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Old Gold Free Press Update For 12-6-2002

Men's bball vs Middle Tennessee St. at Mackey Arena Tonight, 25 Days to The Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX!!!

Date: 12/06/2002
Author: TexasBoiler
© TexasBoiler

    Good Morning Boilermaniacs! As you probably already know by now, Purdue is bowl bound to El Paso on December 31st and will play the PAC 10 #3 team which could be Arizona St, UCLA, Oregon St., or Washington. The Wash St./UCLA game this weekend will have much to do with our opponent. I would say that The Sun Bowl would favor ASU because of their proximity to El Paso. I've already made my flight arrangements from Austin, TX and have purchased game tickets at the following site:

    Tickets are $35 or $45 plus a $5 handling fee per ticket. Here are some travel plan suggestions:

    Okay, would you be willing to pay $335 out of Indy for a one day trip down to El paso?

    We would have to have a 175 folks for that, leave early and return late on an ATA 737. Price would include rt airfare, sandwiches and drinks with an open cash bar. Straight flight down, straight flight back.
    You can e-mail me direct if you're interested, I'd really like to try and do this.


    For those who would like to go to the Sun bowl, but cost is a factor...

    Posted by: tommaker on December 04, 2002 at 16:45:26 - IP

    Again, probably shooting myself in the foot here,but what they hey, I want as many people as possible to go.

    Most airline release open or unsold seats late on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. For instance, last night if you logged on to expedia at around 8 or so, a ticket was going for around $335 from Indy to E Paso (29th-1st). Now, if you tried the same route at about 9:30, the price DROPPED to the mid two hundreds. If you bought, you got the price, if you didn't, you watched it go up as other people did buy it.

    Another thing you can do is look at trying the trip for day of the game. American runs a flight from Indy (through chicago and dallas) that gets in around 10ish or so, and is about 300 bucks (the return flight is the next day, but hey, it's NEW YEARS, stay up all night and celebrate our victory, then go out to the airport and pass out!). Right now the cost is really up, but again, American may release seats on the flight later this week/next week if the don't sell.

    You can check each night (late) for seat releases, but your best bet is around Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


    In football recruiting looks like 5-star local QB star, Clayton Richard, will end up selecting Michigan very soon BUT in my opinion this is NOT going to be all that devastating for the following reasons:

    1. Clayton is a REALLY strong MLB baseball prospect and may not play football for UM for very long

    2. Clayton was never favoring Purdue, though Coach Olson made many reasonable efforts to court him over the years. Clayton and his dad always seemed to be enamored with Drew Henson at UM and the national prominence and exposure of Michigan football. Since Clayton was never really dancing with us, we should not feel too left out on his decision.

    3. The best young QB in Lafayette may actually be Junior Mike Vlahogeorge at Lafayette Jeff. "Vlaho" is not 6-5, 225 lbs like Richard but he is at least 6-3 from what I hear and fairly mobile. He also plays in a higher ranked competition class and is more familiar with a spread type passing attack. He should surpass Clayton's passing records next year and best of all he is apparently a diehard Boiler fan!

    4. We have 2 great young QB's in Kirsch and Orton right now and Kyle Smith is no slouch either. Add to that a promising prospect in 3-star QB Scott Carroll, who has impressed me thus far after watching some of his films. Carroll just needs to bulk up and the future is very bright for this young man.

    We have 15 verbals (with 3 carryovers from last year) and all estimates are that we have 10-12 more spots to fill. The wish list seems to be something along these lines:

    1. 4-star DE, Doug Van Dyke from Michigan - down to us and Michigan, maybe Nebraska. He and Bushong are at the top our list.

    2. 4-star TE, Garret Bushong from Michigan - had in home with Tiller and Spack and expects to make decision by Christmas. MSU has had little contact with him for 6 weeks but he still wants to see who their next coach will be.

    3. 3-star OL, Pat Sharrow from Michigan - has a key visit to UM this weekend and it's down to us and them. Will be hard to steal one from UM, but ya never know

    4. 3-star DE/DT, Chris Patrick from Michigan - he's been unofficially visiting Purdue a few times this year despite a rumor that he veballed to Wisco.

    5. 3-star DE, Mike Macellari from Indiana - down to us and Stanford. Mom wants him to stay home at Purdue but visit to Stanford in January may sway him to head West.

