WEST LAFAYETTE – Before she became a finalist for Indiana’s Miss Basketball, before she was named a Max Preps All-American and well before she led Homestead to a state championship, Karissa McLaughlin was the little girl shooting hoops in the corner of the gym.

As the leadoff batter on Purdue’s baseball team, it’s Evan Warden’s job to get on base by any means necessary. So when a 90-mph fastball is barreling toward the batter’s box, the Kokomo native isn’t afraid to trade a bruise for a base.

Well after the final out was recorded and the fight song had faded into the crisp night air, a long line of tail lights flickered from McCormick Road just beyond the centerfield wall at Alexander Field.

WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue junior Vincent Edwards announced Friday that he's declaring for the NBA Draft. However, he will not hire an agent, leaving the door open that he could return for his senior season.

After five weeks and 14 practices, it’s time for new Purdue coach Jeff Brohm to lead the Boilermakers onto the field at Ross-Ade Stadium for the first time during the annual spring game.

WEST LAFAYETTE — After 14 practices leading up to Purdue’s spring game on Saturday, new Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has determined that his best position group is probably the running backs.

WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue sophomore Caleb Swanigan will enter his name into the NBA Draft for the second straight year without an agent, he announced Wednesday on a Fort Wayne hip hop podcast.

When new football coach Jeff Brohm was hired at Purdue, he promised a wide-open passing attack that features the quarterback. But when it comes to his record-setting offense, there’s another position group that will play a major role in that production.

T.J. Jallow comes to Purdue after two seasons with East Mississippi Community College. The school won three national championships since 2011, making it one of the best junior colleges in the nation.

This Week's Circulars


Dwight S. Gunter, 64, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. On Nov. 16, 1954, Dwight was born in Cass County to Virgil and Beverly Jeanne Raye Gunter. Dwight and Ruth Ann Richard were married on June 15, 1999 at Lake Tahoe, Calafornia. Surviving are his wife, Ruth, a daughter, Ky…

Rita Williamson, formerly of Royal Center, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Texas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Winamac Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-7 p.m. at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center.