PURDUE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 days ago  |  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junior forward Vincent Edwards has decided not to pursue the NBA for now.The school said Tuesday that Edwards has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Boilermakers for the 2016-17 season.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 Associated Press
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 vs. Little Rock – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/Boilerball The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed Sunday evening on CBS. The Purdue Boilermakers, out of the Big Ten, earned the 5-seed in the Midwest region, where they will face the twelfth-seeded Little Rock Trojans, out of the Sun Belt Conference. The Boilermakers (26-8) fell just short of Michigan State in the the Big Ten tournament title game, while the Trojans...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue fan releases March Madness rap, and it’s fantastic

March Madness is right around the corner, and teams and fans are getting ready for a potential run to the national championship. One of those teams is the Purdue Boilermakers, and to get fans ready for the fun, a “rapper” known as KASSTHEBOMB decided to release a track called “Boilers Don’t Mess”. The video is, um, different and needs to be seen to be believed. Just check...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Swanigan has career-high 27 points as Purdue beats Wisconsin 91-80

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Freshman Caleb Swanigan scored a career-high 27 points and sophomore P.J. Thompson also set a career best with 22, leading No. 15 Purdue to a 91-80 victory against Wisconsin on Sunday.A.J. Hammons added 16 points and Vince Edwards had 11 for the Boilermakers (24-7, 12-6), who forced a four-way tie for third place in the Big Ten with Maryland, Iowa and Wisconsin...
Via Associated Press
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Badgers end regular season with loss to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Freshman Caleb Swanigan scored a career-high 27 points and sophomore P.J. Thompson also set a career best with 22, leading No. 15 Purdue to a 91-80 victory against Wisconsin on Sunday.A.J. Hammons added 16 points and Vince Edwards had 11 for the Boilermakers (24-7, 12-6), who forced a four-way tie for third place in the Big Ten with Maryland, Iowa and Wisconsin...
Via Associated Press
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Alstott's son scores scholarship offer from Purdue

Like father, like son? Purdue is hoping that will be the case when it comes to one of its most famous football alumni. Griffin Alstott, the son of the school’s all-time leading rusher Mike Alstott, revealed on Twitter Wednesday that he has received a scholarship offer from Purdue: Extremely honored to receive an official offer from Purdue University #BoilerUp @BoilerFootball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue’s A.J. Hammons Grabs Rebound While Holding Lost Shoe (Video)

We have to admire A.J. Hammons’ commitment to the fine art of rebounding. Hammons, a senior center on Purdue University’s men’s basketball team, snatched a rebound out of the air while holding onto one of his shoes Wednesday against The University of Minnesota. The comical incident took place in the second half after Hammons’ shoe slipped off while he was at one end of the...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Purdue’s A.J. Hammons grabs rebound with shoe in his hand

This is a play you don’t see everyday. Purdue’s A.J. Hammons loses his shoe, picks it up and runs down the court. Then he grabs a rebound with one hand while his shoe is in the other hand! Are you serious!? Watch @Boilerball's A.J. Hammons run down the court and grab a rebound… With a shoe in his hand! https://t.co/zP1sOK64q4 — Purdue On BTN (@PurdueOnBTN) January 28, 2016...
Via The Student Section
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue, Louisville to square off at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2017

The Purdue Boilermakers haven’t been a terrific team for a long time and they hope to get things turned around very soon. The best way to do that is to play and beat big name teams from across the country. They will be doing just that when they face off against Louisville to open the 2017 season. The team announced on their official website that they will square off with the Cardinals...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball Beat #35: 2016 Resolutions

The Purdue Basketball Beat rings in 2016 with a plethora of New Year’s resolutions. Michael and Aneesh go through each player on the roster and list what we’d like to see in the upcoming year, and make resolutions for Matt Painter’s coaching staff and the Purdue Boilermakers fan base. All that, plus what SEO means, minimal podcast planning, cooking, and running tights. Subscribe...
Via Boiled Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida lands Purdue quarterback Austin Appleby

The QB position for Florida became a lame duck once Will Grier received a year-long suspension for PED use halfway through the team’s season. Sophomore Treon Harris was thrust into the starting role and was about as bad as can be, finishing with seven touchdowns and six interceptions in the final seven games. He eclipsed 250 yards only twice and finished with a 46% completion...
Via Gamedayr
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Transfer QB Austin Appleby Confirms He’s Heading To Florida

Florida’s quarterback depth took a humongous hit when Will Grier was suspended midway through the season, forcing Treon Harris into the starting role. Grier has since announced he’s transferring from the program. The Gators picked up a needed quarterback piece today with the transfer of Purdue’s Austin Appleby. Appleby, who threw for 1,260 yards, eight touchdowns and eight...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers: 5 keys entering the Big Ten schedule

The Purdue Boilermakers are currently the No. 14 team in the nation and a very trendy team to keep an eye on, thanks to their mix of young talent and veteran leaders. After losing to the Butler Bulldogs, the Boilermakers bounced back with a huge win last week over Vanderbilt. Looking ahead at the remainder of the season, there is no question that Purdue is a team to watch in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue F Basil Smotherman to redshirt for 2015-16 season

Basil Smotherman would have been entering the 2015-16 college basketball season as a junior, but has instead decided to redshirt and will focus on being a key piece for the Purdue Boilermakers next season. According to a report from College Basketball Talk, Purdue announced the decision and Smotherman is 100 percent on board. Last season with the Boilermakers, Smotherman averaged just...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Boilermakers arrested on weed and alcohol charges

A season of off the field problems continues for the Purdue Boilermakers.Two more players have been arrested. A pair of freshman, linebacker Wyatt Cook and defensive end Chazmyn Turner have been arrested on weed and alcohol charges according to the Indianapolis Star.Both were released from Tippecanoe County Jail on their own recognizance Saturday night. Coach Hazell and Athletic...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Purdue QB throws pick-six on first pass of season

Some guys have all the luck. Purdue quarterback Austin Appleby is not one of those guys. On the junior’s first pass attempt of the 2015 season, Marshall defensive back Tiquan Lang jumped a slant route and opened the game with a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown. Last season, Appleby completed 52.9 percent of his passes, tossing 10 touchdowns compared to 11 picks...
Via Sportsnaut
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Purdue Boilermakers are looking to bounce back from a 3-9 season last year, with high hopes of making it back to a bowl game. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Purdue’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers Football Preview: A look at the 2015 offense

It will be year three of the Darrell Hazell era at the helm of the Purdue Boilermakers, yet if you pay attention to preseason camps it will feel eerily familiar. Questions at quarterback, running back and an offensive line still a work in progress were features of this group back in 2013. Here we are in 2015 and those same three issues face this team. That’s not exactly the sign...
Via Talking 10
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers Football Preview: Did 2014 mean progress for Hazell’s bunch?

Life after Joe Tiller hasn’t exactly been fun for the Purdue Boilermakers nation. Since Tiller left the program for retirement following the 2008 season, Purdue football has made a mess of things. So much so that it has failed to produce a winning record in a regular season of football since the Tiller era. The 2014 season wasn’t the rock bottom of year one of the Darrell Hazell...
Via Talking 10
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Football: QB Danny Etling, Former 4-Star Recruit, Transferring From The Program

Twitter/@dannyetlingfan Danny Etling, a one-time four-star recruit and the No. 17 quarterback in the 2013 class, is transferring from Purdue. The program announced the move this afternoon via press release.  “We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that Danny has put into the Purdue program,” head coach Darrell Hazell said. “We wish him nothing but the best in his...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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