Indiana Tops Purdue 78-61; Ends Losing Streak

Feb 4, 2012


Bragging rights in the birth state of basketball transformed shades from black and gold to crimson and cream. Indiana beat Purdue 78-61 at Mackey Arena to end a five game losing streak that extended over almost three years.

“To me, it looked like it meant more to them,” said Purdue head coach Matt Painter. “I thought they were more engaged…They deserved to win the game. They were tougher than us. They were quicker to the basketball and definitely deserved to win it.”

Update at 3:09 p.m. ET. With a signature, Gov. Mitch Daniels has turned Indiana into a right to work state. The governor signed into a law a controversial bill that would prohibit labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union dues, according to the AP.

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The controversial "right to work" bill was approved by the state Senate today with a 28 to 22 vote. Once Daniels signs the bill into law, which he is expected to do later today, Indiana will be the first state in a decade to pass a right to work law.

Howard's Career Day Helps Purdue Women Top IU

Jan 20, 2012

Purdue’s women’s basketball team remains undefeated in Big Ten play.

The Boilers improve to 6-0 in the conference with a 82-60 win over rival Indiana in Bloomington.

It’s Purdue’s sixth consecutive victory over the Hoosiers.

Antoinette Howard led the way with a career-high 20-points.

She was one of five Purdue players in double-figures.  Fellow senior Brittany Rayburn scored 14, including a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

The 13th-ranked Boilermakers are winners of nine straight and are 16-3 overall.

Indiana and Agree to Sales Tax Deal

Jan 9, 2012

Indiana’s Department of Revenue estimates the state will generate an additional $20-to-$25-million because of a new deal. agreed to collect Indiana sales taxes for purchases made through the online retailer.

Paul Meisner is the company’s Vice President of Global Public Policy.

He says the next step is the Federal Government taking similar action.

The state DOR reports Indiana loses about $75-million annually by not collecting online sales taxes.

The deal with Amazon begins in two-years, unless a federal law takes effect sooner.