PURDUE BOILERMAKERS NEWS

Victory at Illinois proves costly for Boilermakers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) The good news for Purdue is that the Boilermakers are just three wins from becoming eligible for a bowl game. The bad news is how beat up Purdue is following its 34-31 overtime victory at Illinois over the weekend. Purdue likely lost leading receiver Dominique Young (29 receptions for 338 yards and a touchdown) for the season with a right knee injury suffered...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue emerges from win over Illinois a bit worse for wear

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The good news for Purdue is that the Boilermakers are just three wins from becoming eligible for a bowl game.The bad news is how beat up Purdue is following its 34-31 overtime victory at Illinois over the weekend.Purdue likely lost leading receiver Dominique Young (29 receptions for 338 yards and a touchdown) for the season with a right knee injury suffered...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Blough throws five touchdown passes, but Purdue falls 49-35 to Iowa

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Iowa scored touchdowns on five of its six opening-half possessions and defeated Purdue 49-35 on Saturday, winning its school-record ninth consecutive road game.The Hawkeyes (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) broke the former school record of eight consecutive road victories set from 1920-23. Of the nine consecutive road triumphs, eight have been against Big Ten opponents...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

The top 5 reasons Darrell Hazell didn’t work out at Purdue

At one point during Saturday’s Ohio State – Wisconsin game, the Aflac (advertise, please) trivia question came on about which Big Ten team was the last to defeat three top 10 conference teams in a season. The answer was 2003 Michigan, to which surprise was elicited to know that Purdue was one of those teams. We all miss the Joe Tiller era. None more than actual Purdue misses...
Via The Student Section
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: Scouting Report on Purdue

The Nebraska Football team comes back home this weekend after taking care of business in Bloomington, Indiana last weekend. This week the Huskers host the Boilermakers of Purdue. If you were to ask a Nebraska fan about the game last year, you might get an angry response. The Boilermakers beat Nebraska in a shootout 55-45. So of course, Nebraska will be playing with a little extra...
Via isportsweb.com
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Volleyball: Northwestern and Illinois Preview

Boilers head to Illinois in search of two conference wins Last weekend Purdue (12-7, 2-6) picked up their second conference win of the season against Rutgers. On the previous night the Boilermakers got swept by a seemingly unstoppable Penn State squad who hasn’t lost since the second week of the season. Passing issues persist for the Boilers as they face an uphill battle to get...
Via Hammer and Rails
October 21, 2016

Nebraska smokes out Purdue, sets up de-facto Big Ten West title game vs Wisconsin

Well, we’re likely to know who the Big Ten West representative is by about 10 p.m. this time next week. Nebraska outlasted Purdue (score) after letting the Boilers, who got the “first game interim coach bump” with Gerad Parker getting his first game at the helm, setting up a season-defining tilt with Wisconsin (17-9 winners at Iowa) next week in Madison. Teams always seem to...
Via The Student Section
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 8 Huskers pull away from Purdue in 2nd half, win 27-14

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Tommy Armstrong Jr. accounted for 303 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, and No. 8 Nebraska came back from a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Purdue 27-14 on Saturday. The Cornhuskers (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) probably didn't convince the skeptics who say they aren't worthy of a top-10 ranking, but they'll head to No. 10 Wisconsin next week with their...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue loses 27-14 to undefeated Nebraska in Parker's debut

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Tommy Armstrong Jr. accounted for 303 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, and No. 8 Nebraska came back from a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Purdue 27-14 on Saturday.The Cornhuskers (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) probably didn't convince the skeptics who say they aren't worthy of a top-10 ranking, but they'll head to No. 10 Wisconsin next week with their best record...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Roster changes force Painter, Purdue to revamp defense

Purdue coach Matt Painter still believes in traditional basketball principles. He thinks bigger is better, experience matters and teams win with defense. But a revamped roster has forced Painter to rethink some things and adapt to the reality of no longer having a natural shot-blocker with A.J. Hammons gone. ''It actually helps us because we can't just think A.J. is going to save...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Roster changes force Purdue's Painter to reset defense

Purdue coach Matt Painter still believes in traditional basketball principles. He thinks bigger is better, experience matters and teams win with defense.But a revamped roster has forced Painter to rethink some things and adapt to the reality of no longer having a natural shot-blocker with A.J. Hammons gone."It actually helps us because we can't just think A.J. is going to save the...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Poor Second Half Dooms Purdue; 62-24 Penn State Over Purdue

After taking a tie into halftime the Boilermakers fell apart. It was the best of times it was the blurst of times. Like 1,000 monkeys typing at 1,000 typewriters there’s always a chance with Purdue football that a masterpiece will be painted. While the first half wasn’t a masterpiece, the defense was a sieve at best, it was certainly a solid first half offensively. Purdue...
Via Hammer and Rails
October 29, 2016

