Can 17-18 = 94-95?

Purdue is hoping that history (somewhat) repeats itself. We’re all bummed out about Caleb’s decision to spread his wings and fly off to the NBA (for selfish reasons of course, I’m happy that Caleb is going to have the opportunity to reach his dream of playing in the NBA and disappointed that I won’t get a chance to watch him tear up the Big10 next season) after dominating...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

2017-18 Purdue Basketball: So Now What?

I regret to inform you that Purdue basketball is still going to be good in 2017-18. Caleb Swanigan is gone. We knew he would be gone for 2017-18 and had come to terms with it when the season ended over two months ago. Still, as the NBA process played out that small amount of hope began to creep in. We knew he was gone. We wouldn’t fault him for leaving. He had nothing left to...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Caleb Swanigan will remain in NBA Draft

Caleb Swanigan will be staying in the NBA Draft.Many people in the sports world were waiting in anticipation of Swanigan’s draft decision. The Purdue big man declared for the draft but had until Wednesday’s deadline to announce whether he would remain in the pool of players or withdraw to maintain his college eligibility.Swanigan said on Twitter that he would remain in the draft...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Guys and Whys: Vincent is Back, Now What?

What does Vincent’s return mean? Will Biggie stay? The national question is still out there: Will Caleb Swanigan stay or go? But for those that have paid attention to the Boilers over the last three years, knows that Vincent's decision to stay or go was just as important. The will be senior was testing the waters along with Caleb, but has decided to return to West Lafayette for...
Via Hammer and Rails
3 days ago

Tim Faison, Johnny Daniels Leave Purdue Football

Purdue still needs three more departures to get under the scholarship limit. Purdue football’s scholarship situation is coming into clearer focus now that we are after graduation. Before graduation I had Purdue at 90 scholarships, 5 over the 85 limit, in terms of players heading into the 2017 season. That number is now down to 88 as two players are moving on. The first is Tim...
Via Hammer and Rails
4 days ago

Pacers 2017 Pre-Draft Workouts: Vince Edwards, Purdue

Vince Edwards, along with Caleb Swanigan, are two Boilermakers that still must make a decision by the NBA deadline of 5:00 pm ET on May 24. “I haven’t really slept easy at all,” he said regarding his upcoming decision after working out with the Pacers on Monday. It’s his second time going through the pre-draft process. “There wasn’t too many teaching points,” he said...
Via Vigilant Sports
5 days ago

Bucs Sign Tryout DE Evan Panfil

Purdue DE Evan Panfil, one of several dozen undrafted players who took part in the Bucs' rookie mini-camp on tryout contracts, will get a more extended opportunity to make the team.
Via Buccaneers.com
16 days ago

What’s next for the Purdue Boilermakers roster?

It’s safe to say the Purdue Boilermakers wish they had put up a better fight against Kansas in the sweet sixteen from last seasons NCAA tournament. The past is the past however and the Boilermakers will look to replicate another great regular season. In order to do so both Purdue and Matt Painter have a roster to work on. Going into the 2017/2018 season, the Boilermakers may be...
Via isportsweb.com
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers 2017 Spring Football Game: What We Learned

Spring games and spring football mean very different things to teams across the country. Some are trying to find starters or replace a bunch of talent that is off the NFL, others are hoping to just stay healthy and get work done. However, with a new coaching staff, the Purdue Boilermakers’ 2017 spring camp has been all about finding out who this team is. On Saturday afternoon at...
Via Talking 10
April 09, 2017

What to watch for in Purdue Boilermakers 2017 Spring Game

Few new head coaches in the Power 5 conferences have the challenge ahead of them as Purdue Boilermakers Jeff Brohm does. The good news is Brohm hasn’t buried his head in the sand so far. Instead, this spring has been all about “going to work” and taking it back to fundamentals. Purdue has broken things down to the basics in hopes of building a solid base to work with, and given...
Via Talking 10
April 07, 2017

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

With the 2017 NCAA Tournament heating up, all eyes are on the college basketball world. By the end of this weekend, the March Madness field of 68 teams will have been pared down to just four finalists, and we'll have just three meaningful games of college hoops left to enjoy this year.So, as the season wraps up, we wanted to turn our attention to another exciting race for a major...
Via Yardbarker
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Vermont’s Kurt Steidl goes down with leg injury

Vermont guard Kurt Steidl left his team’s first-round game against Purdue on Thursday after suffering a leg injury late in the first half.Steidel raced out to try defending a 3-point attempt by Purdue with two minutes left in the first half and landed awkwardly. Steidl was down on the floor and examined by a trainer. He was able to walk off the court and into the tunnel.Steidl’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Five NBA prospects to watch in the NCAA Tournament

Two years ago, I provided a list of players to watch during the NCAA Tournament. Last year, I gave reasons why the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is not as good as you may believe. This year, I would like to provide a list of players you may not know are quality NBA prospects. These players are likely to declare for the NBA Draft whenever their seasons end. So this serves as...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

