Purdue vs. Michigan Photo Gallery

Here are some pictures from the game yesterday. I had a prior engagement so I could only watch the first quarter in the stadium, but that may have been just as well. I think that yesterday was a case of terrible timing. The Boilers were very confident, and Michigan was still seething from a beat down in South Bend with a bye week behind them. I have said all season that the Boilers have a good shot to end up in Indy for the title game. This game would have been huge, but it was not a Leaders Division game. They need to come out just as mad as Wisconsin last week, and get this ship righted. One bad game does not define a season. Another game like this next week though and it just may. Here are a few of the pictures from last week that I liked:

The Boilers seemed to come out very pumped up yesterday

Robert Marve was dressed and played against the Wolverines. He is a playmaker, but one wonders what his body will let him do at this point

Marve warming up again. He is a treat to watch, and I hope that he can give this team a spark

Marve and Caleb TerBush having some fun just prior to the kickoff

Freshman Danny Anthrop on the sidelines

Jeremy Gallon finds the corner

Jeremy Gallon getting stopped by Josh Johnson

Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint getting corralled by the Boilers

Denard Robinson with all day to throw

Jeremy Gallon evading tackles yet again

Denard Robinson back to throw again

Denard Robinson with another big run

Caleb TerBush getting pressured by Jake Ryan

The next frame shows TerBush getting grabbed by the facemask.

Denard Robinson breaking off a huge run

Another frame of a big run by Denard Robinson

A defensive stop


















Today the Purdue Baseball team did something that it had not done in 103 years. It won the Big Ten Baseball title. Actually it clinched at least a tie, but with four games left it seems like this team has the outright title in the bag. I was at the game today and snapped a few pictures. I will have a little more on the game, and a link to more pictures later. For now let’s just enjoy the spoils of victory. Boiler Up!

The One In Which I Finally Attend a Game

The tip of my first sporting event of 2012

This site is titled Confessions of a Sports Junkie. I really haven’t been feeling much like a sports junkie lately though. My last sporting event was in early December making it a nearly month and a half dry spell for me. Last night I received a text that asked if I wanted to see Purdue play Michigan tonight. I jumped at the chance. I have seen Michigan and Purdue play every year since moving back from Iowa. Purdue played a very good game against the #22 team in the country, but fell short 66-64. After a slow start to both halves Purdue had the game seemingly in control before letting it slip away. This would have been a nice win for Purdue, but the shots just didn’t fall at the end when they needed them to. Here are some photos from the game:

Tim Hardaway Jr. drives on Terone Johnson

Travis Carroll blocks the shot of Zach Novak

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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

Boilers Continue to Roll

A high five for a job well done

The Boilers won their second game against Michigan in as many days with a 7th inning rally today. Of course that was one of the innings I was at the football game so I missed it all. They have really looked good over the last couple of days against a team that was picked second in the conference in the preseason. I have had so much fun at the games the last couple of days that I will probably stay down here to see the final game tomorrow. Here are some pictures from the game today. Continue reading

You Can’t Spell Boilermaker Without a K…but 14 of them?

Boiler pitcher Matt Morgan and his high leg kick

The Boiler pitching staff had a great day today striking out fourteen Wolverines as the offense came alive to give them a 8-0 win to open the weekend series. I got to the game a little late today, but once I walked in it was well worth the drive down. I have been to a handful of games over the last couple of years, but it always seems as if Matt Morgan was pitching when I attended. Today was not any different. Matt struck out eight batters in his six innings of work, and Nick Wittgren struck out six of the eleven batters he face to shut down Michigan. Fourteen strikeouts is a great way to start a series. Continue reading