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ISL Founder Cliff Brunt thanks Purdue fans, reflects before taking AP job in Oklahoma City

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ISL founder Cliff Brunt, soon heading to Oklahoma City to write for The Associated Press, thanks the fans and reflects on 8 1/2 years of covering Purdue basketball.

Brunt: Purdue basketball preview

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ISL's Cliff Brunt looks at Purdue's upcoming season. Focus on Hammons, newcomers and point guard battle.

Purdue-Nebraska slideshow

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ISL's Ben Fahrbach took photos of Nebraska-Purdue. Here are 17 of his best. Below the slideshow, I have a summary of the game from Craig Dragash, a link to former World-Herald writer Cliff Brunt's AP story and video of Randy Gregory.

Purdue faces Nebraska's dynamic running game

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Purdue will have to improve dramatically against the run to slow down Nebraska's high-powered offense.

Why Purdue could surprise N. Illinois

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ISL's Cliff Brunt writes why Purdue could upset the Huskies.

Things to watch: Purdue vs. Wisconsin

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ISL's Cliff Brunt with a list of things to watch on Saturday.

Hazell's accountability after ND game a good sign

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ISL's Craig Dragash likes the way Hazell handled the loss and says it bodes well for the Purdue program long term. Sorry about posting wrong link earlier.

Things to watch: Purdue vs. Notre Dame

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ISL's Cliff Brunt offers a few things to watch other than the score against Notre Dame. Also Notre Dame-Purdue -- Still a rivalry Also, Notre Dame perspective heading into Purdue game from Doug Griffiths: ND-Purdue

Hazell addresses culture issue

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Purdue coach Darrell Hazell talked this week about the culture issue in the football program.

Why keeping Henry as starter is the right move

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ISL's Cliff Brunt, with comments from Darrell Hazell, explains why Rob Henry is the right man for the QB job, even after his disappointing Week 1 performance.

Brunt: What is fair to expect from Hazell this season

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ISL editor Cliff Brunt looks objectively at what the Boilermakers face this season.

Purdue's Hazell, Cincinnati's Tuberville face the unknown

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ISL's Cliff Brunt writes that Purdue's Darrell Hazell and Cincinnati's Tommy Tuberville will have to watch a little extra film leading up to the opener. Both will be watching what the other did at their previous stops; Hazell at Kent State and Tuberville at Texas Tech. Even the extra study might not matter much in a less-than-ideal situation for both new coaches.

Good chance Purdue will host next Heisman winner

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Three top players -- Ohio State's Braxton Miller, Nebraska's Taylor Martinez and Notre Dame's Tommy Rees -- will visit Ross-Ade.

Doug Griffiths interviews Robbie Hummel

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ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths catches up with Robbie Hummel during a camp in Valparaiso and talks with him about his past year and his chances of making the Minnesota Timberwolves roster.

ISL ranks the Top 10 Purdue RBs ever

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Quarterbacks get the hype at Purdue, but plenty of great ballcarriers have donned the gold and black. Countdown includes input from Tim Newton and retired AP writer Steve Herman.

Why Hazell wanting clear starter at QB is a big deal

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Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said he wants his starting QB to be established and have ownership of the team well before the opener. Cliff Brunt examines why that's significant.

Why Marcius resonated with Purdue fans.

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Cliff Brunt of Indy Sports Legends looks at why Sandi Marcius resonated so much with Purdue fans.

Griffiths talks about Keady

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Former Gold and Black editor Doug Griffiths shares his thoughts about Gene Keady.

Why it was a down year at Purdue

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I thought Purdue would overcome its youth with the traditional intensity it always has displayed. I was wrong, I examine why. Also, want to take the time to thank everyone who came to Indy Sports Legends this year. We grew, and we expect to be around for a long time. It has been fun. You'll see Doug Griffiths more involved with Purdue coverage in the future. I will be involved as well as working at Penske Chevrolet on my day job. Again, thanks!

Why Purdue fans should be thrilled about the CBI bid

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Purdue's CBI bid offers a look into exactly who these guys are. Who has the heart to play when there's seemingly nothing to play for? Who's ready to leave an impression on Painter? How does this team handle being a target? We'll get some answers in March instead of November.

Doug Griffiths: Nebraska stuns Purdue

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ISL's Doug Griffiths thought Purdue could make a run. Nebraska had other plans.

Griffiths' Big Ten picks; Griffiths and Klemet preview Purdue-NU

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Doug Griffiths is in Chicago. He makes his Big Ten picks (you won't like who he picks to win it all). Also, Griffiths and Sam Klemet preview Purdue-Nebraska. The link is to the Purdue tab on ISL.

Hammons' freshman season one of best ever at Purdue

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Like him or not, the stats don't lie. Hammons had a freshman season statistically comparable to that of E'Twaun Moore and Robbie Hummel and past greats Brian Cardinal, Brad Miller and JaJuan Johnson.

A look at Painter's performance this season

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ISL's Cliff Brunt says Purdue coach Matt Painter did a solid job this season, despite some rough stretches.

Purdue takes step forward in loss to Michigan

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I had said the game after the upset tells more about a team than the upset. What was revealed about Purdue was very good.

Brunt: Why Purdue's win over Wisconsin was a game-changer

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Purdue can draw a lot from Sunday's win over Wisconsin, most notably, the emergence of established leadership, a higher bar and an example of how to get it done when the incoming class arrives.

Doug Griffiths rips Danny Hope

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ISL's Doug Griffiths rips Danny Hope for playing the blame game in his interview with Mike Cleff.

A leader emerges: Terone Johnson

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Terone Johnson played Boilermaker basketball against Northwestern, dominating on both ends, then showing he understands exactly what is going on with insightful comments after the game. The team needs to develop leadership to show a talented incoming class how to get it done.

Why Zeller-Hammons II looked like an old-school Tyson fight

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I had hoped Hammons would show up, but he did not. What the battle of bigs means for both.

Brunt on Zeller-Hammons II; Griffiths on fan apathy

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ISL's Cliff Brunt looks at the rematch of the very intriguing battle between Purdue's A.J. Hammons and Indiana's Cody Zeller. You might not watch, but NBA scouts will. Doug Griffiths writes about how fans have checked out, and maybe the team has too. He believes the team is too soft and should have matured by now.

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