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It seems everyone at Purdue has a colorful description for 6-foot-6 point guard Nojel Eastern. Carsen Edwards calls him a defensive end and swears he should be playing football. Coach Matt Painter agrees on the sport, but not the position, comparing Eastern to former Pro Bowl safety Steve Atwater.

With the game tied at 32 early in the second half, Indiana turned to its freshman All-American to help the Hoosiers break loose from Illinois for a 73-65 triumph Thursday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

WEST LAFAYETTE – On a Saturday afternoon this fall, Tyler Trent flipped through college football games from the bed in his family’s living room, when his friend Josh Seals rolled through on a skateboard.

With the game tied at 32 early in the second half, Indiana turned to its freshman All-American to help the Hoosiers break loose from Illinois for a 73-65 triumph Thursday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

WEST LAFAYETTE – On a Saturday afternoon this fall, Tyler Trent flipped through college football games from the bed in his family’s living room, when his friend Josh Seals rolled through on a skateboard.