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NCAA Tourney Sweet Sixteen 2018: Purdue 65, Texas Tech 78

Purdue falls in the Sweet Sixteen to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Ending a season and the career of four seniors. Four years ago, four seniors found themselves in West Lafayette with the intent to right the ship and turn the Purdue basketball program later. Four years and four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament later, including back to back Sweet 16 appearances, Dakota Mathias...
Via Hammer and Rails
21 hours ago

NCAA tweaks rule about braces to pave way for Haas return

Isaac Haas still seems unlikely to play in Purdue’s Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday night, but an amendment the NCAA made this week to a rule regarding protective braces has made it possible.According to Andy Katz of NCAA.com, Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski worked with NCAA officials and the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beard, Texas Tech oust Purdue 78-65 in NCAA East Region

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Beard has done it to Purdue again. The Texas Tech coach knocked the Boilermakers out of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, this time leading the third-seeded Red Raiders to a 78-65 victory in the Sweet 16. Keenan Evans scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, when Texas Tech scored 11 straight points to pull away. The Red Raiders (27...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: Is Chris Beard Screwing With Us?

The Texas Tech coach once upset Purdue as the Arkansas Little-Rock coach, is he playing a new game to beat us again? Chris Beard is a very charming guy. A good guy. He’s got a lot of funny stories, cute daughters, and a happy-to-be-here disposition that is almost impossible to dislike. Almost. And look, before we get there, I agree. It’s not fair that I chose a picture that makes...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Purdue Football: Spring Game Announced

April 7th, Purdue football will gear towards Brohm’s second season with their Spring Game at Ross-Ade Stadium Purdue football has released all the details about their spring football game, set to take place on April 7th at noon. The game will be free for admission as well as being broadcast live on Big Ten Network. Purdue football is coming off a major bounce back season thanks...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 days ago

Isaac Haas shows off brace designed by Purdue students

The fruits of Purdue’s engineering department are finally being revealed.Speaking with the media on Thursday ahead of Purdue’s Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday, injured big man Isaac Haas showed off the new elbow brace that was designed for him by the school’s engineering students. Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic shared some images: The senior Haas fractured his right elbow...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Most important match-ups in the Sweet 16

The Sweet Sixteen is so perfectly timed in the college basketball world. We spent last weekend ingesting unhealthy amounts of hoops at all hours of the day, cutting back on sleep, healthy habits, and appropriate levels of emotion. We all need the three day break to catch our breath, let the dust clear, and figure out where we go from here.The Sweet Sixteen is not the sixteen best...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Painter Coached His Butt Off Sunday

Imagine you’re doing a puzzle. (Yes this is still a sports blog, stay with me.) Imagine it’s just a five piece puzzle. You’ve done this puzzle a thousand times and you know exactly how it’s done. You’re going into a competition against another guy to see whose puzzle is best. Now, imagine that in your previous competition one of your puzzle pieces breaks. So you’ve got to replace...
Via Hammer and Rails
3 days ago

Purdue putting their engineering skills to use in attempt to get Isaac Haas an NCAA-approved brace

While the Purdue Boilermakers are thrilled to be in the Sweet 16 of this year’s NCAA Tournament, they know it will be difficult to keep winning without one of their best players, center Isaac Haas. The 7’2″ senior suffered a fractured right elbow in Purdue’s first-round victory over Cal State Fullerton, and that’s an injury that certainly won’t be healed by the end of the tournament...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago

Purdue engineering students to produce custom elbow brace for Isaac Haas

A group of Purdue students are coming to injured center Isaac Haas’ aid in a big way, and it could possibly benefit the team in its March Madness run.Haas suffered a fractured elbow during the team’s Round of 64 matchup against Cal State Fullerton, and is expected to miss the remainder of the tournament.Although that is no longer set in stone, though.Purdue’s engineering students...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue engineering students working on new elbow brace for Isaac Haas

Trying to get injured big man Isaac Haas back on the court is proving to be a whole team effort for Purdue, even beyond just the basketball team.Addressing the media Monday, Boilermakers coach Matt Painter revealed that the school’s engineering students are working on a new brace for Haas, who is currently nursing a fractured right elbow. Painter did express doubts, though, that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue’s replacement center Matt Haarms goes viral for hair obsession

Boilermakers redshirt freshman center Matt Haarms was tasked with an extremely difficult duty — attempting to replace injured big man Isaac Haas. Haarms played well in Sunday’s Round of 32 win, with six rebounds, two blocks and seven points, but he wasn’t Haas-level. He did, however, make sure his hair was looking good for the cameras during the game — like a billion times. Being...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Waiting Was the Hardest Part

