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After a Purdue University and  Wabash College football game with a 44-0 score in 1891 a sports writer for the Daily Argus headlined wrote in a headline, "Wabash Snowed Completely Under by the Burly Boiler Makers from Purdue."

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During the first quarter of Saturday’s Purdue-Bowling Green matchup, things didn’t look promising. Right out of the gate, the Falcons executed an uninterrupted 14-play drive that put the team up seven points just four minutes into the game.

However, Purdue answered back. Junior linebacker Andy Garcia recovered a fumble, beginning a drive that culminated with quarterback David Blough -- who'd taken over as the starter for the turnover-prone Austin Appleby - plunging into the end zone to tie the game.

Purdue's football season came to an end, Tuesday, with a 58-14 loss to Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  The Boilers ended the year 6-7 and have not had consecutive winning seasons since 2006 and 2007.  WBAA's Sam Klemet reports from Dallas on what the game means for the team now and moving forward.

Purdue prepares for Heart of Dallas Bowl

Dec 31, 2012

Purdue takes on Oklahoma State, Tuesday, in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  WBAA's Sam Klemet is in Dallas and previews the matchup and what the game means for the Boilermakers' football program.

Boilers top Ball State, 66-56

Dec 18, 2012

A freshman helped Purdue’s men’s basketball team get back on track.

A.J Hammons scored a team-high 15-points in the Boilermakers 66-56 win over Ball State.

Terone Johnson chipped in 14-points and D.J Byrd and Ronnie Johnson both scored eleven.

The victory ends a two game skid for the team.

Ball State led in the second half, before Purdue pulled away.  Lafayette-native Jesse Berry led the Cardinals with 22-points.

The Boilermakers get a week-and-a-half off, before welcoming William and Mary to Mackey Arena, December 29th.

Purdue welcomes new coach, Hazell

Dec 5, 2012

When Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke first met Darrell Hazell, he was a little bit surprised at the man standing in front of him.

"I thought he was going to be taller," Burke joked.

So far in his career, there has been no task too tall for the new Boilermakers Head Football Coach.

Xavier tops Purdue 63-57

Dec 1, 2012

Purdue went six minutes in the second half against Xavier without scoring a point. That stretch allowed the Musketeers to turn a two point deficit into a six point lead and they were able to hold on for a 63-57 win in Mackey Arena.

"I think we had consistency as far as playing hard, in the first half.  We out rebounded them and things like that.  The ball just wasn't going in. It just came down to taking bad shots at bad times and that gave them points," said Terone Johnson.  "Not being disciplined is why we lost today."

Purdue ends slide; tops UNCW 66-40

Nov 22, 2012

Purdue needed a Terone Johnson buzzer beating three pointer to take a slim one point lead over UNC Wilmington heading into halftime.  During the final 20 minutes, the Boilermakers dominated and cruised to a 66-40 win.

“We kind of talked about, early on, just doing what we were supposed to do and I don’t think we came out and actually did that,” said Johnson.

“In the second half we came out and got some defensive stops and got good post defense inside and also the guards played good defense. So, that led to points on offense.”

Boilers' slide continues in 34-9 loss to PSU

Nov 3, 2012

Purdue’s football season isn’t over, but the hope a “successful” one is in serious jeopardy.

The Boilers 34-9 loss to Penn State is their fifth in a row, all against Big Ten opponents, and ensures the team will not finish 2012 with better record than last year no matter what happens the rest of the way.

“Obviously we are disappointed in where we are at. We haven’t (come) through in the clutch games, in the big games, and that’s why we are at where we are at,” said Purdue head coach Danny Hope.

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