A growing crowd gathered around Purdue sophomore receiver Rondale Moore shortly before he spoke at Big Ten Football Media Days late Friday afternoon.
It’s media day ... again. The annual summer rite of canned coach quotes, breakfast buffets and figuring out how to squeeze as many notepads, recorders and television cameras as possible into cramped hotel ballrooms.
It’s a small sample size, but former Purdue standout guard Carsen Edwards showed his scoring could translate to the NBA level during summer league play this month.
The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten football teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday.
The season did not end as Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.
Former Indiana star Calbert Cheaney, former Purdue star Terry Dischinger and former Valparaiso coach Homer Drew are part of the 2019 class selected Tuesday for the College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Michigan State's Cassius Winston is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Purdue's Matt Painter is its coach of the year.
Michigan State guard Cassius Winston and Purdue coach Matt Painter on Monday won the Big Ten’s top men’s basketball awards. Winston swept Player of the Year and Painter swept Coach of the Year in separate voting done by league coaches and media.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A shaky start to the season didn’t rattle Purdue. The Boilermakers believed they were setting themselves up to go on a big run, and look at them now.
Amir Coffey matched his career with 32 points, making two free throws with 2.5 seconds left Tuesday night to seal Minnesota's 73-69 victory over No. 11 Purdue to give the Gophers a big boost for an NCAA Tournament berth and spoil the Boilermakers' bid for an outright Big Ten title.
Purdue's Grady Eifert headed toward the basket when he saw Carsen Edwards put up a 3-pointer and the No. 15 Boilermakers leading Nebraska by a point with two minutes left.
One look at the Big Ten men’s basketball standings shows No. 15-ranked Purdue and Indiana have gone opposite directions since their first meeting of the season.
Halfway there in its bid for a ninth straight victory, No. 12 Purdue suddenly became incapable of making a layup, popping a short jumper or sinking a shot from beyond the arc.
Matt Painter was surprised to see his best player getting open shots early. He wasn't surprised when Carsen Edwards made one after the other, and then drained the well-defended ones later.
Purdue's Carsen Edwards was pouring in points with shot after shot. Somebody had to match him if Texas was going to find a way to end a frustrating early-season losing streak.
Known for his catchphrases, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck had one for his defense that he repeated often in the week after firing defensive coordinator Robb Smith: sound, simple fast.
After missing on the College Football Playoff last year, the Big Ten is poised to be a major contender this season. Five teams are ranked inside the top 15 for the first time since 1959, led by No. 4 Wisconsin.
WEST LAFAYETTE - On the day Jeff Brohm opened his second fall camp at Purdue, the coach announced that eight players will represent the team as captains.
When history remembers 2017 Purdue football season, one of its defining moments will be tight end Cole Herdman diving across the goal line to celebrate the Boilers’ double reverse, pitch back flea-flicker against Ohio.
The offensive line was one of the biggest unknowns when Jeff Brohm arrived at Purdue in 2017. The Boilers had to replace two NFL-caliber guards. A starting tackle left school after numerous legal issues. And just one starter (Kirk Barron) returned.
If Brohm is going to get closer to the record-setting offensive standard he set at Western Kentucky, the receivers are the most critical position group.
This Week's Circulars
- Waves of controversy at Kokomo Beach
- Two shootings overnight in Kokomo
- High-tech medical company moving into Miami Co. shell building
- Logansport woman charged with drunk driving in fatal Asher crash
- 4th shooting incident in 3 days
- Investigators: Peru woman ran Medicaid scheme through transportation company
- KPD sued by father of 15-year-old killed in 2018 pursuit
- Police investigating west side armed robbery
- Tipton's Street Artist: Tri-Central graduate at forefront of town's public-art movement
- Police: 91-year-old hits own house, then backs into neighbor' house