Maui Wrap-Up and Looking Forward

Last year Purdue embarrassed themselves at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando. First, they had a very poor half against #5 Oklahoma State, played well enough in the second half to make it interesting, but ultimately was unable to come away with the win. That team proved itself to be some combination of mentally soft and immature, as evident by the technical foul and the flagrant foul...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

It Begins!

The start of basketball season has made me as giddy as a schoolgirl. A lot has happened between the end of last season and the start of this one. Almost all of that has been positive, and for a program that has spent the last couple of years struggling, there’s some hope that this season will be different.   Tempering any excitement is the knowledge that for the third consecutive...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What Trevor Thompson’s Commit means…(basketball gumbo)

Late last weekend, the news of Trevor Thompson’s commitment to Thad Matta broke…and in its wake there was gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands. Thompson’s decision has some implications, some might not be obvious on the surface. Some Purdue fans on the KHC board are convinced that Trevor Thompson not committing to Purdue is an indicator of a bad state of things in West...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Simpson's Greatest Hits

As we all learned yesterday, Jay Simpson’s basketball career is sadly over. As a redshirt freshman, Jay didn’t even get one full year of college ball under his belt – however, he’s still alive and with any luck will go on and live a nice, full, long life. All because his condition was diagnosed in time. As we lament these past two seasons of Purdue basketball being somewhat...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Heart ailment ends Simpson’s career at Purdue

Doctors have told Purdue forward Jay Simpson his career is over because of a heart condition.
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Simpson Update (and basketball note)

If you haven't heard, RS Freshman power forward, Jay Simpson's career is over at Purdue. After becoming faint and nearly passing out a few games ago, Simpson began a battery of tests. The diagnosis is HCM or Hypertrophic Cardiomyotrophy. This is the same condition that took the lives of Hank Gathers, Reggie Lewis and others. I'm not a doctor, but I do read words on the interwebnet...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartans make it rain, beat Boilers 94-79

Michigan State hit an otherworldly, NBA Jam-esque hot streak from beyond the arc to beat Purdue in Mackey Arena, with a final score of 94-79. Before we look at the individual performances, let’s take a look at a few numbers after the break. 13-19 (68%) Michigan State’s three point shooting in the first half of play. The first half. FIRST HALF. 1 The number of non...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Player apathy takes over as Purdue falls at Penn State, 79-68

Hey! That sucked! Purdue travelled to the Bryce Jordan center and found a way to lose in familiarly frustrating fashion, 79-68. Both teams have three Big Ten wins, but seem to be moving in drastically different directions. The Nittany Lions suddenly looks dangerous on a three-game winning stream (including a win over #23 OSU), while the Boilermakers dropped their fourth consecutive...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

One good half isn't enough: Purdue falls to Wisconsin 72-58

Gah. Purdue’s weak second half cost them today, as they fell 72-58 to #9 Wisconsin in Mackey Arena. This is only Wisconsin’s third win in West Lafayette, but that factoid doesn’t make me feel better. Those tuxedo t-shirt warmups , however, were pretty sweet. Below the break for more. Warning: it's aggravating. Wisconsin opened the game attacking Purdue’s lackluster...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Boilers wake up in time to rip out PSU's heart

For the second time this season, Matty and his band of basketball pirates commendeered a victory and placed it in the left-hand column. Much like the NKU game, Purdue was uninspired for much of the contest, played horribly, yet ripped the game away at the last-possible moment. Tonight, it was a seemingly-lucky, off-balance three point shot, followed by a defensive stop, followed...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boilers Finish Mountaineers off for Big Win

Let's all be honest- the good guys really needed that one...and a lot of the reasons that was a win were probably things that Painter has been harping on for the last few weeks. Consistency. Purdue needed two good halves of basketball in which they held a lead and just played solid basketball. They got that in one of the toughest venues in America. Sure, the students were...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Non-Conference Wrapup

(Attempt #2. Mental note: always save your work, just in case you click the wrong stupid button on your mouse and your browser happily leaves the page you were on.) Yes, I know, non-conference play isn't quite over yet, but Maryland-Eastern Shore is the kind of school you schedule to add a W to your record and to let you experiment before conference play begins. As we all know...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Home Sweet Home

Purdue notched their 5th straight Big Ten/ACC challenge victory against Boston College, 88-67 tonight, according to the Cliz and Rob Blackmon, that is tied for the longest streak since the inception of the challenge.  As far the challenge it ended in a tie for the second straight season, no Donovan, there is not another overtime.  Purdue looked good right out of the gate against...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Video Breakdowns: Old Spice Classic (with a slice of optimism)

1-2 in the Old Spice Classic. Not ideal, but (in my eyes) it was far from any sort of disaster as instant-Twitter reactions might suggest. I have several video clips from all three games, both positive and critical, but I realize that fan morale behind Purdue’s basketball is low and readers might need a reason to believe. If you fall into that category…look no further. I can...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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