MERRILLVILLE | It's about a 90-minute drive from White Pigeon, Mich., to The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, but that didn't deter Shane Doehrmann and his daughters Alex and Leni.
It took Robbie Hummel about two steps on American soil to realize how good it was to be back in the United States.
Robbie Hummel jokes with mascot Purdue Pete at Mackey Arena in February before ceremonies to have a banner raised in his honor. Hummel is back from a season in Spain. He will conduct a camp next week at The Fieldhouse in Merrillville before preparing for the NBA Summer League in July.
WEST LAFAYETTE | A mere eight months after Purdue baseball won its first Big Ten title in 93 years and hosted an NCAA Regional, the graduation toll on the Boilermakers has started to show.
Poor perimeter shooting. Marginal effort. Suspect defense.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Since missing a crucial free throw in the final seconds of a close loss to Loyola Marymount in the opening round of West Coast Conference tournament, Santa Clara sophomore Brandon Clark couldn't wait to get another chance in the same situation.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Leave your school better than how you found it.
Long distance. It's the next best thing to being there.
MERRILLVILLE | When Robbie Hummel was taking Spanish back during his middle school and high school days in Valparaiso, he probably wasn't expecting it to play a factor in his basketball career some day.
Back when Chelsie Meeks was in seventh grade, her father, Chris, the Rensselaer Middle School track coach at the time, brought a discus home from practice one day.
One of the first items on Darrell Hazell's lengthy to-do list as Purdue's new football coach was a trip up I-65 to meet David Yancey and make sure a stay in West Lafayette was still part of the Lake Central star's plans.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Darrell Hazell spent most of his coaching career telling others to "be great." Now he'll try to live up to that message at Purdue.
If Robbie Hummel was looking for a place in the NBA that felt like home which wasn't Indiana or Chicago, the Valparaiso High School and Purdue graduate may have found it with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
All Robbie Hummel wanted was to hear his name on NBA draft night. It took until nearly the end, but it happened.
As tonight's NBA draft unfolds, the question regarding Robbie Hummel doesn't seem to be "if" as much as "when."
GARY | E'Twaun Moore donned a white home jersey and took the mound for his first-ever RailCats game.
A technicality kept Blake Mascarello from getting drafted Wednesday, but the Purdue pitcher from Crown Point will be getting his shot at playing professional baseball.
If you want to get Doug Schreiber going, just ask the Purdue coach about the geographic imbalance in college baseball.
GARY | Purdue baseball made its first NCAA tournament appearance in 25 years this weekend.
GARY | Two innings provided the final nail into Purdue’s resurgent baseball season Sunday afternoon.
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