Purdue Rumors & News

  • 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 Caleb Swanigan has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to Purdue for his sophomore season.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 Purdue announced today that Vincent Edwards has withdrawn from the NBA Draft to return for his junior season.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

  • Little Rock stuns Purdue in double overtime

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- With its season on the line, Little Rock turned to its senior guard to lead the way. Josh Hagins came through and the Trojans joined the growing list of Cinderella teams who took down a big program. Hagins scored 29 of his career-high 31 points after halftime, including six..." March 17

  • Michigan State tops Purdue for Big Ten title

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- As a child, Denzel Valentine fantasized about making game-winning plays and shots when he played basketball in his driveway. The Big Ten Player of the Year hit the game's most important shot again Sunday. Valentine had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and No. 2..." March 13

  • Beating Purdue too big a task for Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- A.J. Hammons was ready for whatever Michigan decided to throw at him on Saturday in the Big Ten tournament's first semifinal. The Wolverines gambled on one-on-one coverage against No. 13 Purdue's 7-foot senior center. While that strategy worked well in Michigan's February..." March 12

  • No. 13 Purdue steamrolls Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS - When No. 13 Purdue lost in January at Illinois, the first five minutes of the second half spelled doom in an 84-70 Fighting Illini victory. A 19-2 Purdue run to begin the second half of Friday's 89-58 Big Ten tournament quarterfinal victory removed any chance that the No. 12..." March 11

  • Swanigan, Thompson lead No. 15 Purdue past Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Freshman Caleb Swanigan and sophomore P.J. Thompson entered No. 15 Purdue's Senior Day game against Wisconsin averaging a combined 15.2 points. For outgoing seniors A.J. Hammons, Rapheal Davis, Johnny Hill and Stephen Toyra, Swanigan and Thompson each picked the..." March 06

  • No. 15 Purdue jumps out on Nebraska in win

    The Sports Xchange "LINCOLN, Neb. -- Purdue already had a decisive height advantage on Nebraska, and then another forward emerged to make life miserable for the Huskers. Sophomore forward Vince Edwards scored 20 points -- double his season average -- and No. 15 Purdue raced to a quick start in an 81-62 victory..." March 01

  • No. 20 Purdue slips past No. 10 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- With one of college basketball's best front lines, No. 20 Purdue has been seeking perimeter balance to complement the scoring of 7-footers A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas and 6-9 Caleb Swanigan. The Boilermakers got it at the perfect time on Saturday, when sophomore..." February 27