Purdue Exhibition Pictures

A couple of days ago Purdue played a meaningless game. Meaningless that is unless you want to see a Boiler team win. They did pull out the win though in the exhibition opener. I normally will not post pictures after each basketball game, but with all the new faces I thought that I would post a few. Here are the pictures from the game versus Indianapolis.

JaJuan Johnson early in the game showing off his new added weight.

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The Results Are In

On a day where the mid-term elections took center stage my focus was of course on the Boiler basketball team. They started their exhibition season by playing Indianapolis at the partially completed Mackey Arena. I only say it that way because the Northwestern entrance gate was open yesterday. It was nice to walk into the stadium without walking under the unfinished girders as we had to last season. I can’t wait until they have the renovation completed.  Continue reading

Skylar Diggins May Be the Real Deal

Tonight I went to South Bend to see two premiers. The first was the first basketball game in the new Purcell Pavilion (formerly the Joyce Center). The second was the first Notre Dame game for Skylar Diggins. First off I want to say that they have done wonders with the old Joyce Center. I was expecting an uncomfortable time in the wood bleachers up top, but was surprised to see nice new chairs in place of the bleachers. I will go a little more into detail on the new amenities in a later post. For now let me say that it is very nice. I could say the same thing for Diggins. She scored 17 points on the night which was along with Erica Solomon a team high. She seemed very comfortable on the floor, and should be something to watch as time goes by. The only knock that I have from her play tonight was her four turnovers. It is early though so I don’t think that the Irish faithful should be too concerned. Notre Dame won easily in the end 97-53 over the Indianapolis Greyhounds. Six players ended the game in double digits. This team can really pressure the opponent and create turnovers. With a mix of veterans and newcomers it will be interesting to see how this team progresses as the season goes on. They start the season ranked fourth in the country. This could be a special season.