December 4, 1997 |
Nazr Mohammed made acclaimed Purdue center Brad Miller look ordinary, and Kentucky exposed the Boilermakers as "wannabes" in the eyes of their own coach. Mohammed scored a career-high 19 points and helped limit Miller to 10 - about half his average - as the seventh-ranked Wildcats defeated No. 6 Purdue, 89-75, last night in the finale of the Great Eight at the United Center in Chicago. The two-day event featured teams that reached the regional finals of last season's NCAA Tournament.
September 25, 1996 |
The NCAA yesterday shot down a report that it was investigating Purdue's basketball program for possible violations. Responding to a CBS Sports report, Purdue had denied that it had received a letter of inquiry, which would precede an investigation. "I've seen some articles where Purdue indicated it had not received that letter, which is how we start an investigation, and I can confirm that's correct," said David Berst, the NCAA director of enforcement. "All that means is there is no NCAA investigation.
November 17, 2013
When: Saturday at noon Where: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pa. Records: Purdue (1-8, 0-5 Big Ten); Penn State (5-4, 2-3) TV/Radio: Big Ten Network; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Purdue, Darrell Hazell (first season, 1-8). Penn State, Bill O'Brien (second season, 13-8) Series: Penn State leads 12-3-1. Eight of the wins have been vacated by NCAA sanctions. THREE THINGS TO WATCH Penn State's Bill Belton (201 yards vs. Illinois)
March 18, 1988 |
Center Melvin McCants worked three defenders into early foul trouble, then scored a career-high 26 points yesterday as third-ranked Purdue beat Fairleigh Dickinson, 94-79, in South Bend, Ind., in the first round of the Midwest Regional. With the win, Purdue (28-3), the top seed in the Midwest, set a school record for victories in a season. The win also marked only the third time in coach Gene Keady's six trips to the NCAA tournament that Purdue has made it past the first round.
January 14, 2000 |
Please understand if Michael Lawrence seems a little dazed. He has experienced an incredible 21/2 years. The 6-5, 265-pound Lawrence, who didn't play organized football until 1997 at George Washington High and was inactive last fall, will enroll next week at Purdue as a signed-and-sealed recruit. Lawrence spent the first semester of this school year at Delaware Valley Prep in the Northeast, improving his grades in core subjects. He'd first caught Purdue's eye in '98, when teammates Bruce Perry, Scott Smith and Jafar Williams were playing well enough to receive scholarships from Maryland.
October 8, 2003 |
Collingswood High senior wide receiver Brandon Whittington, a onetime soccer player, has made an oral commitment to attend Purdue on a football scholarship. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Whittington, who is one of the area's most acrobatic receivers, was the top scorer for Collingswood's varsity soccer team when he was a sophomore. He has been an outstanding receiver/defensive back the last two seasons. "He visited Purdue over the weekend and made the commitment before he left," Collingswood coach Bob Barikian said last night.
December 28, 1998 |
Too many turnovers in its diet spoiled Christmas weekend for Purdue. The ninth-ranked Boilermakers committed a season-high 27 turnovers and paid the price with their second loss of the season, an 87-82 setback to unranked Providence yesterday in Rhode Island. The loss snapped an eight-game Purdue win streak and dropped the Boilermakers to 12-2. "The keys to the game were [Providence's] quickness, toughness and getting after loose balls," Purdue coach Gene Keady said. "They had 94 possessions.
March 20, 1988 |
The Purdue Boilermakers needed only 20 minutes of remarkable basketball to put six years of tournament frustration behind them. "This is a new feeling for us," coach Gene Keady said yesterday after Purdue scored 62 second-half points to overwhelm Memphis State, 100-73, in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional in South Bend, Ind. It marked the first time in Keady's six straight trips to the NCAA tournament that his team had...
March 21, 2011 |
The question is no longer whether Virginia Commonwealth belongs. Instead, it's: Who can stop the Rams? Bradford Burgess scored 23 points and 11th-seeded VCU made it three victories in 5 days yesterday, routing third-seeded Purdue, 94-76, in Chicago, to earn a trip to the Southwest Regional semifinals. VCU's remarkable run sends the Rams to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. With their fans chanting "VCU, VCU" as the final seconds ticked off the clock, they've now ousted Southern Cal, Georgetown and Purdue since Wednesday night.
January 2, 2010 |
JaJuan Johnson had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 4 Purdue beat No. 6 West Virginia, 77-62, yesterday in a matchup of unbeatens. Robbie Hummel scored 18 points and E'Twaun Moore added 15 for the host Boilermakers, whose largest lead was 26 points. Purdue (13-0) completed its nonconference schedule and is one of five unbeaten teams in the nation. The Mountaineers (11-1) were bidding for their first 12-0 start since the 1957-58 season. Da'Sean Butler had 17 points for West Virginia and Devin Ebanks added 11. In other games: At New Mexico, Dairese Gary's 18 poined led the No. 19 Lobos (14-1)