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    Trevion Williams committed. Apparently he's a good basketball player for 2018.
    He's a load!

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    RIP Eric Hunter

    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports...nia/456387001/

    I remember well when he burst onto the scene back in the late 80s. I had never seen a Purdue QB like that before.

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    .sigh

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    this happened a few weeks ago but first I heard of it, damn Lew. you ****ed up man.

    DECATUR — Former Eisenhower High School basketball star Lewis Jackson was arrested Saturday after police said they found more than 70 grams of heroin in his vehicle.

    A detective with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle about 1:30 p.m. on Interstate 72, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Jackson, 27, was the only occupant.

    Chance, the K-9 officer that works for the sheriff's office, conducted a “free-air sniff” and alerted his handler to the presence of an illegal drug odor. A search of the vehicle revealed the heroin, as well as two Xanax pills and 8.4 grams of cannabis, the sheriff’s office said.

    Jackson was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and taken to the Macon County Jail, where he posted $50,000 bond on Monday. Preliminary charges are subject to approval and change by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

    In a sworn affidavit, police said the drugs were found in a bookbag that also contained credit and debit cards with Jackson's name on them. "During a Mirandized interview, Jackson stated he was directed to take the bookbag from Chicago to Decatur," the affidavit said.

    He is due in court to be arraigned on July 21.

    Jackson was a two-time H&R Macon County Player of the Year, in 2006 and 2008, leading Eisenhower to three straight regional titles and the school's first sectional title in 31 years. As a senior in the 2007-08 season, Jackson led Eisenhower to an undefeated regular season and was third in Illinois' Mr. Basketball voting in addition to being H&R county player of the year.

    Jackson went on to Purdue University, where he was a four-year starter at point guard. He was on the Big Ten All Freshman team and made Big Ten Honorable Mention his junior and senior seasons.

    Jackson went undrafted, but played in Lithuania during the 2012-13 season and played for several teams in the NBA Developmental League from 2013 to 2016.

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    damn

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    Recruiting Your Culture

    written by Matt Painter


    There is not a coach in our business who does not want to win, and win big. Certainly there are many similarities among all programs, but there are also key differences in perspectives on the best way to put together a team and build a program.

    How many times do we, as coaches, ignore things in recruiting because we absolutely have to have a big man that year?

    Sometimes we overlook red flags in the quest for talent, and the baggage a recruit brings to campus ends up being more trouble than the recruit is worth. Yet, even after being burned a few times, many of us will still choose to take the talent and ignore the baggage. But do we have to?

    We all preach culture, but then we make it impossible to have a great one (or even good) if we have players who are incapable of functioning within the culture we work hard to create. I have an unbelievable job as the head coach at my alma mater – Purdue University. I am very fortunate to be in this position and try never to lose sight of that fact. We have been able to go to nine of the last 11 NCAA Tournaments. There are only 15 schools in the country that can make that claim (five schools have gone to all 11, four to 10 and nine to nine of the last 11). But, as any coach would understand, what eats at me is why didn’t we go to 11 out of 11? So, I spend a lot of time analyzing why we missed the tournament those two years.

    We had been able to build our program after an incredible 25-year run by Gene Keady. He’s a man I have tremendous respect for as a person and coach.

    When I became head coach, I had to establish myself with our team, recruits and fan base. There was a lot of work to do. In my first two years in West Lafayette, (one as an assistant coach and one as a head coach) we won 16 games. Total. We did the rebuild just like Coach Keady had done it with tough, hard-nosed guys that fit at Purdue. We recruited Carl Landry, David Teague, Chris Kramer, Ryne Smith, DJ Byrd, Keaton Grant, Lewis Jackson, E’Twaun Moore, JaJaun Johnson and Robbie Hummel and many more that we felt fit the culture we knew we needed to be successful. But then we (or more accurately, I) got away from that.

    We started hearing things in our locker room about starting and minutes and not about the main goal – winning. What do we all do when these things start to happen? We attempt to fix it. We have team meetings, individual meetings & clean up the sloppiness of our practices. This hopefully leads to everybody buying in and when you have the talent, the change and improvement can lead to more wins. But what does this lead to when you have younger guys who are not thinking of the team and won’t buy in? Usually more losses, and life becomes miserable. How did we get to this point? What do we do to get out of this rut?

    It is very hard to reshuffle the deck in our profession and keep our jobs. But after two losing seasons, we had to find out who we could “hang our hats” on to be our guys that were bought in and who could get us back to competing at the top of our league and going to the NCAA tournament. Instead of discussing what (and who) was wrong at this time, there was one big right in our equation: Rapheal Davis. He was the one guy that I thought was 100% about winning and that had the tools to do something about it. He worked hard, was a tremendous leader, came from a great family, and it ate at him when we struggled. He was bothered by it just as much as the coaches were. So, I took the captain title away from a couple of guys at the end of the first losing year that weren’t doing what they were supposed to and named Raphael a captain. I publicly blamed myself for the position our program was in at the end of our second losing season. But, I knew we had a start. A guy who could carry the torch for our program and lead by example and who would voice his opinion when the coaches were not present. There is nothing like hope in our profession. He gave us hope, and we built by adding some pieces (a great freshman class and a timely 5th year transfer) and subtracting others.

