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  • Purdue's Vincent Edwards entering draft without agent

    Land of 10 "First Caleb Swanigan, now Purdue teammate Vince Edwards. A couple of days after Swanigan announced he has declared for the NBA draft without hiring an agent, Vincent Edwards has done the same. The Boilermakers shared Edwards’ decision Friday afternoon on Twitter. In the 2016-17 season,..." April 08

  • Purdue's Swanigan declares for NBA draft, won't hire agent

    Land of 10 "Caleb Swanigan could be heading to the NBA, but he won’t have to make his final decision yet. The Purdue sophomore announced on the “Popular Nobodies” podcast Wednesday morning that he’s declaring for the NBA Draft, but said he won’t yet hire an agent. You can listen to his announcement..." April 05

  • Kansas routs Purdue to reach Elite Eight

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's hard to imagine anything better, but Bill Self called his team's performance "one of the best games" the Jayhawks have played this year. Kansas got 26 points apiece from Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham to defeat Purdue 98-66 in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region..." March 24

  • Swanigan, Purdue hold off Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Come March, college basketball teams live by a simple mantra: Survive and advance. Saturday night, the Purdue Boilermakers did just that, blowing a 19-point lead in the second half only to steady themselves over the final minutes and hold off Iowa State for an 80-76 victory and..." March 19

  • Purdue navigates past Vermont

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Two years ago, Cincinnati brought Purdue's season to an abrupt end with a one-point victory. Last year, Arkansas-Little Rock forced a pair of overtimes before stunning the Boilermakers with a one-possession upset. But Purdue washed the bitter taste of those first-round upsets..." March 16

  • Michigan upsets No. 13 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michigan wore regular uniforms on Friday. And once again the Wolverines won, less than 48 hours after their plane ran into a ditch in Michigan. Michigan upset top seed and 13th-ranked Purdue 74-70 in overtime on Friday to advance to the Big Ten conference semifinals..." March 10

  • Edwards pushes No. 16 Purdue past Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 16 Purdue's plan was to give Vincent Edwards some maneuvering room under the basket on Sunday. The strategy worked almost to perfection as the 6-foot-8 junior scored a team-high 25 points and added five assists in a 69-65 Big Ten victory over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan..." March 05

  • No. 16 Purdue tops Indiana, seals Big Ten title share

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Three years removed from back-to-back losing seasons, No. 16 Purdue is back on top in the Big Ten Conference. Caleb Swanigan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Dakota Mathias added 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 16 Purdue clinched at least a share of the Big Ten..." February 28

  • Wagner leads Michigan to upset of No. 14 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- If there is anything else that Michigan needs to do in order to prove it should be in the NCAA tournament, it’s hard to imagine what such additional proof is right now. Continuing a terrific stretch of basketball in the past three weeks, Michigan led from start to finish..." February 25

  • Cline lifts No. 14 Purdue over Penn State in OT

    The Sports Xchange "STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Ryan Cline's job is to hit 3-pointers and the Purdue guard didn't disappoint when his team needed him to execute Tuesday night. Cline hit back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 win over Penn State in a game the Boilermakers nearly let slip..." February 21

  • No. 16 Purdue mows down Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue power forward Caleb Swanigan and 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas continue to make a case for being the nation's most productive 1-2 interior punch. In No. 16 Purdue's 80-63 victory over Michigan State in Mackey Arena on Saturday, Swanigan had 24 points and 15..." February 18

  • No. 16 Purdue handles Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- While not as athletic as Villanova, Kansas, UCLA or Kentucky, No. 16 Purdue literally has a big 1-2 punch that could make the Boilermakers a significant factor in the NCAA Tournament. Isaac Haas, a 7-foot-2 junior center, scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in a..." February 14

  • Vincent Edwards guides No. 16 Purdue by Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Purdue junior forward Vincent Edwards was coming off the first scoreless game of his career. "He was 0 for 7 against Maryland but he did some good things and helped us win," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "(Thursday night) he helped us win a different way. He was very..." February 09

  • No. 23 Purdue slips past No. 17 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- There was no player happier that Purdue came back for a rare road victory than Isaac Haas, who had an eventful final few minutes for the Boilermakers on Saturday. The 7-foot-2 junior center from Hokes Bluff, Ala., was called for a foul with 5:36 left and then was hit..." February 04

