Yeah, it’s time to be optimistic.

It’s been a long time since Purdue fans could just be giddy with anticipation…about anything really…right? I think we’ve all become pretty accustomed to dashed hopes and the perpetual season of managed of expectations. Well f*** that. I used to be an optimist…about everything. I’m now 39…Like all of you guys, life has jaded me a bit…being a brainwashed-since-birth...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Caleb Swanigan Verbally Commits to Purdue

Five-star recruit Caleb Swanigan has verbally committed to Purdue University. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported Swanigan’s decision. Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center, has verbally committed to Purdue, a source confirms to Scout. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 19, 2015 Swanigan’s decision comes a couple of weeks after he de-committed from Michigan State. The McDonald’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vanderbilt and Purdue finalizing deal for home-and-home series

Plans are reportedly in the works to bring the Vanderbilt Commodores and Purdue Boilermakers together on the gridiron starting in 2019, according to College Football Talk.The game will pit the SEC and Big Ten into a battle of supremacy once and for all, or at least which team would finish last if they both resided in the same league.One interesting note on their previous history...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tayler Persons drawing interest from Purdue

The Purdue Boilermakers are currently in the mix for Caleb Swanigan, but they are also exploring the possibility of adding former Northern Kentucky guard Tayler Persons. Persons averaged 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game during his Northern Kentucky career, and he has been receiving some interest from the Boilermakers. However, Swanigan remains a focus so no offer...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue to open 2017 season against Louisville

We are still a couple seasons away but the Purdue Boilermakers have their season opening opponent for 2017. The Boilermakers will open the season against Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis against the Louisville Cardinals per ESPN: This will be the first meeting between the two teams since September 19, 1987, where they settled for a 22-22 tie in Ross-Ade Stadium. (h...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Boilermakers' Darrell Hazell feels bowl game is realistic in 2015

Despite having just one Big Ten victory in two seasons, Purdue Boilermakers head coach Darrell Hazell remains as optimistic as ever about his team.After finishing up a spring where he feels the team got much better, the head coach entering his third season sat down with the Big Ten Network to discuss a wide range of topics. Among them were his feelings on making a bowl game this...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue's Ryan Russell picked in 5th round of NFL Draft

The Purdue Boilermakers got on the board during the NFL Draft on Saturday. Defensive end Ryan Russell was the 27th pick of the 5th round by the Dallas Cowboys. Russell is thought to have a lot of potential since he looks the part of a big time defensive end. His production wasn't ideal with just 8.5 sacks in his career but if the Cowboys can get him to turn the corner, they will...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Football – Spring Situation

The Black beat the Gold, 28-23, last Saturday in Ross-Ade Stadium before thousands tens of screaming fans. Actually, as you no doubt have seen, the largest true cheers were reserved for AJ’s nifty announcement on the field that he was coming back for his fourth year in that same Black and Gold. But what was decided in a football sense on Saturday? Surely, the Boilers have the QB...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue finishes spring with emphasis on finishing

As the Boilermakers finished up spring practice with their spring game on Saturday, one thing is clear: the team wants to finish better. Coach Darrell Hazell had that idea in mind when he and offensive coordinator John Shoop put in a more up-tempo offensive this spring. Junior quarterback Austin Appleby went 10 of 18 for 147 yards on Saturday tossing one touchdown and one interception...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Purdue unveils alternate white helmets spring game

Uniform fans that also like the Purdue Boilermakers have been very happy lately. They released a new gray uniform last week and during the spring game they showed off a new helmet to the world.It's a white alternate helmet, featuring numbers on one side and a team logo on the other. Check it out and let us know what you think of it. I like their attempt at updating the uniforms...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. Hammons returning to Purdue for senior season

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return to school for his senior season, the program announced Saturday. Hammons earned second team All-Big Ten honors as a junior, averaging 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. “We are excited that A.J. has decided to remain in school and continue his education and career at Purdue,” coach Matt Painter said...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers unveil white alternate helmets

The Purdue Boilermakers football team is the latest to give the nation a sneak peak at some of the new looks we will see on the gridiron during the upcoming college football season. Don’t worry, Purdue fans, there is no chrome or matte finish — at least not from what we can see. Thanks to the Boilermakers, we have a clear look at the alternate white helmet that will be worn in...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return for final season

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The 7-foot Indiana native made the announcement at halftime of Saturday's spring football game. Hammons was considering a move to the NBA. He also contemplated leaving after his sophomore season...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Purdue Boilermakers unveil new alternate helmet for 2015

