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Purdue’s Kyle Johnson had himself a day on Thursday. The Boilermakers’ junior center fielder had two hits, one of which was a two-run single in a 8-2 win over Penn State. However, it was his highlight-reel catch in the top of the fourth inning that really caught everyone’s attention. With Purdue holding onto a 3-0 lead, Johnson made an incredible diving catch, ranging to his right and robbing Penn State’s Tyler Kendall of an extra-base hit. Check out the video of Johnson’s great catch. This is what we call a true #BTNStandout!
The much-anticipated matchups for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released to the public on Wednesday afternoon.
Purdue senior associate director of sports performance Doug Davis, 33, has died following an illness. Davis joined the Purdue staff in 2013 after spending the previous two seasons with head coach Darrell Hazell at Kent State. Davis also served as an assistant strength coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at Ohio State, starting in 2007, where he trained seven Buckeyes selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, including first-round picks Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Wells. “My heart and the heart of the Purdue family is saddened by the loss of Doug Davis,” Hazell said in a team release. “He will surely
The Big Ten announced the matchups Wednesday for the 17th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. And, there are some enticing clashes among the 14 games.
Get excited, Big Ten basketball fans! The matchups for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released Wednesday afternoon.
The matchups are out for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and now it’s time to look at some numbers from the event’s first 16 installments. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart ranks 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games ] The most important number: The Big Ten, after losing the first 10 events, has not lost since 2008, going 4-0-2 during the span. A season ago, the Big Ten jumped out to a 6-1 lead en route to claiming an 8-6 series victory. Here are some more Big Ten/ACC Challenge numbers: Longest conference winning streak: Big Ten – 3 (2009-2011); ACC – 10 (1999-2008)
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Matt Painter made it official Tuesday afternoon, announcing that Texas-Arlington guard Johnny Hill has joined the Purdue program. A resident of Glendale Heights, Illinois, Hill will be eligible to play immediately via the NCAA’s Graduate Student Transfer rule. He will graduate this spring with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. “We are excited to have Johnny join our program and he will give us experience and leadership in our backcourt,” head coach Matt Painter said. “We feel Johnny can give us a long, veteran point guard that will have success in the Big Ten. He will be a welcome addition to
Northwestern freshman Brooke Marquez probably thought she had a hit in her first at-bat in the Big Ten tournament Friday. [ MORE: View our 2015 Big Ten Softball Tournament homepage ] Purdue centerfielder Kristen Hoppman had other ideas, however. Hoppman, on a line drive hit right back up the middle, sprinted in a few steps and dove to rob Marquez of a base hit, perhaps an extra-base knock. The play wasn’t nearly as easy as the centerfielder made it look. The ball was drilled and likely knuckling on its way out to her. The winner of the Purdue-Northwestern game advances