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10:40 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Monument to honor Lafayette native for Olympic wins

Lafayette native Ray Ewry won ten Olympic gold medals in field events from 1900-1908.
IOC Olympic Museum Collection

Lafayette Jefferson High School is the site of a new monument to an Olympic hero.

Ray Ewry won ten gold medals from 1900 to 1908, mastering the standing long jump, standing high jump and standing triple jump events. After graduating from Lafayette, he attended Purdue where he led the track team to a national championship.

Monument Committee Co-chair Joe Micon said Ewry did all of this after overcoming polio as a child. He hopes the monument outside of Scheuman Stadium at Jefferson High makes an impression on those who pass by it.

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Sports
2:14 am
Sat June 23, 2012

The Progress of Title IX 40 Years Later

Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon signing Title Nine into law.  

The goal of the legislation was to ensure the same opportunities for women as men in high school and college.

AS WBAA’s  Sam Klemet reports, the law has opened new doors for women, particularly in sports, but inequality still exists.

It’s a beautiful night at Lafayette’s Murdock Park.   A crowd of about 50 has gathered around a fence that encloses a dusty softball diamond.

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Sports
9:07 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Boudia dives his way to London Olympics

A former Purdue athlete is going to the Olympics.

Diver David Boudia qualified for the London games in the 10-meter synchronized competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

He and his partner Nick McCrory won the event.

This will be Boudia’s second Olympics.  He competed in Beijing four years ago in the 10-meter platform individual and synchronized.

He dove at Purdue for three years winning three NCAA Diver of the Year Awards, three Big Ten Diver of the Year Awards, and six NCAA Championship Titles.

Sports
12:39 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Otis Armstrong selected to College Football HOF

A former Purdue running back is heading to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Otis Armstrong was named to the 2012 class.

During his time in West Lafayette, he earned consensus All-American honors and was the Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1972.

Armstrong also scored 24 touchdowns, ran for 3,315 yards, and holds a school record with 670 rushing attempts.

He becomes the ninth Boilermaker player to be named to the college Hall of Fame.

Sports
3:28 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

NCAA Grants Mingo a 6th Season

A Purdue basketball player is getting a sixth year of eligibility.

Drey Mingo’s request for an extra season was granted by the NCAA.

The forward sat out all of last season after tearing her ACL.  She also missed four games the year before due to life-threatening bacterial meningitis.

When she returned, Mingo averaged 12-points and led the team in rebounding.

She was recently named the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, Giant Steps Courageous Student-Athlete Award winner.

The honor is given to student-athletes who excel on and off the court.

Sports
6:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Hearings scheduled for single class basketball proposal

The public will get to weigh in whether to restore Indiana high school basketball to a single-class system.

The Indiana High School Athletics Association (IHSAA) announced a series of town meetings Thursday.

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Sports
5:43 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Purdue Baseball Upends Louisville

The 19th-ranked Purdue baseball team topped 15th-ranked Louisville 2-1 in the Boilers home opener.

Stephen Talbott hit a walk off single in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Purdue its 17th win on the season.

Connor Podkul and Blake Mascarello combined to give up just five hits and one run for the Boilers.

Mascarello earned the win to improve to 5-1 on the year.

Purdue is back on the diamond Wednesday afternoon against IPFW.

Game time is at 4 p.m.

The Two-Way
1:05 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Reports: Peyton Manning Headed To The Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning, who may soon trade that Colts blue for Broncos red.
Rob Carr Getty Images

Peyton Manning, one of the two or three best quarterbacks in recent years and one of the greatest ever, is close to signing a contract to play for the NFL's Denver Broncos, according to multiple reports.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter say the deal is done "barring a snag during intensified contract negotiations" between the team and Manning's agent, Tom Condon. They cite "multiple sources."

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Sports
4:05 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

Purdue WBB advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

The Purdue women's basketball team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Boilermakers beat South Dakota State University 83-68 in a first round matchup at Mackey Arena today.

The Boilers were led by Courtney Moses who scored a game-high 29 points.

That included nine three-pointers, which is a record for an NCAA tournament game in any round.

Purdue will take on South Carolina Monday night at Mackey Arena.

The Gamecocks beat Eastern Michigan 80-48 to advance to the second round.

The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

25-Year-Old Sets Record As Iditarod's Youngest Winner

Dallas Seavey holds his leaders, Diesel, left, and Guiness, after he arrived at the finish line to claim victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Marc Lester Anchorage Daily News/Landov

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:57 am

There's a new record in the Iditarod: A 25 year old has become the youngest musher to win the approximately thousand-mile trans-Alaskan sled dog race.

Dallas Seavey slid into Nome, Alaska, at 7:29 p.m. yesterday with nine dogs, finishing the race in nine days, four hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds.

"We went into this race with a dog team that I knew had the ability to win the Iditarod," Seavey said in a post-race press conference in Nome. "We spent most of the race building a monster – a dog team that couldn't be stopped."

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