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Purdue Offers 2017 Aussie Big Jacob Epperson

It is always good to have extremely tall individuals in basketball. Purdue has done quite well for itself the past few years with 7-foot tall or better individuals. With only one left in Isaac Haas the pipeline must be refreshed soon, and coach Painter is attempting to address that as he recently offered another very tall human being.Yesterday he offered Jacob Epperson, a 6'11"...
Via Hammer and Rails
12 hours ago

2016 Purdue Football Preview: Quarterbacks

Purdue needs to settle its issues at quarterback or it will be yet another long season in West Lafayette. With five weeks to go before kickoff it is time to start shifting gears to get into the season proper. I only have one more team preview to write, that being on Indiana in the season finale. That means I can now start getting into the individual position previews beginning...
Via Hammer and Rails
1 day ago

Gene Keady Returns to Coaching! (For Alumni Game Only)

Mean Gene is back on the bench! The hair shops of West Lafayette need to get out the hair dye and prepare the combovers because Gene Keady is back! Purdue announced today that Gene Keady will return to the bench and will fling sport coats in a one game only appearance as he is going to coach one of the teams at the alumni game on August 6th at Lafayette Jeff high school. Matt Painter...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Purdue Basketball: Summer School - PJ Thompson

PJ took over the point guard spot last year, and did a good job. He'll have to make some improvements to hold off new Boilers Carsen Edwards and Spike Albrecht. It's summertime and for most college students the living is easy. For college basketball players, however, this is their chance to hone existing skills and come up with new and exciting ways to put the ball into the basket...
Via Hammer and Rails
4 days ago

Summer League Breakdowns: AJ Hammons

  Photo: John Locher, AP   Summer League is an amazing event, the Las Vegas League in particular.  Everyone has something to prove and is willing to do what it takes to show they belong and the Dallas Mavericks‘ roster was no different.  One of the best and worst things about any of the Summer Leagues is that the talent participating is not a fair representation of NBA Basketball...
Via Mavs Fanatic
6 days ago

Purdue Basketball Alumni Game Roster Update

More players have been added to the roster for Purdue's upcoming alumni game at Lafayette Jeff HS. We are now up to 19 players confirmed for the alumni game at Lafayette Jeff HS on August 6th. today Purdue announced the addition of Matt Kiefer, Maynard Lewis, Bobby Riddell, and Mark Wohlford. There will probably be a few more named soon, but here is the complete list so far: ...
Via Hammer and Rails
7 days ago

46 Days to Purdue Football: Race Johnson

The older brother of diver Steele Johnson has already earned playing time as a walk-on. Today we get to continue the parade of former Carmel HS football players. We also have the rare walk-on that has worked his way up to steady playing time: Race Johnson -€” Jr. Carmel, IN (Carmel HS) 5'11", 183 pounds Cornerback 2016 Projection: Contributor at cornerback/special teams...
Via Hammer and Rails
9 days ago

Let’s Talk About “Matt Painter is a Bad Coach”

and we even give some credit to Tom Crean! Yesterday Purdue locked up Matt Painter through 2022. It was an important three-year extension and is commonly done for coaches that have been at a school awhile (In Painter's case he just finished his 11th season at Purdue) simply to assure he can tell recruits "Yes, I am not going anywhere while you're on campus. With a very important...
Via Hammer and Rails
10 days ago

Purdue gives Painter three-year extension

The Purdue Boilermakers appear to have found their man for the long haul, at least for the time being, as reports surfaced that the program decided to extend head coach Matt Painter’s contract. The deal is reported to be a three-year extension through the 2021-22 season. This is the second extension doled out to Painter, with the first being signed back in 2011 when he was on Missouri’s...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball: Summer School - Dakota Mathias

A healthy offseason will help propel Dakota into the Boiler starting lineup. Let's hope he is stocked up on Vitamin C and surgical masks. It's summertime and for most college students the living is easy. For college basketball players, however, this is their chance to hone existing skills and come up with new and exciting ways to put the ball into the basket. Over the next few weeks...
Via Hammer and Rails
11 days ago

Purdue Isaac Haas embraces role with Boilermakers

The Purdue Boilermakers’ basketball team is going to look very different heading into the 2016-17 and it could be interesting to see what they are able to do with the loss of some key seniors. One player looking to step up for the team this year is junior center Isaac Haas. Haas has had to split time with A.J. Hammons over the last two seasons, but he is now in the role alone and...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs take 7-foot Purdue center A.J. Hammons with 46th pick

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have taken 7-foot center A.J. Hammons of Purdue with the 46th overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft. When free agency opens next week, the center spot will be a prime target for the Mavericks, who figure their most significant offseason upgrades will come via signings of veterans. But Dallas got an early start in the frontcourt by...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers Football Preview: Predicting the 2016 football season

