Purdue Boilermakers

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.


Illinois hosted North Carolina in the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule Released

The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule was released Monday, pitting all 12 ACC and Big Ten teams against each other in a two-day event Nov. 27-28.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

William Buford pulls down a rebound during the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Day 2 – What Happened And What It Means

It figures that in a tournament that was completely up for grabs, the top four seeds advanced to the semifinals for the first time in Big Ten Tournament history.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

The Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Preview And Analysis

A look at what’s at stake for all 12 Big Ten teams as well as a look at the best matchups and other analysis.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

John Shurna

Hoge: NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch 1.0

Selection Sunday is just a little over two weeks away. Here’s the latest look at which teams are in good shape, which teams have work to do and which teams are in serious trouble:

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

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No. 7 Michigan St. Holds Off Pesky Purdue 76-62

Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Thornton scored a career-high 17 points to lead No. 7 Michigan State past short-handed Purdue 76-62 Sunday.


Kelsey Barlow

Purdue Dismisses Barlow From Program, Suspends Byrd 1 Game

Purdue 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.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Purdue guard D.J. Byrd. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Purdue’s D.J. Byrd Arrested On Public Intoxication

Purdue guard D.J. Byrd was arrested overnight and accused of public intoxication.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Bruce Weber. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Bruce Weber Issues Statement: ‘I Spoke Out Of Frustration’

Illinois head coach Bruce Weber issued a statement Thursday to further explain the comments he made after Wednesday’s loss to Purdue.


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Purdue, Hummel Hold Off Illinois 67-62

Robbie Hummel scored 19 points and three other Boilermakers scored in double figures Wednesday night, helping Purdue hold off struggling Illinois 67-62.


Mark Barkley and the USC Trojans will be a preseason favorite next year. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Hoge: Way Too Early 2012 College Football Top 25

Adam Hoge takes an early look at the 2012 college football season and reveals his top 25 teams for next season.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

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Barlow’s 14 Points Lead Purdue Over Illinois 75-60

Robbie Hummel didn’t have to do his usual damage for Purdue to overwhelm Illinois.


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.


Kirk Cousins. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 14 Big Ten Bowl Projections

The last week of bowl projections before bids come out next Sunday. See which teams moved around this week.


Stephfin Green and the Nittany Lions head to Madison Saturday with their Rose Bowl hopes still alive. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 13 Big Ten Football Report

In one division, the Big Ten is getting exactly what it wanted when it added Nebraska and split the conference in two divisions to create a conference championship game.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2011

Russell Wilson and the Wisconsin Badgers. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 13 Big Ten Bowl Projections

The Big Ten might be out of the national title hunt, but the conference still benefitted from this weekend’s BCS craziness.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Taylor Martinez is the key to Nebraska's 2012 season. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 12 Big Ten Football Report

Nebraska and Michigan are still in the hunt for the Big Ten title, but Saturday’s clash in Ann Arbor also has a BCS twist.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 12 Big Ten Bowl Projections

With two weeks to go in the regular season, it’s time to start sorting out the Big Ten’s bowl picture.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Joe Paterno looks on during his final practice at Penn State before being fired last November. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 11 Big Ten Football Report

There are some good ones this weekend and Penn State-Nebraska was going to be a big game even before all these horrible allegations came out.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

The Hawkeyes celebrate a touchdown at Penn State. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 10 Big Ten Football Report

Here’s a crazy, but true thought: Iowa could still play in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011