Purdue Boilermakers News for March 5, 2014
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Wrap Video: Wisconsin [$]

Purdue's losing streak hit five games Wednesday night in the Boilermakers' 76-70 loss at ninth-ranked Wisconsin. We review the game here in our Ultimate Ticket post-game Wrap Video.

M. Basketball. [9 | 11] Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70

[9 | 11] Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70Madison, Wis. | Kohl Center (17,249)Postgame Notes

A new day, new opportunities emerging in IPS

Recent decades have been brutal for Indianapolis Public Schools. Tens of thousands of families fled the district for township, suburban, charter and private schools.

Kept at arm's length

ADISON, Wis. - After allowing the game's first basket, No. 9 Wisconsin reeled off eight straight points against Purdue and never looked back, winning their eighth straight and pushing the Boilermakers' losing streak to five, 76-70.

M. Basketball. Purdue Falls To No. 9 Wisconsin, 76-70

Ronnie Johnson had 15 points for Purdue (15-15, 5-12), but the Boilermakers fell to No. 9 Wisconsin on Wednesday.

Purdue continues its slide [$]

The Boilermakers dropped their fifth straight game, falling 76-70 on the road to Wisconsin.

Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70 Final: Boilers Lose 10th of 12

Purdue continues its slide into mediocrity. Who knew that Purdue's entire basketball season would spiral completely out of control with the double-overtime loss at Northwestern on January 21. At the time, Purdue was 13-5 and had plenty of time to make the NCAA Tournament with a solid schedule ahead of it. Instead, Purdue made only two field goals in the last 23 minutes and let a very winnable game get away. It was the first of two games that Purdue would lose despite not trailing for a single

2014 Indiana HS Basketball Tournament: Wednesday Sectional Scores...

A couple of Purdue targets were in action Wednesday night in the Indiana HS Tournament. I got to cover a game tonight in the Indiana HS Tournament and it was a classic. Class 4A No. 1 Carmel is the to-time defending state champion, but they got everything they could handle and more tonight against Zionsville. Zionsville led 33-26 with 1:19 left in the third quarter after a stunning 15-2 run and even held a 40-37 lead with just over two minutes left in the game, but could not hang on before los

M. Tennis. Silva Clinches Boilermakers Fifth Straight Win

Mateus Silva clinched a fifth straight win for the 54th-ranked Purdue men's tennis team as the Boilermakers defeated DePaul, 5-2, Wednesday on the Basham Courts.

Game Day Live: Purdue-Wisconsin [$]

MADISON, Wis. - Purdue has pulled stunners in the Kohl Center before. If the Boilermakers beat ninth-ranked Wisconsin tonight in Madison, it would certainly qualify as another.

Live Thread: Boilers battle the Badgers [$]

Purdue looks to gain some momentum, battling the Badgers.

Purdue to allow 'God's physical laws' on donor's plaque

Purdue University will avoid a First Amendment fight between itself and a donor, Michael McCracken, who alleged that Purdue was violating his rights by not allowing him to reference God on a plaque commemorating his parents. The plaque was offered to him after McCracken made a $12,000 donation to the university in 2012.

Anderson University president plans to step down

The longtime president of Anderson University has announced he is stepping down from the office.

Most agree: Common Core alternative needs changes

Indiana's proposed math and English standards, intended to replace the controversial Common Core, are under fire by some critics for being bloated and vague.

IU strength coach Morris overcomes accident to resume career

The Memorial Stadium weight room is laid out like a maze, but Tom Morris has memorized all of its turns, corners and angles.

Carmel considers $80 million development

A planned $80 million project in Carmel would bring a retirement community, apartments and retail to a stretch of Main Street near U.S. 31.

Westfield Police Department adopts Nextdoor network

The Westfield Police Department is partnering with Nextdoor.com, a private social networking site for neighborhoods.

Hamilton County forum offers parents, teens advice on using social...

Parents can learn how to identify misuse of social media - from ways to prevent abuse to dealing with the aftermath of an incident - at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department's free public education forum on Monday.

Kroger looks to replace Fishers store with Marketplace

The Town Council on Monday night tabled an annexation of land that would house a new Kroger Marketplace and decided not to hold first reading of two proposals related to the project.

Sheriff's office chaplain remembered for his devotion, inspiratio...

When Mark Fidler first saw Tom Burton, Fidler had no idea he was meeting the man who would become his mentor in faith.

Carmel may ease two-story building requirement

Months after repealing controversial density requirements along a key city corridor, the Carmel City Council is poised to bring them back from the dead.

Hamilton County clinic offers free health care, caring atmosphere...

Two years ago, Mike Thorburn found Heart and Soul Clinic after being laid off from his job and losing his health insurance.

Noblesville students, Chinese principals learn lessons from each...

Students and teachers at Noblesville High School had the chance to connect this week with school principals from China.

Hamilton County office openings delayed two hours Monday

Hamilton County government offices will open two hours later on Monday.

W. Swimming. Seven Swimmers to Represent Purdue Women at NCAAs...

Led by the individual invitations earned by Francesca Marr and Carly Mercer, seven Purdue women's swimmers have learned they will have an opportunity to represent the Boilermakers at the NCAA Championships later this month at the three-day meet in Minneapolis.