    The last three years we have added some high character guys who also have talent. And more importantly, we have walked away from recruiting guys who had tremendous talent but who we knew, deep down, just weren’t the right fit for the culture of our program. That has got us back in the tournament three-straight years, and we have finished third, third and first in our league. Our talent and character have both improved. The chemistry within our team is never perfect, but we have guys who try to fix it themselves when we hit rough patches. It actually helps us now when we face some adversity from time to time because it allows us to grow as a unit.

    We all do everything in our power to help our players with aspects of being a student-athlete in today’s world, but frankly there is little we can do that can compare to what has been instilled in them in the first 18 years of life before they get to us. The recruiting segment of “getting a Purdue guy” is the most important element in this equation. When I look at our teams, the common denominator in our winning seasons, and especially on those teams who took our program from last to third in the Big Ten in 2015, has been their willingness to be coachable, their upbringing and discipline to be a good teammate and player for Purdue.

    When you are able to recruit and have a team full of guys who fit your culture, you are able to do the things we all love. Focus on practice, teaching, game planning and hopefully winning. And at the end of the day, that’s why most of got into this profession.

    EDITOR’S NOTE

    Matt Painter is quite simply one of the very best in College Basketball. He has averaged 21 wins in his 12 seasons at Purdue and has registered 25 or more wins on 6 occasions. He first became a Head coach in 2003 at Southern Illinois where he went 25-5 and was named MVC Coach of the Year in his first year before being named Associate Head coach at his Alma Mater, Purdue, in 2004. He became Purdue’s Head coach in 2005. Matt has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2011.


    https://coach-speak.net/recruiting-y...-matt-painter/

    There's really nothing shocking or new here, other than how much he pretty much hated Ronnie Johnson w/o actually naming him, but you just don't usually get this kinda stuff from a HC at a major program. But strong shout out to Ray Day for doing what we all already knew he did.

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    Brohm seems low key not too high on Blough

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    Has to at least be a good sign that we're getting recruits left and right, correct?

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    Has to at least be a good sign that we're getting recruits left and right, correct?
    Still need to see if he's able to land a blue chipper every once in awhile. Not talking like #1 in the nation QB or anything, but if he can get to where we could get one or two kids a year that pick us over the 2nd tier powers, Penn State, Tennessee, Auburn, places like that, then we're in friggin great shape.

    Considering the dumpster fire he walked into and the late start he's doing pretty damn well. Right now he's got the 45th best class in the country, 10th in the conference. Hazell was always like 90+ and 13/14. Get that up to like mid 30s and top half of the conference we're in business.

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    Only playing IU once again because the big ten is ****ing dumb. It's in Bloomington

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    at his most recent presser Brohm got asked about Markell Jones and multiple times in like a minute said stuff about wanting him to prove that he "loves the game of football." reading between the lines, Jones is probably gonna get benched.

    he seems not necessarily a hardass but really, really demanding and is sorta realizing that most of these dudes friggin stink.

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    ^rofl. But wasn't Jones like our one good player?

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    Stefanovic looks 13. Haas looks like a WWII propaganda poster.

    Haarms isn't playing in these games btw, can't rep Team USA when you're not a citizen. Which I guesss makes sense.

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    I'm generally not one to whine about The Star's Purdue coverage, it doesn't get clicks and that's on us to fix.

    But they're inside of a week of literally being Team USA and nothing.

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    Tonight's exhibition game in Carmel against Canada will be livestreamed on Facebook.

    http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m...080917aaa.html


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    good that haas only had one turnover...also, i was a little surprised pj was on the team still--seems like he's been around forever!

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    beat UAE by 74. buncha Ivy Tech dudes might put up a better fight than that.

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    do they have no sort of broadcast rights to these games or what? if they can't make it work live that's one thing but they can't even put up a simple replay on youtube? there's gotta be coaching tape right? they're literally putting up random feeds on the Facebook feed saying "we THINK this is the game." ****'s embarrassing.

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    do they have no sort of broadcast rights to these games or what? if they can't make it work live that's one thing but they can't even put up a simple replay on youtube? there's gotta be coaching tape right? they're literally putting up random feeds on the Facebook feed saying "we THINK this is the game." ****'s embarrassing.
    Wow, read about this elsewhere, glad I didn't try to drag myself out of bed this morning for the game, although I seriously doubt I would've been successful anyway.

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