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  • Pass interference call against Boilers was downright offensive
    Friday, November 27, 2020 4:00 AM
    Unlike Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm, this columnist is not subject to disciplinary action from the Big Ten Conference. So allow me to say what Brohm couldn’t following Friday night’s theft by referee at Minnesota.
    In 50 years of watching college football, the offensive pass interference call that wiped out the go-ahead touchdown and likely cost Purdue a 38-34 victory ranks among the worst. One national website claimed it was “perhaps the worst call in college football history.”
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  • Purdue basketball’s Matt Painter won’t sell Boilers’ soul
    Friday, November 20, 2020 4:00 AM
    This recent comment by Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter about his highly regarded recruiting class of Caleb Furst and Trey Kaufman-Renn almost slipped past me.
    “Hopefully they’ll help us win a Big Ten championship and have success in the NCAA tournament and get to a Final Four,” Painter said. “But also get a great education and not lose our soul in the process.”
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  • Vintage Brees, Saints slow roll on Tampa Bay Bucs
    Friday, November 13, 2020 4:00 AM
    Former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees has been in the NFL for 20 seasons and despite Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials, some “experts” still doubt him.
    There was no way Brees and the Saints were going to slow Tom Brady and Tampa Bay’s march to the Super Bowl, “experts” said Sunday night. NBC announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth seemed to have all their preparation based on Brady and how he’s turned the Bucs around. 
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  • Was it an abundance of caution or ducking the competition?
    Friday, November 6, 2020 4:00 AM
    Add “out of an abundance of caution” to “at the end of the day” of phrases that should be removed from the English language.
    If you are as sick and tired as I am of COVID-19, then you may be more fed up with people using “out of an abundance of caution” to explain closings, cancellations and just about anything else one can think of to avoid doing something.
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  • Notes from Big 10, including dog avoiding Purdue coach
    Friday, October 30, 2020 4:00 AM
    It’s nice to know that I am not the only person who yells at my TV during games.
    While not as emotionally invested as Purdue coach Jeff Brohm this past Saturday, I found it humorous that he admitted Monday to being so tense during the Boilermakers’ 24-20 victory against Iowa that the Brohm family dog kept its distance.
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  • Boilers have a lot to prove on gridiron this year
    Friday, October 23, 2020 4:00 AM
    Coming off a season filled with adversity and being one of the youngest football teams in the Big Ten Conference, the Purdue Boilermakers have a lot to prove in 2020.
    When the season opens Saturday afternoon in Ross-Ade Stadium against Iowa, the Boilermakers will again be one of the youngest Big Ten teams. 
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  • Quick glance at what lies ahead for Big 10 football
    Friday, October 16, 2020 4:00 AM
    What a difference a couple of months may make for Purdue and Indiana’s chances in the 2020 Big Ten football race.
    Remember back in August, when commissioner Kevin Warren released the revised, conference-only schedule due to COVID-19? Ten games, six against division competition plus four cross-division foes. Purdue was set to travel to Michigan and host Ohio State in addition to playing Rutgers at home and Indiana in Bloomington.
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  • Purdue football series wraps up with best of the 90s
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:00 AM
    The final edition of the best Purdue football players by numbers, this week Nos. 91-99, features two active NFL defensive standouts, one of the stars of the 1943 undefeated Big Ten championship team and the man who became known as "Mr. Purdue."
    No. 91
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  • 80s at Purdue include two of the best QBs in Boiler history
    Friday, October 2, 2020 4:00 AM
    A four-time Super Bowl champion and the first winner of the John Mackey Award headline the countdown of the best Purdue football players to wear Nos. 81-90.
    Also on this list are two of the best passers in Purdue history, back in the days before quarterbacks wore numbers between 1 and 19, not to mention a record-setting wide receiver and a member of the legendary NFL defensive line, "The Fearsome Foursome."
    No. 81
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  • 70s include handful of all-time great Boilermakers
    Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00 AM
    This week’s countdown of the best Purdue football players to wear Nos. 71-80 features a handful of all-time great Boilermakers.
    Of the 10 players ranked, seven were All-Americans, plus a pair of Super Bowl champion offensive linemen.
    No. 71
    The pick: Alex Magee
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  • Most of Purdue’s 60s ended up playing in NFL
    Friday, September 18, 2020 4:00 AM
    Not surprisingly to anyone who watches football on a regular basis, this week’s countdown of the best to wear numbers 61-70 in Purdue history features some of its best linemen.
    Nine of the 10 went on to play in the NFL, while the 10th has been one of the voices of Purdue football for more than 25 years.
    No. 61
    The pick: Nick Hardwick
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  • Everything’s coming up rosy in Purdue countdown of the 50s
    Friday, September 11, 2020 4:00 AM
    This week’s countdown of the best to wear Purdue football numbers 51-60 could almost be called the Rose Bowl edition.
    Four players from the Boilermakers' two Rose Bowl teams made the list, as did perhaps the finest pass rusher in Purdue history and one of the centerpieces of arguably the finest recruiting class in Boilermaker football history.
    No. 51
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  • Dane Purvis, far more than a sandwich, for Purdue
    Friday, September 4, 2020 4:00 AM
    For many familiar with the well-known Triple XXX restaurant in West Lafayette, they know that Dane Purvis is the name of a featured sandwich there. What some may not know is that back in the 1930s he was regarded as one of the nation's top running backs.
    Purvis is the star of this countdown of the best to wear Purdue football numbers 41-50, which also features a 1967 Rose Bowl standout, one of the greatest tacklers in Boilermaker history and a Pro Football Hall of Fame coach.
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  • Picks by number not as easy as they seem
    Friday, August 28, 2020 4:00 AM
    Sometimes, the choices for picking the best Purdue football players by number are not as easy as it seems.
    Any Boilermaker fan over the age of 30 would agree there was no doubt about who was the best to wear No. 40. However, two other all-time great Purdue players also wore that number. Read on to see who I mean.
    No. 31
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  • Counting the best wearers of 21 through 30 in Purdue grid history
    Friday, August 21, 2020 4:00 AM
    The greatest player in Purdue history is featured in this week's star-studded countdown of the best Boilermakers to wear their numbers.
    An argument could be made that the second-greatest Purdue football player also is on this list, which also includes an NCAA record-setting wide receiver, a Ray Guy Award winner and five NFL first-round draft picks.
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