Nittany Lions' big second half crushes Boilermakers, 62-24

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Saquon Barkley ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw three scoring passes, and No. 24 Penn State used a 24-point third quarter as the centerpiece of its 62-24 victory against Purdue on Saturday. The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1 in the Big Ten) converted an interception, a fumbled punt and a failed onside kick into third-quarter touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue falls apart in second half, suffers 62-24 loss to Penn State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Saquon Barkley ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw three scoring passes, and No. 24 Penn State used a 24-point third quarter as the centerpiece of its 62-24 victory against Purdue on Saturday.The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1 in the Big Ten) converted an interception, a fumbled punt and a failed onside kick into third-quarter touchdowns on...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

McGuire’s Musings: Reset Heisman talk, Western Michigan to Cotton Bowl, Les Miles to Purdue?

Is this a year when a player besides a quarterback or running back deserves serious Heisman Trophy consideration? Will the Western Michigan Broncos be rowing their boat on New Year’s Day? And should Les Miles be Purdue’s top target for its next football coach? Those are but some of the big topics circulating through college football as we go into the final month of the 2016...
Via The Comeback
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue allowing 45 points, 490 yards to opponents in losses

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue hasn't won a game in November since 2012 and the Boilermakers are surrendering astonishing numbers in their five losses this season. Interim coach Gerad Parker, who also coaches Purdue's wide receivers, pointed to turnovers as the key to why opponents are rolling over the Boilermakers. Purdue is minus-10 in turnovers in their losses, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue's skid can be traced to awful turnover margin

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue hasn't won a game in November since 2012 and the Boilermakers are surrendering astonishing numbers in their five losses this season.Interim coach Gerad Parker, who also coaches Purdue's wide receivers, pointed to turnovers as the key to why opponents are rolling over the Boilermakers. Purdue is minus-10 in turnovers in their losses, including 0-4 against...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota must beat Purdue to stay viable West contender

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With only four weeks left in the race, the West Division is thick with contenders for a trip to the Big Ten championship game. Minnesota has crept into the crowd, despite losing the first two conference games, with a boost from a soft middle of the schedule. There's just one more game to win before the Gophers can dive into a daunting yet potentially stirring finish...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue tries to play spoiler to Minnesota on Saturday

MINNEAPOLIS -- With only four weeks left in the race, the West Division is thick with contenders for a trip to the Big Ten championship game.Minnesota has crept into the crowd, despite losing the first two conference games, with a boost from a soft middle of the schedule. There's just one more game to win before the Gophers can dive into a daunting yet potentially stirring finish...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue can't hold on to first-half lead, loses 44-31 to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- After an 0-2 start in the Big Ten, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have fought their way back into the race for the West Division title. Here's where it starts to get interesting.Rodney Smith ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Mitch Leidner ran for 74 yards and two more scores Saturday as Minnesota defeated Purdue 44-31.The Gophers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Boilermakers seeking success in second halves

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) When Purdue wide receivers coach Gerad Parker was promoted to interim head coach on Oct. 16, replacing fired Darrell Hazell, Parker promised more energy and faster starts. True to his word, Parker has the Boilermakers (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten) playing solid first halves heading into Saturday's home game against Northwestern (4-5, 3-3). Purdue led No. 21 Nebraska...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue focusing on stronger second halves heading into Saturday

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When Purdue wide receivers coach Gerad Parker was promoted to interim head coach on Oct. 16, replacing fired Darrell Hazell, Parker promised more energy and faster starts.True to his word, Parker has the Boilermakers (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten) playing solid first halves heading into Saturday's home game against Northwestern (4-5, 3-3).Purdue led No. 21 Nebraska 14...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue dominates McNeese State in 109-65 season-opening win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan joined some elite company Friday night during the 15th-ranked Boilermakers' 109-65 season-opening victory over McNeese State.With 23 points, 20 rebounds and six assists, Swanigan joined No. 1 overall draft pick Ben Simmons of LSU and NBA star Blake Griffin as the only college players in the past 10 years to amass at...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Purdue gives Villanova taste of its own buzzer-beater medicine before halftime

You’re going to see the Villanova buzzer-beater that lifted them over the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the 2016 national title a lot this season. Monday, Purdue decided it wanted to provide a rebuttal. The No. 4 Wildcats traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana on Monday to take on the No. 15 Boilermakers in a big, early-season showdown between two of the sport’s best squads....
Via The Comeback
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue can't quite catch Villanova late, falls 79-76 at home

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Josh Hart scored 24 points and Darryl Reynolds added 12 to lead No. 3 Villanova to a 79-76 victory over No. 15 Purdue on Monday night.The Wildcats (2-0) have won eight straight games, including the six NCAA Tournament victories that gave them the national title last season. They also snapped the Boilermakers' nine-game home winning streak and became only the...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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