three-time team captain was a two-time […]

Former Purdue coach Gene Keady excited about return for Alumni Game

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Legendary former Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady will return to the sideline at Mackey Arena on Saturday for the Alumni Game. He will coach against his protege, Matt Painter, at 2 p.m. Keady, the winningest coach in Purdue history, led the Boilermakers to six Big Ten championships, including three straight […]