By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short, who is up for virtually every major award possible this year, talked to the media on Tuesday in advance of the season opener against Eastern Kentucky. Among the topics of discussion: his goals, the team’s expectations and how the team will do without Dwayne Beckford.
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — This is part of Danny Hope’s Media Day press conference, which lasted more than an hour on Aug. 10. He addresses the fact that Ohio State and Penn State are ineligible for bowl games this year, how to deal with expectations, how to get three quarterbacks enough practice reps, Purdue’s offensive [...]
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor With the score tied at 70 and each team in the Purdue alumni game leaning more heavily on the young guns as time went on at the non-air conditioned Mackey Arena, Lewis Jackson gave 76-year-old Gene Keady one more great moment at Mackey Arena. In the waning seconds, Brian Cardinal [...]
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Saturday was eventful at the Speedway. Denny Hamlin earned pole position for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, then finished fourth in the inaugural Indiana 250 Nationwide race. Carl Edwards qualified second for the Brickyard and Joey Logano third. Brad Keselowski won the Indiana 250. Elliott Sadler led before being penalized for allegedly jumping a restart and [...]
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Danica Patrick is still looking for her first win at Indianapolis. Patrick completed 38 laps at the first ever NASCAR Nationwide Indiana 250 before crashing into Reed Sorensen. Here is part of her reaction: Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cliffbrunt_isl Follow us on Facebook: ISL Facebook Other stories: Behind the scenes at [...]
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — I was among media members who spoke with Purdue forward D.J. Byrd on Monday after a practice.
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor I had been wondering what kind of player the Pacers were getting with Darryl Gerard (D.J.) Augustin, so of course, I hit up YouTube. I found a video worth sharing on limweiqiang’s channel (who, of course, credits the NBA). Highlights will only show the best of a player, so it’s hard to get a true idea [...]
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor Purdue coach Matt Painter spoke to the media on Monday about the Boilermakers’ upcoming trip to Italy. The Boilermakers will use the trip to experience a different culture, gain experience against professional players and bond as a team. Other stories: Top 10 white Pacers players during Bird executive era Top [...]
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor I was a guest on Fox 59 Sports Overtime with Jeremiah Johnson on Saturday night. He invited me to talk about the Pacers, Fever and Purdue. Jeremiah, thanks for having me on! Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cliffbrunt_isl
By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor There’s been some hype since the Pacers picked up free agent Gerald Green. Folks want to know who is the best dunker: Green, a former slam-dunk champ, or George, who was in the 2012 slam-dunk contest. Here are some samples. Gerald Green Paul George Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cliffbrunt_isl.