Crowd carries Purdue over Indiana

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By JAMES HOWELL, JR. ISL Purdue Beat Writer WEST LAFAYETTE— The Purdue Boilermakers truly had a sixth man on the court against their fiercest rival Indiana on Wednesday night. Of course, this is metaphorically speaking to the capacity crowd of 14,846 standing loyal behind the Boilermakers throughout the night. With the home crowd behind them, […]

Davis scores 24 as Purdue downs No. 25 Iowa

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Saturday’s home game against the Iowa Hawkeyes was not necessarily a must win for the Purdue Boilermakers. However, with the events that occurred throughout the game, it quickly became a “you’d better win” kind of game. Win is what the Boilermakers did, by defeating the No. 25 Hawkeyes […]

Purdue drops second consecutive Big Ten game

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers have not lacked fight in their first four games of the Big Ten season. After come from behind victories against Minnesota and Michigan, the Boilermakers have dropped consecutive close games _ to No. 4 Wisconsin on Jan. 7 and to No. 9 Maryland on Saturday […]

Boilermakers suffer first Big Ten loss

Purdue's Vince Edwards handles the ball during a loss to Wisconsin. From Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers suffered their first conference loss of the season on Wednesday night when they traveled to No. 4 Wisconsin. The Badgers pulled away late in the game to win 62-55. Throughout the game, the Boilermakers kept pace with the Badgers and even led at a few […]

Purdue moves to 2-0 in Big Ten with win over Michigan


By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since the 2011-12 season following a 64-51 victory over the Michigan Wolverines at Mackey Arena on Saturday afternoon. After struggling through the first half, and Spike Albrecht of Michigan draining three […]

Purdue rallies to beat Minnesota in Big Ten opener

Purdue's Rapheal Davis (35)  defends against Minnesota's DeAndre Mathieu. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _  As the new year approached, Purdue created a new beginning. The Boilermakers bounced back from three straight losses to close the non-conference season and knocked off Minnesota 72-68 Wednesday at Mackey Arena. During the first 31 minutes, it appeared the Gophers would just be […]

Sanders: Looking back at Ohio State’s stunner over Wisconsin

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones lets it fly. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t think there could have been a better script written for the Ohio State Buckeyes than there was last Saturday night in Indianapolis. In fact, the Buckeyes impressed the College Football Playoff committee enough to earn the fourth and final spot in the playoffs.  With a 59-0 […]

Purdue loses to Indiana on last-minute touchdown by Diamont

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By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Purdue’s season finale pretty much summarized what we have seen from the Boilers all year. Purdue never trailed until the time when it mattered the most.  With 27 seconds left, Indiana quarterback Zander Diamont rushed for a touchdown that gave the Hoosiers a 23-16 win and the […]

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 […]

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 […]