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Battle 4 Atlantis Schedule Announced

Purdue will take on Tennessee in their first game of the tournament. Earlier today, the schedule for the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis was released. Based on the schedule, Purdue will face off against Tennessee in the first game of the tournament on Wednesday, November 22nd at 12pm Eastern Time. This will be the first time Purdue has faced Tennessee since 2009, where they defeated the...
Via Hammer and Rails
3 days ago

2017 Purdue Football Season Preview Quarterbacks

Let’s start looking at the season with a preview of the quarterback position. Kickoff is 19 days away, fall camp has been going on for longer than a week, and I am back from California. The excitement of the Jeff Brohm era is palpable even if we’re not likely to be very good this season. If everything comes together perfectly Purdue might win 6-7 games. More likely, there will...
Via Hammer and Rails
3 days ago

Team USA 94, Team Canada 86 : Exhibition Game 1

Purdue wins their first exhibition against Team Canada. Purdue just finished the first of two back-to-back exhibition games against Team Canada winning 94-86 First off, despite the team being full of Purdue Boilermakers, they were playing as Team USA. How cool is that? Since this was an exhibition and the first time we get a look at this next year’s team, we’re just going...
Via Hammer and Rails
6 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
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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

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

Swanigan, Haas carry No. 16 Purdue past Michigan State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Caleb Swanigan had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Isaac Haas scored 18 points, leading No. 16 Purdue to an 80-63 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. With the victory, the Boilermakers (22-5, 11-3) take a half-game lead over Maryland and Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings. The Terrapins and Badgers, who play Sunday in Madison, are 10-3. The double...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 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 coasts to 77-52 victory over Penn State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds as No. 21 Purdue built an 18-point halftime lead and coasted to a 77-52 victory over Penn State on Saturday.The Boilermakers (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) got 13 points from freshman guard Carsen Edwards and 10 each from Dakota Mathias and Vince Edwards.Josh Reaves led Penn State (11-9, 3-4) with 12 points. The Nittany Lions...
Via Associated Press
January 21, 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

No. 21 Purdue dominates Illinois 91-68

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) 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
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