Tag Archives: Purdue Basketball

College Basketball transfers short-circuit a wonderful lesson about sports and life
May 26, 2020

The question of allowing graduate  transfers to compete without loss of eligibility is very complicated because transferring is rarely beneficial for a student-athlete or his sport. Our childhoods are about dreams – what we aspire to be.  Adolescence teaches us what we cannot become and how we need to adjust our sites toward what we […]

Nojel Eastern denied himself an opportunity to grow by indulging in hope at Michigan
May 15, 2020

Nojel Eastern decided to transfer from Purdue.  He communicated that decision on Tuesday.  Yesterday (Thursday) it was revealed that he will play for Michigan.  This morning on “Breakfast with Kent,” I mocked Eastern’s shooting, saying “If Juwan Howard promised Eastern a green light to shoot, I hope he uses it liberally when Michigan plays Purdue […]

Five Indiana teams in MMFAA Bracket! IU vs. Kentucky a second round possibility
March 15, 2020

One Indiana championship dream ended today as Kofi Cockburn swatted away a potential game-winning reverse layup by De’Ron Davis.  Another began as the MMFAA (Make March Fun Again Association) Tourney Bracket was revealed. The Hoosiers narrowly missed their first ever Big 10 Tournament Championship this afternoon, losing 67-66 – the exact same score as the game Indiana lost […]

Indiana beats Purdue in semi’s as Gene Keady makes peace between Archie and Painter
March 14, 2020

A simple basketball game became a showcase for the wisdom and old-school parenting from an 83-year-old mentor 15 years removed from coaching his final game. “I just wanted to get those two guys focused on their kids.  We can’t have Big 10 coaches squaring off like Ali and Frazier in front of 18,000 people.  Someone had to […]