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    WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue basketball fans' stress level has been eased somewhat after 7-foot center A.J. Hammons announced Wednesday afternoon that he will return for his junior season after considering entering the NBA Draft.
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    WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue has signed a high school point guard from Indianapolis after two-year starter Ronnie Johnson decided to transfer.
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    Purdue women's basketball forward Liza Clemons, a former Elmhurst and Snider standout, is one of four recipients of the Brady Sports Achievement Award, which honors Indiana student-athletes who have overcome injury or hardship.
Associated Press
Purdue's Akeem Shavers carries the ball as Western Michigan's Freddie Bishop gives chase

Purdue wins Little Caesars Bowl

Akeem Shavers rushed for 148 yards as Purdue defeated Western Michigan 37-32 in the Little Caesars Bowl Tuesday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Raheem Mostert returned a kick 99 yards for a touchdown and Reggie Pegram scored on a 1-yard reception and a 1-yard rush to help the Boilermakers to a victory in their first bowl game since 2007.

Purdue (7-6) intercepted four passes. Defensive end Gerald Gooden had two interceptions.

Purdue's Bruce Gaston recovered a fumble at Western Michigan's 24 with less than two minutes remaining to clinch the victory

Jordan White had 13 catches for 249 yards and one touchdown for the Broncos (7-6).