Many people inside and out of the Purdue Boilermakers football family believe that the Darrell Hazell era has gone on long enough. Results just aren’t there and the list of excuses is as long as we’ve got words for you to read. That means, it is likely put up or shut up time for Hazell in his fourth year on the job for the Boilermakers. Will he get the job done or will father...
Via Talking 10
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

talking10 Podcast: Previewing 2016 Purdue Boilermakers football

Yes, we managed a whole 40 minutes of Purdue Boilermakers football talk. Helping us along the way and dropping some serious knowledge about the Boilers was Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal-Courier. We talked important players, Darrell Hazell’s ability to keep his job and even some bold predictions. A huge thank you to Nathan Baird for joining us on the podcast…now go follow...
Via Talking 10
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers Football Preview: 2015 another season to forget

The once proud “Cradle of Quarterbacks” has become a quagmire of quarterbacks and one look back at the 2015 season is all the proof one needs. It was a disastrous year three for head coach Darrell Hazell’s rebuilding effort, and a look squarely at the quarterback stats give a good glimpse in to the bleakness that surrounds this program. Still, there could be some brightness...
Via Talking 10
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue representing Team USA in 2017 World University Games

Last year, Bill Self led the Kansas Jayhawks at the World University Games to the gold medal, the first for Team USA since 2005. Next year, the Purdue Boilermakers will have the opportunity to bring it home once again as they will represent Team USA at the 2017 event. Tuesday morning, it was announced the team would be heading over to Taipei, Taiwan to represent their home country...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Caleb Swanigan Replies To Tweet From His Commitment To Announce Return To Purdue

With just hours until the deadline to return to college, many programs are learning the fates of some of their best players. Purdue, which had a very strong 2015-16 season, will be heading back to West Lafayette for another go-around. Caleb Swanigan said in a text: “I’m going back to school. I feel I’m only a 2nd round pick and I can do better than that. I love Purdue.”...
Via College Spun
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue's Edwards withdraws from NBA draft

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue Boilermakers junior forward Vincent Edwards has decided not to pursue the NBA for now.The school said Tuesday that Edwards has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Boilermakers for the 2016-17 season. Edwards is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound player from Middletown, Ohio. He says he talked with his family and Purdue coach Matt Painter...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue’s Vince Edwards to return to school, withdraw from NBA Draft

The Purdue Boilermakers will be returning a piece of their frontcourt for the 2016-17 college basketball season, after forward Vince Edwards announced on Tuesday that he will be withdrawing from the 2016 NBA Draft. “After getting the NBA experience and going through the evaluation process, I have talked with my family and Coach Painter and decided it is best for me to return for...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Should He Stay Or Should He Go? Part II

When the NCAA tournament bracket was first released, I was really high on Purdue. I even went so far as to predict that they'd reach the Final Four in Houston. Part of the reason was their front line, especially freshman phenom Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan entered Purdue as the most highly touted recruit they've had in years, and while he did not produce as well as expected, he clearly...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Swanigan will test NBA draft but leaves door open for return to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan plans to enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, allowing him to possibly return to school next season.The 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman made the announcement through the athletic department Tuesday.Swanigan can start attending workouts for NBA teams April 26 and will be permitted to compete in the NBA draft...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan plans to test NBA draft

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan plans to enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, allowing him to possibly return to school next season. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman made the announcement through the athletic department Tuesday. Swanigan can start attending workouts for NBA teams April 26 and will be permitted to compete in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Stunning comeback leads Little Rock to double-OT upset over Purdue

With 4:05 left in regulation on an NCAA tournament Thursday, the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans were reduced to hope, and little else. The Sun Belt Conference champions had to hope that nearly every shot would fall, that the Purdue Boilermakers would make mistakes, and that the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region would miss at least a few free throws. No one was counting on any of it...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue ousted from tourney in 85-83 double OT loss to Little Rock

DENVER -- Little Rock is moving on in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to an out-of-nowhere comeback that led to an 85-83 double-overtime victory over Purdue on Thursday.Josh Hagins sent the game into overtime with a shot from the edge of the midcourt logo, and then into double OT with an arcing shot off the glass over an outstretched defender.The 6-foot-1 senior finished with 31 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue can’t avoid dreaded upset in 5-12 matchup against UALR

Purdue may not have known that fellow 5-seed, Baylor, went down to defeat in the dreaded 5-12 matchup in the NCAA tournament. However, it made sure to repeat the mistake of its fellow “Power 5” team, dropping its first round tourney game to 12th seeded Arkansas-Little Rock, 85-82, in double overtime. A star was born, as UALR’s Josh Hagins poured in a game-high 30 points on...
Via Talking 10
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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