He was recruited with Purdue’s four great seniors, but Jacquil Taylor has had everything go against him until now. When Purdue’s current senior class of Vince Edwards, Dakota Mathias, P.J. Thompson, and Isaac Haas came to Purdue in the fall of 2014 they were part of a transformational class. America has come to know them as a foursome that has now won a Big Ten championship, reached...
Via Hammer and Rails
6 days ago

Matt Haarms cracks jokes about hair after Purdue win

One of the major subplots of Purdue’s win over Butler was freshman big man Matt Haarms’ ongoing battle with his hair.Many took notice of the fact that Haarms was fiddling with his hair after nearly every possession to the point that he was asked about it after the game. The freshman wasn’t perturbed — in fact, he brought the jokes. The internet definitely noticed Haarms’ hair issues...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Butler's mascot Butler Blue III chows down on Boilermaker cake before Purdue game

Butler and Purdue are currently locking horns in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. But before the game, Butler Blue III, Butler’s adorable bulldog mascot, chowed down on a special “Boilermaker” cake that the team hoped would foreshadow a big win for the No. 10 seed. That’s just too cute.To this point, Butler is hanging tough, though Purdue has the edge with around seven minutes...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Follow live: No. 2 Purdue meets No. 10 Butler for spot in Sweet 16

Carsen Edwards (18.4 PPG) leads the Boilermakers against Kelan Martin (21.0 PPG) and the upset-minded Bulldogs.
6 days ago

Purdue wins without Haas, holds off Butler 76-73

DETROIT (AP) — Dakota Mathias sank a 3-pointer with 14.2 seconds left and second-seeded Purdue, minus star center Isaac Haas, held off 10th-seeded Butler 76-73 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. The Boilermakers (30-6) led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but Butler (21-14) cut the deficit to two and had the ball in the final minute. Kalen...
Via MyNorthwest.com
6 days ago

Purdue center Isaac Haas fractures right elbow, will miss remainder of NCAA Tournament

Purdue was a favorite to cut down the nets in San Antonio, despite being a 2-seed. The Boilermakers had that classic March combination of balanced offense, good defense, experienced guards, and plenty of size inside. Unfortunately, senior center Isaac Haas fractured his right elbow at some point during today’s win over Cal State Fullerton, and he’ll miss the remainder of the tournament...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago

Second-seeded Purdue pulls away, tops Cal St Fullerton 74-48

DETROIT (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 15 points and second-seeded Purdue eventually shook off the rust from a long layoff and routed Cal State Fullerton 74-48 Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Playing for the first time in nearly two weeks after losing to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament final, the Boilermakers (29-6) struggled to make shots down low...
Via MyNorthwest.com
8 days ago

2018 NCAA Tournament: Purdue Boilermakers

NCAA Tournament scouting report: Purdue Boilermakers
Via CBSSports.com
20 days ago

Fosters Farms Bowl: Purdue football vs Arizona preview and prediction

Purdue football is four days away from playing in their first bowl game in five years. On December 27th, Purdue (6-6) has a matchup with Arizona (7-5) at the Foster Farms Bowl at 8:30 p.m. ET broadcasted on FOX. Arizona finished the season 7-5 and third in the Pac-12 South division. They were ranked in the top 25 at the beginning of November after they rattled off four wins in a...
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Recapping the Maryland Terrapin’s loss to Purdue

Last night, the Maryland Terrapins lost their Big Ten opening basketball game to the Purdue Boilermakers by a final score of 80-75. In a game in which the Terrapins trailed by as much as 14, they were able to make a late game-run, and had a chance to tie the game with just 14 seconds left. While the game was certainly a testament to the Terrapins’ resiliency, and ability to not let...
Via isportsweb.com
December 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee to hire Jeff Brohm as next head coach

After missing out on their first couple options and following the entire Greg Schiano debacle, it looks like the downtrodden Tennessee Volunteers football program has its new head coach.According to this report from Jimmy Hyams of WNML in Knoxville, the Volunteers will hire current Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm in the same role. The details of the deal makes this reported hiring seem...
Via Sportsnaut
November 29, 2017  |  Discuss

It’s gone from bad to worse for the Arizona Wildcats

“…we probably weren’t nearly as good as everybody thought we were before we traveled down here.”That’s Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller talking. Now that’s not necessarily what you want to hear as a player, of course. But can anybody blame Miller at this point?Entering the week, his Wildcats were ranked No. 2 in the country. Behind only Duke, of course. Then Arizona would...
Via The Sports Post
November 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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