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The Boilermakers enter the 2016 season knowing they’ll need to make major strides to engineer a turnaround, but they’re motivated to do so. Inside, read in-depth about Purdue, with offensive and defensive previews, plus features on Markell Jones, DeAngelo Yancey and Jake Replogle, and see a projected depth chart. Plus, look back at former Boilermakers and ahead to future ones.
Eugene Parker worked in a profession where ruthlessness frequently ruled. But the longtime sports agent – and former Boilermaker – showed that there were other ways to operate, as well, as he touched the lives of many. We remember Parker inside. Also, Drew Brees made a special appearance at Purdue in April at the end of the Boilermakers’ spring practices. We examine his impact on Purdue, plus break down the Boilermakers’ spring. That and much more.
Rick Mount’s return to Mackey Arena in early January was memorable for Purdue fans, and so were his playing days. Relive both inside, plus, find features on senior A.J. Hammons and freshman Dominique McBryde. AD Morgan Burke made big news when he announced his retirement, a breakdown of the timeline for a successor in this issue. And a full analysis of the 2016 football recruiting class, with features on the biggest storylines.
The Boilermakers hit the Big Ten season in stride, off to a start that ties for the best in program history. Freshman Caleb Swanigan has been a reason why. The freshman forward, who has worked hard to turn himself into the player he is today, is featured in our Jan./Feb. issue, along with senior point guard April Wilson, who is pushing the Boilermakers toward Big Ten play after surprising non-conference results. Basketball and football recruiting, football updates and more in this edition.
Our comprehensive basketball preview includes a complete breakdown and analysis of the men’s and women’s basketball teams heading into the 2015-16 season. The basketball section features extensive profiles on A.J. Hammons/Raphael Davis, Caleb Swanigan, Vince Edwards and Torrie Thornton. There are exclusive Q & A’s with coaches Matt Painter and Sharon Versyp, updated recruiting news, predictions and much more.
The Boilermakers are confident headed into the 2015 season, after what they feel was a successful offseason and training camp. We’ll review inside. Plus, we feature senior offensive tackle David Hedelin, who has taken a long trip to get to Purdue, and junior linebacker Jimmy Herman, who has built himself into a potential playmaker. Also, take a look at the preseason depth chart and more. And, we preview the volleyball season, profile new soccer coach Drew Roff and take a look at the latest in facilities.
Anthony Brown and Frankie Williams first met on a track in Tampa. Now, they’re teammates, good friends and two of the best cornerbacks in the Big Ten. In the Gold and Black Illustrated football preview, read about the seniors, their bond, and their desire to get the Boilermaker program back headed in the right direction. Also in this issue, we go in-depth about Purdue, with breakdowns of the offense, defense and special teams, and features on center Robert Kugler and kicker Paul Griggs. We project the depth chart, plus talk to Coach Darrell Hazell about his expectations for Year 3. Also, a look back to former walk-on quarterback Carl Buergler, who is making it big now. And we catch up with now-retired QB Kyle Orton. Those stories and glances at the Big Ten and Purdue’s 2015 opponents inside.
Inside is a review of Purdue’s spring football season, including a recap of the news and notes that marked the last couple months for Darrell Hazell and Co. We feature the battle to lock down the running back position, plus profile emerging tackle Jake Replogle. Scouting reports on the offense and defense, a depth chart, the latest in recruiting and more. Also, A.J. Hammons returns to the Boilermakers. A look ahead to men’s basketball, along with the latest in recruiting. Sharon Versyp’s Boilermakers are building back up. Also, features on track and field, softball, volleyball and more.
Inside, a full breakdown of Purdue’s 2015 recruiting class, with a signee-by-signee look at the next Boilermakers. Plus, breakout features on two Mr. Football honorees – Markell Jones of Indiana and Elijah Sindelar of Kentucky – and others, like the junior college wide receivers, who might make an early impact in their Purdue careers. Also, A.J. Hammons has risen in the last month, with his strong play leading the Boilermakers toward the postseason. And another is inspiring the women’s basketball team in a different fashion. Also, recruit updates, baseball and softball season previews and much more.
Inside is a review of the basketball seasons as they reach the end of the non-conference slates. It’s been a bumpy road for both men’s and women’s hoops, as they try to build toward the Big Ten. A breakdown of Matt Painter’s Boilermakers, with a feature on senior guard Jon Octeus. Plus, a look at a soon-to-be Boilermaker in Ryan Cline. Also, what’s the next step for football? We analyze Darrell Hazell’s program after Year 2. And features on diving tandem David Boudia and Steele Johnson and the wrestling Welch brothers, along with much more.
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