Purdue Rumors & News

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 Caleb Swanigan has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to Purdue for his sophomore season.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 Purdue announced today that Vincent Edwards has withdrawn from the NBA Draft to return for his junior season.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

  • No. 22 Indiana uses perimeter play to slay No. 17 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Perimeter got the best of interior. That was the storyline Saturday night in Assembly Hall, where No. 22 Indiana's strong collection of perimeter players overcame No. 17 Purdue's dominant front line. Small forward Troy Williams had 19 points, and guard Yogi Ferrell..." February 21

  • Hammons-led nucleus lifts No. 17 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue is a Top 25 team in large part because of senior center A.J. Hammons, sophomore center Isaac Haas and freshman power forward Caleb Swanigan. Led by Hammons' 18 points and 12 rebounds, eight points and four rebounds from Haas and four points and seven rebounds..." February 16

  • Michigan takes down No. 18 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "Michigan got its best player back and picked up one of its best Big Ten wins of the season on Saturday. Per usual, the Wolverines appear poised to peak at the right time under coach John Beilein. Guard Zak Irvin scored 22 points and sparked a late run, helping Michigan rally past No...." February 13

  • Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan in doubt for this weekend with ankle injury

    College Basketball Talk "Purdue won at Minnesota on Wednesday night, but they did it without star freshman Caleb Swanigan. ‘Biggie’ rolled his ankle in a loss to Iowa over the weekend, and while he still managed to play 10 second half minutes in that game — and practice for the majority of the time on Tuesday — the..." January 28

  • Guard Raphael Davis (knee) nears return for Boilermakers

    ESPN "After missing the last three games due to a knee injury for No. 11 Purdue, guard Rapheal Davis, the reigning Big Ten defensive player of the year, will return sometime this week, coach Matt Painter told ESPN on Sunday. The Boilermakers (8-0) will face IUPUI on Monday, Howard on Wednesday and..." December 07

  • Purdue's Rapheal Davis likely to miss Pittsburgh game with injured knee

    CBS Sports "Purdue guard Rapheal Davis is doubtful for the Boilermakers' game with Pittsburgh on Tuesday with an injured knee. School spokesman Chris Forman tweeted that Davis "tried to go" in practice over the course of yesterday and today, but couldn't get through either. Purdue's win over Lehigh this..." December 01

  • Purdue junior Basil Smotherman to redshirt

    The Score "Following the announcement that Purdue's Caleb Swanigan has been granted eligibility to play, junior Basil Smotherman will redshirt this season, head coach Matt Painter confirmed. With the announcement, Smotherman will have two years of eligibility remaining." November 02

  • Caleb Swanigan ruled eligible by NCAA

    ESPN "Talented Purdue freshman big man Caleb Swanigan has received his NCAA clearance, the school announced Friday. Sources said the NCAA interviewed both Swanigan and his legal father, agent Roosevelt Barnes, about their relationship while determining Swanigan's eligibility. According to Bleacher..." November 01

  • Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan not yet eligible to play

    CBS Sports "Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan is not yet eligible for the upcoming season, according to a report from Bleacher Report. "We're still working through the process," Painter said. He declined to comment further. According to the source, the NCAA is investigating the relationship between Swanigan..." October 26

  • Purdue's Smotherman sees redshirt opportunity

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue junior Basil Smotherman said he hadn't dunked all offseason. Not in an open gym, and not in practice. Considering the Indianapolis native is most known for his unique name and airborne attacks on rims, it's surprising he would abstain from the practice. But Smotherman prioritized other,..." October 19

  • Texas PG Carsen Edwards commits to Purdue

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue badly needed a point guard in its 2016 recruiting class. On Tuesday night, it landed one. Carsen Edwards of Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas, verbally committed to Matt Painter's Boilermakers. The 6-foot, 170-pound Edwards was named Player of the Year by the Houston..." August 11

