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Purdue beats Auburn 96-71 to capture Cancun Challenge title

CANCUN, Mexico -- Carsen Edwards broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points and No. 17 Purdue shot 17 of 26 from three-point range to beat Auburn 96-71 on Wednesday night and capture the Cancun Challenge title.P.J. Thompson and Vincent Edwards each added 15 points for the Boilermakers (4-1), who had six players score in double figures in their third straight win since falling...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 17 Purdue hits 17 3-pointers to rout Auburn in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Carsen Edwards broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points and No. 17 Purdue shot 17 of 26 from 3-point range to beat Auburn 96-71 on Wednesday night and capture the Cancun Challenge title. P.J. Thompson and Vincent Edwards each added 15 points for the Boilermakers (4-1), who had six players score in double figures in their third straight win since falling...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Five things we learned after one week of college basketball

It was a busy first week of the 2016-17 college basketball season. We had some heavyweight matchups, some incredible individual performances and several teams making early season statements. Now that the first week has come and gone, we can take a look and see what we learned. Here are five observations. Kentucky’s Freshmen Are The Real Deal The Wildcats are off to a 4-0 start...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin hands Purdue sixth straight loss

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- T.J. Watt returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown, and No. 6 Wisconsin scored 35 points in the final eight minutes of the first half of a 49-20 victory against Purdue on Saturday.Alec Ingold and Bradrick Shaw each scored twice during the flurry, helping the Badgers (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 7 CFP) to their fifth straight win overall and their 11th in...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: If Purdue hires Les Miles, Steve Sarkisian comes too

Since being fired by LSU, Les Miles has been linked to the Purdue Boilermakers head coaching job. On Friday, a report surfaced that Miles continues to be one of Purdue’s top targets and he apparently already has tabbed some potential offensive assistants. According to Travis Haney of 247Sports, if Miles is hired by Purdue, he plans on bringing Alabama assistant Steve Sarkisian...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 18, 2016

Four Purdue football players accused of sexual assault

Four Purdue football players have been accused of sexual assault by two fellow students in an incident that allegedly took place on Oct. 13. According to a news release from Massillamany & Jeter LLP, the law firm representing the students who say they were assaulted, the incident took place at an off-campus residence where the players live and was reported to police immediately...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

It's all about the seniors as Boilermakers prepare for Wisconsin

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- With its losing skid at five and any hope for a bowl game eliminated, Purdue is seeking motivation with No. 6 Wisconsin coming to visit Saturday and then a season-ending Nov. 26 date at rival Indiana.Interim head coach Gerad Parker has seen his team (3-7, 1-6 Big Ten) play well during the first half against Nebraska, Penn State, Minnesota and Northwestern...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 Purdue Basketball Recruiting: Nojel Eastern To Decide Tomorrow

Reports say the top 100 guard is down to DePaul and Purdue The early signing period is almost over, but there is still time for Purdue to gain a fourth member in its 2016 recruiting class. Purdue has long been after top 100 guard Nojel Eastern, and it should find out its fate tomorrow: This seems like a no brainer. Purdue is regularly in the NCAA Tournament and in the top half...
Via Hammer and Rails
November 15, 2016

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

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 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

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

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 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

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'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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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