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9:25 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Purdue hires new football coach

Darrell Hazell leaves Kent State to be Purdue's new football coach.
Credit Kent State Athletics

Darrell Hazell is Purdue’s new head football coach.

Athletics Director Morgan Burke announced the hiring in a news release Wednesday morning and Hazell will be formally introduced at a news conference on campus Wednesday night.

Hazell comes from Kent State, where he’s led the program for two years and has a record of 16-9. Terms of the agreement have not been announced.

Hazell replaces Danny Hope, who was fired November 25th after four years as head coach.

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8:58 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Purdue to play in Heart of Dallas Bowl

The Purdue football team is heading to Texas for its final game of the season.

The Boilermakers will play Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, January 1st.

Quarterback Robert Marve says the game is an opportunity for he and his fellow seniors to go out on a high note.

"Things got rough and the bad times were there for us this year and we haven't forgotten those times," said Marve.  "It's fun to win football games.  It's fine to go out and be IU by 21 points.  That was a fun time.  We want another experience like that.  That's what we are looking for."

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6:22 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Xavier tops Purdue 63-57

Purdue went six minutes in the second half against Xavier without scoring a point. That stretch allowed the Musketeers to turn a two point deficit into a six point lead and they were able to hold on for a 63-57 win in Mackey Arena.

"I think we had consistency as far as playing hard, in the first half.  We out rebounded them and things like that.  The ball just wasn't going in. It just came down to taking bad shots at bad times and that gave them points," said Terone Johnson.  "Not being disciplined is why we lost today."

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9:28 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Purdue fires Hope; Higgins to coach bowl game

Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke and interim Purdue football coach Patrick Higgins

The Purdue football program is moving in a new direction.

WBAA’s Sam Klemet reports on the firing of the Boilermakers’ head coach.

Following Purdue’s win Saturday over rival Indiana, Danny Hope said he had no regrets about his time coaching the Boilermakers except...

"the fact that we didn't win more games," he said.  "I don't know what I would have done any different.  In the end we found a way and that's what matters."

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7:01 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Purdue wins Bucket, Hope's future in question

As the sun began to set on Ross-Ade Stadium, Saturday afternoon, Purdue head coach Danny Hope was perched atop some of his players’ shoulders while the rest of the Boilermakers were hoisting the Old Oaken Bucket for the second straight year.

“It was really a special moment.  I never had that happen before,” said Hope. 

Running back Akeem Shavers added, “It was one of those moments you see in a movie.”

Purdue’s 56-35 win over rival Indiana was a Hollywood ending, but whether or not a sequel is in the works remains a mystery.

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12:02 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Purdue ends slide; tops UNCW 66-40

Purdue needed a Terone Johnson buzzer beating three pointer to take a slim one point lead over UNC Wilmington heading into halftime.  During the final 20 minutes, the Boilermakers dominated and cruised to a 66-40 win.

“We kind of talked about, early on, just doing what we were supposed to do and I don’t think we came out and actually did that,” said Johnson.

“In the second half we came out and got some defensive stops and got good post defense inside and also the guards played good defense. So, that led to points on offense.”

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7:07 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Purdue falls to OSU, drops to 1-3

The Purdue men’s basketball team is off to its worst start since the 2004-2005 season.

The Boilers dropped to one-and-three after losing to Oregon State 66-58 in the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic in New York City.

Freshman A.J Hammons scored a career best 20-points and grabbed eight rebounds.

D.J Byrd added 11 points and Anthony Johnson scored ten.

Purdue hosts North Carolina Wilmington, Wednesday, at Mackey Arena.

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5:09 pm
Sun November 11, 2012

Purdue bounces back with 83-54 win over Hofstra

After Purdue’s season opening loss to Bucknell, head coach Matt Painter preached that his team needed to be more consistent and play with more maturity.

Two days later, the Boilers, with a revamped starting lineup, showed signs that the message had sunk in, but still have room to grow.

“Coach Painter has been doing this for a long time. He knows what he is doing.  Also, with that being said, we did lose our first game and he was trying to wake us up and I think he was trying to prove a point,” said Anthony Johnson. 

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9:42 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Purdue women coast to 82-47 season opening win

It’s been about a year-and-a-half since Drey Mingo last played in a game that counted.

But, the Purdue forward picked up right where she left off.

Mingo scored 15-points and grabbed six-rebounds to lead the Boilers to an 82-47 win over USC Upstate in the regular season opener.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be back on the floor,” said the sixth-year senior, “really have enjoyed being back and enjoying the game I love with my teammates.”

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10:25 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Purdue falls to Bucknell in season opener

Purdue's men's basketball team is in unfamiliar territory.  For the first time under Matt Painter, the Boilers lost their season opener, falling 70-65 to Bucknell.

"We have to do a better job of being a team," said Painter. "We had situations when adversity kind of set in with us when we compounded our mistakes.  So instead of having a couple of bad possessions, we would have four possessions that were poor.  We've just got to be more consistent and more mature as a team."

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