Emma: Playing Hard Brings Purdue Back To ProminenceAt 21-11, the Boilermakers should be a lock for the NCAA Tournament.
Emma's Big Ten Power Rankings: Boilermakers Are RisingMatt Painter has Purdue on the brink of a return to the tournament.
Emma: The Curious Case Of A.J. HammonsPurdue center A.J. Hammons can't hide from the spotlight, much as he might like to.
Emma's Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best And Worst Case ScenariosThere's no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.
Emma's Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference's Bubble Grows LargerSomewhat miraculously, Illinois and Indiana have climbed into NCAA Tournament contention.
Emma's Big Ten Power Rankings: It's Still Unpredictable At TopOhio State has righted itself, but Michigan and Michigan State still remain on top.
Emma's Big Ten Power Rankings: A Conference In FluxNorthwestern's stealing the Big Ten headlines as others falter.
Illinois Falls To Purdue 66-58Illinois owned the lead at halftime Wednesday, and they owned an edge on the boards over Purdue that helped the Illini get there. All that changed over the next 20 minutes.
Purdue Dismisses Barlow From Program, Suspends Byrd 1 GamePurdue has kicked guard Kelsey Barlow off the men's basketball team and suspended D.J. Byrd for a game following an incident at a bar early Friday.
Bernstein: Weber To Oklahoma Would Make SenseToday’s story involves whether Bruce Weber is going to leave Illinois for Oklahoma.
Painter Staying At PurdueIt was reported earlier on Wednesday that Purdue head coach Matt Painter was likely leaving to become the coach of Missouri. However, Purdue officials have confirmed that Painter will remain with the university.
Keady: 'Illinois Is A Better Job Than Purdue'After a lot speculation, Purdue head coach Matt Painter will remain the team's head coach. He had met with officials from Missouri about taking the same position for the Tigers.