Federal investigators issue 'scathing' report on Indiana OSHA...

A federal investigation has found that Indiana's workplace safety agency mishandled complaints, inhibited investigations and discouraged whistle-blowers.

IMPD expanding effort to keep parolees from falling back into...

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is expanding a pilot program to help former prison inmates get better adjusted into the community, find jobs and avoid returning to a life of crime.

Woman who fatally shot pastor was delusional, psychologist testif...

Lori Ann Barcroft was delusional and unable to appreciate the wrongness of her actions when she fatally shot Southport pastor Jaman Iseminger in 2012, a clinical psychologist testified in her trial today.

Judge Brown's ouster leaves quandary for election officials

State and county elections officials were scrambling today to figure out how to deal with the primary election candidacy of former Marion Superior Judge Kimberly Brown, who had filed to run for re-election before the Supreme Court barred her from holding

Legion post helps Vietnam vet enjoy the hunt with all-terrain...

Vietnam veteran Jesus Quintana loves to hunt, but crossing fields and forests is not easy for the Eastside Indianapolis double amputee.

Richmond Hill explosion attorneys seek to push start of trial...

The first trial in the Richmond Hill explosion is scheduled to begin in June, but the prosecutor and attorneys for two of the defendants have filed court documents indicating they will not be ready to proceed at that time.

W. Basketball. Women's Basketball Set for Big Ten Tournament

The fourth-seeded Purdue women's basketball team heads to Indianapolis this weekend for the 2014 Big Ten Tournament, opening play on Friday at 2:30 p.m. (ET) against the winner of Thursday's first-round game between fifth-seeded Iowa and No. 12 seed Illinois.

Geist Half Marathon steps up race

The winter cold may linger but that doesn't stop training and plans for the Geist Half Marathon and 5K in May.

Softball. Construction of New Softball Stadium Under Way

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, the excavators and bulldozers sprang into action moving dirt and digging ditches for the underground drainage system.

17-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of teen

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to the Feb. 20 slaying of another teen on the Near Northside.

Greenwood teacher admitted he had sex with student twice, documents...

The Greenwood Community High School teacher charged with child seduction confessed in court documents that he and a 17-year-old student have had sex on more than one occasion and have been sending sexually explicit messages to each other within the past t

Indiana Republicans Jim Kittle, Brian Bosma dispute talks over...

A former chairman of the Indiana Republican Party said Tuesday that he never promised 'unlimited' campaign funds to make the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage go away, but rather offered to support lawmakers if they opposed the ban.

M. Golf. Schenk Garners Big Ten Honor For Second Straight Week...

For the second straight week, Adam Schenk was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week, this time sharing the honor with Illinois' Brian Campbell.

Purdue at Wisconsin: TV, Time, Odds, Preview, & More

Purdue's 1-7 road record in Big Ten play does not bode well tonight. An undermanned Purdue squad makes its final road trip of the regular season tonight to Madison to face the hottest team in the Big Ten. Michigan may have won the Big Ten already, but if not for a midseason swoon the Badgers would likely be laying claim to that title. All five losses came tightly packed in a six game stretch where their only victory was over Purdue. Inexplicable losses at Indiana and at home against Northwest

Spring: Redshirt freshmen

Danny Ezechukwu will be working with the first-team defense at weakside linebacker on Day 1 of spring ball, Darrell Hazell said. We take a look at him and other redshirt freshmen to watch.

Chat: Today, 1 p.m. [$]

Join GoldandBlack.com today at 1 p.m. for our weekly Ultimate Ticket Purdue chat session.

Wrestling. 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships Central

2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships Central; March 8-9 | Kohl Center | Madison, Wis. | Hosted by the University of Wisconsin

Baby dies after being ejected in hit-run crash

A 7-month-old child died today after being ejected from from his parents' car late Tuesday during a hit-and-run collision.

Paul Poteet: Below normal temps continue

March marches on, with below normal temperatures and a few flurries today. An upper level wave could bring snow showers to Lafayette and Kokomo and Muncie northward. Up to an inch could fall in the Michiana area around South Bend.

Coordinators Corner [$]

Offensive coordinator John Shoop says the Boilermakers need to accentuate what they're good at, and his likes his quarterbacks. So will that mean a more wide-open offense in 2014. Read answers from him and D-coordinator Greg Hudson in a pre-spring Q&A inside.

Breakdown: Wisconsin

Purdue's played pretty well in Wisconsin's Kohl Center through recent years. It'll need to again - and then some - at 9 p.m. Wednesday night as the Boilermakers face the ninth-ranked Badgers.

Softball. Game Notes 5: Georgia Softball Classic

Purdue (6-10-1) hits the road for the fifth-straight weekend and will face its fifth ranked foe of the season, when it travels to Athens, Ga., for the Georgia Softball Classic.

Headlines: Wednesday 3.5.2014

Purdue basketball took a loss yesterday as one of its players will no longer be able to play basketball again. Check out headlines for more.

Hospitality facility to replace tents at Lucas Oil Raceway for...

