WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell led the Boilermakers to a victory Saturday over rival Indiana just days after his oldest brother, Sean, died.
The school tweeted a statement from O'Connell on Sunday that announced his brother's death but did not detail the cause.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State coach Jake Spavital was fired Sunday after four seasons in which the Bobcats won just 13 games.
Texas State finished its second consecutive 4-8 season on Saturday with a 41-13 loss at home to Louisiana-Lafayette.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tucker DeVries' 21 points helped Drake defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 76-64 on Saturday night.
DeVries was 6-of-11 shooting, including 2 for 5 from distance, and went 7 for 7 from the line for the Bulldogs (6-0).
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Chandler Fields threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Lafayette became bowl eligible with a 41-13 victory over Texas State in a regular-season finale on Saturday night.
Fields gave Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6, 4-4 Sun Belt) the lead for good in the first quarter when he threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Smith for a 7-3 lead with 5:35 left in the first quarter.
DALLAS (AP) — Jordan Brown scored 26 points, including four in the overtime, and Louisiana-Lafayette defeated SMU 76-72 on Tuesday night.
Zhuric Phelps converted a three-point play for SMU with 24 seconds left in regulation to force overtime tied 67-67.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Raymond Blanco, a former coach, longtime academic administrator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and husband to the state’s first female governor, has died.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell started his college career as a walk-on buried on the depth chart.
He could finish it by leading the Boilermakers to their first Big Ten championship game.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Terence Lewis II scored 23 points as Louisiana beat Louisiana Tech 94-88 on Thursday.
Lewis had 12 rebounds and three steals for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-0). Jordan Brown scored 16 points while shooting 6 of 12 from the field and 4 for 8 from the line, and added eight rebounds and three blocks.
Louisiana-Lafayette (5-5, 3-4) at No. 20 Florida State (7-3, 5-3, No. 19 CFP), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (Regional Sports Networks)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida State by 24 ½
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Edy scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds, Braden Smith scored 20 and Purdue overtook Marquette for a 75-70 win on Tuesday night.
Smith went on his own 6-0 run in a 56-second span to turn a 62-59 Purdue deficit with 5:46 left into a 65-62 advantage and the Boilermakers (3-0) led the rest of the way.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Purdue University student charged with murder in the stabbing death of his dormitory roommate has filed notice in court that he plans to use an insanity defense.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Edey scored a career-hight 30 points on 12-for-13 shooting and had 11 rebounds and Purdue led the whole way in a 63-44 win over Austin Peay on Friday night.
Edey — who played 30 minutes — set his previous career-high of 25 points in 22 minutes against Michigan State last year on 10-for-15 shooting.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Terence Lewis II scored 20 points as Louisiana-Lafayette beat Harvard 75-61 on Friday night.
Lewis added 11 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (2-0). Jordan Brown added 19 points while finishing 9 of 14 from the floor, and he also had nine rebounds.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge threw all three of his touchdown passes in the first half and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Georgia Southern 36-17 on Thursday night.
Wooldridge was 12-of-19 passing in the first half and completed passes to nine separate receivers as Louisiana-Lafayette built a 27-7 lead.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An energy company is laying off 135 employees at a Louisiana office and various offshore locations.
Lafayette news outlets report that Houston, Texas-based QuarterNorth Energy made public its layoff plans for the Lafayette office and the offshore locations in a notice to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Fletcher Loyer scored 17 points with five 3-pointers, Zach Edey had 12 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks, and Purdue beat Milwaukee 84-53 on Tuesday night.
Purdue made three 3-pointers in three minutes at the start of the second half to extend its lead to 52-22.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Kimani Vidal ran 21 times for 117 yards — including a 22-yard touchdown run with 5 seconds to play — and Troy scored the final 23 points to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 23-17 Saturday night to win its sixth consecutive game.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Kaleb Johnson had a day to remember.
The freshman ran for a career-high 200 yards on 22 carries, including a touchdown, and Spencer Petras passed for two touchdowns to power Iowa past Purdue 24-3 on Saturday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Running back Frank Gore Jr. rushed for 87 yards and he threw for a touchdown as Southern Miss beat Louisiana-Lafayette 39-24 on Thursday night for its 10th straight win in the series.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A jury acquitted a man of neglect charges Thursday after he was accused with his ex-wife of abandoning an adopted daughter.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge passed for 315 yards and five touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette never trailed in the Ragin' Cajuns' 38-18 win over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
Dontae Fleming had six receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns and Jacob Bernard added 97 yards receiving and a TD on five catches for Louisiana (4-3, 2-2 Sun Belt).
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A police department in southwest Louisiana has named its first woman to lead the law enforcement agency.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has selected Capt. Judith Estorge to be the Lafayette Police Department’s new permanent chief, The Advocate reported.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue running back Devin Mockobee softened Nebraska's defense with his powerful runs.
