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2:58 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Bill Would Require Concussion Training For Most Coaches

Anyone who coaches players younger than 20 would be required to undergo at least some training to diagnose possible head trauma.
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High schools in Indiana are required to educate their coaches, student athletes, and parents about concussions and head injuries, and follow specific rules after a head injury occurs.

A new law would apply those same rules to grades 5-8.

Senate Bill 403 would require all coaches and assistant coaches to complete some safety education courses, if their athletes are less than 20 years old.

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11:13 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Basil And The Boilers Smother Indiana 83-67

Sophomore guard Basil Smotherman's energy helped fuel the Boilermakers.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

It's hard to tell much from watching warm-ups. Shots are taken, passes made, slam dunks attempted. But those slams told the tale Wednesday for Purdue's Basil Smotherman, whose energy fueled his team whenever the sellout crowd's adrenaline began to wane.

Though Rafael Davis led the Boilers with 19 points, it was Smotherman's end line-to-end line pushes that defined Purdue in a 83-67 win over a top-20 Indiana team.

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5:54 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Boilers Come Up Short Against The Buckeyes

The Purdue women's basketball team lost to Ohio State 79-71 Sunday afternoon in Mackey Arena.
Credit Kristin Malavenda/WBAA News

Five players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Purdue women’s basketball team to a win today at Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers lost to Ohio State 79-71 in overtime.

The Boilers struggled in the first half, shooting just 27.3% from the floor.

But the team rallied in the second half, building a 12-point lead with 9:49 remaining in the game.

The Buckeyes surged back, outscoring the Boilermakers 21-9 during the last nine minutes of regulation.

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2:12 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: January 23

The new provisions for paying the full freight of an athlete's education will cost Purdue about $1 million more per year.
Credit Purdue Athletics

Following a late night trip home after watching the Purdue women’s basketball team defeat Minnesota in overtime Thursday, Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke joins us for our bi-weekly conversation to talk about autonomy in Div. I athletics.

In light of the NCAA’s meeting, what might the new abilities of schools in the so-called “Power 5” conferences mean for Purdue? And what effect might it have on the bottom line?

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10:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Wisconsin Outruns Purdue Women In 65-56 Win

Whitney Bays led the Boilermakers with 18 points scored.
Credit Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

 Long scoring droughts plagued both ends of the court, but Wisconsin was able to make up for lost time with a late second-half run that led to a 65-56 win.

While Wisconsin shot 45-percent from the field, Purdue flailed, making just 31-percent of its shots. This meant longer dry spells for the Boilers and more time for the Badgers to bank 12 points off of 11 Purdue turnovers.

"Our transition defense was God-awful in the last four minutes and that's when they got a run," Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said.

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