Update: Dignitaries, sports figures attend Trent funeral

Football 01/08/19, 19:17

The Latest on the funeral service for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent (all times local):7 p.m.Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people have attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent.In a sanctuary of an Indianapolis church featuring many items of sports ...

Purdue, Auburn meet for 1st time in Music City Bowl

Football 12/27/18, 14:49

Music City Bowl: Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5) at Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, 1:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Auburn by 3 1/2Series Record: First meeting.WHAT'S AT STAKEPurdue can win a second straight bowl game and finish with a winning record under coach Jeff Brohm. Auburn can notch a bowl victory for the ...

source: Louisville tabs Satterfield to be football coach

Football 12/03/18, 18:40

A person with knowledge of the situation says Louisville has reached an agreement with Appalachian State's Scott Satterfield to be the Cardinals' next head football coach.The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition on anonymity because neither the school nor Satterfield had publicly announced the decision. Louisville ...

Brohm turns down Louisville job, will stay at Purdue

Football 11/28/18, 20:22

Jeff Brohm thought long and hard about returning home to rebuild his alma mater's football team.Turns out, the timing was off. Besides, he was happy building Purdue's program.One day after reportedly meeting with Louisville officials in central Indiana, Brohm informed Boilermakers athletic director Mike Bobinski he was turning down the ...

Western Kentucky hires Tyson Helton as head football coach

Football 11/27/18, 15:03

Western Kentucky knew who it wanted as the Hilltoppers' next football coach, and Tyson Helton was eager to rejoin the program he knows so very well.Both hope it makes for a good fit.The school announced on Tuesday it had hired the former Tennessee offensive coordinator, who returns to the program ...

Purdue, Indiana put postseason hopes on line in Bucket game

Football 11/23/18, 11:14

Tom Allen and Jeff Brohm understand the short-term stakes of Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket game..The winner plays another game this season while the loser starts offseason work — just like last year. Just like it seems every year."It's looking like every year, it's always going to come down to this ...

Indiana, Purdue seek finishing touch with bowl bid on line

Football 11/19/18, 17:56

All season, Indiana coach Tom Allen told his players they needed to find a finishing touch.He pointed to the handful of close calls in 2017, each a potential win that could have made the Hoosiers bowl-eligible. Instead, their offseason began shortly after Thanksgiving and now the Hoosiers find themselves facing ...

Boilermakers, Badgers hope to rebound following losses

Football 11/16/18, 13:50

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has marveled at David Blough's resilience.During his first two seasons in West Lafayette, Brohm watched his quarterback rebound from frustrating performances, demoralizing injuries and the loss of his starting job. Blough's steady demeanor and inspirational words found a perfect home in the Boilermakers' locker room, serving ...

Louisville interim coach says last 2 games not ‘about me’

Football 11/12/18, 18:58

Louisville interim football coach Lorenzo Ward said he is focused solely on salvaging the Cardinals' final two games rather than whether he will have the job permanently.It's unclear who will be Louisville's next head coach, whether it's Ward or possibly Purdue's Jeff Brohm, a former Cardinals quarterback who has been ...

Gashed by long gains, Minnesota D seeks rebound vs. Purdue

Football 11/09/18, 04:03

Favorable field position has meant little for Minnesota this season, as huge gains against the Gophers have piled up as if opponents are playing a video game.This will be an especially difficult week for the defense to try to stem this tide of long touchdowns, with Purdue's offense possessing as ...

Purdue, Indiana chase postseason plans during final stretch

Football 11/05/18, 18:21

Jeff Brohm turned around Purdue's season with a style change.After starting 0-3, Purdue finds itself one win from becoming bowl eligible, one game behind Northwestern in the Big Ten West Division and perhaps one week away from knowing whether a division crown remains a possibility."Going back to those other ...

Purdue returns to cleanup mode after winning streak ends

Football 10/29/18, 16:01

Purdue had all the answers for four glorious weeks.Quarterback David Blough played impeccably, the defense proved it could go toe to toe against some of the nation's top teams and everybody made an impact in the Boilermakers' success.It all went wrong last weekend against Michigan State, forcing coach Jeff Brohm ...

Surging Purdue has Michigan State up next

Football 10/26/18, 02:57

Last season, Iowa beat Ohio State 55-24 and then promptly lost its next two games. (Michigan State) That's what Purdue and coach Jeff Brohm would like to avoid. For the Boilermakers, last weekend's win over Ohio State raised the stakes. After four straight victories, they now have a lot to play for. ...

Purdue’s perseverance on full display as wins pile up

Football 10/22/18, 22:05

Six weeks ago, the notion of Purdue fans swarming the field seemed about as far-fetched as beating Ohio State.After losing to Eastern Michigan on a last-second field goal, the season appeared lost, their bowl hopes shattered and the troubling turnovers, mounting mistakes and persistent penalties continued to pile up. Then ...

No. 2 Buckeyes still seeking improvement on trip to Purdue

Football 10/19/18, 04:14

Jeff Brohm sees all sorts of challenges in No. 2 Ohio State.Purdue's coach knows the Buckeyes are big and strong, capable of scoring dozens of points and of making life miserable for opponents.Urban Meyer views his team quite differently. No, he won't quibble with the impressive wins or the undefeated ...

Blough’s resurgence has Purdue in position to make a charge

Football 10/15/18, 15:12

Purdue quarterback David Blough never lost his faith.While being whisked away in an ambulance with a gruesome ankle injury last November, he kept telling himself he'd make it back. When Blough did limited work at spring practice, he insisted his quick recovery would help him reclaim the starting job. And ...

Boilermakers hoping to maintain momentum following bye week

Football 10/08/18, 18:54

The Purdue Boilermakers finally look like the team Jeff Brohm envisioned.They're improving on defense, making big plays on offense and are chalking up wins. After a slow, mistake-prone start to his second season in West Lafayette, Brohm suddenly has the Boilermakers back on track and ready to jump into the ...

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