My Top Ten Pictures of the First Five Years of the Junkie

A couple of days ago I posted about this site being five years old. I am sort of proud of the fact that I made it this long. I don’t consider myself a sportswriter, and I am far away from being a sports photographer. For some reason (a fact that boggles me) people come to this site to read what I have to say and to look at my pictures. If you take enough pictures over a five year span you are bound to accidentally take a few good ones. Here are the ten pictures that came to mind when I thought of the ten best in that span. I may have left a few out so if you have a favorite that I missed let me know.

Drey Mingo leaves the court with the WNIT trophy just before her illness

10. This may not be the best picture that I have ever taken, but it is one of my favorites nonetheless. The Purdue Women’s Basketball team was on a high note last season when they beat Depaul at home to win the WNIT preseason tournament. The team was on cloud nine thinking about how good things could be, and also the great trip ahead of them over the holiday weekend. That all came crashing down when Drey Mingo was diagnosed with meningitis. I had a seat right by the tunnel in Mackey so I got to see the players as they left the court. Drey was hugging the trophy as she left, and I thought it would be a great picture. When her condition was unknown a couple of days later I kept looking at this picture pondering how quickly things can change. For that reason it makes it onto this list. Continue reading

WNIT Celebration Photo Gallery

Here are the pictures from the post game celebration after the Purdue women won the preseason WNIT. I tried to get everyone who climbed the ladder to cut down the net, but for some reason I was distracted when Brittany climbed the ladder. Here are the pictures.

Drey Mingo and Alex Guyton celebrate the win

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Purdue Wins the Preseason WNIT!


Sam Ostarello cuts down the net after the game

Early today I changed my plans for the day to head down to West Lafayette for a men’s and women’s basketball double header. I was curious to see if the Lady Boilers could beat Depaul to add some new hardware to the trophy case. Although the final score was 67-58, Purdue did not have an easy time with Depaul.  Continue reading