Purdue Rumors & News

  • No. 18 Purdue overwhelms Arizona State from distance

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Whether it was down low or way outside, No. 18 Purdue flexed its collective muscles in overwhelming Arizona State 97-64 in the first game of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Purdue (7-2) hit 15 of 27 3-pointers, scored 42 points in the paint and..." December 06

  • No. 14 Louisville defeats No. 15 Purdue in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- Limiting Purdue's fearsome low-post game to modest numbers, No. 14 Louisville beat the No. 15 Boilermakers 71-64 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Louisville coach Rick Pitino spent most of the lead-up to Wednesday night's..." November 30

  • Swanigan carries No. 17 Purdue past NJIT

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- After declaring for the NBA Draft in the spring, Caleb Swanigan of Purdue waited until the final day before withdrawing and announcing he would return to college for his sophomore season. Boilermaker coach Matt Painter and Purdue fans certainly are happy about that..." November 26

  • No. 17 Purdue routs Utah State behind Haas, Mathias

    The Sports Xchange "Opponents know that when facing No. 17 Purdue, big men Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas will be difficult to contain. But when the Boilermakers get a strong offensive performance from one of their guards - in this case a career best 25 points from Dakota Mathias - Purdue (3-1) is an extremely..." November 23

  • No. 15 Purdue escapes against Georgia State with late rally

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- No. 15 Purdue learned a valuable lesson Friday night, and fortunately for the Boilermakers, they did not have to learn that lesson the hard way. Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 15 Purdue closed the game on a 20-0 run to rally for a 64-56 victory..." November 18

  • Nojel Eastern picks Purdue because of coaches, proximity to home

    Chicago Tribune "Evanston senior Nojel Eastern made sure his college selection announcement would have little drama. In front of a large throng of students, coaches and administrators at Beardsley Gym on Wednesday, Eastern slowly unzipped his black full-sleeve warmup to reveal his college choice:..." November 17

  • No. 3 Villanova gets road win over No. 15 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When a college basketball team has won an NCAA tournament, it obviously knows how to perform on center stage. Third-ranked Villanova showed that necessary grit and mental toughness Monday night, sinking its first seven second-half shots during a 17-6 run and held off..." November 14

  • Purdue crushes McNeese State by 34

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- This certainly wasn't the best opponent No. 15 Purdue will play during the non-conference portion of its schedule, but the Boilermakers veteran front line of forwards Caleb Swanigan and Vincent Edwards and center Isaac Haas was as good as advertised during Friday night's..." November 11

  • Purdue's Ryan Cline suspended 3 additional games

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter announced he has extended sophomore guard Ryan Cline's suspension to include three additional contests. Purdue originally announced Cline would miss the exhibition opener, Sunday's closed scrimmage and the regular season opener for a violation of team..." November 04

  • Matt Painter and Purdue have come a long way, will stick together longer

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It is not quite three years removed from the day Matt Painter stood before the assembled reporters in a hotel near the Chicago airport on Big Ten media day and vowed he would run the Purdue basketball program like the Purdue basketball program. Now, he is contracted to run it well into the next..." August 26

  • Purdue, Painter agree to contract extension

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue coach Matt Painter confirmed Sunday that he has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. Painter, via text message, said the deal may not be finalized until later this summer. Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke could not immediately be reached for..." July 19

  • Purdue's Smotherman suspended for season opener

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue men's basketball announced Wednesday night that it has suspended junior forward Basil Smotherman for the season opener against McNeese State for a violation of team rules. Smotherman is also suspended for the closed scrimmage against West Virginia and the exhibition game against Southern..." July 15