PURDUE BOILERMAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP
The Purdue Boilermakers' revolving door at quarterback will continue to spin in 2012 as much if not more than it did in 2011 due to the NCAA's decision Friday afternoon to grant fifth-year senior Robert Marve a sixth year of eligibility.
"I am extremely blessed by the NCAA's decision and proud to be at Purdue for another season," Marve said. "I'...
In what will go down as one of the wildest bowl games played this year, the Purdue Boilermakers defeated Western Michigan, 37-32, in the Little Ceasar’s Pizza Bowl. Western Michigan scored on the first points of the game on a flea flicker, then faked the extra point and scored the 2-point conversion. More trick plays from both sides followed, including 2 successful on-side...
Dwayne Beckford is perhaps the Boilermakers’ most physically talented linebacker. He looks like he’s made of steel and the junior had 90 tackles, 3 sacks, and one interception this season. However, Dwayne Beckford may not be a part of the Purdue football team after his latest run-in with the law.
Beckford was arrested at 3:57 a.m. on Friday morning for suspicion of driving...
Purdue wide receiver O.J. Ross has been suspended from the team indefinitely for violating team policy and rules.
Coach Danny Hope announced the move Tuesday in a news release. He did not offer additional details.
The sophomore from Ormond Beach, Fla., had 33 receptions for 356 yards and three touchdowns for the Boilermakers this season.
Hope said Ross' status for the Dec...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2011
After some huffing and puffing (including from myself), it appears that the allegations against Robert Marve’s involvement with a booster from the University of Miami may mean nothing to his current eligibility with Purdue. Purdue issued a statement today that Robert Marve has no “eligibility issues” and that “there are no issues with Purdue” in connection...
The death of Purdue running back Sean Matti - whose body was found in a lake in northern Indiana on Tuesday - was ruled as an accidental drowning, according to preliminary results of an autoposy released Wednesday.
Matti, 22, was last seen Sunday swimming in Lake Freeman, Ind., by friends who had gathered for a party about 25 miles from Purdue's West Lafayette campus.
Officials are searching for Purdue senior running back Sean Alan Matti, who hasn't been seen since he was swimming in an Indiana lake.
Sorry for the delay on this post, but the NBA Draft plus my move to four other blogs under the Rant Sports network have had me distracted for a couple of days. To recap the premise, each week I will count down a reason that you, the casual fan, should watch Purdue football in 2011.
#10: Quarterback Roulette
Above is a link to the previous reason, and now it is time for reason...
A growing trend in the world of college sports is when a player from the basketball team decides that they want to give football the ol' college try. It's not that they haven't played before, but they are usually three or more years removed from the gridiron. Purdue forward Patrick Bade had an underwhelming basketball career to say the least, so he decided to give football...
Let’s remember the good times with “New” Purdue Pete. After making his debut at Purdue’s spring game on Saturday, the new-look Purdue Pete was grounded on Wednesday after negative reactions from the Purdue faithful came pouring in. “The fans have spoken, and we are listening. They like the Purdue Pete they’ve known for the last [...]
Former Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan had an oppurtunity this past Friday to show why he deserves to be a first round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Kerrigan has displayed great quickness and power and might be effective as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. He would clearly excel as a 4-3 defensive end at the next [...]
BANNED FROM CAMPUS
Purdue was concerned with A.J. King's knee and pulled his offer. King's high school coach has responded to Purdue.
Ryan Kerrigan Left End/3-4 Left Outside Linebacker Purdue
Durability: Ryan Kerrigan has excellent durability and rarely gets injured.
Size: Kerrigan has the size for a 3-4 left outside linebacker, but played as a 4-3 left end in college at Purdue.
Football IQ: Ryan Kerrigan has an extremely high football IQ because he can read offensive and because he went to Purdue.
A season in review.
Purdue has had too much success over the last decade to be pleased with a 5-7 finish that included losses to Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Minnesota, but the Boilermakers' debut season under Danny Hope was better than it had any right to be: With only three starters back on offense and picked at or near the bottom of the Big Ten by everyone who ventured...
Just a quiz to test your knowledge of Boilermaker Draft stock.
January 29, 2009