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BTN Tour: Purdue Football Preview

Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith attended Purdue practice during our BTN Football Tour this August. Without question, the Boilermakers are ready to put last year behind them. Not only did they finish 4-8, including a season-ending loss to Indiana, but they couldn’t stay healthy. The injuries started early and they affected key guys throughout the fall, resulting in a lost season. Purdue’s luck isn’t getting better, as QB Rob Henry already has torn the ACL in his right knee. The Boilers open the season Sept. 3 against Middle Tennessee St. Watch our Purdue Preview video inside.

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Boudia Wins Jesse Owens Award

When it comes to diving, there aren’t many better than Purdue star David Boudia. The Boilermaker has so many superlatives attached to his name that it’s pretty hard to keep track. Let’s review: Olympian. NCAA champion. NCAA Diver of the Year. Purdue Male Athlete of the Year. Big Ten Champion. Big Ten Diver of the Year. Big Ten Diver of the Championships. And that’s all just from the 2010-11 season. Oh, he’s also the reigning Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, handed out to the Big Ten’s best male athlete.

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The Buddha of St. John's Basketball

When it comes to Big Ten basketball coaches, Purdue’s Gene Keady is one of the all-time greats.  As a seven-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, Keady’s 512 victories is the most in Purdue history, where he managed to lead the Boilers to two Elite Eight appearances and five Sweet Sixteen appearances in the NCAA Tournament before his retirement.  In 2010,  Keady took a job as an assistant coach with the St. John’s Red Storm.  Watch now and learn why St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin refers to the Purdue legend as his “buddha.”

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