Throwing It Down

One of my favorite pictures from the game last night.

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I have shot many Purdue Basketball games over the years. Thousands of pictures have been posted from inside of the building. Last night though was my first time shooting from the baseline. All of my other shots have come from the stands including many from what was once called section 101. I have shot enough football from the sidelines to know that it is no big deal. When I started shooting Purdue Football it really came easy to me. I have shot virtually no basketball from somewhere other than the stands. I actually had some nerves heading into Mackey Arena last night. The first half was really spent getting into the groove of shooting basketball again. It is an exhibition game for the team, but photographers also need to get into the flow as well. Once the second half started I found myself in a position…

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Using the Hit Stick

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Akeem Hunt (1) runs for daylight as Mohammed Seisay (4) flies through the air during the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Conference game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 12, 2013

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Yesterday I was on the sidelines for the Purdue football game yet again. Just like my first game there the game did not go according to plan. Purdue despite two weeks to prepare was no match for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. There were not many highlights for Purdue, but a few things happened that made for interesting pictures. One such play is shown above. Purdue running back Akeem Hunt (1) was making a move in the flat when the Nebraska defender tried some weird flip move to get to him. There was no contact on the play, but it really did yield an interesting result for sure. Despite the outcome there were many bright spots on the field yesterday. A lot of the key plays were made by very young players. Maybe I am just the eternal optimist, but I think that it won’t be long until…

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