Purdue wins third straight Big Ten game

Hammons dunk Minny

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers avoided the trap game that could’ve wrecked their season on Saturday night when they took down the talented, yet last place, Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston, Ill. Behind a huge game from big men A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas the Boilermakers won the game 68-60. The […]

Crowd carries Purdue over Indiana

Rapheal Davis, 35, shoots against Indiana's Robert Johnson. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Beat Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — 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 […]

Davis scores 24 as Purdue downs No. 25 Iowa

Ray Davis 3

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

Hammons Maryland

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 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: Purdue worse off than Butler in transfer carousel

Purdue point guard Ronnie Johnson, shown last season against Notre Dame, has left the program.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana schools have been hit hard by transfers recently. I already wrote about Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell leaving IU, but it was also announced that sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson would transfer from Purdue and freshman center Nolan Berry would leave Butler. I am a little nervous for […]

ISL founder Cliff Brunt reflects on 8 1/2 years of Purdue coverage

Cliff Brunt, ISL Founder

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder When I came to Indiana in May 2005 to write for The Associated Press, my excitement was almost entirely focused on covering the Indiana Pacers. And why wouldn’t it be? The Pacers were coming off the brawl season, but everybody was back, and they were expected to make numerous title […]

Kellen Dunham learning lessons of a bona-fide star

Kellen Dunham recognizes what comes with his role. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

By CHRIS GOFF ISL Assistant Editor INDIANAPOLIS – “To be a great shooter, you have to have a short memory.” That’s a popular refrain you’ll hear from long-range gunners. If you aren’t knocking down jumpers, you can’t stop firing, because if the other team doesn’t respect your threat to space the floor, it’s a lot […]

Five things we learned from Purdue’s win over Rider

Purdue guard Terone Johnson, shown here against Northern Kentucky, had 14 points against Rider. Photo by Cory Seward.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Here are five things we learned from Purdue’s 81-77 win over Rider. 1. Purdue can survive without A.J. Hammons. The 7-foot center scored just one point in 12 minutes because of foul trouble. A few of the calls were shaky – one in particular was an […]