Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths helps write Purdue book

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths has teamed up with Gold and Black publisher Alan Karpick and Purdue assistant athletic director Tom Schott to write a book about Purdue athletics. Tales from the Purdue Boilermakers Locker Room, A Collection of the Greatest Boilermaker Stories Ever Told, is available at all […]

Walker decommits from Purdue basketball

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Purdue Boilermakers basketball commitment C.J. Walker (Indianapolis Arsenal Tech) announced via his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon that he has decided to re-open his recruitment. “I’m sorry to all fans, coaches, and players but I’ve decided to de-commit from Purdue and open my recruitment!,” the ex- 2016 commit […]

Purdue is dancing, faces Cincinnati in NCAA tourney

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

By JAMES HOWELL, JR. ISL Purdue Writer The Purdue Boilermakers are officially in the NCAA Tournament. It seemed far fetched in December of this season when the Boilermakers lost games to teams such as North Florida and Gardner-Webb on the court of Mackey Arena, but the Boilermakers got it done. On Sunday evening the NCAA […]

Purdue awaits selection committee

Purdue's A.J. Hammons shoots against Ohio State. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The remainder of the Boilermakers season now rests in the selection committee’s hands. On Saturday afternoon Purdue was unable to knock off the No. 6 ranked Wisconsin Badgers to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game. Purdue led by five at halftime, but the Badgers […]

Purdue’s A.J. Hammons is Big Ten Player of the Week

Purdue's A.J. Hammons fights for a rebound against Maryland.

From Purdue Athletics: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s A.J. Hammons was named the Big Ten Player of the Week after a dominating performance in the Boilermakers’ 67-63 win over Indiana last Thursday. It marks the first Player of the Week accolade for the 7-foot junior center from Gary, Indiana, and is the first Player of the […]

Purdue finishes sweep of Indiana

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer On the opening possession of the game, center A.J. Hammons took a turnaround jumper and missed everything. The cheers of “Air Ball” rang down on the court of Assembly Hall from the crazed fans of the Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers faithful did their best to shake Purdue’s 7-foot […]

Purdue beats Nebraska, nabs sixth win in seven games

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer The Boilermakers are on top of their game right now. On Sunday evening, the Boilermakers claimed victory for the sixth time in seven games by downing the Nebraska Cornhuskers 66-54. The win puts Purdue back into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with the No. 19 […]

Purdue drops Ohio State for third straight win over Top 25 team

Purdue's A.J. Hammons shoots against Ohio State. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Have the Boilermakers finally crawled out of the hole they placed themselves in during the non-conference season when they lost to teams such as Gardner-Webb and North Florida at home? It appears that if they haven’t, then they are well on their way to escaping. On Wednesday night, […]

Purdue wins third straight Big Ten game

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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 […]