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Caleb Swanigan Verbally Commits to Purdue

Five-star recruit Caleb Swanigan has verbally committed to Purdue University. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported Swanigan’s decision. Caleb Swanigan, a five-star center, has verbally committed to Purdue, a source confirms to Scout. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 19, 2015 Swanigan’s decision comes a couple of weeks after he de-committed from Michigan State. The McDonald’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Caleb Swanigan De-Commits From Michigan State

Five-star big man and McDonald’s All-American Caleb Swanigan has de-committed from Michigan State University. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the story. Michigan State commit Caleb Swanigan has decommitted, source told ESPN. Hearing Purdue is strong for a landing spot. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 7, 2015 Swanigan only committed to the Spartans about a month ago, and seemed...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Hammons returning to Purdue for senior season

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return to school for his senior season, the program announced Saturday. Hammons earned second team All-Big Ten honors as a junior, averaging 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. “We are excited that A.J. has decided to remain in school and continue his education and career at Purdue,” coach Matt Painter said...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The 7-foot Indiana native made the announcement at halftime of Saturday's spring football game. Hammons was considering a move to the NBA. He also contemplated leaving after his sophomore season...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendall Stephens: ‘Stay tuned, Purdue basketball is back’

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Kendall Stephens was a big part of the Purdue Boilermakers’ success this past season, and the future looks extremely bright. Purdue hasn’t been a major factor in the Big Ten for a few years now, but they put themselves back on the map with an NCAA Tournament appearance this year. Unfortunately, their season ended with an overtime loss at the...
Via Sports-Glory
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The AJ Hammons Decision: 2015 Edition

So here we are again. AJ Hammons, the foundation for Matt Painter’s post-Baby Boilers era, is faced with another incredibly tough decision: Should he return to West Lafayette for his senior season and make a real run at a darkhorse Big Ten title, or capitalize on his 7-footedness and start collecting checks to play basketball at the professional level? If you want an NBA perspective...
Via Boiled Sports
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans Tweeted Racist Remarks At Cinci’s Octavius Ellis After His Physical Play vs. Kentucky

Cincinnati junior sophomore forward Octavius Ellis had himself an interesting week, to say the least. Ellis, one of the more physical players in the nation, was ejected against Purdue in his team’s second round contest after swinging an elbow at Boilermaker A.J. Hammons early in the second half. After the game, he made headlines when he trash-talked Kentucky ahead of their third...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Octavius Ellis ejected for throwing elbow (Video)

Cincinnati junior forward Octavius Ellis was ejected from Thursday’s first round NCAA Tournament game against Purdue after throwing an elbow at an opponent’s throat. Ellis was trying to box out in the second half and thought he could get away with a dirty elbow to Boilermakers center A.J. Hammons. The refs saw it, gave him...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Octavius Ellis ejected for punching A.J. Hammons; May be suspended vs. UK

If Cincinnati advances to Saturday to face the winner of Kentucky vs. Hampton, the Bears will do so without Octavius Ellis after he threw a punch at a Purdue player: Ellis threw the bunch at AJ Hammons, and was subsequently assessed a flagrant Foul 2, leading to his ejection: ____________________________________ Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis Ejected After Swinging His Elbow At Purdue’s A.J. Hammons

Things are getting chippy in the Cincinnati vs. Purdue game in Louisville. Bearcat forward Octavius Ellis has been given a Flagrant Two foul and ejected after violently swinging his elbow at Purdue’s A.J. Hammons early in the second half. Luckily, it doesn’t look like Ellis got Hammons squarely, but the intent was there, and it was more than enough for the referees to eject...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s How To Watch Cincinnati Vs. Purdue Online

Purdue’s A.J. Hammons The second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday, and one of the evening match-ups will be between No. 8 seed Cincinnati and No.9 seed Purdue. The Bearcats and Boilermakers tip off at 7:10 PM EST in Louisville, Kentucky. The winner takes on the winner of Kentucky and Hampton in the next round. You can read more about the contest here. If you’re...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball Beat: Season 2 Episode 10

COME PREVIEW THE NCAA TOURNAMENT with Michael and Aneesh on the latest edition of the Purdue Basketball Beat. We get in-depth about #9 Purdue’s matchups against #8 Cincinnati in Louisville, dive into Cincinnati’s resume, and revisit the entire BS crew’s preseason predictions for Purdue basketball in 2015. We also take a tentative look towards Kentucky, project how many times...
Via Boiled Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati vs. Purdue – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

A.J. Hammons is Purdue’s leading scorer The 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed this evening on CBS. The Cincinnati Bearcats out of the American Athletic earned the No. 8 seed in the Midwest region, where they will face the ninth-seeded Purdue Boilermakers out of the Big Ten. The Bearcats (22-10) were knocked out in the quarterfinals of the AAC tournament, while the Boilermakers...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue stops Penn State's Big Ten run behind Hammons' 23 points

