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2:06 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: December 19

Burke says a vote next month could change the way the largest conferences in the country operate.
Credit Purdue Athletics

Numbers released recently show Purdue’s football attendance dropped more than any other large-conference school this year.

It’s a worrisome statistic as the athletics department prepares to ask for tens of millions of dollars to refurbish Ross-Ade Stadium.

But it’s just one money-related topics on athletics director Morgan Burke’s mind as he prepares for 2015.

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11:03 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Purdue Women Break Out Of Slump With 61-48 Win Over Kansas

April Wilson moves the ball down the court against Kansas.
Credit Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

 Most basketball teams carry at least 12 players on their roster. And many play at least 8-9 per game, hoping to get points from as many contributors as possible. Though Purdue played nine of its dozen players Thursday night, it didn't get a single point from its bench.

And it didn't matter.

Coach Sharon Versyp's team rebounded against Kansas to snap a three-game losing streak, winning 61-48 at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers gained 21 points on free throws alone and scored 24 points off of 23 Jayhawk turnovers.

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10:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Purdue Men Pick Up 87-46 Win Over Arkansas State

Purdue moves to 8-2 on the year with the win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
Credit Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

Following a big victory Wednesday over Arkansas State, the buzz phrase for the Purdue men's basketball team was "team ball."

The Boilermakers dished out 21 assists and held the Red Wolves to 30-percent shooting from the field.

Purdue is one of seven teams in the nation to hold at least three opponents to 43 points or fewer. The team also handled the ball better than in a loss to North Florida, committing just ten turnovers for the game.

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10:47 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Change In Starting Lineup Leads To Change In Result For Purdue Men's Basketball

Purdue men's basketball beat IPFW 63-43 Monday night at Mackey Arena. The Boilers improve to 7-2 on the season.
Credit Kristin Malavenda/WBAA News / http://wbaa.org/

After a disappointing 73-70 loss to North Florida Saturday, Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter switched things up from the start tonight against IPFW. Painter gave freshmen PJ Thompson and Isaac Haas their first career starts for Purdue, in favor of sophomore Kendall Stephens and junior AJ Hammons.

Painter says the freshmen deserved the starts based on their play.

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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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