  • Purdue's Jacquil Taylor receives medical hardship waiver

    Indianapolis Star "When Purdue forward Jacquil Taylor finally returned to the court this summer, he brought a little something extra with him. The 6-foot-9 Massachusetts native has put on about 25 pounds since last season — most of it muscle. A stress reaction in his left shin effectively ended his freshman..." July 22

  • Purdue's Mathias breathing easier this summer after offseason medical procedure

    Indianapolis Star "One year ago, Dakota Mathias was a Purdue freshman trying to adapt to the rigors and physicality of major college basketball. But the 6-foot-4 shooting guard had more trouble keeping up than he expected. Respiratory problems and other illnesses hampered him throughout the summer and kept him a..." July 20

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    2015 Homestead (IN) center Caleb Swanigan - a former Michigan State commit - has committed to Purdue, according to @evgeeker.

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan, former Mich. State commit, picks Purdue

    CBS Sports "Purdue is going to be huge next season. Five-star 2015 big man Caleb Swanigan has verbally committed to the Boilermakers. Swanigan had previously picked Michigan State, but he backed out of that choice earlier this month. Following reports of his new school of choice, he tweeted this on..." May 19

  • Purdue's NCAA potential swayed transfer Johnny Hill

    Indianapolis Star "Purdue men's basketball's tenuous point guard depth received a big boost on Sunday. Former Texas-Arlington point guard Johnny Hill said the Boilermakers' NCAA tournament potential helped clinch his decision to accept their scholarship offer. Hill chose Purdue over Big Ten Conference rival..." May 11

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan backs out of Michigan State commitment

    CBS Sports "Sources confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday that five-star big man prospect Caleb Swanigan has reneged on his commitment to Michigan State. The verbal commitment from Swanigan was big enough for us to move Michigan State up from a few spots outside the top 10 into our No. 8 spot in our..." May 07

  • Purdue C A.J. Hammons will return for his senior season

    CBS Sports "Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return for his senior season, according to a release from the Purdue athletic department. “Earning my degree is one of the most important goals that I have for myself and returning to Purdue next year will enable me to reach that,” Hammons, who is on track to..." April 19

  • Injury ends Purdue freshman Taylor's season

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "A stress reaction in his left shin has kept Purdue freshman Jacquil Taylor out of games since December and out of practice for weeks. But classmate P.J. Thompson is never surprised to see Taylor in the gym, doing what little he can to stay sharp. "If there's one thing I know about Quil, it's..." February 11

  • Ex-Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady spent $600 per week on awful combover

    Sportress of Blogitude "Gene Keady’s basketball I.Q. has never been questioned. The former longtime men’s basketball coach of the Purdue Boilermakers had a lengthy run of considerable success during his 25 seasons overseeing the Purdue program, coaching the team to a 512-270 record from 1980-2005, which included six Big..." November 13

  • Tech guard C.J. Walker commits to Purdue

    Indianapolis Star "Tech guard C.J. Walker committed to play his college basketball at Purdue, the junior guard tweeted Tuesday. Walker, a 6-foot point guard, had offers from Butler, Cincinnati, Ball State and Western Illinois. Xavier had also shown a high level of interest. "He had a couple real good talks..." October 28

  • Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus commits to Purdue

    CBS Sports "Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus said that he has committed to Purdue and will be eligible immediately for the entire 2014-15 season. Octeus initially committed to UCLA after graduating from Colorado State but didn't get into the Bruins' graduate school program." October 09

  • Four-star 2016 guard Eron Gordon's eligibility appeal filed with Department of Ed

    Indianapolis Star "Eron Gordon's eligibility appeal with the Department of Education's case review panel was filed today. Gordon, a 6-2 junior, was ruled ineligible by the Indiana High School Athletic Association after transferring from North Central to Cathedral. The IHSAA ruled that Gordon had transferred for..." September 30

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Purdue basketball duo take aim at 50,000-shot goal

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Bryson Scott no longer wanted to be known strictly for aggressively driving to the basket. Basil Smotherman desired to expanded his offensive reputation beyond occasional crowd-pleasing dunks. This spring, the Purdue men’s basketball sophomores decided they could only alter those identities..." June 23

