Purdue Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Purdue coach Matt Painter against 5th-year graduate transfer rule

    ESPN "Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball coach Matt Painter is not in favor of the fifth-year graduate transfer rule, even though he is benefiting from it in getting Michigan transfer Spike Albrecht. Painter, who was on Thursday's ESPNU College Basketball podcast, said players haven't used the rule..." May 27

  • Caleb Swanigan returning to Purdue

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "For at least one more season, Purdue will play a big brand of basketball in its frontcourt. Caleb Swanigan has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to Purdue for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward and other underclassmen who had declared for the draft faced an..." May 25

  • Purdue's Edwards withdraws from NBA draft

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "At least two-thirds of Purdue's potentially formidable frontcourt will return next season. Purdue announced today that Vincent Edwards has withdrawn from the NBA Draft to return for his junior season. It still awaits word on whether power forward Caleb Swanigan will do the same. The deadline..." May 24

  • Don't vilify John Beilein for doing his best to prevent Spike Albrecht's Purdue transfer

    Sporting News - NCAAB "John Beilein does not make for much of a villain. If it were legal to describe a Division I basketball coach as “kind” or “gentle”, such adjectives might fit his personality. So when he endorses an unpopular position in the college sports world, it ought to be a little bit more difficult to..." May 04

  • Spike Albrecht Announces Transfer to Purdue

    Bleacher Report "During his time in Ann Arbor, the Crown Point, Indiana, native averaged 3.9 points and two assists per game. He decided to end his career in December when a nagging hip injury forced him to step away from the sport after just nine games in 2015, but shortly thereafter his father hinted he may..." May 03

  • Purdue’s Vince Edwards to test NBA draft process

    The Exponent "Purdue sophomore Vince Edwards has announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent, maintaining his amateurism. Edwards will put his name into the NBA Draft, making him eligible to be drafted on draft night on June 23, 2016. He will be able to start..." April 05