Alexander Field Opening Day Photo Gallery

Today was a pretty good day for baseball considering the weather that we have been having lately. I always had a fondness for Lambert Field for some reason, but Alexander Field is truly a first class stadium. The Boilers really have a great place to play. I had fun finding all of the new locations to shoot from in the stadium. It even took me a minute or two to realize how to get into the camera wells. At the end of the day though the stadium can only be good for Purdue baseball. Here are some of the pictures that I liked from the game today.

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

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A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

Brandon Krieg in the field

Brandon Krieg in the field

Jake Hansen throws to first

Jake Hansen throws to first

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

The backend of Pat Gannon's delivery from the third base camera well

The backend of Pat Gannon’s delivery from the third base camera well

Jake Hansen in the field

Jake Hansen in the field

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

The new stadium from the outside

The new stadium from the outside

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Alexander Field about an hour before game time

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Cody Webster enjoying his hobby

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Brandon Krieg takes the throw at second base

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Sean McHugh during pre game warmups

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

Morgan Burke throws out the ceremonial first pitch

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

The field as it looked during the National Anthem

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

Brad Schreiber throws the first pitch in Alexander Field history

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A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

A nice swing by Jake Picchiotti

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Sean McHugh warming up Brad Schreiber

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

Angelo Cianfrocco at bat

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

This ball nearly hit the Big Ten Network camera operator and myself

Brandon Krieg in the field

Brandon Krieg in the field

Jake Hansen throws to first

Jake Hansen throws to first

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

I love the delivery by Purdue reliever Pat Gannon

The backend of Pat Gannon's delivery from the third base camera well

The backend of Pat Gannon’s delivery from the third base camera well

Jake Hansen in the field

Jake Hansen in the field

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Brandon Krieg taking the throw down at second base

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Kyle Upp pitching for Purdue

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

Joe Eichmann pitching from behind home plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Purdue Is Still Alive In the Tourney!

Purdue CBI Round 1-2

Last night I went to Mackey Arena to once again follow Purdue in the tournament. This year instead of visiting Spokane, Houston, or anywhere else beautiful I would just drive across town to see them play. The CBI tournament is not the most prestigious this time of year, but the team still gets to play in Mackey. More importantly the young kids get more practice and game time. If Purdue can have a good tournament a .500 record and 20 wins could also be in the cards. I walked up to the stadium and sat in the Black Club Seats eight rows up. These were great seats closer to the action then I have sat for some time. I loved how close I was to the action, but the cost is also great. The stadium was far from full, and it was a different type of crowd. Hopefully as the wins in the tournament pile up the fans start coming. It would be nice if those who came from game one could keep that seat though. This is a pay to play tournament, and when it is all said and done I hope Purdue has to shell out some money. I don’t think that their would be much prestige to winning this tournament, but a win is far better than a loss. I normally post a photo gallery here instead of babble, but I thought that I would put my incoherent two cents in. A few more pictures from the game can be found on my Facebook page here.

Purdue vs. Penn State Photo Gallery

Today I went to the Purdue game against Penn State. It was an early game, and a panoramic shot of stadium like I had against Ohio State would not have looked very good. The crowd was very late arriving to say the least. The Purdue team seemed to wait until the crowd showed up to start playing as well. They toyed with Penn State for a while before putting them away late. I went to the game with some friends so I really did not take many pictures today. Here are a few that I took during the game though. I moved down to the lower bowl during the second half so you will see my perspective change a bit.

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AJ Hammons was a force on both of the floor today

Anthony Johnson always looks sinister when playing hard. Here he fights for a ball with a much taller athlete

Anthony Johnson always looks sinister when playing hard. Here he fights for a ball with a much taller athlete

Jermaine Marshall gets a bucket early in the game

Jermaine Marshall gets a bucket early in the game

Donnie Hale going up to block Ross Travis

Donnie Hale going up to block Ross Travis

Terone Johnson getting fouled on his way to the hoop

Terone Johnson getting fouled on his way to the hoop by Ross Travis

Travis Carroll with a put back after a rebound

Travis Carroll with a put back after a rebound

Ronnie Johnson has been playing much better of late. Here he scoops the ball in for two more

Ronnie Johnson has been playing much better of late. Here he scoops the ball in for two more

The Paint Crew letting the crowd know what they think of IU

The Paint Crew letting the crowd know what they think of IU

When AJ Hammons touches the ball he is starting to see more defenders

When AJ Hammons touches the ball he is starting to see more defenders

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Ross Travis going up against AJ Hammons

Ross Travis going up against AJ Hammons

Ross Travis going up against AJ Hammons

Ronnie Johnson with another drive to the hoop

Ronnie Johnson with another drive to the hoop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purdue vs. #15 Ohio State Photo Gallery

Purdue got off to a terrible start last night, and struggled to close the gap all night. The crowd was ready to erupt several times, but something always stopped the Boilers run. I did not take too many pictures last night, but here are some of my favorites. By the way the t-shirt idea by the athletic department was a great one, and it looked great. That is why two pictures from the opening moments show up right away.

