Catching Up With Kadin Smith

I got a chance to speak with newest Boilermaker commitment Kadin Smith. Kadin Smith, a 3* safety from Spencer County High School (KY), gave Purdue their third verbal commitment in as many days. Smith was just beginning to see his recruiting take off, and is another solid pick up for the Brohm Squad. The multi dimensional Smith plays both running back and safety and returns kicks...
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June 09, 2017

Purdue Basketball: Robby Carmody Sets Official Visit

A long sought after recruit has set his date for an official visit. According to our friend, Nathan Baird, from the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Robby Carmody has set his date for an official visit to Purdue’s campus. Robby will be here the weekend of June 16th, a.k.a, next weekend. Robby is one of Coach Painter’s most sought after recruits. He offered him a couple of years...
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June 07, 2017

Purdue Football Recruiting: Jaylan Alexander Commits

Purdue is finally on the board for 2018. It took a while, but with one of the few new coaches in the Big Ten Purdue was always slightly behind the rest of the pack in recruiting. Coming into this evening Purdue was the last power five program without a commitment for the class of 2018, but we finally joined everyone else: Jaylan Alexander is a 6’1” 225 poud outside linebacker...
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June 05, 2017

Biggie Leaves For the NBA; It’s Our Fault

The NCAA, the fans, and the con of ‘amateurism’ has cost college sports a once in a generation career. He wanted to stay. Caleb Swanigan had decided to come to West Lafayette. It wasn’t the beautiful brick dispatched over campus. It wasn’t the excitement of seeing the curve of Mackey Arena’s roof appear in the distance or the amazing crowds, nor was it the new construction...
Via Hammer and Rails
May 31, 2017

HAAS SMASH - Biggie is Gone, Time for Biggest

Want him to play angry? I want you to shut up. Sitting court side during Purdue’s first round game against Vermont, there was some down time watching the players warm up. Nathan Shoup, sports editor for Sparks Tribune, was there to cover a Nevada team that oddly enough had a tie to the Purdue Boilermakers. Once Boiler legacy kid, turned tragic story of unmet expectations, Kendall...
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May 28, 2017

2017-18 Purdue Basketball: So Now What?

I regret to inform you that Purdue basketball is still going to be good in 2017-18. Caleb Swanigan is gone. We knew he would be gone for 2017-18 and had come to terms with it when the season ended over two months ago. Still, as the NBA process played out that small amount of hope began to creep in. We knew he was gone. We wouldn’t fault him for leaving. He had nothing left to...
Via Hammer and Rails
May 25, 2017

Caleb Swanigan will remain in NBA Draft

Caleb Swanigan will be staying in the NBA Draft.Many people in the sports world were waiting in anticipation of Swanigan’s draft decision. The Purdue big man declared for the draft but had until Wednesday’s deadline to announce whether he would remain in the pool of players or withdraw to maintain his college eligibility.Swanigan said on Twitter that he would remain in the draft...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Tim Faison, Johnny Daniels Leave Purdue Football

Purdue still needs three more departures to get under the scholarship limit. Purdue football’s scholarship situation is coming into clearer focus now that we are after graduation. Before graduation I had Purdue at 90 scholarships, 5 over the 85 limit, in terms of players heading into the 2017 season. That number is now down to 88 as two players are moving on. The first is Tim...
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May 23, 2017

LSU Football: Danny Etling should be the full-time starting quarterback

After a slow start for the LSU football team last season, quarterback Danny Etling became somewhat of a local hero. Etling, who was a junior at the time, looked more poised in former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s system, completing 19 passes out of 30 for 215 yards and a touchdown in his first start against Mississippi State. His counterpart, Brandon Harris, was a much different...
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May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Caleb Swanigan Joined the Steve Harvey Show

Biggie’s story continues to spread. We all know Caleb Swanigan’s story by now. But, as we wait for him to decide if he is going to the NBA or staying with our beloved Boilermakers, Caleb and Roosevelt Barnes continue to spread his story from poverty to stardom. It is only a five minute clip, but in that five minutes, he talks about how the biggest issue he had was trusting...
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May 03, 2017

Purdue Football: Kawann Short GOT PAID

You work hard and you get rewarded. Former Boilermaker Defensive Tackle, Kawann Short got paid. Like, really paid. 5 years. $80 Million dollars. What do we need upgraded for the football program that we can name “Kawann Short _________________” (fill in the blank)? Kawann has always been a Purdue guy even since he left. He regularly visits campus, comes back for games and...
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April 17, 2017

What’s next for the Purdue Boilermakers roster?

