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4:59 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Too Many Mistakes For Purdue Men As They Fall To North Florida 73-70

Purdue center A.J. Hammons converts a second half layup against North Florida. Hammons scored 16 points in a losing effort against the Ospreys.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

There's an old notion in close games that the team with the last shot can win. For most of Saturday's game, the outcome seemed likely to be determined by which team had a cold streak last.

So when North Florida made seven of its last nine shots and Purdue missed eight consecutive attempts in the last three minutes, the Ospreys walked away with a 73-70 victory.

"Everything that could go wrong for us in the last two minutes did," Purdue Coach Matt Painter said after the game.

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1:16 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: December 5

It could take $30 million just to replace scoreboards in Ross-Ade Stadium.
Credit Purdue Athletics

Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke took something of an unusual step this week, calling members of the press together to address the school’s football team.

As it turned out, it was a first step in a new program of advocacy the AD is planning – all leading up, possibly, to a push to spend tens of millions of dollars renovating Ross-Ade Stadium.

On this week's Off The Field, we’ll ask about...well...the field. You might be surprised just how much a new scoreboard can cost.

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Sports
11:21 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Purdue Comes Up Short, Loses To FSU In OT

Purdue vs. Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Mackey Arena on Wednesday.
Credit Kristin Malavenda/WBAA News / http://wbaa.org/

Florida State head coach Sue Semrau called it “a tale of two halves.”

The Seminoles outlasted Purdue 67-64 tonight in overtime at Mackey Arena.

The Boilers got out to a slow start offensively in the first half, shooting just 29-percent from the floor. They also gave up 11 second-chance points and got none themselves.

Purdue trailed by as much as 13 points early in the second half, but tightened up the defense, forcing Florida State turnovers and then scoring in transition.

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12:04 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Purdue Edges NC State 66-61 In ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Freshman guard P.J. Thompson played 22 minutes against North Carolina State and hit a key three-pointer in the second half.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

When Purdue starts Big Ten Conference play at the end of this month, there are going to be a lot more games like this.

A physical contest that got chippy in the second half went to the Boilermakers Tuesday as they held off North Carolina State in the West Lafayette matchup of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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10:15 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Purdue AD Burke: 'Lightning Strike' Needed To Fix Ross-Ade

Burke says he'll "advocate" for Purdue sports in a more visible way in the coming months.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Despite another disappointing season for the Purdue football team, athletic department officials say they’ll look to engage more fans by renovating Ross-Ade Stadium.

But the money may be hard to come by. Sagging attendance meant the football team brought in three million fewer dollars than expected this year. Athletics Director Morgan Burke says that makes funding projects more difficult for a self-supporting department.

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