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Boiling Point

  • Hammons to return to Purdue
    WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue basketball fans' stress level has been eased somewhat after 7-foot center A.J. Hammons announced Wednesday afternoon that he will return for his junior season after considering entering the NBA Draft.
  • Purdue signs point guard from Indianapolis
    WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue has signed a high school point guard from Indianapolis after two-year starter Ronnie Johnson decided to transfer.
  • Purdue's Clemons earns award
    Purdue women's basketball forward Liza Clemons, a former Elmhurst and Snider standout, is one of four recipients of the Brady Sports Achievement Award, which honors Indiana student-athletes who have overcome injury or hardship.

Not pretty, but still a win

WEST LAFAYETTE - It's still too early to say that Purdue found a diamond in the rough in quarterback Caleb TerBush, whose 35-yard touchdown pass to Antavian Edison with 49 seconds remaining lifted the Boilermakers to a 27-24 victory Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. Despite the last-minute heroics, there's still a lot of rough in the 6-foot-5 junior quarterback. His final numbers were pedestrian, at best: 19 of 33 for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. And it took the last series to post those kind of stats. In the 85-yard drive that began with 3:53 remaining on the clock, TerBush completed 5 of 6 passes for 74 yards. Until then, he hadn't done much. But as Purdue coach Danny Hope said in his postgame press conference, Purdue found a way to win, and that's what counts. Purdue was shaky at times in nearly every aspect of the game - something that could be attributed to it being the season opener. Defensively, the Boilers gave up 330 passing yards to Middle Tennessee quarterback Logan Kilgore. There were 11 penalties for 95 yards. The Blue Raiders had three sacks. Purdue didn't have any. It was TerBush who said, "We still have a lot of work to do." No one will argue that.