PURDUE BASEBALL POSTS ANOTHER ONE-SIDE WIN VERSUS ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
– No. 16 Purdue baseball scored in each of the first four innings,
including consecutive four-run frames to begin the game, rolling to its
ninth straight win, 12-2, at Illinois-Chicago Tuesday evening.
PURDUE BASEBALL COMPLETES SERIES SWEEP OF ILLINOIS
BREAKS WINS RECORD
LAFAYETTE, Ind.– Starting pitchers Lance Breedlove and Connor Podkul
teamed up to allow only one earned run over 14 innings Sunday, leading
No. 18 Purdue baseball to a doubleheader and series sweep of Illinois
at Lambert Field. Head coach Doug Schreiber won his 408th career game
in the nightcap to become the program’s all-time leader.
PURDUE BASEBALL COMPLETES SERIES SWEEP OF NORTHWESTERN
Ill. – Cameron Perkins and Andrew Dixon both recorded three hits while
accounting for three runs apiece, backing up a quality start from
freshman Connor Podkul and leading No. 19 Purdue baseball to an 8-4
victory at Northwestern Sunday afternoon to complete a series sweep.
PURDUE BASEBALL TOPS ANDERSON AT VICTORY FIELD
– No. 19 Purdue baseball scored in each of the first three innings and
did not surrender an official hit until the fifth, cruising to a 6-1
victory against Anderson University Wednesday evening at Minor League
Baseball stadium Victory Field.
Purdue 8, Wichita St. 3
BASEBALL TAKES SERIES OPENER AT WICHITA ST. FOR NINTH STRAIGHT WIN
Kan. – No. 24 Purdue baseball scored five times in the seventh inning
to break open a tie game and the extended rally carried the
Boilermakers to their ninth-consecutive win, a series-opening victory
at Wichita State, 8-3.
BASEBALL SLAMS NOTRE DAME TO COMPLETE 3-0 SEASON-OPENING
PETERSBURG, Fla.- Highlighted by a nine-run sixth inning that featured
a grand slam from Cameron Perkins, Purdue baseball scored in each of
the final five innings to overcome a four-run deficit and defeat Notre
Dame, 15-8, on the final day of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge.
Adds QB Robert Gregory to Recruiting Class
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue head coach Danny Hope announced that Robert
Gregory has signed to play for the Boilermakers. The 6-foot-3,
205-pound dual-threat quarterback from Simeon High School in Chicago
inked his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, but delayed
announcing his decision until Friday with his high school classmates.
SWIMMING-DIVING DROPS BOTH SIDES OF RIVALRY DUAL AT INDIANA
Ind.– Guillermo Blanco and Rhiannon Sheets were each two-time
individual event winners and both Purdue swimming and diving teams
posted a relay win, but the Boilermakers dropped both sides of their
annual rivalry dual meet with Indiana Saturday afternoon.
day in which the Big Ten Network televised a swimming and diving meet
live for the first time in its history, the No. 10 Indiana men defeated
No. 20 Purdue, 166-134. The No. 8 Indiana women were a 169-130 winner
over No. 18 Purdue.
EXTENDS HOPE'S CONTRACT FOR TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Director of Athletics Morgan Burke announced
today that the University has extended head football coach Danny Hope’s
contract for two additional years, through Dec. 31, 2016. Details are
being finalized and will be available once completed.
WINS 10-METER PLATFORM FOR 16TH CAREER NATIONAL TITLE
Tenn. – Highlighted by six perfect 10 on his final dive of the event,
former Purdue diver David Boudia won the 10-meter platform Thursday on
the final day of the USA Diving Winter Nationals to claim his 16th
career national title.
Interview with Coach Hope
THE MODERATOR: If we could just get an opening statement from
you, Coach Hope, on advancing to the Little Caesars Pizza
COACH HOPE: I want to thank them for inviting
We're a good football team, and we've won some big games this
season. We're excited to play together as a team.
an opportunity to have a winning season
SETS NEW 500 FREE WOMEN’S RECORD ON OPENING NIGHT OF OSU
Ohio – Highlighted by a new school-record time from Lauren Roth in the
500 freestyle, both Purdue swimming teams opened the three-day Ohio
State Invitational with a host of new season-best times. The Purdue men
and women both stand in second place behind the host Buckeyes.
Boilermakers Recognized By Big Ten
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Seven Purdue football players have earned All-Big Ten
honors for the 2011 season, as voted by the conference coaches and
media and announced on the Big Ten Network.
defensive tackle Kawann Short, Purdue’s 2011 Defensive Team MVP, was
selected first team all-league in a vote by the conference coaches and
second team by the media.
