The beginning of the New Year has already brought Purdue a major gift. While we’re still reeling form the
Another major bright spot was
I wanted to draw some attention to this for a couple of reasons.
His longevity is already a great story, but the way he has broken the record this season is even more astounding. Before the season Meyer was involved in a very serious car accident. After falling asleep at the wheel while leading his team home from a retreat, he crossed the center line and hit a semi-trailer truck head on. The accident cost him part of his left leg, his spleen, and part of his small intestine.
Unfortunately, that was the good part. The bad part of the ordeal is that doctors discovered cancerous lesions on his liver and small intestine. Through all this, he hasn’t missed a game. He coached against Purdue less than a week after getting out of the hospital.
This is just an incredible story and shows how much the game can mean to some people. Basketball helped my mother recover from her cancer surgery 21 years ago. This man is using it as his strength as he battles something even worse. There are not words that do that justice.
Recruiting news of all kinds:
In an interesting early battle for bragging rights IU-recruit Derek Elston and Purdue-bound Patrick bade faced each other last week in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic. For those outside of
As Boiled Sports reports, Purdue has three more unnamed recruits. It is mere speculation at this point, but if these guys are three stars or higher our once pitiful recruiting class (in some eyes) will look much better on paper. I don’t care about paper though. I want results.
Women’s basketball also picked up a solid commitment with point guard Courtney Moses from Oak Hill. No, it’s not THAT Oak Hill, known for its basketball prowess. It’s the Oak Hill High near
Moses is much needed after FahKara Malone suffered a pretty horrid sounding injury in a loss to