Purdue vs. #11 Illinois Photo Gallery

Here are some of my favorite shots from tonights game in Mackey Arena. This was a great game to be at, and I hope that I captured at least some of that here.

The opening tip

The opening tip

Brandon Paul hitting the three to set up a four point play

Brandon Paul hitting the three to set up a four point play

 

Brandon Paul completing a four point play

Brandon Paul completing a four point play

Tracy Abrams with a layup

Tracy Abrams with a layup

DJ Richardson driving on Travis Carroll

DJ Richardson driving on Travis Carroll

Brandon Paul going in against Travis Carroll

Brandon Paul going in against Travis Carroll

Terone Johnson looking for room to drive

Terone Johnson looking for room to drive

Terone Johnson passing to Jacob Lawson to complete  a great defensive play

Terone Johnson passing to Jacob Lawson to complete a great defensive play

Jacob Lawson throwing it down to finish the great play

Jacob Lawson throwing it down to finish the great play

Rapheal Davis with a drive to the hoop

Rapheal Davis with a drive to the hoop

Terone Johnson with a layup

Terone Johnson with a layup

Terone Johnson putting the ball on the glass

Terone Johnson putting the ball on the glass

Dj Byrd cans a three in the second half

Dj Byrd cans a three in the second half

Terone Johnson getting helped up after getting fouled

Terone Johnson getting helped up after getting fouled

The start of Terone Johnson's floater

The start of Terone Johnson’s floater

The finish of Terone's sweet floater

The finish of Terone’s sweet floater

DJ Byrd getting an and one after a great inbounds play

DJ Byrd getting an and one after a great inbounds play

Terone Johnson congratulates DJ Byrd after a great three point play

Terone Johnson congratulates DJ Byrd after a great three point play

Jacob Lawson hitting some free throws to seal the game

Jacob Lawson hitting some free throws to seal the game

DJ Byrd and his father celebrating the win

DJ Byrd and his father celebrating the win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purdue Shuts Down the Illini

 

terone floater

Tonight I saw a great game in Mackey Arena. Purdue was not given a shot by many to win this Big Ten Opener against #11 Illinois. When I left home tonight I did so with the intention of being home a little early. When I sat in my seat at Mackey though I started to get that feeling. I have had those before so I quickly Tweeted my gut feeling that we were going to win. I was certain of it. As we kept hanging with Illinois the feeling started to grow a bit. There were moments of doubt, but Terone Johnson and DJ Byrd erased all doubt in the end. This is what you want to see. Two upperclassmen turning it on when the team needs them. Terone had a great game overall finishing with 25 points, and DJ  had some great plays down the stretch to seal the deal. That timeout sliding on the knees to keep the ball in Purdue’s possession was huge. The three point play he got on the next inbounds was even bigger. This was a great game that I am glad that I was able to see in person. To all of those who missed it tonight shame on you. I will have a photo gallery up later tonight after I get them all downloaded. In the meantime Boiler Up!

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A picture and some thoughts on today’s win against Illinois. A link to the rest of my pictures can be found at the end of the post.

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Today I went to the Purdue baseball game after work. The team has been playing very well lately so I really wanted to catch some of the game today. It may be the only opportunity that I have all weekend to see them play. I shot from the side of the Boilers dugout most of the game, but I moved behind the plate late to shoot through the protective screen. Lately I have gotten better at this process to the point where I don’t think you can tell at all with this shot. You can really get some good images this way, and I had a blast back there. I have a couple of more ideas to try if I can get back to a game this week.

Today’s picture is of Boilers pitcher Joe Haase. Joe pitched a very good game today, and I thought that since I liked…

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Purdue vs. #23 Illinois Photo Gallery

As I said in the previous post I shot entirely in manual mode again today. It may have cost me a couple pictures, but overall I think the end result was better. The great weather combined with a great result made for a good day shooting. Here are a few pictures that I liked from my day.

Justin Staples catches a ball in warmups

KK Short and the rest of the Boilers getting fired up early

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Purdue 21 – #23 Illinois 14

The team celebrates with the fans after the game

Normally I like to come up with some sort of a witty title for my game posts. After the way this season has gone so far I thought that the score would do. This team has looked good some days, and then had days like last Saturday that make them hard to watch. I love the effort they put forth in Happy Valley, but they just couldn’t get over the hump. You want them to do it so bad that you feel awful when they don’t get it done. From almost the start today though they got it done. This game went a long way to help put away the awful memory that was my road trip to Illinois last year. In that game the Illini had their way with us. We had them over the barrel for a half, and if we had not gone into a shell in the second half I am sure that we could have made it look worse. Continue reading

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Photo Gallery

Last night I had a moment of panic when I took out my camera, and went to take a picture of the Paint Crew. I had no memory card in it! Luckily I had a spare, but it was full. I quickly prioritized some things, and wiped it clean so that I could get some pictures. I saved most of the space for late in the game and the ceremonies so there is not too much game action this week. Here are some of the pictures that I liked:

 

JJ comes out onto the court with the Purdue flag flying high and the Paint Crew in a gold out for the seniors

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Seniors Lead the Way To Win Over Illinois

 

The two seniors say goodbye at home

Last night the game was in doubt on several occasions. Each time it seems like the two seniors, JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore, seemed to take control and will the team to victory. For the first ten minutes of the game though we were seeing the Illinois team that everyone thought we would be seeing all season. They were on fire shooting 77% from the floor at one point. Part of that great percentage was the amount of uncontested layups that the Illini  had. They were getting open with ease for some reason. I don’t know if the Purdue defense was too keyed up early or what, but they were not looking too good. Illinois ran the score up to 31-18 before Purdue seemed to come to life. Continue reading

College Basketball Game of the Week (Senior Night Edition)

 

E'Twaun and JJ will be on this bench one last time Tuesday

This week we say goodbye to two players who have given a lot to Purdue. I will have more on the Senior Night of E’Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson later in the week. The game of the week is obviously the game Tuesday when the Boilers take on Illinois at home. This will be the final time both Moore and Johnson play in front of their home crowd. On paper this game should not be too bad for the Boilers. They handled Illinois very easy in Champaign, and you would think things would be easier for Purdue at Mackey. This is the Big Ten though, and anything can happen on any night. Continue reading

Leaders and Legends

Since shortly after Nebraska joined the Big Ten we knew that there would be two divisions. We also knew what teams were in each division. One thing that we didn’t know though was the name of each division. Today the names were announced at a press conference held at noon. Since I was snowed in with the authorities writing tickets for being on the road I had nothing better to do than to watch the press conference and then post about it. The announcement did not seem to go over too well through the few people I saw comment about it via the social networks. I think that over time people will get used to some of these ideas. After the Wrigley debacle though they had to be nervous about how the public would take this decision. No new rule changes were announced during the half hour show. So far all games next season will feature teams switching sids at the quarters and playing both ways. Continue reading

Northwestern vs. Illinois Photo Gallery

Here are the pictures that I took during the game Saturday in Wrigley Field. Of course most of the action was going away from me, but what can you do?

Northwestern kicker Stefan Demos starts the game off

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