    6. 3-star OT, Chris Norwell from Ohio - we've been after him the longest but Pitt and WV have visits upcoming.

    7. 4-star DE, Ray Edwards from Ohio - visits to Ohio St and Tennessee upcoming, maybe a reach for us but called his Purdue visit "awesome".

    8. 3-star WR, Greg Bracey from Wisco - visits Purdue this weekend and wants to be a track/football guy at Purdue...the Olson duo might win him over this weekend!

    9. 3-star DE, Julian Riley from Florida - probably leaning toward The Gators but visiting Purdue this weekend and Wisco next.

    10. 3-star QB, Patrick Carter from Florida - may be leaning towards Georgia Tech but visiting Purdue this weekend and Michigan in January.

    11. 4-star TE, Vernon Davis from Washington DC - likes Maryland and Virginia but will visit Purdue this weekend

    12. 3-star QB, Bill Foran from Texas - had a great visit to Purdue during OSU weekend but Va Tech, Virginia, and others still on the visit list

    13. 3-star TE, Josh Powell from Michigan - visits Purdue this weekend and only has MAC offers thus far.

    14. 3-star RB, Josh Balloon from Florida - Ole Miss and Iowa St might be at the top of his list but we get his first visit on January 10th

    15. 3-star LB, Josh Richardson from Missouri - had a nice visit during Bucket weekend, visits to ILL, Missouri upcoming. We are his only high interest team for now.

    16. 3-star WR/TE, Kyle Ingraham from Texas - down to us Arizona and Wisco. No visit lined up to Purdue yet.

    Well, that covers it for now. Verbal Jake Cunningham will be on campus this weekend for his official visit and I'm sure that he'll be recruiting each and every one of his fellow visitors where appropriate. As is always the case, new names will surface over the next couple of weeks and folks we were one high on like 4-star RB Jerome Jackson from Michigan, 4-star WR Dorien Bryant, and 3-star RB Alan Abrams from Florida will fall off our radar. Stay tuned to see if we can close with a flurry this year.

    In basketball news, as most know by know we had a reality check/setback at Xavier on Tuesday and lost by 15. Willie Deane was our only real offense and that never bodes well for us. We should get back on track this weekend at our Boilermaker Invitational Tourney with wins against Middle Tennessee St and perhaps San Diego St. (who beat UCLA earlier this year). Ivan Kartelo is out at least 10 days with a dislocated elbow and McKnight is questionable with a sore hammy. Hopefully, we are not looking too far ahead to next week's war with Indiana at The RCA Dome. I would hope though hat those of you in Central IN who have not ponied up for tickets to this huge game against IU already, will find a way to join me (flying in from Texas!) in doing our part to end the horrific 3 game losing streak to The Loosiers. Get your tickets at and join the rest of us for a chance to POTFH one more time before the new year! Anyone know where we can purchase Keadyball t-shirts? There will be a pregame gathering at some bar near The Dome next Saturday around 2pm or so, that is tba next week.



    Purdue Accepts Invitation to Compete in Wells Fargo Sun Bowl


    Kickoff is at 12:15 p.m. (MST) on 12/31/2002. (CBS Sports)

    Date: 12/04/2002
    Author: Wells Fargo Sun Bowl
    © Wells Fargo Sun Bowl

    El Paso, Texas (December 3, 2002) — Purdue University accepted an invitation today to compete in the 2002 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl. The Boilermakers, who finished the season 6-6 (4-4, Big Ten), will face a to-be-determined Pac-10 team in the 69th Annual Wells Fargo Sun Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 31.

    “Purdue University created a tremendous amount of excitement in El Paso last year, and we don’t expect anything different this year,” said John Folmer, Sun Bowl Football Committee Chairman. “Head coach Joe Tiller brings an exciting brand of high-scoring football that will match up perfectly with anyone from the Pac-10. We hope that anyone who missed out on the opportunity to join Purdue at the Sun Bowl last year will be sure to make the trip to El Paso this year.”

    The 2002 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl will mark Purdue’s sixth bowl trip in six years under head coach Joe Tiller. The Boilermakers are first in the Big Ten and seventh in the country in total offense (456.6 ypg). Purdue will be making its second Sun Bowl appearance. The Boilermakers lost to Washington State 33-27 in last year’s game.