  • Swanigan leads No. 23 Purdue past No. 25 Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When playing No. 23 Purdue, an opponent has a difficult decision to make. Bring help to double-team big men Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas and leave the 3-point shooters open, or play Swanigan and Haas one-on-one and hound the shooters. Nothing No. 25..." February 01

  • Nebraska rallies late to upset No. 20 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "LINCOLN, Neb. -- After spending a good portion of the first half Sunday vomiting in the locker room, Nebraska forward Michael Jacobson found the strength to give the a late boost for an important Big Ten Conference basketball victory. The sophomore from Waukee, Iowa grabbed his fifth..." January 29

  • Purdue basketball announces F Basil Smotherman no longer with program

    Land of 10 "When Purdue takes the floor at Nebraska on Sunday afternoon it will do so without redshirt junior forward Basil Smotherman. Boilermakers coach Matt Painter announced early Sunday morning that Smotherman is no longer on the team. “There are standards and expectations that our student-athletes..." January 29

  • Swanigan helps No. 20 Purdue top Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Caleb Swanigan didn't feel intimidated by the Michigan State crowd. He just tried to shake off the noise and deliver a typically dominant performance. Swanigan racked up 25 points and 17 rebounds as No. 20 Purdue overcame a career-high 33 points from Miles Bridges and..." January 24

  • No. 21 Purdue throttles Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- It would be difficult to locate a college basketball team that had a better week than No. 21 Purdue. On Saturday, the Boilermakers got 19 points and 12 rebounds from Caleb Swanigan, shot 56.6 percent from the field (30 of 53) and ran away from Penn State 77-52 in..." January 21

  • No. 21 Purdue dominates Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas and 6-foot-8 power forward Caleb Swanigan are creating havoc on the same night, No. 21 Purdue is extremely good and extremely difficult to beat. Toss in 46.7 percent 3-point shooting and 20 of 22 from the free throw line, and an..." January 17

  • Jok leads Iowa past No. 17 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa got a measure of revenge Thursday. Tyler Cook hit a go-ahead free throw with 1:36 to play, Peter Jok scored a game-high 29 points, and Iowa pulled out an 83-78 win over No. 17 Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. There was an immense amount of satisfaction from Iowa..." January 13

  • No. 20 Purdue tops No. 13 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Having lost an overtime home game to Minnesota on New Year's Day, No. 20 Purdue certainly couldn't afford a second Big Ten loss in Mackey Arena in a week if the Boilermakers hope to challenge for the conference regular-season championship. Big men Caleb Swanigan and..." January 08

  • No. 20 Purdue edges Ohio State 76-75

    The Sports Xchange "Nothing ever comes easy for Purdue when the Boilermakers travel to Columbus. Thursday night was no different -- except for the result. Purdue's Caleb Swanigan, a 77 percent free-throw shooter, stepped up to the foul line and made one of two free throws with 5.3 seconds left. Ohio..." January 05

  • Minnesota knocks off No. 15 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- At 13.5 points a game, Minnesota guard Nate Mason entered Sunday's Big Ten game at Purdue with a solid but certainly not spectacular scoring average. Against the No. 15 Boilermakers, Mason was spectacular, contributing 31 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and two..." January 01

  • No. 15 Purdue coasts past Iowa in Big Ten opener

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Known as No. 15 Purdue's go-to players, power forward Caleb Swanigan and 7-2 center Isaac Haas had four total points at halftime of Wednesday night's Big Ten opener against Iowa in Mackey Arena. A team knows it is its night when that happens and it still leads by 24..." December 29

  • Swanigan (32 points, 20 rebounds) leads No. 15 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- For Purdue coach Matt Painter, being around 6-foot-8 sophomore power forward Caleb Swanigan is exciting. Coaching him, according to Painter, is a breath of fresh air. Swanigan had a career-best 32 points to go with 20 rebounds -- one shy of his career high --..." December 21

  • No. 15 Purdue overwhelms Western Illinois 82-50

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When a college basketball team's best player also is its hardest-working player, success usually follows. That's the case this season for No. 15 Purdue, whose sophomore power forward Caleb Swanigan now has nine double-doubles through 12 games after contributing 21..." December 19

  • No. 18 Purdue rolls over Cleveland State

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- There's a mature pulse about Purdue's No. 18 basketball team. The Boilermakers continue to receive a blend of perimeter and interior scoring while giving most opponents fits on the defensive end. That was the case again Saturday when the Boilermakers got 14..." December 10

  • 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

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