Purdue Sports Podcast

Dec 12, 2011

WBAA's Sam Klemet and Rob McMahon discuss the Purdue Volleyball team's season, which ended in the Sweet 16.  They also cover both Boilermakers' basketball teams and the football team as it prepares for its first bowl game in four years.

Holland Named Academic All-American

Dec 8, 2011

A Purdue football player is the 19th in school history to be named a first team Academic All-American.

Joe Holland was given the honor by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

He has a 3.96 grade point average and recorded a career best 85 tackles this season.

Last year, Holland was named a second team Academic All-American.

He will play his final game as a Boilermaker in the Little Caesars Bowl December 27th against Western Michigan.

Holland then plans to attend dental school.

Purdue Tops Western Carolina

Dec 7, 2011

Purdue’s men’s basketball team rebounded from its second loss of the season with a 65-60 win over Western Carolina.

The Boilers were down at halftime, but regained the lead early in the second period en route to their eighth win of the season

Head Coach Matt Painter says his team’s struggles are due in part to ailing physically, but says they need to also be mentally stronger.

The win is the 23rd in a row for Purdue inside Mackey Arena.

Robbie Hummel led all scorers with 19 and Lewis Jackson added 15.

Purdue Program Helps Student Veterans

Dec 7, 2011

A Purdue-based organization is giving money to student service members and veterans across the state to pursue a college degree.

The Military Family Research Institute is giving $7,000 to programs at four higher education institutions.

The grants which are funded by Purdue’s Operation Diploma are intended to help service members transition to campus life.

Since 2008, the initiative has given nearly $2.5-million to higher education institutions and student veterans’ organizations.

Purdue Sports Podcast

Dec 5, 2011

Sam Klemet and Rob McMahon discuss the Purdue football team's selection to the Little Caesars Bowl, the Boilermakers Volleyball team's trip to the Sweet Sixteen, and recap the week for both the men's and women's basketball squads.

The United States faces a broad set of national security challenges that require deep scientific understanding.  That’s according to Paul Hommert, who delivered a lecture to Purdue students and faculty Wednesday morning.

He currently serves as director of Sandia  National Laboratories, which falls under the authority of the federal government’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Purdue downs Miami in Big Ten - ACC Challenge

Nov 30, 2011

The Purdue men's basketball team gave its conference a boost.

The Boilers beat Miami 76-65 in the Big Ten - ACC Challenge.

Robbie Hummel led the team with a game-high 17-points.

He says the victory is especially important because it represents the entire league.

Lewis Jackson added 15-points and Terone Johnson scored 13 for Purdue, which has now won in the Challenge three straight years.

During Tuesday’s game, the school honored last year’s Big Ten Player of the Year and consensus All-American, JaJuan Johnson, by raising his number to the rafters.

All Purdue employees have the responsibility to do what's right to keep those who work, study, and visit the university safe. That's the message from President France Cordova in response to the ongoing scandal at Penn State.

Cordova sent a brief email message to all employees saying everyone should report child abuse or neglect they witness or have knowledge of. She says in an emergency situation, that can be done by calling 911.

Divided Paths: Common Ground, The story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, two pioneering Purdue women who introduced science into the home.