Announces Team Award
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Senior offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, junior
defensive tackle Kawann Short and senior linebacker Chris Carlino were
named Most Valuable Players for the 2011 football team, it was
announced this evening at the 91st-annual Purdue-Kiwanis Football
Banquet at the Purdue Memorial Union.
look at the Big Ten tie-ins and the national landscape.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - By virtue of its 33-25 Old Oaken Bucket victory at
Indiana on Saturday, the Purdue football team became bowl eligible for
the first time since 2007.
The Boilermakers are 6-6
overall, having won two of their final three games. They finished 4-4
in Big Ten Conference play, good for third place in the Leaders
Down Hoosiers, 33-25
victory makes Purdue bowl eligible for the first time since 2007.
Ind. (AP) - Purdue's players hoisted the Old Oaken Bucket in front of
their fans, danced around the Bucket in the locker room; they even took
turns kissing the prized trophy Saturday.
HOPE - the Hoosiers of Indiana
Hello, Coach. Overall just want to get your impressions on
Hoosiers and what do you see from Indiana when you look at
COACH HOPE: They're a good football team.
have the most attractive record, but watching them on film, they've
really come together the second half of the season and really play
hard, play very, very hard on both sides of the ball.
WOMEN WIN HEAD-TO-HEAD, MEN DROP BOTH ENDS OF TRIPLE DUAL AT
CITY, Iowa – Highlighted by some impressive relay showings, both Purdue
swimming and diving teams posted a bevy of new season-best times and
thanks to a pair of individual victories from three Boilers, the
22nd-ranked Purdue women won a head-to-head dual at Iowa, 182-118.
Falls Short To Iowa, 31-21
Boilermakers still can become bowl eligible with win at Indiana.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - James Vandenberg threw three touchdown passes,
including two to Marvin McNutt, to help Iowa defeat Purdue 31-21 on
Saturday for the Hawkeyes' first road win of the season.
Danny, with facing an Iowa team, you're going against a quarterback who
has been very accurate and very efficient, especially with
histouchdown/interception ratio. What makes him so
HOPE: Iowa has great balance offensively. Starts
offensive line. Quick with their stance, great
Short, Gaston Named Big Ten Players of the Week
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue’s Kawann Short and Bruce Gaston have been
recognized by the Big Ten Conference for their efforts in the
Boilermakers’ 26-23 overtime victory over Ohio State. Short was named
as the Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Gaston the Co-Special Teams
Player of the Week. It is the second POW honor of the season and the
third of his career for Short and the first ever for Gaston.
Raheem Mostert Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue’s Raheem Mostert has been named the Nov.
7 Big Ten Freshman of the Week after turning in a record-setting
performance last weekend at No. 19 Wisconsin. The weekly honor is the
first in Mostert’s career and the second for a Purdue player this
season (Kawann Short, Oct. 23 Co-Defensive POW).
Hope - Wisconsin Week
Q. First off, you're playing a Wisconsin team that's had two
heartbreaking losses on the road, still very formidable. Talk
about the problems they present.
COACH HOPE: They're a great football
team. That's a
tough place to play at. They're still the same from a run
standpoint where they can come out and get after you with the power run
game, they have a great offensive line that's dominant at
and loaded with good running backs. That part of them hasn't
Joe Holland Named NFF National Scholar-Athlete & Lott Trophy
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue’s Joe Holland got a double dose of good
news on Wednesday as he was announced as one of 16 football players
named as recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards and also
one of 20 semifinalists for the 2011 Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Takes Down No. 23 Illinois, 21-14
continue playing with confidence.
Caleb TerBush passed for 178 yards and two touchdowns to help Purdue
upset No. 23 Illinois 21-14 on Saturday afternoon.
Raheem Mostert ran for a touchdown and tackled the punter on a play
that led to another score for the Boilermakers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten). It
was Purdue's first victory over a ranked team since beating No. 7 Ohio
State in 2009.
Danny Hope - Illinois Week
"They have a lot of good athletes, and they bring a lot of
pressure. They probably bring some type of pressure or
movement probably 85 percent of the time. They take a lot of
chances, and sometimes it pays dividends for them and they land."
Falls to Penn State, 23-18
suffer first Big Ten loss
Football Game Notes
at Penn State - Oct. 15, 2011
Caleb TerBush's 50-yard pass to Justin Siller in the first quarter was
the longest offensive play surrendered by Penn State the longest play
for Purdue this season.
How difficult has it been just to deal with that situation where --
with the quarterbacks?
Well, it's been a challenge just kind of the way it's all
happened. We went through a lot of quarterbacks in a short
period of time. We had five different starting quarterbacks,
I think, in 13 or 14 games.