For years, race fans who bought a special ticket package to the National Hot Rod Association's premier event, the U.S.

Keselowski to start on pole at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - A few drivers, like Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, raced onto the track to get in their qualifying sessions. Others waited, some nearly 10 minutes before heading out for the first time.

Earnhardt going fast and furious on Twitter

AVONDALE, Ariz. - NASCAR's most popular driver won the sport's biggest race last weekend.

Daytona 500 winless streak goes on for Stewart

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart's comeback was set to end with more Daytona heartache.

Daytona 500 delays now common in NASCAR's opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona could use a dome.

Kenseth wins 1st Daytona 500 qualifying race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - After two wrecks during Speedweeks, Matt Kenseth finally made it unscathed to the finish line.

NFL salary cap will be $133 million in '14

The NFL's 2014 salary cap is set at $133 million, the players' association announced Friday.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano in cancer awareness event

Colts coach Chuck Pagano and his wife, Tina, will team with Olivia Newton-John in a cancer awareness event as part of the May 3 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.

Southport gets edge in overtime

Beating the same team three times in a season is never easy, especially when its your fiercest rival and the season on the line.

Pacers fall to Warriors 98-96

Inside the Indiana Pacers' locker room, two of the veterans shared a hushed conversation near the buffet.

Unusual turn of events spurs No. 3 HSE to pull away from Fishers...

Fishers wouldn't go away in its Sectional 8 game against Class 4A No. 3 Hamilton Southeastern until Chris Ford of the Royals saw an opportunity and jumped on it.

Pacers notebook: From then to now? similarity is winning

Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson played on one of the greatest Indiana Pacers teams. The 1999-2000 Pacers finished first in the Central Division and advanced to the only NBA Finals appearance in franchise history.

Warren Central stuns Cathedral on game-winning 3-pointer

Prior to Tuesday's Class 4A Sectional 10 first-round game, Greg Graham recalled the pain in the pit of his stomach when Warren Central lost in the sectional his senior year of 1989.

Former Pacer Jermaine O'Neal was (and is) oh-so-good

If we're going to be honest about this, the chance that Jermaine O'Neal's No. 7 Pacers jersey will hang in the Banker's Life Fieldhouse rafters someday is the longest of long shots. For better or worse - mostly worse - he got caught in the wash of The Brawl and the post-Brawl hysterics, unfairly becoming a representative of everything that had gone wrong with the Indiana Pacers in 2003-04 and beyond.

Warriors hand Pacers season's 4th home loss

Klay Thompson made a 12-foot turnaround jumper with 0.6 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors held off Indiana 98-96 Tuesday night to hand the Pacers only their fourth home loss this season.

Purdue says Jay Simpson has career-ending heart condition

There was nothing overly alarming about Jay Simpson's exit from Purdue's game at Nebraska on Feb. 23.

It's a rocky road for Boilers

Only 48 days ago, Purdue went on the road and upset a Big Ten Conference opponent.

Vonleh or no, it's attack mode for IU basketball

BLOOMINGTON - Indiana attacked the problem.

New defense, same QBs for IU as it prepares for spring football...

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana spring football doesn't begin until Saturday, but the competition between offense and defense started after the last game of the 2013 season.

Avon's Rodgers going for NCAA title then turning pro in golf

Patrick Rodgers was excited when he entered three PGA Tournaments last year, maybe even a little nervous. Those are perfectly understandable reactions.

Indianapolis may not be ready for Kentucky Derby

Indianapolis, who won his two first two starts and looked to be one of the top 3-year-old colts in the country, has been slowed by throat issues and trainer Bob Baffert said he's uncertain where he will make his next start.

Trey Lyles one-and-done? Not necessarily

Louisville coach Rick Pitino said on 'The Dan Patrick Show' Tuesday that Tech High School senior Trey Lyles told him he planned to play just one year in college before going to the NBA.

Sports on the air

NBA 7 p.m. Pacers at Bobcats FSI, 107.5-FM, 1070-AM 8 p.m. Mavericks at Nuggets ESPN 10:30 p.m. Hawks at Trail Blazers ESPN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL 7 p.m. Nebraska at Indiana BTN, 93.1-FM 7 p.m. Duke at Wake Forest ESPN2 7 p.m.

Will Sheehey pitches IU as worthy NCAA tourney team

With a nod to a well-worn cliche, senior forward Will Sheehey willingly pitched Indiana - with some work - as an NCAA tournament team Sunday.

Tech boys basketball poised to achieved greatness

It was nearly six years ago when then-Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White told The Star that his long-term plan was for Tech High School to join the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference.

Pacers get rare shot at team with winning record as Warriors...

Maybe the Indiana Pacers set the standard a little too high when they started the season 16-1. Even on their current five-game winning streak, they've been criticized for playing down to the level of less-talented opponents.

Bob Kravitz: Too little, too late for Hoosiers?

They're growing up, but for the Indiana Hoosiers, it might be too little, too late.

Bracket Talk: IU suddenly has a slight chance to get into the...

Is there a glimmer of hope for Indiana teams heading to the final week of the regular season?

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