    In last year’s game, Purdue quarterback Kyle Orton set Sun Bowl individual records for pass attempts (74), completions (38) and most net yards passing (419). All three records (75 pass attempts as a team) are also Sun Bowl team records. Orton and wide receiver Taylor Stubblefield hooked up for the second-longest non-scoring pass play in Sun Bowl history (65 yards). Stubblefield set a Sun Bowl record for most receiving yards (196) and tied the record for most touchdown passes caught (2). Purdue wide receiver John Standeford and tight end Tim Stratton both set the Sun Bowl record for most passes caught (12).

    Kickoff is at 12:15 p.m. (MST). CBS Sports will broadcast the game for the 35th consecutive year.

    Ticket prices are $12, $18, $25, $35, $45 and $55. Tickets can be purchased at the Sun Bowl Association office (915-533-4416 or 800-915-BOWL), online at or at local TicketMaster outlets

    Sun shines on Boilermakers again

    Opponent from Pacific-10 will be announced Sunday

    By Tom Kubat, Journal and Courier

    Note to Purdue fans: Get out your cowboy hats and boots, and any other Western-style clothing souvenirs you bought last year, and get ready for a return trip to El Paso, Texas.

    The Purdue football team officially accepted an invitation Tuesday to go back to the Sun Bowl.

    "It's great to be involved in a game such as the Sun Bowl," said Purdue coach Joe Tiller, who is taking the Boilermakers to their sixth consecutive bowl game. "Having been there last year, we probably have a greater appreciation for it."

    for the full story click on the link above


    El Paso's fine with Boilers

    But many were hoping to play in a new bowl

    By Tom Kubat, Journal and Courier

    So what do members of the Purdue football team think of returning to the West Texas border city of El Paso to play in the Sun Bowl for the second consecutive year?

    Quarterback Kyle Orton is looking forward to going back to the stadium where he set a record for most passes in a bowl game.

    "I think everybody knew three or four days before that the Sun Bowl was the first choice for us," Orton said of Tuesday's announcement that the Boilermakers had accepted an invitation to play in this year's Dec. 31 game."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Boilers to follow up at Sun Bowl

    By Max Showalter and Tom Kubat, Journal and Courier

    After more than a week of speculation, the official invitation finally was issued Tuesday. The Purdue football team accepted a bid to play in the 2002 Sun Bowl, scheduled for Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas.

    "We are extremely pleased to be going back to the Sun Bowl," Purdue coach Joe Tiller said. "Our team had a great trip to El Paso last year. The Sun Bowl committee goes out of its way to make sure the players, coaches and staff have a wonderful experience.

    "The only thing we hope to change this time around is to win the game."

    for the full story click on the link above


    C. Jemal Horton

    Orton shows class by vowing to stay, fight for job at Purdue

    December 05, 2002

    "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Kyle Orton is a good quarterback.

    He has the ability to prove a lot of things to a lot of people if he leaves Purdue for another football program next semester.

    Or Orton could stay. By doing that, Orton could prove a whole lot more about himself. He could learn a lot more about himself.

    "I want people to know I've got character," Orton said. "I want people to know I wouldn't give up. . . . I want people to know I've got integrity."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Teammates vote Standeford MVP

    By Tom Kubat, Journal and Courier

    Junior wide receiver John Standeford not only put up big numbers during the just completed regular season, but he put them up when it counted the most.

    "It's a great honor and I'll always remember this," an obviously touched Standeford said after receiving the award Monday night at the 82nd annual Purdue-Kiwanis Football Banquet.

    "When I stop playing football, I'll know that my teammates believed in me. You're rewarded for your effort. I just try to go out every day and play as hard as I can. I made the plays for my team this year and they rewarded me for that."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Top QBs among players named to All-State squad

    Associated Press

    December 05, 2002

    "(likely Michigan bound) McCutcheon's Clayton Richard, one of only three Indiana high school players ever to pass for more than 10,000 yards, and (top target for Purdue potentially) Lafayette Jeff's Mike Vlahogeorge (said to be a diehard Boiler fan unlike Richard!), who will likely join that elite group next year, were named today to The Associated Press All-State football team.

    Vlahogeorge and teammate Dustin Keller, who led the state in receiving with 113 catches for a state season-record 1,804 yards and 21 touchdowns, were named to the AP Class 5A team, the first players from Lafayette Jeff to receive first-team recognition since 1991.

