David P Funk

  • joined Apr 03, 2011
  • last login Jun 16, 2014
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I've been published in newspapers, magazines and on several sports and news web sites, doing the bulk of my work in the Chicagoland area. Find me on Twitter @dpfunk78.

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Kevin Slaten v. Barb Shelly

Kevin Slaten took on Barb Shelly, a columnist for the Kansas City Star who wrote this column about Joe Paterno without doing the research. It's a pretty fun listen. Slaten rips her apart. Check it...

Nebraska Recruiting: Not Just Yet

A look at Nebraska basketball recruiting.

Nebraska Week at Big Ten Powerhouse


We at Big Ten Powerhouse, a conference basketball blog, are dedicating this week to the Huskers. Come check us out a be sure to stop by later in the week.

Miles to go, but Nebraska is headed in the right direction

Tim Miles is the most significant change in a complete overhaul of basketball culture for Nebraska.

McCaffery signs 7-year extension


Iowa has signed Fran McCaffery to a 7-year extension. According to Hawkeyesports.com, the deal guarantees the coach a minimum average of $1.66 million per year, beginning with a base salary of $1.3 million in 2012-13. That pushes him past Michigan's John Beilein, giving McCaffery the eighth-highest coaching salary in the conference. The Hawkeyes coach is 29-37 overall and 12-24 in the Big Ten over two seasons in Iowa City.

Recruiting: Chambers has Brightened PSU's Future

At his introductory press conference, newly hired Penn State coach Pat Chambers talked about a culture change as PSU. Basketball would be important and the Nittany Lions would strive for...

Big Ten Draft Pick History


Since 2000, a total of 45 Big Ten basketball players have been drafted, including those picked last night. Here's a breakdown by school: And here's a breakdown of how many of those picks are...

Robbie Hummel: Respect and Perseverance


After Purdue's heart-breaking loss to Kansas in the round of 32, broadcaster Steve Kerr made a suggestion. "When Matt Painter gets back to Purdue, the first thing he should do is retire Robbie...

The legacy of number five


Matt Gatens is about as Iowa as it gets. He's an Iowa City native, former state Mr. Basketball, his father Mike played for the Hawkeyes while his mother Julie was a cheerleader. Gatens never...

The Wildest of Cats


John Shurna was arguably the best player in Northwestern history. He's the Wildcats' all-time leading scorer. He's been a third-team, second-team and first-team All Big Ten player. He's led the...

A farewell to Novak and Douglass


It probably wasn't the way either had chosen to end their college careers. Zack Novak and Stu Douglass will never again wear the maize and blue. They go out with Michigan the victim of a...

What the loss of Barlow means to Purdue


Purdue played perhaps its best game of the season in a 67-62 win at Illinois Wednesday. The first 20 minutes were undoubtedly the best half the Boilermakers have put together since E'Twaun Moore...

Wait Til Next Year, Purdue


Purdue's 17-point loss to Indiana Saturday at Mackey Arena feels like the beginning of the end. And Boilermaker fans should have seen it coming. Matt Painter is a great strategic coach and usually...

Why can't Matt Painter land the big fish?


After today's 83-58 stomping of Purdue by Michigan State, the name on everyone's lips was Branden Dawson. Dawson led all scorers in the game with 14 points, including several posterizing dunks. At...

Willis Picks Kentucky


Derek Willis, a four-star recruit from Bullitt East High School, chose Kentucky over Purdue, Indiana and Louisville. Willis originally committed to Purdue before backing off that decision.

The next step? Purdue will have to wait


The IPFWs and Coppin States are in the past. Here come the Ohio States, Michigan States and...gulp... Indianas. If this team doesn't turn some things around in a hurry, it could be the first...

Ranking the Big Ten 2012 Recruiting Classes


With the early signing period come and gone, it's time to take another look at how the Big Ten recruiting battle for the class of 2012 is shaping up. The latest big shoe to drop was Indianapolis...

A Handful in the book: Observations after five Purdue games


The good news is Purdue is 4-1. The bad news is this team is showing some definite holes. After last night's 65-56 loss to No. 15 Alabama in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship, a few things have...

2011-2012 Purdue Preview


2011-2012 Purdue Preview

OSU's Ross ineligible


via r.bf.m.yahoo.com Ohio State would-be freshman LaQuinton Ross was declared a non-qualifier today according to various sources, including the Columbus Dispatch.  The ruling means Ross will not...

Purdue Basketball Schedule Analysis -- Set up to be Let Down


Purdue fans can take time away this week from the gathering of pitchforks, lighting of torches and mapping of routes to Danny Hope's house to think about something slightly more pleasant: the...

Buckeyes reload


During Thad Matta's tenure at Ohio State, the Buckeyes have been no stranger to the national recruiting rankings.  Unfortunately for the rest of the Big Ten, 2011 won't be any different. Rivals...

Purdue recruits: Good, but good enough?


Is Matt Painter doing enough on the recruiting front to keep Purdue at the top of Big Ten?

Same old, same old for Wisconsin (But that might be a good thing)


Wisconsin doesn't usually sign the McDonald's All-American types. Bo Ryan and his staff tend to consistently recruit three-star athletes, occasionally landing a four-star kid, rarely raising...

Bade to play football?


According to reports from John Michael Vincent of ESPN 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis and the Twitter page of goldandblack.com's Brian Neubert, Purdue's Patrick Bade will give up the round ball in...

The fab... four?


For any school to be competitive, recruiting the top talent in the immediate geographical area is vital. For Illinois, that means the talent-rich gyms of Chicago. And Bruce Weber and company sure...

It's been a long time since the Fab Five, but Michigan is again landing talent


It's been a while since the Fab Five, but Michigan is brining the talent back to Ann Arbor.

Dawson, Costello lead two more big MSU classes


It's no surprise that Michigan State's 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes are among the nations best. The Spartans have pulled in classes that ranked in the Rivals top 25 in five of the last six...

More of the same in PSU commits


Checking up on the state of Penn State recruiting.

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