PURDUE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

The 2013-14 season was a disappointing one for Purdue, with Matt Painter’s Boilermakers finishing 15-17 overall and 5-13 in Big Ten play. Among the players expected to lead the way next season for a group that hopes to turn things around is center A.J. Hammons, who on Wednesday announced that he’ll be returning to West Lafayette for his junior season. As a sophomore Hammons...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue C A.J. Hammons makes correct decision about NBA draft

Yes, as frustrating and inconsistent as A.J. Hammons has been, he’ll probably be drafted. Likely even in the first round in ’15. This year…no chance. Sports Illustrated claims that 17% of the population which is 7 feet or taller play in the NBA. H/T to my Twitter follow/er @coloradojimw So he made the correct decision to stay in school yesterday.  As you watch teams play the...
Via The Sports Bank
7 days ago  |  Discuss

HE’S BACK: AJ Hammons returns to Purdue

  He’s back! As first reported by…wait for it…the fantastic pros at Gold and Black Illustrated, AJ Hammons will be returning to Purdue for his junior year. Center A.J. Hammons will return to #Purdue for his junior season, http://t.co/DMak7bb69q has learned. — GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) April 16, 2014 Despite AJ’s self-acknowledged flaws, this is the best news...
Via Boiled Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Trevor Thompson’s Commit means…(basketball gumbo)

Late last weekend, the news of Trevor Thompson’s commitment to Thad Matta broke…and in its wake there was gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands. Thompson’s decision has some implications, some might not be obvious on the surface. Some Purdue fans on the KHC board are convinced that Trevor Thompson not committing to Purdue is an indicator of a bad state of things in West...
Via Boiled Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mostert ready to run with the starting job

Purdue running back Raheem Mostert hopes to be the Boilermakers' starter. One of the fastest players in college football is feeling more confident than ever before.
Via purdue.scout.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

That one time Purdue fans got catfished about AJ Hammons and the NBA Draft

Sit down, young lads and lasses. Let Uncle Aneesh tell you a tale about how a fake Twitter account can crap out rumors like nobody’s business. Enter: Jeremy Smith, aka Jeremy SmithNBAHoops, aka @JSmithNBAHoops. Self-described as an “NBA Hoops Writer/Draft Analyst” from New York City.   First, this: Purdue’s AJ Hammons will declare for the NBA draft and will forgo his two...
Via Boiled Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lousy Season Draws To An Unmerciful End

J noted on Twitter that our Boilers put us in perfect position to have our guts ripped out, yet again in the closing minute of the game…and of course, after having our hopes lifted and dashed, lifted and dashed, Terone Johnson's final shot as Boiler rimmed out and Purdue's disappointing season came to an end. A painful season ended with a painful loss…but this wasn...
Via Boiled Sports
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue guard Ronnie Johnson to transfer

Purdue sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson will transfer, according to a tweet by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Photo: Sam Greenwood | Getty Images North America Johnson, an Indianapolis native, led Purdue in assists with 3.7 dimes per game, and he was also the Boilermakers’ second-leading scorer with 10.8 points. With leading scorer Terone Johnson graduating, Ronnie would have been the team’s...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 PG PJ Thompson to Purdue

Shortly after receiving a scholarship offer from the Purdue Boilermakers, Brebeuf Jesuit (IN) lead guard P.J. Thompson pulled the trigger and pledged. Regarding his decision, Thompson posted to his Twitter account,”After a long process, I have officially decided to be a Boiler! Excited to be apart of the Purdue basketball family!” An in-state prospect, Thompson averaged ...
Via Hoopniks
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Redshirt freshman Simpson's career comes to an early end due to heart condition

Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced that redshirt-freshman Jay Simpson's career is over due to the heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). "Obviously, this is very tough and upsetting news to take. You never want to see a young athlete's career end in a fashion like this. Jay had a very bright future in our program and we are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Painter, Purdue players react to home loss against Michigan

Purdue coach Matt Painter, Terone Johnson, Rapheal Davis and Ronnie Johnson met with the media following Purdue’s  tough loss at home to Michigan on Wednesday night. Painter discussed what he felt his team could have done better on the final play, how they held Michigan in check for most of the game and more. You can watch the full press conference using the embedded media player...
Via UM Hoops
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Purdue Boilermakers have any NCAA Tournament hopes?

The Purdue Boilermakers (13-6, 3-3 in the Big Ten) NCAA Tournament boat is not sunk yet. However, it took on massive water Tuesday night at Northwestern in a game that barely legally still qualified as college basketball. That double overtime loss at NU was as pleasant to look at as a Kristen Schaal (“Daily Show” correspondent, “30 Rock” the evil, psycho NBC page) pictorial...
Via The Sports Bank
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
MEA CULPA

QB apologizes for poor performance

After his team was shellacked by Cincinnati 42-7, Purdue QB Rob Henry took to Twitter to say he was sorry for both his and the team's performance. 

Via College Spun
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers fans make awful rap video

These Purdue Boilermakers fans/students worked together to create this truly terrible rap video about their school.  I don’t know about you guys, but this video deters me from wanting to go there more than it makes me wish I could go there.  The original got taken down, so the one here may not sound as good, but it gets the point across.  This video is the type of video that...
Via Diehardsport
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Purdue lands first ’14 commit, Dakota Mathias

The Purdue Boilermakers are on the board in the 2014 class, after landing a verbal commitment on Sunday from 6′-5″ Dakota Mathias of Elida (OH). Mathias, who played in the Spiece Run-n-Slam over the weekend, told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette during the tournament that Purdue was his leader, and made that status official a short time later [...]
Via Hoopniks
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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