    Vlahogeorge, who will start his senior season with more than 7,400 career yards, led the state in passing this year with 4,259 yards, second only to the record 4,468 yards by Jake Schiff of Evansville Mater Dei last year."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Kiefer, Buckley eager to fill void

    Kartelo's injury means more minutes for freshmen

    By Jeff Washburn, Journal and Courier

    "One of the initial lessons a first-year Purdue men's basketball player learns is that he is only an injury away from assuming a prominent role.

    Freshmen forwards Matt Kiefer and Melvin Buckley will receive that opportunity beginning tonight, when Purdue plays Middle Tennessee State in the Boilermaker Invitational.

    Purdue coach Gene Keady will mix and match his frontcourt players after 6-foot-11 junior center Ivan Kartelo suffered a dislocated right elbow during Tuesday's loss at 16th-ranked Xavier."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Purdue's depth will be tested at invitational

    Boilermakers will play without starters Kartelo and McKnight because of injuries.

    By Michael Pointer

    December 06, 2002

    "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady has been impressed by the Boilermakers' improved depth this season.

    That depth will get a test this weekend. The Boilermakers will be without two starters for the Boilermaker Invitational.

    Center Ivan Kartelo (dislocated elbow) and point guard Brandon McKnight (hamstring) will miss tonight's game against Middle Tennessee State at Mackey Arena.

    McKnight likely will miss Saturday's game against either San Diego or IUPUI."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Purdue @ Xavier Recap


    Xavier 74 Purdue 59

    Date: 12/03/2002
    Author: Waggs06
    © Waggs06

    We came out flat tonight and just didn't have it. Deane had a good shooting night and scored 21 points, but we always seem to lose when he has a big game. Kiefer was the only other bright spot with 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. He had a nice save on a tipped rebound by Booker as well. This weekend will help our confidence back up with two wins and then a week of final exams, before the Indiana game on December 14th. Not much else to say about tonight's game we just didn't have and it Xavier was hitting their shots. We need Buscher and Booker to step up and hit over 50% from the field as they were only 7-22 from the field tonight, under 33%. As you can see the Keady Ball scores reflects on our performance, we won't win any games scoring a 59.

    Attendance: 10,250

    Keady Ball Total Points: 59

    1. Opponent shooting percentage 48.2% - 11 points
    2. Opponent points 74 - 11 points
    3. Rebounds 28-37 (-9) - 7 points
    4. Shooting percentage 41.7% - 10 points
    5. Free throws attempted 7 - 0 points
    6. Turnovers 15 - 16 points

    Leadership point (LEA)
    Floorburn point (FLO)
    Stopper point (STP)
    Survivor point (SUR)

    Link to Keady Ball points system: Keady Ball


    Xavier leaves Boilers behind

    By Jeff Washburn, Journal and Courier

    "CINCINNATI -- For the Purdue men's basketball team, it was over soon after it began. Sixteenth-ranked Xavier spent the past nine days working itself into a frenzy -- angry that it lost last season in Mackey Arena and disturbed that it failed to reach the Preseason NIT's Final Four. Meanwhile, the Boilermakers had a warm, fuzzy feeling after defeating Louisville on Saturday.

    If you're a Purdue fan, it was a far from perfect mix that set up the Musketeers' emphatic 74-59 Tuesday night victory in sold-out Cintas Center.

    Xavier guard Lionel Chambers, who made only 1 of 10 shots against the Boilermakers last December, torched Purdue for a game-best 24 points, sinking 8 of 11 field goal tries."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Purdue 59 - Xavier 74: Box Score + 3 gm Statistics Totals