5 potential NCAA Tournament first-round upsets

One of the best parts about March Madness is being able to call a big March Madness upset. There are few things more fun about March Madness than riding a little-known school to the Sweet Sixteen or beyond and bragging about it to your friends and coworkers who’ve never heard of them. Of course, they’re upsets for a reason, and notoriously hard to predict.Teams who have waited...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Handsome Hour #101: Purdue Basketball 2017 Regular Season Retrospective

J Money, Boilerdowd, Michael, and Aneesh make chaos together as they review the Boilermakers' 2017 regular season, talk about Northwestern's season and debate Collins vs Painter (vs Pitino, I guess) for Big Ten COY (2:45), the Big Ten's badness and the conference's worst coach (16:20), Boilerdowd's Big Ten all-overrated team (26:20), going through the top 20 teams to look for Purdue...
Via Boiled Sports
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball Beat #47: Big Ten Champs Edition, w/GBI's Brian Neubert

Gold and Black Illustrated's Brian Neubert joins Michael and Aneesh to talk about Caleb Swanigan's improvement (1:00), Biggie's improved relationship with the team (9:30), Carsen Edwards coming off the bench (12:00) and him being on the same page with the coaching staff (17:45), comparing Carsen with previous point guard situations at Purdue and addressing rumors about his unhappiness...
Via Boiled Sports
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball: The Boilermakers are not a team you want to play come March

The Purdue Boilermakers are one of the nations hottest teams in the NCAA. Purdue is coming off of a dominating win against Michigan State, making it their fifth straight win. Purdue currently sits at 22-5 on the season, good for first in the Big Ten and No. 16 ranked overall. They are a team who has it clicking on both sides of the ball and when the NCAA tournament is underway, the...
Via isportsweb.com
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball’s guide to March success

Purdue Basketball was an early season favorite to win the Big Ten, and is still a strong candidate to take home the Big Ten Championship trophy early next month. With wins over Wisconsin at home and Maryland in College Park, you would think Purdue would be on top of the Big Ten standings, but with damaging losses to Minnesota in overtime, Nebraska in Lincoln, and Iowa in Iowa City...
Via isportsweb.com
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue's Caleb Swanigan Weighed Almost 400 Pounds in 8th Grade, Is Now the Best Player in the Big 10

In an NCAA season dominated by phenomenal freshmen like Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz, Caleb Swanigan has flown under the radar. That's a travesty. A 6-foot-9, 245-pound sophomore forward for the Purdue Boilermakers, Swanigan has been posting ridiculous numbers. Check out his flashy stat line in Purdue's most recent game: 23 points, 20 rebounds, 6 assists and a block. He's...
Via Stack
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue powers past Illinois 91-68

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Center Isaac Haas had 24 points and six rebounds, and power forward Caleb Swanigan added 22 points and 10 rebounds in No. 21 Purdue's dominating 91-68 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night.Haas scored 13 points in the second half when the Boilermakers (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 27. Swanigan had a four-point first half but was almost unstoppable...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball shines with an impressive win over Iowa

Purdue basketball came out of Wednesday’s game victorious with a convincing win over an Iowa team who had won their previous five games. Purdue cruised to a 89-67 win, adding to what is now their seventh straight victory. Purdue now holds a 12-2 record overall, 1-0 in conference play. Purdue jumped out to a 49-25 first half lead behind the guard play of Carsen Edwards and Dakota...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue dominates in Big Ten opener, beats Iowa 89-67

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 19 points and Dakota Mathias added 17 as No. 15 Purdue dominated Iowa 89-67 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Boilermakers (12-2, 1-0), who also got 16 points from Isaac Haas, 15 from Vince Edwards and 11 points and 10 rebounds from Caleb Swanigan, who...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Early dunk about only thing to go right for ASU in loss to Purdue

NEW YORK -- No. 18 Purdue did just about everything well in a 97-64 thrashing of Arizona State on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.The Boilermakers scored inside and from the perimeter. They played stingy defense. They rebounded with extra energy."I thought right as we started moving the basketball, we got into a rhythm and our guys played maybe the best...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue's strong start continues with 79-68 win over NJIT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Caleb Swanigan had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and freshman guard Carsen Edwards added 19 points, leading No. 17 Purdue to a 79-68 victory over NJIT on Saturday.Swanigan was a perfect 6 of 6 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line, and Edwards scored 15 second-half points to help Purdue (5-1) pull away from a slim 37-34 halftime lead.Swanigan was...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Despite losing streak to end season, Parker says Purdue got better

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker pretty much knew his fate long before Saturday's season finale.He and the other Boilermakers coaches didn't expect to return to West Lafayette in 2017.That didn't make this Old Oaken Bucket game any less important or the latest loss, 26-24 to Indiana, any easier to accept."We aimed big, we moved fast and we got better," the emotional...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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