WOMEN’S SOCCER SCORES TWICE IN FOUR MINUTES TO DEFEAT OHIO ST.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Kellie Phillips and Kaityln Blacha scored
just under four minutes apart, both goals coming off assists from Laura
McCalla, to help Purdue women’s soccer overcome an early deficit and
defeat Ohio State, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Soccer Complex.
much-needed victory, the Boilers’ first at home in Big Ten Conference
play this season, allowed Purdue (5-8-2, 2-3-1 Big Ten) to leapfrog a
pair of teams (Indiana and Nebraska) in the standings while enhancing
its league tournament hopes.
Beat Minnesota In Big Ten Opener, 45-17
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP)--Akeem Shavers caught a touchdown pass and ran for
another score to help Purdue beat Minnesota 45-17 on Saturday.
Caleb TerBush completed 14 of 21 passes for 140 yards and a score and
O.J. Ross caught five passes for 63 yards and a TD for the Boilermakers
(3-2, 1-0 Big Ten).
Falls to Notre Dame, 38-10
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Michael Floyd had 12 catches for 137 yards and a
touchdown to help Notre Dame defeat Purdue 38-10 on Saturday night.
Cierre Wood ran for a career-high 191 yards, Jonas Gray rushed for 94
yards and Tommy Rees passed for 254 yards and three touchdowns for the
Fighting Irish (3-2).
Interview With: COACH HOPE
I guess the first question, having the bye week, what was the focus in
terms of what you wanted to get accomplished in the bye week and how
did that turn out?
COACH HOPE: The bye week, the bye week went very
well for us. We think we got done what said set out to get
done. We wanted to give them some reps first, so after the SE
Missouri game, they had sun afternoon off, all of Monday, all of
Tuesday, all of Wednesday to give them a chance to fuel up a little
bit, freshen up a little bit, get away, get some personal
SOCCER CLOSES OUT HOMESTAND VERSUS NEBRASKA & IOWA
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue women’s soccer closes out its
eight-game homestand this weekend, welcoming Nebraska and Iowa to the
Varsity Soccer Complex for the first-ever Big Ten game with the Huskers
and a Big Ten Network-televised match with the Hawkeyes.
They're a very physical football team and an experienced football
team. They have a lot of players back. They're
similar to us in some ways, as far as last season goes. They
thought they could have a good football team in the season last year
possibly and had a lot of
injuries. I think they had three or four starting
quarterbacks last year as well.
SOCCER CONTINUES HOMESTAND WITH BOILERMAKER CHALLENGE CUP
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue women’s soccer continues its eight-game
homestand with a four-team weekend tournament, welcoming Cal State
Northridge, Dayton and Kansas to the Varsity Soccer Complex for the
12th edition of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.
pre-MTSU interview with:
COACH DANNY HOPE
Q. Danny, first your thoughts on Middle Tennessee.
They've been to bowl games three of the last five years. What
kind of problems do they present?
COACH HOPE: They're a good football team.
Obviously they've won the last couple years. They've had some
post-season play. They're a fast football team. On
the defensive side of the ball they're real big in regards to bringing
pressure, a lots of blitzes. They'll hang their hat on trying
to disrupt your offensive front.
HOME NIGHT GAME
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue women’s soccer welcomes Pac-12
Conference opponents Colorado and USC to the Varsity Soccer Complex for
the opening weekend of an eight-game homestand, highlighted by the
first-ever night game Friday night under the newly-installed lights.
WOMEN’S SOCCER DROPS WILD ROAD GAME AT MISSOURI, 4-2
Mo.– Purdue women’s soccer took an early lead and later pulled within a
goal in the second half, but Missouri answered both scores and tacked
on two additional goals, defeating the Boilers, 4-2, Sunday afternoon.
Purdue (1-3) received goals from seniors Alexis Tryba and Kaitlyn
Blacha, ending a scoring drought of 230 consecutive minutes after
getting shutout in back-to-back games since winning its season opener.
BOUDIA NAMED JESSE OWENS MALE BIG TEN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Ill. – Purdue’s David Boudia has been voted the Jesse Owens Male Big
Ten Athlete of the Year for the 2010-11 school year, becoming the first
diver to win the award and only the second Purdue male student-athlete
to be honored.
Boudia joins former basketball standout Glenn Robinson as the only
Boilermakers to win the Jesse Owens Award since its inception in 1982.
Robinson was recognized as the top male athlete in the conference in
1993-94, a year in which he was also selected first overall in the NBA
BOUDIA & GOLFER GULYANAMITTA SELECTED PURDUE ATHLETES OF THE
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.– Junior diver David Boudia and senior golfer Numa
Gulyanamitta have been named Purdue's Athletes of the Year for the
2010-11 school year. They were selected by a vote of athletics
department administrators from a pool of candidates made up of each
sport's Most Valuable Player or similar designee.
Boudia and Gulyanamitta will now represent the Boilermakers in the
voting for the Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Year awards. Boudia is
in the running for the Big Ten Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year award,
and Gulyanamitta is up for the Big Ten Suzy Favor Athlete of the Year