The colors in the stadium stand out during the National Anthem

The colors in the stadium stand out during the National Anthem

The stadium is shown off again here just before the tip

The stadium is shown off again here just before the tip

Ronnie Johnson battles Aaron Craft for the ball early in the game

Ronnie Johnson battles Aaron Craft for the ball early in the game

Shannon Scott works to get a shot off over A.J. Hammons

Shannon Scott works to get a shot off over A.J. Hammons

Deshaun Thomas was a beast last night for Ohio State

Deshaun Thomas was a beast last night for Ohio State

Sometimes I felt just like Matt Painter

Sometimes I felt just like Matt Painter

Ronnie Johnson had a pretty good game last night. Here he scores two more of his points

Ronnie Johnson had a pretty good game last night. Here he scores two more of his points

Shannon Scott with a very challenged shot attempt

Shannon Scott with a very challenged shot attempt

DJ Byrd tries to get a shot off against Deshaun Thomas

DJ Byrd tries to get a shot off against Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun Thomas shoots into the bee

Deshaun Thomas shoots into the bee

I thought this big reversal of a call towards Purdue could have been big, but things just did not work out

I thought this big reversal of a call towards Purdue could have been big, but things just did not work out

Terone Johnson goes up for the layup. A strobe went off at this time blowing out my shot. I thought that I would try and bring back some details in it.

Terone Johnson goes up for the layup. A strobe went off at this time blowing out my shot. I thought that I would try and bring back some details in it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purdue vs. Lamar Photo Gallery

Can I just start this off by saying that today was the craziest day that I can remember in a long time. First of all we were just coming off of the news that Butch Jones was not even considering Purdue. Our first choice was out the window. When this thing started Sonny Dykes was rumored to be the second choice. Since that time I have not heard his name come up in regards to Purdue. That left us with our third choice which was Kent State coach Darrell Hazell. I was really keeping up on this today as the rumors were building to the point where he looked to be our next coach. Then the lone Twitter confirmation came, and the internet went crazy. Of course that was followed by a denial which sent those that had jumped to be first into backtrack mode. It seemed as if the denial was planned because as the retractions were being written the news broke that Hazell was indeed going to be named the head coach at Purdue. Of course all of those who jumped too quickly at first, and then jumped too quickly at the denial were now once again beating their chests. I still don’t know what to think. It appears as if Hazell is now the coach at Purdue, but I will truly believe it now when I see him with Purdue gear on standing next to Morgan Burke. After the Matt Painter fiasco I am gun shy about believing anything that I read on Twitter.

Since this blog is menat to chronicle my sporting adventures lets get to the pictures from tonights game shall we?

My first tip on Mackey this year

My first tip on Mackey this year

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Anthony Johnson get around a Lamar defender

Lamar Coach Pat Knight looks on from the sidelines

Lamar Coach Pat Knight looks on from the bench

Dru Anthrop really brought it tonight, and the crowd gave him his due

Dru Anthrop really brought it tonight, and the crowd gave him his due

Terone Johnson with a three

Terone Johnson with a three

His brother Ronnie Johnson with a charge late in the first half

His brother Ronnie Johnson with a charge late in the first half

Dru Anthrop shoots a three

Dru Anthrop shoots a three

Terone Johnson with a floater

Terone Johnson with a floater

Terone Johnson getting fouled on a layup

Terone Johnson getting fouled on a layup

Purdue Pete hangs out with the Purdue Pep Band

Purdue Pete hangs out with the Purdue Pep Band

Freshman Donnie Hale with a free throw

Freshman Donnie Hale with a free throw

I love what comes after this

I love what comes after this

Dru Anthrop with a nice pass

Dru Anthrop with a nice pass

Terone Johnson gives me my first stiff arm picture in basketball

Terone Johnson gives me my first stiff arm picture in basketball

Terone Johnson right after the stiff arm

Terone Johnson right after the stiff arm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purdue vs. Indiana Photo Gallery

Here are some pictures from the last home game this season for the Boilers. Going into the game you had the feeling that it was the end of an era. Today that was confirmed when it was announced that Danny Hope would no longer be Purdue’s head football coach. I will have more on that later. What is important here is that we retained the bucket, and did it with a very good display of offense. I was lucky enough to be on the field at the end of the game so I tried to include a few celebratory shots here as well. A bittersweet day to be a fan for sure.

Coach Hope surveys his troops for the last time

Coach Wilson and Coach Hope meet at midfield prior to the game. Imagine what their conversation was about

The best damn band in the land takes the field

Robert Marve leads the team onto the field for the last time

The team overtakes the special as they come out

Coach Hope with Antwon Higgs during the National Anthem

 

Antwon HIggs with a rally cry during the opening kick

Raheem Mostert with a big run. It was nice seeing him back on kicks again yesterday

Rob Henry and Akeem Shavers run the read option

Akeem Shavers with a nice run

Antavian Edison tries to find some running room

Antwon Higgs getting pumped up during a tv timeout

Max Charlot enjoying his last time on the Ross Ade sidelines

Indiana had some good moments too as you can see here

Robert Marve slings it around for one last time in Ross Ade stadium

The Golden Girl twirling at the half

The Golden Girl twirling at the half again

The Golden Girl twirling at the half yet again

Robert Marve congratulating O.J. Ross on a nice run after catch for a touchdown

Ryan Isaac on the sidelines. I really wanted a shot of the Neil Armstrong sticker that the team wears on its helmet

Frankie Williams makes a Willie Mays style interception here deep in Indiana territory

Crosby Wright drags two IU defenders down the field during his 58 yard run

Wil Lucas makes a fumble recovery to give Purdue good field position yet again

The line of battle

Gary Bush finishes off a touchdown run

Akeem Shavers with the ball yet again

Another shot of the line of scrimmage

Matt Light leads the crowd in ‘Shout’

Stephen Houston lost part of the I on his helmet making it appear as if he had a field goal post on it

Bruce Gaston kissing the bucket

The team takes the bucket to the fans

More fun with the bucket and the fans as Charles Torwudzo enjoys the moment

The fans, BJ Gaston, and the bucket

Another shot of the students and the bucket

Crosby Wright sees that Purdue has its bowl ticket punched