Purdue Boilermakers football needs something, anything to spark this team from obscurity in 2015. So, it appears Darrell Hazell’s bunch is going to continue to try to spice things up on the helmet front. Unlike past seasons when matte-black helmets with railroad track stripes or neon yellow decals have been used, this time around the Boilermakers are going to go white with the...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers add alternate gray uniforms

The Purdue Boilermakers are the latest team to unveil their new look for the upcoming football season. While Purdue did not completely overhaul their look or alter their home or away uniforms, they have added a new alternate uniform that they will wear at some point in 2015. Rather than going with the school’s traditional black and gold color scheme, the alternate uni is all gray...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The AJ Hammons Decision: 2015 Edition

So here we are again. AJ Hammons, the foundation for Matt Painter’s post-Baby Boilers era, is faced with another incredibly tough decision: Should he return to West Lafayette for his senior season and make a real run at a darkhorse Big Ten title, or capitalize on his 7-footedness and start collecting checks to play basketball at the professional level? If you want an NBA perspective...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue point guard Bryson Scott transferring

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY SportsThe Purdue Boilermakers are coming off of a very successful season this year, and the future hasn’t looked brighter in quite some time. Matt Painter was able to lead his team to an NCAA Tournament appearance, but they lost a very tough overtime game in the first round against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Bryson Scott was a huge part of their team this...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin softball swept in Big Ten opening series

Wisconsin entered its first Big Ten softball series of the 2015 season with a .500 record, it came out of the series below .500 after being swept in a three-game series at the Purdue Boilermakers. After losing the first two games of the series, the Badgers were shut out in a 6-0 loss to cap it a bad weekend off in even worse fashion. The three losses dropped Wisconsin to 13-16 overall...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue blows late lead, loses 66-65 to Cincinnati in OT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A handful of Purdue Boilermakers buried their heads in towels, trying to cover their tears in the locker room. This loss will hurt for a while. The ninth-seeded Boilermakers led by 7 points with 48.5 seconds left in regulation only to be forced to overtime on a buzzer-beating layup by Troy Caupain, then lost 66-65 to No. 8 seed Cincinnati on Thursday night in...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis Ejected After Swinging His Elbow At Purdue’s A.J. Hammons

Things are getting chippy in the Cincinnati vs. Purdue game in Louisville. Bearcat forward Octavius Ellis has been given a Flagrant Two foul and ejected after violently swinging his elbow at Purdue’s A.J. Hammons early in the second half. Luckily, it doesn’t look like Ellis got Hammons squarely, but the intent was there, and it was more than enough for the referees to eject...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

What to watch for as Cincinnati takes on Purdue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Matt Painter hopes the road of elimination-like games Purdue traveled to get into the NCAA Tournament has his Boilermakers ready for the pressure they'll face on Thursday night. Only one Boilermaker, guard Jon Octeus, has played a tournament game before transferring from Colorado State, while senior Neal Beshears was in uniform in 2012 for Purdue's last NCAA...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s How To Watch Cincinnati Vs. Purdue Online

Purdue’s A.J. Hammons The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and one of the evening match-ups will be between No. 8 seed Cincinnati and No.9 seed Purdue. The Bearcats and Boilermakers tip off at 7:10 PM EST in Louisville, Kentucky. The winner takes on the winner of Kentucky and Hampton in the next round. You can read more about the contest here. If you’re...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue-Cincinnati Preview

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Matt Painter hopes the road of elimination-like games Purdue traveled to get into the NCAA Tournament has his Boilermakers ready for the pressure they'll face on Thursday night. Only one Boilermaker, guard Jon Octeus, has played a tournament game before transferring from Colorado State, while senior Neal Beshears was in uniform in 2012 for Purdue's last NCAA...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bearcats BlogCast – Episode 17 Bearcats NCAA Tournament Preview Edition

On this edition of the Bearcats BlogCast, Chris Bains of Cincy on the Prowl and I break down the Bearcats in the NCAA tournament. We start by covering the AAC tournament and what a disaster the actual tournament ended up being in Hartford. From there, we move on to discuss the Bearcats first round game with the Purdue Boilermakers. We break down Purdue and talk about what the Bearcats...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue-Cincinnati: So How Are You Feeling?

With a little over 29 hours to go before Purdue takes the floor against Cincinnati in Louisville, how are you feeling? It’s been a while since we got to experience those Christmas Eve butterflies of not only the NCAA tournament starting (yes, it doesn’t really start until Thursday, no matter what the stooges at the NCAA and CBS want to tell you about these play-in games) but...
Via Boiled Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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