Category Archives: Purdue Basketball

Ken Pom math tells us Purdue 1st and Hoosiers 4th among Indiana’s Big 4 programs
January 6, 2017

Is Indiana an elite college basketball program? Not by Ken Pomeroy’s math, they aren’t. Fans point to NCAA failures as evidence that IU’as star is dimming.  No National Championships in almost 30 years.  No Elite Eights since 2002.  Blah, blah, blah. Forget about that March Madness stuff when evaluating IU.  One-and-done tournaments reward hyped-up underdogs. […]

Crossroads Classic lives up to its name; Butler and Purdue get Ws, but all fans win
December 17, 2016

One day each basketball season I set aside all emotional investment in who wins.  That day is today. The Crossroads Classic is a wonderful event that celebrates the love for basketball that’s absolutely unique to the State of Indiana.  Butler University, Indiana University, Notre Dame University, and Purdue University basketball programs and their fans came […]

Top 10 dream Indiana sports stories that might come true in 2016-2017
June 21, 2016

June is the time for Indiana sports fans to dream, and today we dream big. The Colts were one win away from a Super Bowl just 17 months ago, Indiana has won the Big Ten twice in the last four years, and the Pacers are coming off a nice bounce back season where they played […]

Top 10 reasons Caleb Swanigan and Troy Williams should stay at Purdue and IU
May 24, 2016

NBA dreams are so close but so far away for two college basketball players in Indiana. Caleb Swanigan and Troy Williams are vastly different basketball players, but both should reach the same conclusion – that they are not ready to play in the NBA.  And they need to reach that conclusion at some point today […]

Top 11 basketball coaches in Indiana hoops history
March 30, 2016

There may come a time when Frank Vogel, Mike Brey, Matt Painter, Chris Holtmann, and Tom Crean qualify to be listed among the all-time greats in a state that is well known for its love and mastery of basketball. But that day is not today. This list – like all lists – is imperfect.  Qualifying […]