    Date: 12/04/2002
    Author: Brad_Jewell
    © Brad_Jewell

    Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICSPurdue vs Xavier University12/3/02 7:30 p.m. at Cincinnati, Ohio (Cintas Center)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------VISITORS: Purdue 2-1 TOT REBOUNDS## Player Name FG-GA 3G-3A FT-TA O D RB PF TP A T BK S MIN03 Buscher, Brett...... f 4-10 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 4 8 0 2 0 0 2205 Kartelo, Ivan....... c 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 600 Deane, Willie....... g 9-15 1-4 2-3 0 1 1 2 21 3 5 0 1 2910 McKnight, Brandon... g 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1720 Lowe, Kenneth....... g 2-6 0-1 0-0 1 4 5 3 4 2 0 0 0 2602 Teague, David....... 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1011 Parkinson, Austin... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 1124 Buckley, Melvin..... 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 931 Booker, Chris....... 3-12 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 1 8 1 1 0 1 2533 Kilgore, Darmetreis. 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 0 2 0 0 1734 Garrity, Kevin...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 242 Kiefer, Matt........ 3-6 0-0 1-2 3 3 6 3 7 5 0 0 1 26 TEAM................ 0 2 2 Totals.............. 25-60 4-13 5-7 9 19 28 15 59 15 15 0 4 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-31 38.7% 2nd Half: 13-29 44.8% Game: 41.7% DEADB3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-7 14.3% 2nd Half: 3-6 50.0% Game: 30.8% REBSF Throw % 1st Half: 2-3 66.7% 2nd Half: 3-4 75.0% Game: 71.4% 1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------HOME TEAM: Xavier University 3-1 TOT REBOUNDS## Player Name FG-GA 3G-3A FT-TA O D RB PF TP A T BK S MIN10 SATO, Romain........ f 3-9 2-6 2-2 1 5 6 3 10 2 2 0 1 3130 WEST, David......... f 6-15 0-2 6-7 3 6 9 2 18 1 4 3 4 3824 MYLES, Anthony...... c 4-7 0-0 0-0 3 5 8 3 8 1 2 0 0 2200 CHALMERS, Lionel.... g 8-11 2-4 6-6 0 0 0 1 24 5 3 0 0 3712 FINN, Dedrick....... g 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 2413 YOUNG, Dave......... 3-7 2-4 0-0 2 3 5 2 8 0 0 0 0 1921 COLEMAN, Anthony.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 325 JACKSON, Keith...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1052 CAUDLE, Will........ 3-5 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 6 1 1 1 0 16 TEAM................ 1 5 6 Totals.............. 27-56 6-17 14-15 11 26 37 14 74 12 15 5 6 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-33 54.5% 2nd Half: 9-23 39.1% Game: 48.2% DEADB3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-7 28.6% 2nd Half: 4-10 40.0% Game: 35.3% REBSF Throw % 1st Half: 1-1 100 % 2nd Half: 13-14 92.9% Game: 93.3% 0,1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Officials: Joe DeMayo, Reggie Greenwood, Mike SanzereTechnical fouls: Purdue-None. Xavier University-None.Attendance: 10250 Score by Periods 1st 2nd TotalPurdue........................ 27 32 - 59Xavier University............. 39 35 - 74 Points in the paint- PUR 36 XU 32Points off turnovers- PUR 11 XU 122nd chance points- PUR 5 XU 10 Fast break points- PUR 15 XU 4Bench points- PUR 26 XU 14 Score tied-0 times. Lead changes-0 times. --------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Game Total Statistics: |TOTALS| |-3PTS-| |--REBOUNDS--|## Player G-S Mn--Avg FG-GA %% 3G-3A %% FT-FTA %% Of Df Tot Avg PF-O A T B S Pts Avg------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------00 Deane, W..... 3-3 70 23.3 14-33 .42 2-9 .22 12-13 .92 0 5 5 1.7 9-1 6 8 1 3 42 14.020 Lowe, K...... 3-3 78 26.0 10-22 .46 3-6 .50 11-11 1.00 3 11 14 4.7 10-1 3 1 0 0 34 11.303 Buscher, B... 3-3 75 25.0 11-25 .44 0-1 .00 10-14 .71 7 9 16 5.3 8-0 3 4 1 1 32 10.731 Booker, C.... 3-0 79 26.3 13-29 .45 0-0 .00 5-9 .56 7 11 18 6.0 9-1 4 7 0 3 31 10.333 Kilgore, D... 2-0 42 21.0 8-14 .57 3-7 .43 0-1 .00 1 6 7 3.5 6-1 1 4 1 1 19 9.510 McKnight, B.. 3-3 74 24.7 6-14 .43 0-0 .00 4-6 .67 1 4 5 1.7 1-0 6 6 0 3 16 5.342 Kiefer, M.... 3-0 50 16.7 6-11 .55 0-0 .00 3-4 .75 6 7 13 4.3 8-0 7 1 0 1 15 5.002 Teague, D.... 3-0 46 15.3 4-14 .29 4-13 .31 3-5 .60 2 5 7 2.3 2-0 3 1 1 1 15 5.024 Buckley, M... 3-0 27 9.0 3-5 .60 2-3 .67 0-0 .00 3 4 7 2.3 0-0 0 1 1 0 8 2.705 Kartelo, I... 3-3 32 10.7 3-4 .75 0-0 .00 0-1 .00 3 3 6 2.0 8-0 1 6 0 2 6 2.034 Garrity, K... 2-0 4 2.0 0-0 .00 0-0 .00 0-0 .00 0 0 0 0.0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.011 Parkinson, A. 3-0 23 7.7 0-1 .00 0-0 .00 0-2 .00 0 1 1 0.3 1-0 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 TEAM......... 5 8 13 4.3------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total....... 3 600 78-172 14-39 48-66 38 74 112 37.3 62-4 39 41 5 15 218 72.7 .453 .359 .727 Opponents... 3 600 70-173 14-56 50-67 39 64 103 34.3 61-x 37 42 13 13 204 68.0 .405 .250 .746
    Gene Pool Letter
    Hey everyone,