CHICAGO -- Rapheal Davis pulled A.J. Hammons aside, and told the 7-foot center it was time for him to step up. Fortunately for Purdue, Hammons was already on his way to a big game. Hammons scored 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and the rugged Boilermakers wore down Penn State in the second half of a 64-59 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday. ''He was a game changer on both...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

HAMMONS BULLIES PENN STATE, THE BOILERS ARE BACK IN MARCH

Starters: Jon Octeus, Dakota Mathias, Ray Davis, Vince Edwards, AJ HammonsFinishers: Rebounding, Passing, Defense, Shooting, BEASTING.   What happened? RYAN. KERRIGAN. IS. GOING. TO. BE. IN. SHARKNADO. 3. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. H O L Y  H E L L . Oh, you’re here for the basketball game. Huh. Ok then. Purdue beat the Penn State Fightin’ DJ Newbills in the third round of the Big...
Via Boiled Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue stops Penn State's Big Ten run with 64-59 win

CHICAGO (AP) A.J. Hammons scored 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and Purdue wore down Penn State in the second half of a 64-59 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday. Rapheal Davis made three 3-pointers as Purdue advanced to the tournament semifinals for the first time since it won the title in 2009. Hammons also had nine rebounds, leading a strong effort on the glass that...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting Big Ten Basketball Preseason Predictions

Purdue basketball completed a truly remarkable turnaround after a 5 loss nonconference slate, finishing 12-6 in the Big Ten and securing Matt Painter’s first 20 win season of the post-Baby Boilers era. That was a really fun sentence to type. But it had me thinking back to preseason predictions of the Big Ten conference. I distinctly remember that most analysts didn’t think much...
Via Boiled Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue Basketball Beat: Season 2 Episode 9

Andy and Aneesh are back after a longer-than-expected break from the Purdue Basketball Beat, as Michael is off being a responsible family man or something grown up like that. We talk about the last three games of Purdue’s season, marvel at how the team has evolved as the last three months have unfolded, gush over how lucky the Boilermakers were to have Jon Octeus’ senior season...
Via Boiled Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Boilers Survive Up and Down Senior Day

The metallic beige and black-clad Boiler faithful were set to honor Neal Beshears and Jon Octeus (Prime)…and the energy was palpable in Mackey Arena…but Matty’s boys were simply offensive on the offensive side of the court to start. So with a deplorably-slow start to the game, much of the energy was gone early in the contest. With just under 11.5 minutes left in the first half...
Via Boiled Sports
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Boilers Fade in Columbus

How Bad is it? Will Hammons ankle injury hamper him in the final two regular season games? Is he that good? Yes, D’Angelo Russell is one of the best players in America. Still on the bubble? Boilers miss golden opportunity in Columbus to shore up NCAA tourney birth.   aOSU has been a house of horrors for Purdue as long as I can remember. So honestly, I didn’t think winning was...
Via Boiled Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Purdue's size will challenge Buckeyes

Ohio State has a really big game Sunday night -- against a really good opponent. Purdue has won seven of its last eight games and comes to Columbus a half-game out of second place in the Big Ten. Nobody's catching Wisconsin, but the top four teams get first-round byes in the conference tournament. Purdue is dangerous because the Boilermakers are experienced, confident and big. 7...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Film Session: Purdue

In IU’s 67-63 loss to the Boilermakers on Thursday evening, A.J. Hammons was a force on both ends of the court. He disrupted Indiana’s shots at the rim and racked up 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor. We’ll take a look at the Hammons effect in the latest edition of Film Session: Stanford […] The post Film Session: Purdue appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana...
Via Inside the Hall
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

HAMMONS HEARTLESSLY CRUSHES HOOSIERS, 67-63

Starters: Jon Octeus, Dakota Mathias, Ray Davis, Vince Edwards, AJ HammonsFinishers: Bryson Scott, Kendall Stephens, Ray Davis, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons   What happened? Things you should absolutely remember from tonight: Purdue beat IU in Assembly Hall, 67-63, sweeping the Hoosiers for the first time since 2011. Purdue has won 7 of their last 8 games, with victories over three...
Via Boiled Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubble Profile: The Curious Case of the Purdue Boilermakers

Prior to the start of Big Ten play, nobody in their right mind thought that the words “NCAA tournament team” and “Purdue” would even be near the same sentence, let alone in it. However, with just a week and a half left in February, the Boilermakers find themselves in second place in the Big Ten and firmly involved in the bubble hunt. How did this story evolve? Purdue had...
Via The Student Section
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hammons scores 17, Purdue sends Rutgers to 9th loss in row

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) A.J. Hammons scored 17 points and Purdue held Rutgers to 33 percent shooting from the field in posting a 61-51 victory on Thursday night, sending the Scarlet Knights to their ninth straight loss. Rapheal Davis added 13 points and five rebounds as the Boilermakers (16-9, 8-4 Big Ten) won for the fifth time in six games and surpassed their win total from last...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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