Purdue Rumors & News

  • 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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    Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop

    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

  • The 'Big Dog' still feeling the Purdue

    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel "Glenn Robinson felt the Mackey Arena crowd love -- again. Twenty years after he dominated college basketball as a Purdue Boilermaker, nothing had changed. “This is,” he said, “a special moment.” Robinson had many of them while wearing Old Gold and Black. On Thursday night, as the Boilers..." February 24

  • Michigan State 94, Purdue 79: Spartans break school record with 17 three-pointers

    Detroit Free Press "Are you going to guard me? Adreian Payne said that with his body language a few times Thursday at Mackey Arena — catching the ball, looking around for a moment, all but shrugging before floating another perfect jump shot through the rim. “After a minute it just seemed kind of awkward,” Payne..." February 21

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • Balanced Big Ten doesn’t have clear torch-bearers yet

    Chicago Sun-Times "We know this is shaping up as a really good year in the Big Ten. How good? A month before the teams gather in Indianapolis for what ought to be a raucous conference tournament, we don’t know. Will the Big Ten, which had three teams ranked in the top five until early January, finish what it..." February 12

  • Ohio State knocks off Purdue 67-49 in Value City Arena

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Is Ohio State back? It's probably still premature to answer that question definitively, but things are certainly looking up for the Buckeyes after a 67-49 win over Purdue in Value City Arena on Saturday night. Ohio State, unranked for the first time in four years, came into the game with..." February 09

  • Michigan runs past Purdue, 75-66; extends winning streak to 10

    Michigan Live "Jordan Morgan, Michigan’s lone senior, offered up a history lesson this week. “These last few years we've had that back and forth being the hunter versus the hunted,” Morgan said. Having gone from perceived also-ran entering Big Ten play this season, Michigan now is ranked 10th in the..." January 31

  • In top 10 again, Michigan basketball can't afford to overlook Purdue

    Detroit Free Press "Carrying a 7-0 Big Ten start and a nine-game winning streak, Michigan is back in the national spotlight. That’s what knocking off three straight top 10 opponents will do to heal a reputation. Now comes the challenge for the Wolverines, dealing with the increased attention being ranked No. 10..." January 30

  • Big Ten race crowded in middle

    Fox Sports Ohio "If Ohio State wants to get back in the Big Ten race, it can't afford many more slips. The conference race is suddenly very crowded in the middle, where the Buckeyes reside heading into a Wednesday night home game vs. bottom dwelling Penn State. But Ohio State has won just once in its last five..." January 29

  • Purdue set to take on streaking Wolverines

    Indianapolis Star "To break a two-game losing skid, Purdue men's basketball must travel to Michigan on Thursday and become the first Big Ten Conference team to beat the Wolverines. Michigan, last season's national runner-up to Louisville, went 7-4 in nonconference play. That stretch included losses to No. 16 Iowa..." January 28

  • Improved defense, balanced scoring help beat Purdue, end 3-game skid

    Wisconsin State Journal "Junior center Frank Kaminsky and his teammates on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team didn’t know Bo Ryan was sick until the veteran coach mentioned it during a timeout. “He said, ‘Keep the trash can ready,’ ” Kaminsky said, “and then I kind of took a step back because I didn’t..." January 26

  • Purdue suffers double OT loss to Northwestern

    Indianapolis Star "After escaping with an improbable victory over Penn State on Saturday, Purdue's men's basketball players joked and laughed through their postgame interviews. In the dark hallways under Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday, the somber Boilermakers spoke with regret about a 63-60 double-overtime loss to..." January 22