    For those of you who are going through Boilermaker withdraw, have no fear
    because Keadyball returns home to Mackey Arena tomorrow night!

    Tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. the Boilermakers take on the Middle Tennessee State
    Blue Raiders of the Sun Belt Conference in the first round of the
    Boilermaker Invitational. IUPUI and the University of San Diego square off
    in the first game. The Blue Raiders enter tomorrow's game having defeated
    Tennessee-Martin, while losing to East Carolina, Alabama, UNC-Greensboro,
    and Tennessee Tech.

    Middle Tennessee State is led in scoring by junior guard Tommy Gunn, who is
    averaging 14.8 points per game (ppg), and William Pippen, the nephew of NBA
    great Scottie Pippen. William Pippen averages 12.0 ppg.

    Purdue enters the weekend 2-1, having defeated Miami of Ohio at Mackey Arena
    and Louisville at the Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis. The Boilers are
    coming off of a tough loss to 16th ranked Xavier on the road. Purdue is
    currently led in scoring by Willie Deane, who's averaging 14 ppg, and
    Kenneth Lowe, who's averages 11.3 ppg. The Boilermakers are also without
    starting center Ivan Kartelo for 3-6 weeks. Kartelo dislocated his right
    elbow late in the first half of the Xavier game.

    Because of the tournament format, your ticket will get you into both games.
    Thus, there will be no "special" early entrance for the "Pool" this weekend.
    The scouting report will still be delivered but will take place right inside
    Gate C at 6:45 so be sure to come out 1 hour and 15 minutes before tip-off
    (as always)!

    We'll have a table inside Gate C from 6:45-7:45 to hand out Gene Pool shirts
    to the few of you who have yet to collect them. You may also get your shirt
    in Mackey Arena Room 60 from 9a-5p on Monday and Tuesday of next week. On
    Wednesday the remaining shirts will go on sale for $8 to Gene Pool members
    who would like a spare shirt (some of us are not so timely with doing

    Let's add a couple of new things this weekend.
    1) Everyone jump up and down at random after the starting line-ups are read
    until the opening tip-off. This looks really neat to everyone else and shows
    up well on TV.
    2) When a Boilermaker shoot free throws, put your both hands up and stand
    still. When we make the shot, yell "Whoosh!" and bring your hands down

    ALSO - keep an ear open for two additions to the Mackey pre-game. First,
    there's a new song, "The Keadyball Groove" that will be played - listen for
    the mention of the Gene Pool! And, second, just before tip-off the announcer
    is going to read a message stating that the Gene Pool supports Coach Keady's
    commitment to defense and asks everyone else to "stand up for defense" by
    remaining standing until our opponent scores their first basket. Of course,
    the Gene Pool stands the entire game!

    Finally, I'm please to pass along the following message from Coach Price:

    "We've really noticed how well the Gene Pool is doing. They're already
    louder than they were at any of last year's games. . . Honestly, we don't
    really hear specifics but we take note when they're loud, but some of the
    things that they we're chanting made even the coaches laugh near the end of
    the Miami game. Please tell them to keep it up, they're really helping us
    set the tone for the games." -- Jay Price, Assistant Coach

    Thanks for your time and remember to T.G.O.F. tomorrow by wearing your gold
    Gene Pool shirt to class. See you tomorrow night!

