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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.

Sports
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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Sports
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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Sports
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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Sports
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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