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Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue Boilermakers
The Purdue Boilermakers are the athletic teams at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. They compete in the Big Ten conference, and the school colors are old gold and black. Famous athletes include John Wooden, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, Drew Brees, Glenn Robinson and Rick Mount. Longtime basketball coach Gene Keady won 550 games over 25 years at the university.
The Purdue Boilermakers are the athletic teams at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. They compete in the Big Ten conference, and the school colors are old gold and black. Famous athletes include John Wooden, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, Drew Brees, Glenn Robinson and Rick Mount. Longtime basketball coach Gene Keady won 550 games over 25 years at the university. « Show less

Top Purdue Boilermakers Articles

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  • State notes: Bays leaves Maryland women for Purdue

    Forward Whitney Bays told the Journal and Courier of Lafayette, Ind., that she has transferred from Maryland to Purdue. She will have two years of eligibility starting in the 2013-14 season. The 2009 West Virginia Player of the Year appeared in 26...
  • Terps recruit Dowdy has 'all the potential in the world'

    Terps recruit Dowdy has 'all the potential in the world'
    Mike Laktash saw a change in DeShawn Dowdy, but couldn’t quite put his finger on what was different about the 6-foot-4, 220-pound athlete after he returned from a late-October visit to College Park. “He acted differently after the other...
  • A home away from home

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is calling the Wildcats' trip to Houston for the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas a "road game," and you can see why. The opponent will be Texas A&M, located 100 miles from bowl site Reliant Stadium. Then again,...
  • Coppin men rally but fall at No. 24 Illinois, 80-63

    Coppin State has closed to within single digits in the second half against two Big Ten teams this season. The result was the same against host Illinois on Sunday night, however, as it was against Purdue: a loss. The Eagles fell, 80-63, to the...
  • World of hurt for Buckeyes

    The preseason talk in the Big Ten had Ohio State as the runaway favorite. Now, forward Jared Sullinger's mounting health issues raise questions about the No. 2 Buckeyes' national dominance and could have some conference teams eyeing an opening....
  • Ellicott City native Ryan Watson headed to Purdue

    Ellicott City native Ryan Watson headed to Purdue
    Ryan Watson sat down to watch the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Tuesday night with his mind “pretty much made up.” Purdue’s matchup with Western Michigan “didn’t have any impact” on Watson's college choice. But one...
  • Falcons head to camp with rebuilt OL

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT After missing the playoffs by a lot with an ugly 4-12 record last season, head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan will try to get the Atlanta Falcons back in gear when...
  • 1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress

    1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress
    TALLAHASSEE -- Curt Clawson, a Republican businessman from Bonita Springs whose renown six months ago was limited to his hard-court days at Purdue University, is heading to Congress. Voters in the Republican-leaning Southwest Florida district...
  • Falcons' young corners ready to blossom

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT With the quick development of young cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, the Atlanta Falcons are set at cornerback for the time being. They are not interested in former Pro-...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • WRs Jones, White return to Falcons' workouts

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT The Atlanta Falcons had their vaunted wide receiver tandem of Roddy White and Julio Jones on the practice field Tuesday for the first time since both had to take time away from the team...
  • LB Weatherspoon done for season with Achilles injury

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT The Atlanta Falcons suffered a major setback with the news that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon Tuesday....