  • Carmel guard Ryan Cline commits to Purdue

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "As the 3-pointers kept falling for Carmel senior-to-be Ryan Cline this summer, the college interest kept building. The 6-foot-5 guard could have waited out the July evaluation period to see which other programs would offer a scholarship. But Cline decided Sunday night that none of them could..." June 03

  • Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson chooses Houston

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kelvin Sampson has landed his first major recruit at Houston. According to the Indianapolis Star, Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson decided to become a Cougar on Thursday while on a visit to Houston. "(Coach) Sampson is ready to get it rolling again at Houston with the rest of the coaching..." May 09

  • Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return for junior season

    College Basketball Talk "The 2013-14 season was a disappointing one for Purdue, with Matt Painter’s Boilermakers finishing 15-17 overall and 5-13 in Big Ten play. Among the players expected to lead the way next season for a group that hopes to turn things around is center A.J. Hammons, who on Wednesday announced that..." April 17

  • Ohio St. 63, Purdue 61

    ProSportsDaily "LaQuinton Ross posted 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as the Buckeyes edged the Boilermakers in a Big Ten tournament first-round matchup in Indianapolis. Aaron Craft added 16 points and three steals for No. 5 seed Ohio State (24-8), which will face fourth-seeded Nebraska in Friday's..." March 14

  • Northwestern 74, Purdue 65

    ProSportsDaily "Drew Crawford scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the visiting Wildcats completed a season sweep over the Boilermakers. Alex Olah added 14 points and seven rebounds for Northwestern (13-18, 6-12 Big Ten), which snapped a seven-game losing streak. Tre Demps chipped in with 10 points..." March 10

  • Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70

    ProSportsDaily "Frank Kaminsky went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and scored 22 points as the host Badgers completed a season sweep of the Boilermakers for their eighth straight victory. Traevon Jackson added 12 of his 14 points in the first half and Josh Gasser contributed 13 for Wisconsin (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten),..." March 06

  • Redshirt freshman Simpson's career comes to an early end due to heart condition

    Purdue Sports "Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced that redshirt-freshman Jay Simpson's career is over due to the heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). "Obviously, this is very tough and upsetting news to take. You never want to see a young athlete's career end in a..." March 05

  • Iowa 83, Purdue 76

    ProSportsDaily "Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting as the Hawkeyes earned a Big Ten win over the visiting Boilermakers. Marble also had five assists and four steals and Aaron White put up 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (20-9, 9-7), who solidified their standing for an at-large..." March 02

  • Michigan 77, Purdue 76

    ProSportsDaily "Glenn Robinson III caught the inbounds pass, dribbled once and converted a layup at the buzzer as the Wolverines stunned the host Boilermakers. Robinson, whose father was an All-American at Purdue, finished with 17 points and eight rebounds for Michigan (20-7, 12-3 Big Ten). Nik Stauskas missed..." February 27

  • Michigan's Glenn Robinson III hits game-winner, stuns Purdue in overtime,77-76

    Michigan Live "Michigan's Glenn Robinson III ended Wednesday night center stage at his father's old stomping ground. He was the last player remaining on Purdue's home floor, fielding an interview by the Big Ten Network. He smiled wide. He'd left the Mackey Arena crowd stunned and dejected. Robinson --..." February 27

  • Sterling Carter To Miss Remainder of Season With Knee Injury

    Purdue Sports "Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced that senior guard Sterling Carter will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's contest at Nebraska. Carter tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and his medial and lateral meniscus in his right..." February 25

  • Nebraska 76, Purdue 57

    ProSportsDaily "Terran Petteway scored 29 points as the host Cornhuskers harassed the visiting Boilermakers into 30.2 percent shooting to win their fifth straight contest. Shavon Shields added 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Nebraska (16-10, 8-6 Big Ten), which has won six in a row at home during..." February 24