Cincy's Octavius Ellis Ejected For Forearm Shiver, Cries As He Leaves

Cincinnati is locked in a tight battle with Purdue for the right to play (presumably) Kentucky in the next round, but their task just got a lot harder after forward Octavius Ellis was given a flagrant two and ejected for the forearm shiver above. He seemed to regret his excessively violent boxing out technique, as he… » 3/19/15 8:47pm 3/19/15 8:47pm

Penn State senior D.J. Newbill is consoled by Purdue's Rapheal Davis after the Nittany Lions fell to the Boilermakers 64-59 in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals. [AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast.] » 3/13/15 4:55pm 3/13/15 4:55pm

Purdue's Rapheal Davis Dives For Loose Ball, Takes Out Gregg Doyel

Purdue guard Rapheal Davis jumped into press row for a loose basketball during today's game against Penn State, and ended up knocking over a bunch of electronics and Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star. Everyone was fine, so if you want to guiltlessly enjoy Doyel falling on his ass, here you go. » 3/13/15 4:20pm 3/13/15 4:20pm

Jon Octeus Dunks The Hell All Over Indiana

Senior Purdue guard Jon Octeus sparked a big Boilermakers run with this towering dunk over 6'7" Collin Hartman on a play that drew all the energy out of Assembly Hall—save for ESPN's ecstatic broadcasters. » 2/19/15 8:34pm 2/19/15 8:34pm

Gay Former Football Player Says He Had Six Or Seven Gay-Ish Teammates

Philly Mag has an insightful look at the post-football life of Dorien Bryant, the first (almost) openly gay NFL player. The story is worth your time, if only because Bryant doesn't shy away from speaking his mind or gossiping. » 11/19/13 6:31pm 11/19/13 6:31pm

Northwestern Has Fired Bill Carmody After 13 Years Of…

In 13 seasons as the head coach at Northwestern University, an alleged Big Ten basketball program, Bill Carmody’s signature moment might’ve been getting hired in the first place. And that, presumably, is why the school fired him today. Cracker-box facilities, lack of tradition, and academic pressures notwithstanding,… » 3/16/13 1:40pm 3/16/13 1:40pm

Purdue Is Sorry They Blamed Cheap Purdue Donors For Matt Painter’s…

A day after sending out a letter that more or less blamed its boosters for men's basketball coach Matt Painter's meeting with Missouri officials, the Purdue athletic department sent out a hasty (or, as tipster and proud Mackey Challenge donor BigTenObsession calls it, "weaksauce") apology to its mailing list. Senior… » 3/30/11 3:40pm 3/30/11 3:40pm

Purdue Not-So-Subtly Blames Cheap Purdue Donors For Matt Painter's…

Purdue head coach Matt Painter, who has led the Boilermakers to four straight 25-win seasons, is meeting with Missouri officials in Florida today to discuss their recently vacated head coaching job. The John Purdue Club is in a tizzy over his potential departure, even though this scenario seems more representative of… » 3/29/11 2:25pm 3/29/11 2:25pm

Onions Win The Weekend

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like players who had the courage to take the big shot—no matter how ill-advised—and became heroes to small children everywhere. Don't you hate guys like that? » 3/22/10 10:30am 3/22/10 10:30am

Canonized Tuscans Want To Play A Jesus Lizard Single: Siena-Purdue Open…

Four players averaging double figures, a coach named Fran, and they beat Ohio State last year — Siena's good. Purdue's missing Robbie Hummel, but Chris Kramer has the gumption to become a hated March Madness figure. Don't sleep on them. » 3/19/10 2:30pm 3/19/10 2:30pm

Purdue Pete's Child-Terrorizing Days Are Numbered

Purdue is redesigning their mascot, after many complaints about scared children. Not this li'l tyke, though; Purdue Pete swallowed him whole before he could register fear. » 3/02/10 4:40pm 3/02/10 4:40pm

Miss Manners Says That's A Pur-Don't

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 1/29/10 6:30am 1/29/10 6:30am

Purdue Fundraising Video Demonstrates Everything That's Wrong With…

This super jazzy YouTube video encourages Purdue alumni to give back to their school. I will write a check to Purdue right now if they promise to erase this song from my memory. [Midwest Sports Fans] » 12/31/09 10:30am 12/31/09 10:30am

I Bet Rich Rodriguez Could Sure Use A Couple Of Boilermakers Right…

Michigan lost to Purdue 38-36 at the Big House, the first time to Purdue since 1966. The Wolverines have now lost three straight and five consecutive Big Ten games. Even worse? Rich Rod got punked at midfield after the game. » 11/07/09 6:15pm 11/07/09 6:15pm