PURDUE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Purdue players dumps water on Rapheal Davis and A.J. Hammons

Rapheal Davis scored 24 points and  big man A.J. Hammons was two blocks shy of a triple-double in No. 18 Purdue's 82-81 overtime win over No. 8 Michigan State on Tuesday night.When the two seniors entered the Purdue locker room, they were greeted by their teammates dumping water on them.Despite using the 7-foot Hammons as a human shield, Davis still couldn't escape the celebratory...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan St.-Purdue Preview

Caleb Swanigan called Tom Izzo in April to let him know he'd be joining his friend and fellow five-star big man Deyonta Davis at Michigan State in the fall, but the coach seemed more surprised about Swanigan's decision than anything. It turned out Izzo had a reason to be apprehensive because less than a month later, Swanigan decommitted and signed with Purdue. Izzo maintains there...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Signing day: Purdue adds building blocks up front

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue coach Darrell Hazell always was up front about where the Boilermakers needed to improve.He wanted a better foundation along the offensive and defensive lines.So on Wednesday, the Boilermakers went heavy on finding more building blocks in this year's 23-player recruiting class.The makeover actually began in December when Hazell signed two prominent junior...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue adds building blocks along offensive, defensive lines

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue coach Darrell Hazell always was up front about where the Boilermakers needed to improve. He wanted a better foundation along the offensive and defensive lines. So on Wednesday, the Boilermakers went heavy on finding some more building blocks in this year's 23-player recruiting class. The makeover actually began in December when Hazell signed...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Maryland Terrapins: Betting odds, point spread and tv streaming

Two Big Ten powerhouses meat each other this coming Saturday on the basketball court when the No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers travel to take on the No. 4 Maryland Terrapins. Surely this is a game in which you will want to find the best online casino. Entering what expects to be a hard fought contest Purdue is 19-4 overall (7-3 in Big Ten) while Maryland will play Wednesday night but...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue's A.J. Hammons pulls in rebound you have to see

Purdue's A.J. Hammons doesn't need both hands to grab a rebound.During the second half of the Boilermakers' 68-64 win at the Minnesota Gophers on Wednesday night, the Purdue center made a unique one-handed rebound. At the time, the Boilers led 59-54 with 4:56 to go.In the below video, Hammons can be seen picking up his lost shoe inside Purdue's free-throw circle before running down...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

No Swanigan? No problem as Purdue beats Minnesota 68-64

Vince Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Purdue hang on without freshman standout Caleb Swanigan and beat Minnesota 68-64 on Wednesday night.Edwards finished 8 for 15 from the floor. A.J. Hammons added 16 points, Raphael Davis pitched in 10 and the Boilermakers (18-4, 6-3) bounced back from a loss to Big Ten leader Iowa for the second time this month...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 Purdue tops Minnesota 68-64 with 24 points by Edwards

Vince Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Purdue hang on without freshman standout Caleb Swanigan and beat Minnesota 68-64 on Wednesday night. Edwards finished 8 for 15 from the floor. A.J. Hammons added 16 points, Raphael Davis pitched in 10 and the Boilermakers (18-4, 6-3) bounced back from a loss to Big Ten leader Iowa for the second time this month...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Adams finds Danny Anthrop for 93-yard TD in Shrine Game

Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams has the East-West Shrine Game’s biggest highlight thus far, having tossed a 93-yard touchdown pass to Purdue wideout Danny Anthrop. Check out the highlight below! Here's that 93 TD pass by #Oregon Vernon Adams to #Purdue's Danny Anthrop. #ShrineGame pic.twitter.com/2WAlud2aKF — Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting) January 23, 2016 The West currently...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

Reports of Purdue’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This might sound absolutely crazy, but sometimes I feel like our fan base can overreact when things don’t go Purdue’s way. Just a little… For once, we can be thankful the AD doesn’t listen to fan sentiment and refused to fire coach Matt Painter, despite the fact that his #20 Boilermakers (then 13-2) entered Thursday’s against Michigan with an inexcusable one-game losing...
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

Handsome Hour #91: Purdue Basketball Nonconference Rantings

In Part 1 of the 2015 Holiday Handsome Hour Extravaganza, J, Boilerdowd and Aneesh talk about Purdue basketball, reflect on the Boilermakers’ 12-1 nonconference start, Matt Painter’s winless history in the Crossroads Classic, compare the status of the Butler and Purdue basketball programs, the Vanderbilt victory, Vince Edwards’ lack of consistency, Biggie Swanigan’s progress...
Via Boiled Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue promotes Terry Malone to offensive coordinator

A member of the Purdue Boilermakers coaching staff has been promoted. On Tuesday, reports surfaced that tight ends coach Terry Malone has been named the new offensive coordinator of the football team. The Lafayette Journal and Carrier passed along the news. Malone replaces former offensive coordinator John Shoop, who was fired by the university back in November. “I am very excited...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 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

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

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

PHOTOS: Purdue Boilermakers unveil new alternate helmet for 2015

Purdue Boilermakers football needs something, anything to spark this team from obscurity in 2015. So, it appears Darrell Hazell’s bunch is going to continue to try to spice things up on the helmet front. Unlike past seasons when matte-black helmets with railroad track stripes or neon yellow decals have been used, this time around the Boilermakers are going to go white with the...
Via Talking 10
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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