    David Moss
    Gene Pool President


    Kartelo will miss 3-6 weeks

    By Jeff Washburn, Journal and Courier

    "Purdue starting center Ivan Kartelo will be sidelined 3-to-6 weeks with a dislocated right elbow suffered during the first half of Tuesday night's loss at 16th-ranked Xavier.

    Coach Gene Keady and Kartelo were relieved to learn Wednesday that X-rays did not reveal a broken bone, which potentially could have ended the 6-foot-11 junior's season.

    Chris Booker, a 6-10 junior, will start in Kartelo's place Friday night, when Purdue plays Middle Tennessee State in the Boilermaker Invitational's opening round in Mackey Arena."

    for the full story click on the link above


    Recruiting Update: More weekend high school action


    Date: 12/02/2002
    Author: Bob_Richards
    © Bob_Richards

    Adam Liddell honored as Tennis Prep of the Year
    This kid plays basketball, right? He's good at tennis too.

    Boiler signee Adam Liddell was named the All-Area Prep of the Year for his accomplishments on the tennis court by a group of northeastern Indiana newspapers. Liddell now has three tennis sectional crowns in his four years of high school play.

    Dekalb coach Rod Cone told the Dekalb Evening Star, "He was our leader, not only when we went out to try to win matches, but in practice, with how hard he competed. He may be the most competitive person I’ve had the opportunity to coach. He’ll be one of the ones I’ll talk about in the years I coach tennis. I’ll be using him as an example, with his leadership and his dedication to the program."

    The Dekalb boys basketball team tipped off the 2002-03 season last Wednesday by beating Fort Wayne Northrop, 66-49. Dekalb, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, was led by Liddell with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

    DeAaron Williams beats Livingston to MVP honor

    Junior wing DeAaron Williams of Limestone HS (IL) (3-0) took the Decatur Turkey Tournament MVP with a 21 point, nine rebound performance against Peoria Central (2-1) and Shaun Livingston. Livingston finished with nine points and one rebound in what has been an average three-game start to the 2002-03 season for him.

    Williams, on the other hand, is on fire. He came to the championship game after beating the state's No. 5 team Springfield Lanphier, featuring Illinois signee Richard McBride. Williams hit for 28 points, plus added four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Williams and McBride were matched up for most of the evening, and neither could manage to shut the other down. McBride had a game-high 33 points. It took Limestone an overtime period to polish off Lanphier.

    Williams is getting a lot of attention at the moment, and has said he is seeing the most interest from Illinois, Marquette, Purdue, UNLV, Northwestern, Michigan State and Bradley.

    Zeller debuts, Washington retains Lucky Horseshoe trophy

    In the season opener, Washington defeated Barr-Reeve 56-52 to keep possession of the Herald Lucky Horseshoe trophy. Barr-Reeve's strategy for the game was not to challenge the sophomore Zeller, and keep the game out of the post. This was especially evident in the first half, where 24 of Barr-Reeve's 25 points came from perimeter shots.

    Zeller led Washington with 17 points.


    Carmel (IN) is off to an 0-2 season, after falling 57-51 to Hamilton SE. Josh McRoberts again led Carmel with 16 points.

    Sophomore point guard Dominic James of Richmond (IN) (1-1) scored a game-high 25 points in a 72-62 win over Centerville. James shot 9-of-16 from the field, 6-of-8 from the line and 1-of-4 from the perimeter.

    West Aurora (IL) junior power forward Shaun Pruitt, is out until at least Christmas with a leg injury. Meanwhile, West Aurora is 3-0 and still ranked No. 1 after winning the Galesburg Holiday Tournament.


    Recruiting Update: Boys basketball season kicks off


    Date: 12/01/2002
    Author: Bob_Richards
    © Bob_Richards

    Local star sophomore getting big time attention
    Jordan Brewer, a 6'5 sophomore guard from Clinton Prairie HS, is seeing interest in the mail from Purdue, Kentucky, Iowa, Iowa State, North Carolina, Texas Tech and IUPUI-FW. Brewer averaged 18 points and five rebounds as a freshman last season. He's also an excellent student, and has never brought home a grade any lower than a B-.

    Although Clinton Prairie was 12-10 last season, the team returns 73-percent of their scoring punch and has opened the season ranked at No. 10 in Class A.


    Sophomore Josh McRoberts led Carmel with 17 points in a 52-57 loss to Noblesville.

    Across town, junior point guard A.J. Ratliff led all scorers with 21 points in a 119-51 beating of Broad Ripple.

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