It’s safe to say the Purdue Boilermakers wish they had put up a better fight against Kansas in the sweet sixteen from last seasons NCAA tournament. The past is the past however and the Boilermakers will look to replicate another great regular season. In order to do so both Purdue and Matt Painter have a roster to work on. Going into the 2017/2018 season, the Boilermakers may be...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue Baseball Wins Series vs. Indiana

Purdue wins its first series over Indiana in six years. The first home series of the weekend was a successful one for the baseball Boilers and they are a step closer to making the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2012. After taking two of three from Indiana in the Hoosiers’ first visit to West Lafayette since 2011 Purdue now sits at 5-4 in the Big Ten with 15 games...
Via Hammer and Rails
April 09, 2017

Purdue Boilermakers 2017 Spring Football Game: What We Learned

Spring games and spring football mean very different things to teams across the country. Some are trying to find starters or replace a bunch of talent that is off the NFL, others are hoping to just stay healthy and get work done. However, with a new coaching staff, the Purdue Boilermakers’ 2017 spring camp has been all about finding out who this team is. On Saturday afternoon at...
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April 09, 2017

Purdue Boilermakers 2017 Spring Football Game: What We Learned

Spring games and spring football mean very different things to teams across the country. Some are trying to find starters or replace a bunch of talent that is off the NFL, others are hoping to just stay healthy and get work done. However, with a new coaching staff, the Purdue Boilermakers’ 2017 spring camp has been all about finding out who this team is. On Saturday afternoon at...
Via Talking 10
April 09, 2017

What to watch for in Purdue Boilermakers 2017 Spring Game

Few new head coaches in the Power 5 conferences have the challenge ahead of them as Purdue Boilermakers Jeff Brohm does. The good news is Brohm hasn’t buried his head in the sand so far. Instead, this spring has been all about “going to work” and taking it back to fundamentals. Purdue has broken things down to the basics in hopes of building a solid base to work with, and given...
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April 07, 2017

An early look at Purdue Basketball’s 2017-18 team

The ending to the 2016-17 college basketball season was a blessing in disguise for the Purdue Men’s Basketball team. The 32-point blowout suffered at the hands of the Kansas Jayhawks is going to be the center focus for the team to rebound next year. This past season, the Boilermakers won the Big Ten regular season with the help of sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan, the Big Ten Player...
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March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

With the 2017 NCAA Tournament heating up, all eyes are on the college basketball world. By the end of this weekend, the March Madness field of 68 teams will have been pared down to just four finalists, and we'll have just three meaningful games of college hoops left to enjoy this year.So, as the season wraps up, we wanted to turn our attention to another exciting race for a major...
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March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

5 biggest takeaways from Thursday’s Sweet 16 games

Thursday night provided the benefit of a hotly contested first weekend of play -– eight worthy and talented teams squared off in search of spot in the Elite Eight. The first half of this round’s games provided chances for upsets, statements, and history in each of the four match-ups.Thursday night resulted in four games that will have ripple effects throughout this weekend and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

8 biggest storylines entering the Sweet 16

In seemingly the blink of an eye, the NCAA Tournament was cut from 64 teams to 16 last weekend. As more than three-quarters of teams earning a tournament bid were sent home, we learned quite a bit about what to expect moving forward.First off, we learned just how good these 16 teams are and what kind of excellent games we can expect to see. With styles clashing and weaknesses capable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

We started the season with Duke as the No. 1 team and ended it with Villanova as the top squad, and neither school is still around after the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. So who are now the favorites to win the national championship and who are just playing with house money by just getting to the second weekend?Let's re-rank the teams that comprise the Sweet 16. We will look...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue Battles ND into OT, but Falls Short 88-82

The Boilers gave the Irish all they could handle but came up just short in South Bend in the NCAA round of 32 I’m sure the Notre Dame Fighting Irish thought that it would be a walkover before the game started, being a 1 seed on their home court against the 9 seeded Boilermakers. However, Bridget Perry went off from the starting jump ball and finished the first quarter with 9 points...
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March 20, 2017

Swanigan Named Finalist for Naismith Award

Swanigan is one of four national finalists. Earlier today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the final four finalists for the Naismith Award, given to the nation’s top basketball player. Our own Caleb Swanigan was listed as one of the four finalists for this prestigious award. Swanigan was named a finalist along with Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Frank Mason (Kansas), and Josh Hart (Villanova...
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March 19, 2017

6 biggest takeaways from Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament

A predictable first round of the NCAA Tournament has one direct result: better teams and more juice in the second round. College basketball fans would be treated to match-ups that they dreamed about when the brackets were revealed. Top seeds, previously unscathed, would be faced with tough tests in order to reach the Sweet Sixteen next weekend. Even if Cinderella didn’t show up...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Boilermakers move past Vermont 80-70 in first-round tourney win

MILWAUKEE -- Vincent Edwards scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, and Purdue held off Vermont 80-70 on Thursday night for its first victory in the NCAA Tournament in five years. Caleb Swanigan added 16 points, 14 rebounds and four assists for the fourth-seeded Boilermakers (26-7), who were upset by Arkansas-Little Rock in double-overtime in the first round of last year...
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March 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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