When Robbie Hummel started his first NBA season with Minnesota back on Oct. 30, he was known largely as a 3-point shooter.
It doesn't take much for Albert Evans Jr. to push himself for that extra rep on the football field or in the weight room.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. | His coach had called this an impactful game and Purdue's Terone Johnson helped get it for him.
We must always open a window when talking about Purdue or Indiana football, two programs in dire need of Febreze.
Next up for Robbie Hummel, now that the Valparaiso High School and Purdue University graduate is officially a player in the National Basketball Association, is finding a place to live that doesn't have a checkout time.
When Lake Central's Alec Olund first visited Purdue University, he walked into the weight room and saw former football teammate David Yancey.
When Cody Zeller chose to attend Indiana a few years ago, it provided the jolt of credibility that basketball coach Tom Crean needed, the 'get' that convinced other recruits that the Hoosiers were to be taken seriously once again.
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.
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