Duke In Prime Position To Steal Another One Seed It Does Not Deserve

Ari Kaufman is not a Duke hater. He admires Coach K as a person and leaderand respects the upstanding young men who play basketball for Duke. However, this does not excuse the fact that for the third year in a row the Blue Devils are cruising toward a one seed they do not deserve.

Purdue’s D.J. Byrd Arrested For Public Intox – How Would You Discipline Him If You Were Matt Painter?

Last night, Purdue guard D.J. Byrd was arrested for public intox. As of this writing, no word has emerged yet on how Purdue coach Matt Painter will discipline Byrd. If you were the Purdue coach, how would you punish Byrd?

Quick Poll: ‘This is Indiana’ v ‘Boiler Up’

Last year, Daniel Weber and Brice Fox released “This Is Indiana.” Last week, Mirror Men Music released “Boiler Up.” Since I love indulging in the IU-Purdue rivalry, here is the obvious question: which anthem do you think is better?

For Purdue basketball, is it “Boiler Down” after disappointing end to 2011? Not This Year.

Jon Washburn analyzes Purdue’s 2010-11 team within the context of recent past champions to see just how much of a title contender they really were – and if it’s possible for a team that finished in such a disappointing way to actually be celebrated for overachieving, not underachieving.

Are the Purdue Boilermakers the most underrated college basketball program in America?

Hold your nose and come along with Jerod as he goes north ’til he smells it and west ’til he steps in to explain why college basketball fans, in general, underrate the *ugh* pretty damn successful basketball history tucked away in West Lafayette.

Duke hoops = still overrated?

Yessir. As of today’s NCAA Coaches Poll, the Blue Devils have not beaten a single┬áranked team…yet are still ranked #3. That places them ahead of undefeated, unheralded San Diego State, among other squads with more quality wins.

(Mostly) Midwest Hoops update

With college football’s painfully prolonged season ending tonight, and 75% of the NFL now on vacation, college basketball — which actually began two months ago — now finally takes center stage, especially here in the Midwest, where many storylines are intriguing:

Sweet 16: Purdue-Duke Preview and Prediction

Chris Kramer and Purdue have surprised by many making it to the Sweet 16 without Robbie Hummel. Can the Boilermakers keep their run going against Duke this weekend?

Big Day Beckons for the Big Ten

All five Big Ten tourney teams play their first game on the NCAA Tournament’s second day. Jerod previews the action and describes why this should be a positive day for the conference…even if it’s a little tough to handle for one Big Ten fan base in particular.

NCAA Tournament Opening Round Friday TV Schedule

Get ready for opening round Friday action in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. MSF breaks down the TV schedule and tips times for each game to be played today.

March Madness Upsets: Breaking Down the 5-12 Matchups, Plus Other Potential Bracket Busters

The best part of the NCAA Tournament are the upsets. We know they will happen, but we don’t know when or where. Jerod breaks down this year’s potential bracket busters, including an analysis of the trendy Siena-over-Purdue upset pick. You may be surprised by this Hoosier’s pick.

Robbie Hummel Injury Disappointing Even to IU Fans

Purdue’s Robbie Hummel went down with a possible season-ending injury last night. With the Boilermakers in the midst of one of the greatest seasons in school history, not even an ardent IU fan can take any pleasure in the possibility of Hummel’s loss.

Seth Davis Just Made Me Cry

In his newest column at SI.com, Seth Davis made me the IU fan in me cry. No, it wasn’t something he wrote about the Hoosiers; it was something he wrote about Purdue that SHOULD have been about the Hoosiers.

Purdue-Ohio State Preview: Thad Matta and the Buckeyes Look to Hold off Surging Boilers

Ohio State and Purdue, two of the hottest teams in the Big Ten, battle tonight in Columbus. Thad Matta is looking to extend the Buckeyes’ home dominance over the Boilermakers, who have not won in Columbus in 12 years.

Photo Hilarity: Now That’s What I Call a ‘Cock Block’

Purdue snapped a three game losing streak earlier this week when the Boilermakers beat Illinois in Champaign. In the process, Boiler guard E’Twaun Moore lent further proof to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.