1. Big Ten Expansion: Is Your Favorite School the Right Fit?

    With the recent news that the Big Ten is conducting a study to explore the possibility of expanding to 12 (or more members), the rumors have begun to fly fast and furious as fans, schools, ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 1,383 reads 28 comments

  2. How Roy Roundtree Changed National Signing Day Forever for a Purdue Fan

    Two years ago, high school wide receiver Roy Roundtree was expected to be the jewel of the Purdue Boilermakers' recruiting class. All the way until National Signing Day, that is...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 1,502 reads 0 comments

  3. Reality Check for Purdue Fans: Why Lewis Jackson's Return Is Overrated

    The Purdue Boilermakers have their sights set on a Big Ten championship and a Final Four berth down the road in Indianapolis...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 936 reads 10 comments

  4. Five Things We Learned About the Purdue Boilermakers Against Wisconsin

    The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team won their third straight game Thursday night, knocking off Wisconsin in a 60-57 defensive struggle that lived up to the stereotype of Big Ten basketball's half-court grinding pace...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 612 reads 15 comments

  5. Kobe vs. LeBron in 140 Characters: Live-Tweeting the Lakers and Cavs Game

    Every once in a while, I like to provide bite-size instant analysis and commentary on a big game by live-tweeting. You can find my archive on Twitter at @TimCaryLIVE ; here's a collection of ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 731 reads 2 comments

  6. Purdue's Losing Streak Is Exposing The Boilermakers' BIG Problem

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Translation: If the Purdue Boilermakers thought they could win a national championship or even a Big Ten title this way, they were sorely mistaken...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 274 reads 2 comments

  7. Missing: Has Anyone Seen the Purdue Boilermakers' Identity?

    I was probably in the distinct minority, but I thought Purdue was in trouble against Ohio State during the FIRST half Tuesday night's game. Yes, the same first half where Robbie Hummel scored 29 points...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 183 reads 3 comments

  8. Purdue-Wisconsin: Live-Tweeting The First Boilermakers Loss Of 2009-10

    Purdue and Wisconsin clashed today in a top-20 showdown at Madison, and I was watching (and tweeting) every minute. Here's the Boilermakers' first loss of the 2009-10 season, summed up in 140-character instant commentary...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 253 reads 0 comments

  9. What Pete Carroll to Seahawks Rumors Mean: Finally An NFL Coach On Twitter!

    Multiple sources are reporting today that Pete Carroll could become the next coach of the Seattle Seahawks. While this brings up immediate pressing questions like if Carroll will fare better ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about over 4 years ago 1,767 reads 2 comments

  10. Grading the Undefeated Purdue Boilermakers As Big Ten Play Approaches

    After a 90-63 win over SIU-Edwardsville in Mackey Arena Tuesday night, the Purdue Boilermakers basketball team is 11-0 heading into Big Ten play...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 598 reads 3 comments

  11. Why Only 12?: A Purdue Fan Imagines New, 25-Team Big Ten Super Conference

    I've spent a good portion of the past few days mulling over the best candidate for Big Ten expansion.  As university presidents and athletic directors have become increasingly outspoken about ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 1,162 reads 28 comments

  12. Will the Big Ten Win More Than One Bowl Game This Winter?

    The pairings for all 34 bowl games are finally official, and seven of them include Big Ten teams.  That means we can finally quit talking about last bowl season's horrible performance by conference ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 1,305 reads 48 comments

  13. Carrying On: Did Ohio State's Justin Boren Enjoy His Return To Michigan?

    The Big Ten season has concluded, and Ohio State's on top of the standings.  Again. While Illinois and Wisconsin still have some non-conference action to attend to, this past weekend's games ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 579 reads 4 comments

  14. Purdue-Tennessee: Paradise Jam Final in 140 Characters or Less

    I love covering sports on Twitter.  What I don't love quite as much?  Losing followers right and left because I send out hundreds of tweets in a two-hour time span...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 623 reads 6 comments

  15. Purdue Seniors Go Out In Style With 38-21 Win Over Indiana

    The Bucket stays in West Lafayette another year. :Yawn: Should we be surprised? Purdue knocked off arch-rival Indiana for the 11th time in the last 13 seasons Saturday afternoon, posting a road win in Bloomington by the score of 38-21...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 113 reads 1 comments

  16. Creature vs. Creature: Why Purdue Will Retain the Old Oaken Bucket

    The Purdue Boilermakers close the 2009 regular season Saturday in Bloomington against their archrival, the Indiana Hoosiers...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 189 reads 1 comments

  17. Can the Purdue Boilermakers Survive Lewis Jackson's Foot Injury?

    The Purdue Boilermakers got bad news this week as sophomore point guard Lewis Jackson underwent foot surgery. Jackson started 30 games at the point for Purdue in 2008-09, averaging 5.9 ppg and leading the Old Gold and Black in assists...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 2,499 reads 2 comments

  18. MSU-Purdue: Fourth-Quarter Collapse Ensures Boilermakers Home for the Holidays

    When a football team outgains its opponent by over 160 yards and scores a touchdown in every quarter, it’s supposed to win the game.Unfortunately for the Purdue Boilermakers, things didn’t work out that way Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 111 reads 0 comments

  19. Carrying On: Should the Golden Gophers Decline Their Bowl Invitation?

    It was another busy weekend in Big Ten country, and in honor of "Cup-Half-Empty Day" (a holiday I just invented), here are five disappointments that jumped out at me from Saturday's action. UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: FIVE THINGS I LEARNED 1...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 466 reads 4 comments

  20. Memo to the Purdue Boilermakers: Quit Talking About the Final Four

    Full disclosure: I am a huge Purdue fan.  I would love to see my Boilermakers participating in the Final Four in a few months.  I don't mind referring to Purdue as "us" and "we" when it suits my purposes...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 419 reads 3 comments

  21. Big Ten Teams Batting .500: Where Mediocrity & Bowl Eligibility Collide

    As the Big Ten football season winds down, all eleven teams in the conference still have hopes of finishing their schedules with the six wins necessary to become bowl-eligible. (And I thought parity only happened in the NFL...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 255 reads 20 comments

  22. Purdue Ends Decades of Futility At Michigan, Keeps Bowl Hopes Alive

    So long, road losing streak.Goodbye, 43 years of frustration.Welcome back, postseason hopes.The Purdue Boilermakers erased a 14-point second-half deficit at Michigan Stadium to shock the Wolverines 38-36, securing their first road win in over two years...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 95 reads 3 comments

  23. Why Danny Hope and Rich Rodriguez Won't Be Exchanging Christmas Cards

    This is the Nov. 7 edition of Carrying On About Big Ten Football, a weekly series. You may have heard, but Purdue won in Ann Arbor for the first time in forever Saturday afternoon. Maybe there's hopes for the Cubs winning another World Series after all..

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 1,346 reads 8 comments

  24. Movin' On Up?: Big Ten Basketball Teams on the Rise or Decline in 2009-10

    Some aspects of the 2009-10 Big Ten basketball conference race will create a good old-fashioned sense of deja vu for those who remember last year's action and results. For instance, Michigan State and Purdue are still good...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 1,047 reads 7 comments

  25. Still Kicking: Devin Barclay Transitions From MLS To Ohio State Football

    Saturday's much-anticipated showdown between Big Ten defending co-champions Ohio State and Penn State could very well come down to a high-pressure field goal attempt...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about almost 5 years ago 987 reads 1 comments