Calinger: Ohio State, Urban Meyer exposed

Purdue's Bruce Gaston (90) gets ahold of Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller in 2013. Miller is now a receiver, and the quarterback play has fallen off.

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Every once in a while, we’ll see a team that’s barely getting by, winning a number of close games despite a glaring weakness or two, and staying alive in the hunt for a championship or playoff spot, only to have their luck run out because a team finally takes advantage […]

Bryant sparks Hoosiers win

Tom Crean's Hoosiers are off to a 3-0 start.
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By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON—Emotion is a big part of Thomas Bryant’s game. He’s an 18-year-old freshman, after all, playing on college basketball’s big stage. And three games into his first season at IU, there’s been no stage fright for the kid. “I always had that passion in me, ever since I started playing […]

A.J. Hammons returns as Purdue defeats Incarnate Word

Purdue big man A.J. Hammons shoots against Michigan last season. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent A.J. Hammons played for the first time this season Wednesday night after sitting the first two games and the exhibitions. He had eight points, six rebounds, and three blocks in 15 minutes in his season debut, and helped Purdue defeat Incarnate Word 96-61. The 7-foot center came off the bench and immediately […]

Purdue breaks 3-point record in 107-79 win over Vermont

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent The Paint Crew ran out of “3” signs it hangs after each made 3-pointer. That’s how well Purdue’s offense was clicking Sunday. The Boilermakers broke a school record for 3-pointers made in a game, with 18, in a 107-79 win over Vermont. Here’s the barrage, courtesy of Big Ten Network: […]

Hammons sits; Purdue defeats North Carolina A&T 81-40 in opener

Purdue's A.J. Hammons fights for a rebound last season against Maryland. He did not play in the opener Friday night. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent Purdue rolled past North Carolina A&T 81-40 in its season opener on Friday night, but star senior A.J. Hammons didn’t play. The biggest story line for Purdue remains a mystery to those outside of the team — what has A.J. Hammons done to get sent to Matt Painter’s doghouse, and […]

Top-ranked Gibson Southern Titans proving unstoppable

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Hoosiers win season opener


By ANDY PROFFET ISL Correspondent  BLOOMINGTON — Facing an offense like Indiana’s, teams like Eastern Illinois have to take advantage of every opportunity. A simple equation: no offensive rebounds means no second chances means no shot at pulling an upset. No. 15 Indiana opened the season with an 88-49 win over the Panthers Friday night, […]

Pacers survive late rally, defeat Timberwolves

Monta Ellis scored 24 points in the Pacers win over Minnesota. (Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment)

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — After a 37 point second quarter, it looked like the Pacers were going to cruise to victory over Minnesota on Friday night. The Timberwolves put together a big rally to make things very interesting late in the game, and even had the ball with a chance to take […]

Burke: Hazell to remain Purdue football coach next year

Darrell Hazell. Photo by Paul Siegfried.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent Darrell Hazell will remain at the helm of Purdue football for the 2016 season. That is the message that Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke, made on BTN Live Thursday evening. Burke rarely speaks publicly mid-season about the future of a coach, generally opting to defer all questions or conversation until after the […]

Colts QB Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks

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From the Indianapolis Colts: The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that quarterback Andrew Luck incurred abdominal injuries during Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos. “The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win,” said coach Chuck Pagano. “Andrew was sore after the game […]