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Boilers' slide continues in 34-9 loss to PSU

Nov 3, 2012

Purdue’s football season isn’t over, but the hope a “successful” one is in serious jeopardy.

The Boilers 34-9 loss to Penn State is their fifth in a row, all against Big Ten opponents, and ensures the team will not finish 2012 with better record than last year no matter what happens the rest of the way.

“Obviously we are disappointed in where we are at. We haven’t (come) through in the clutch games, in the big games, and that’s why we are at where we are at,” said Purdue head coach Danny Hope.

Purdue rolls in exhibition opener

Oct 30, 2012

Matt Painter hoped his team would face some adversity early in the season.

Purdue was tested in its exhibition opener against Montevallo, but passed with a 70-61 win.

“That’s what you want.  You want a challenge,” said the Boilers head coach. “It does help you there is no question about that.”

The Boilers have now won 18-straight against college teams in exhibition play.

They were led by the three Johnsons; Terone, Anthony, and Ronnie.

Wisconsin runs through Purdue, 38-14

Oct 13, 2012

Wisconsin represented the Leaders Division in last year’s inaugural Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis.

Purdue believed it would have a chance to do the same this season, especially with Ohio State and Penn State ineligible, but knew an important step in doing so was beating the Badgers.

The Boilers had their chance, Saturday, at home inside Ross-Ade Stadium, but Wisconsin proved it is not ready to relinquish its title as the division’s best just yet.

Purdue opens $98M co-rec

Oct 11, 2012

A $98-million-dollar project at Purdue is nearing completion.

The France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center officially opened this week; however, construction is not expected to be finished until next summer.

Director of Recreational Sports Howard Taylor says the building serves as a focal point on campus.

Purdue's momentum halted in 44-13 loss to UofM

Oct 6, 2012

Purdue came into Saturday’s game hoping to make a statement and send a message to the Big Ten that it had arrived.

When the team walked off the field in Ross-Ade Stadium, it was apparent that, despite what they may have thought, the journey to the top is not going to be easy. The Boilers (3-2, 0-1) fell to Michigan, 44-13, in the conference opener.

“I don’t think we played to our potential at all.  I think we got a little loose headed,” said Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen.  “We thought it was going to be easy going into the Big Ten compared to those other games.”

Purdue’s defense sparked a 28-point outburst in the second quarter to help the Boilermakers hold on against Marshall.

Purdue came away with a 51-41 win despite a late rally by the Thundering Herd.   

“It’s kind of like the final review before the big exam,” said Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush. “We have a Big Ten season coming up and it was good to see the offense clicking and the defense make some plays out there against a prolific offense.”

Marshall came into the game as the top passing unit in the nation, so Purdue knew it was going to need to score.

Boilers steam roll EMU, 54-16

Sep 15, 2012

It took awhile, but Purdue finally got going and coasted to a 54-16 win over Eastern Michigan, Saturday, at Ross-Ade Stadium.

“Even though we didn’t play our best, we beat them like we were supposed to,” said Boilermakers head coach Danny Hope.  “I was pleased that we could get up to some rough sledding early, but still come away with a large margin of victory.”

The Eagles drew within four, 13-9, halfway through the second quarter, but the Boilers put together scoring drives on four of its next five possessions to take command.

Webster recognized for punting

Sep 10, 2012

For the second week in a row, a Purdue football player is honored by the Big Ten.

Punter Cody Webster was named the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Notre Dame.

He punted seven times and placed six of his kicks inside the Irish 20 yard line.  He averaged more than 43-yards-per punt.

Last week, cornerback Frankie Williams was named the conference’s Freshman of the Week.

Purdue is 1-1 on the year and hosts winless Eastern Michigan, Saturday.

Purdue's 20-17 loss at Notre Dame a "bummer"

Sep 8, 2012

Quarterback Caleb TerBush may have best summed up Purdue’s feeling after its 20-17 loss to Notre Dame, Saturday.

“It’s a bummer,” he said.  “We came in here expecting to win.  We felt like we definitely had a lot of mojo going behind us this whole week.”

Plain and simple, for the Boilermakers, the loss to the 22nd-ranked Irish was a bummer.

Boilers roll in season opener, 48-6, over EKU

Sep 1, 2012

Season openers haven’t been the most reassuring games for Purdue’s football team over the past couple of years.

But, the Boilers were all business to start the 2012 campaign, Saturday, easily handling Eastern Kentucky 48-6.

“We’re a much better football team than we were this time last year.  Even though we made some mistakes, I still think we have great potential as a football team” said Purdue head coach Danny Hope. 

Purdue football embracing expectations

Aug 30, 2012

The Purdue football season gets underway Saturday at home against Eastern Kentucky.  The Boilermakers are coming off their most successful campaign of the Danny Hope era, one it which they went 7-6 and earned their first bowl berth and win since 2007.

That success has heightened expectations heading into the new season which, as WBAA' Sam Klemet explains, the Boilermakers are fully embracing.

Light headlines Purdue Kickoff Luncheon

Aug 17, 2012

A three-time Super Bowl Champion says he is encouraged by the direction of Purdue’s football program.

Matt Light was the keynote speaker Friday at the Boilermakers annual Kickoff Luncheon.

He played for Purdue from 1996 to 2000 before a ten year career with the New England Patriots.

Light says despite some recent ups and downs, he thinks the current batch of Boilers have what it takes to put together a successful season.

Boudia returns to Purdue after Olympic glory

Aug 16, 2012

It’s been a whirl wind past few days for David Boudia.

Saturday, the former Purdue diver captured gold at the London Olympics.  That was followed by a blitz of media interviews there and then traveling back to the United States for some more Q and A with the New York media. 

But, as WBAA’s Sam Klemet reports, finally, Boudia is able to take a slight breath being back home.

Even with two medals dangling from his neck, it still hasn’t really sunk in for David Boudia that he is an Olympic champion.

Boudia Wins Gold!

Aug 11, 2012

David Boudia said he wanted to enjoy the Olympic experience in London more than his first time around four years ago in Beijing.

That shouldn't be too hard.

The former Purdue diver won gold in the individual ten meter platform event, Saturday.

He topped China's Qiu Bo by less than two points with Britain's Tom Daley winning bronze.  Bo came into the games as the heavy favorite.

Boudia almost didn't even get the chance to compete for gold.  He was the final qualifier into the semifinals after a slow start, Friday.

Purdue's Short named preseason All-American

Aug 9, 2012

Sports Illustrated anticipates a Purdue football player will be one of the best in the nation this year.

The magazine named Kawann Short to its preseason First Team All-American roster.

The senior is the only defensive player from the Big Ten to make the first team list.

Last year, he recorded 54 tackles and 6.5-sacks.

The recognition adds to Short's list of preseason honors for the Purdue senior.

He also is on the watch list for the Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy, The Bednarik Award, The Outland Trophy and the Nagurski Trophy.