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12:30 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: January 9

It's not often you'll hear "Go Buckeyes" on the Purdue campus, but this weekend will be one such time.
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It’s a new year and we’re turning over a new leaf on WBAA’s Off The Field with Morgan Burke. Sure, there’ll be the same question-and-answer format, but on this first show of 2015, we give Purdue’s athletics director a chance to take a crack or two at us in the media. What do we get wrong, screw up and step in?

On this week’s show, we also dig a little into why the Big Ten’s revenue sharing agreement means Morgan Burke is rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes to beat Oregon in Monday’s football national championship game.

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2:35 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Rangy Purdue Women's Team Makes Anteaters Look More Like Ants

Purdue guard April Wilson drives to the basket following a steal in the second half Friday.
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It's common when assessing a basketball player that coaches or scouts will care more about the person's wingspan than their height.

Though they also held a height advantage at every position against UC-Irvine, it was the long arms of the Purdue women's team that led them to a 69-44 victory. 

The Anteaters started a pair of guards who stand 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-4, respectively -- well shorter than Purdue's outside defenders. Consequently, the harassing style of Purdue's sideline trap made passing difficult for UCI -- but not impossible.

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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.
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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.
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 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.
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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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