Aidan O'Connell kept the Boilermakers chugging by cleaning up with closeout plays.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Educators in a southwest Louisiana school system are getting a lump sum bonus check and a raise after its school board unanimously approved both this week.
It's the second consecutive year that teachers in the Lafayette Parish School System will receive a pay raise, with this year’s amount being $500.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Purdue University student was charged with murder Thursday in the stabbing death of his roommate, whose body was found by officers sitting in a chair in their campus dorm room.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in his first start, and Louisiana-Lafayette scored 20 unanswered second-half points in beating Marshall 23-13 on Wednesday night, spoiling the Herd’s inaugural Sun Belt home contest.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Purdue University student was arrested Wednesday in the killing of his roommate in their campus dorm room, authorities said.
Ji Min Sha, a 22-year-old cybersecurity major from Seoul, South Korea, was arrested on a preliminary murder charge in the killing of 20-year-old Varun Manish Chheda, a 20-year-old data science major from Indianapolis, Purdue Police Chief Lesley Wiete said.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Diego Guajardo kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and South Alabama gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Jaguars beat Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17 Saturday night.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to the grisly kidnapping of a teen he met through a dating app for gay and bisexual men, and his sworn statement says he planned to kill and dismember gays until he was caught or killed.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of a man who fatally shot himself after shooting and critically wounding a woman outside a Subaru plant in northwest Indiana.
Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said 57-year-old John Jones’s cause of death was a gunshot wound and the manner of death was suicide.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A woman is in critical condition Tuesday, a day after she was shot in the head outside a Subaru plant in northwest Indiana, police said. The suspected gunman was later found dead nearby.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Austin Burton waited nearly 2 1/2 seasons to get his first Purdue start.
It turned out to be well worth the wait.
With Aidan O'Connell out with an undisclosed injury, Burton stepped in threw three touchdown passes and kept the Boilermakers in control throughout the second half and lead Purdue past Florida Atlantic 28-26 for a badly-needed victory Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) — TJ McMahon threw for 303 yards with three touchdown passes to lead Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette 33-21 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener.
McMahon, who threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Luke McCaffrey late in the second quarter, hit Bradley Rozner for a 12-yard score early in the third.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A man's body found last month in a northwest Indiana pond has been identified as that of a 30-year-old Purdue University graduate student from China.
Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said the body, which was discovered on Aug.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ben Wooldridge and Chandler Fields combined for five touchdown passes as Louisiana scored all its points in the second half and rolled to a 49-14 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday night for its 15th straight win in the series.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell and receiver Charlie Jones appear to be in perfect sync.
The childhood friends hooked up for three first-half touchdowns in their second college game together, and then watched the rest of the Boilermakers' 56-0 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sean Clifford avenged his biggest mistake Thursday night with one masterful, final drive.
It may have saved Penn State’s conference title hopes.
The sixth-year quarterback hooked up with Keyvone Lee on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 57 seconds left, rallying the Nittany Lions to a 35-31 victory in their season opener at Purdue.
No. 7 Utah (0-0) at Florida (0-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Utah by 2 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Penn State (0-0) at Purdue (0-0), 8 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: Penn State by 3½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Skeletal remains found nearly 40 years ago in rural northeast Tennessee have been identified as those of a missing Indiana girl, authorities said Tuesday.
The remains were positively identified this week as those of Tracy Sue Walker, who was born in 1963 and reported missing from the Lafayette, Indiana, area in 1978, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An invasive insect that could affect Hoosier grape growers and honeybee producers has migrated to northern Indiana, one year after being first spotted in the state's southeastern corner.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An Alabama man who drove 330 miles (530 kilometers) to set off pipe bombs at a company where he had worked was sentenced Thursday to 19 months in prison.
Furmon Earl Bozeman, 61, of Gulf Shores, was sentenced Thursday for transporting destructive devices in January, U.S.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A police officer in Louisiana is in critical condition after police say a suspect ran over him with a vehicle and dragged him during an attempted traffic stop.
Police in Lafayette, Louisiana say the officer was dragged 100 feet (30 meters) early Sunday morning.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The mayor of a southwestern Louisiana city and parish is back after a 21-day stint from an in-person rehab program where he was getting treatment for alcohol addiction and post traumatic stress disorder.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University and Purdue University officials announced plans Friday to split up control of the Indianapolis campus that the schools have shared for more than 50 years, a move they said will lead both schools to expand their presence in the city.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ Waitr Holdings Inc. (WTRH) on Monday reported a loss of $11.7 million in its second quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ LHC Group Inc. (LHCG) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $10.6 million.
The Lafayette, Louisiana-based company said it had net income of 35 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 98 cents per share.