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Emma: Playing Hard Brings Purdue Back To Prominence

At 21-11, the Boilermakers should be a lock for the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2015


Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Boilermakers Are Rising

Matt Painter has Purdue on the brink of a return to the tournament.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: Big Ten’s Signing Day Winners & Losers

Ohio State predictably attracted a top class, but who else had a haul?

CBS Chicago–02/05/2015

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Illini Fall To Purdue, 38-27

Purdue gashed Illinois for 349 yards rushing and first-time starting quarterback Austin Appleby threw for a touchdown and ran for two more to lead Purdue to a 38-27 upset Saturday at Illinois.


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Illinois Falls To Purdue 66-58

Illinois 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.


Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Day 1 Primer

A quick look at what to watch for Thursday as the Big Ten Tournament gets underway in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

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Bears Hire Tibesar As Linebackers Coach

Tim Tibesar, Purdue’s defensive coordinator last season, was hired by the Bears to be the new linebackers coach.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Jeremy Smith #31 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates a touchdown with Clint Chelf #10 against the Purdue Boilermakers during the Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on January 1, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Oklahoma State Routs Purdue In Heart Of Dallas Bowl

Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma State’s five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a disappointing Big 12 finish by dominating Purdue 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday.


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Purdue Hires Kent State’s Darrell Hazell As Head Coach

Darrell Hazell spent most of his coaching career telling others to “be great.” Now he’ll try to live up to that mantra in his new job at Purdue.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

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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.


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Purdue Holds On For 20-17 Victory Over Illinois

Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a 20-17 victory at Illinois on Saturday.


Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Seriously, What Is Going On In Champaign?

Having co-coordinators in college football is not uncommon, but I’ve never heard of two coordinators splitting up the play-calling by down.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

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

Braxton Miller lays on the ground after getting injured in the fourth quarter against Purdue. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

OSU Says Braxton Miller Didn’t Suffer A Concussion Despite Being Hospitalized

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was hurt late in the third quarter of the seventh-ranked Buckeyes’ victory over Purdue on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2012

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

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Ball Has Career Day As Wisconsin Beats Purdue 38-14

Montee Ball ran for a career-high 247 yards and scored three touchdowns to help Wisconsin beat Purdue 38-14 on Saturday afternoon.


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Hoge On College Football: Pressure Building At Illinois

Mike Thomas struck out multiple times in his pursuit of a football and basketball coach and so far, his football hire looks like a disaster.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: ‘Leading’ Off, Big Ten’s Start Is ‘Legendarily’ Bad

The Big Ten is indeed off to its worst start in quite a while. And by the looks of it, the season could fizzle out before the conference games even begin next Saturday.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Dan Herron attempts to leap over the tackle attempt of Dwayne Beckford. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Purdue Kicks Starting LB Off Team After Arrest

Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford has been kicked off the team following his latest scrape with the law.

670 The Score–08/30/2012

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Hoge: 2012 Big Ten Predictions

Predictions for every Big Ten team, including overall record, conference record and bowl game projection.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2012