12:32 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Purdue prepares for Heart of Dallas Bowl

Purdue takes on Oklahoma State, Tuesday, in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  WBAA's Sam Klemet is in Dallas and previews the matchup and what the game means for the Boilermakers' football program.

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10:38 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Boilers top Ball State, 66-56

A freshman helped Purdue’s men’s basketball team get back on track.

A.J Hammons scored a team-high 15-points in the Boilermakers 66-56 win over Ball State.

Terone Johnson chipped in 14-points and D.J Byrd and Ronnie Johnson both scored eleven.

The victory ends a two game skid for the team.

Ball State led in the second half, before Purdue pulled away.  Lafayette-native Jesse Berry led the Cardinals with 22-points.

The Boilermakers get a week-and-a-half off, before welcoming William and Mary to Mackey Arena, December 29th.

9:30 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Purdue welcomes new coach, Hazell

Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke (left), Head Football Coach Darrell Hazell (center), Acting President Tim Sands (right)

When Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke first met Darrell Hazell, he was a little bit surprised at the man standing in front of him.

"I thought he was going to be taller," Burke joked.

So far in his career, there has been no task too tall for the new Boilermakers Head Football Coach.

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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.