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Danny Hope

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Purdue Beats Indiana 56-35 With Late Flurry

Akeem Shavers broke open a close game with three scores during a 4½-minute span in the fourth quarter, giving Purdue a 56-35 victory over archrival Indiana on Saturday.

11/24/2012

Dave Doeren holds up the MAC Championship Trophy in December of 2011. (Photo by Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

NIU’s Doeren Admits He’s Open To Other Coaching Opportunities

Northern Illinois head coach Dave Doeren is bound to be one of the hottest coaching commodities when more jobs start opening up in the coming weeks.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

Ohio State University Athletics Director Gene Smith (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Gene Smith Robbed Ohio State (And Big Ten) Of 2012

Sure, Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel caused the mess, but Smith’s careless decision to play in the Gator Bowl last year likely cost Ohio State a chance at the National Championship this season.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Kawann Short. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

Hope finally has a healthy team (knock on wood) and the Boilermakers appear poised to have their most successful season since 2007 when they won eight games.

08/17/2012

Players from the Purdue Boilermakers run on the court as a Purdue cheerleader waves a flag prior to taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Purdue Beats Western Michigan 37-32 In Pizza Bowl

Perhaps empowered by getting a contract extension recently, Purdue coach Danny Hope made the gutsy decision to go for two onside kicks in the first half and both gambles paid off for the Boilermakers in a 37-32 win over Western Michigan on Tuesday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

12/27/2011

Chris Petersen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Two Names Can Put Illini Football On The Map

I’m sure that Mike Thomas has his own list of names who he’d like to see as his coach at Illinois. But my advice is this: Aim high.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2011

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Terbush Helps Purdue Upset No. 23 Illinois 21-14

The Boilermakers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) finally got the quality win they needed with a 21-14 victory over No. 23 Illinois on Saturday – Purdue’s first win over a ranked team since beating then-No. 7 Ohio State in 2009.

10/22/2011

Ron Zook

Hoge: Which Big Ten Coaches Are On The Hot Seat?

Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011