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7:43 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Purdue Football Hangs Tough Against Michigan State In Loss

Purdue running back Akeem Hunt walks off the field following a fourth quarter interception that sealed the win for the Spartans.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

It may not be a cliche to say Purdue's football team has often resembled a broken record this season. In fact, they've often been exactly like a vinyl album that's been snapped in two: they play well initially, but come up silent after half a go-round.

But remember what happens if the turntable keeps moving: eventually the record makes noise again.

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Sports
1:31 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: October 10

This week's episode focuses on scholarships -- Who gets them, how much they cost the university and whether it's worth actually seeing an athlete play in person before offering one.
Credit Purdue Athletics

Not all scholarships are created equal. That’s one of the lessons on this week’s Off The Field With Morgan Burke.

We spend some time talking about how Purdue’s athletics department is charged for its athletes, including whether, as the student body becomes more international, there are increasing costs for recruiting students from out-of-state and overseas.

And can the electronic media explosion of the last 15 years help defray some of the costs of recruiting the best athletes from outside Indiana?

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Sports
4:35 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Struggling Offense + Tiring Defense = Loss For Purdue Football

Credit Kristin Malavenda/WBAA / http://wbaa.org/

Purdue’s offense struggled from the start against Iowa. The Boilermakers pulled out to a 10-0 lead in the first half. But just three of those points came from the offense. The other 7 were the result of an interception in the first quarter by defensive back Frankie Williams, who ran the ball back 39 yards for a touchdown. Paul Griggs missed a 43-yard field goal in the first quarter, but made a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter to give Purdue a 10-0 lead with 11:48 to go in the half.

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1:07 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: September 26

Burke says Purdue may expand its sports offerings in a couple years if incremental revenue continues to grow. But he says he'll have to be careful what sports are picked.
Credit Purdue Athletics

On this week's program:

A follow-up on using Big Ten Network money on new facilities. What does Purdue still need?

Can that money be parlayed into having more varsity sports?

Discussion of how schools make arrangements to play one another in football and basketball and the implications of the money involved in (or surrounding) those deals (like the Purdue-Notre Dame football deal which will see the teams play one another less often).

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Sports
6:17 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Former Purdue Coach Dunn Honored By Indy Council

Dunn is still Purdue winningest women's basketball coach of all time.
Credit Courtesy Lin Dunn / https://twitter.com/Coach_Dunn/media

As she was being honored by the Indianapolis-Marion County Council Monday evening for a history of coaching and success leading the WNBA's Fever, former  Purdue women’s basketball head coach Lin Dunn couldn't help but mention the makeup of the body honoring her.

"I love seeing all these women in leadership roles," Dun said. "Keep it up. Next time I come back, I want it to be 50/50."

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