Purdue Rumors & News

  • Sources: Purdue plans to bring back Darrell Hazell for fourth season in 2016

    Yahoo! Sports "Purdue plans to bring embattled football coach Darrell Hazell back for a fourth season in 2016, sources told Yahoo Sports. The school has not yet announced that Hazell will return. With a 6-26 record, Hazell has the worst winning percentage in school history (.188) for any coach who was at..." November 05

  • Purdue announces $60M upgrade to football facilities

    Indianapolis Star "Purdue announced Wednesday that it plans to upgrade its football training facilities, spending $60 million to improve the Mollenkopf Athletic Center. President Mitch Daniels and athletic director Morgan Burke will seek approval from the Board of Trustees during its December meeting. "This is..." October 21

  • Pair of Boilermakers arrested on weed, alcohol charges

    Indianapolis Star "A pair of Purdue football players were arrested over the weekend for minor consumption and possession of marijuana. Freshman linebacker Wyatt Cook, 18, was arrested for minor consumption. Freshman defensive end Chazmyn Turner, 18, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Cook or Turner have..." October 07

  • Purdue's David Blough to start at QB

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue coach Darrell Hazell announced Tuesday that David Blough will start at quarterback when the Boilermakers host Bowling Green on Saturday. Blough replaces Austin Appleby, who started the first three games this season and the final seven last year. Hazell said the decision was driven by..." September 22

  • 2 Purdue football players arrested in bicycle theft

    Indianapolis Star "Two freshmen on Purdue's football team were arrested Wednesday for theft. David Rose, 18, and Evyn Cooper, 18, were arrested by Purdue University Police early Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing bicycles. Cooper was arrested for theft; Rose was arrested for attempted theft. The incident..." September 17

  • Purdue puts two-game cap on Gelen Robinson’s suspension

    College Football Talk "Earlier this month, Darrell Hazell confirmed Gelen Robinson would miss at least two games and up to four following an offseason arrest. In the end, the punishment meted it is at the lower end of the spectrum. The Purdue head coach revealed Thursday that Robinson will be suspended for the..." August 29

  • Purdue’s Danny Ezechukwu relieved about knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "When Purdue’s medical personnel informed Danny Ezechukwu he didn’t suffer a torn ACL in Saturday’s scrimmage, well, you can probably guess the rest. “It was a huge relief,” the sophomore linebacker said following Wednesday’s practice. Ezechukwu suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee..." August 27

  • Austin Appleby named Purdue's starting QB

    Indianapolis Star "Austin Appleby was named Purdue's starting quarterback by coach Darrell Hazell on Tuesday. The decision isn't a surprise since Appleby exited spring practice atop the depth chart and remained there throughout summer workouts and training camp. "I'm glad it's official and now I can focus on..." August 26

  • Arrest to cost Purdue’s Gelen Robinson at least two games

    Indianapolis Star "Purdue sophomore Gelen Robinson will miss at least the first two games of the 2015 season following his alcohol-related arrest this summer. Robinson's suspension could grow to four games, coach Darrell Hazell said at Friday's Big Ten media day. "It will be a minimum of two and a maximum of..." August 04

  • Gelen Robinson's arrest violates prior diversion agreement

    Indianapolis Star "Purdue sophomore rush end Gelen Robinson was arrested over the weekend for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or more and illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage. Robinson was booked into Tippecanoe County Jail at 3:49 a.m. Saturday. He was released about 11..." June 29

  • Ex-Purdue QB Danny Etling reportedly transferring to LSU

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "LSU reportedly received a boost to its depth at quarterback on Monday. According to TigerBait.com, former Purdue quarterback Danny Etling is transferring to LSU after a weekend visit. Etling, a junior, announced his decision to leave Purdue after two seasons earlier this month. Etling, a..." June 23

  • Purdue football sophomore Gelen Robinson arrested

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "Purdue sophomore rush end Gelen Robinson was arrested over the weekend for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or more and illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage. Robinson was booked into Tippecanoe County Jail at 3:49 a.m. Saturday. He was released about 11..." June 23

  • Purdue football duo cleared for full activity

    Indianapolis Star "What can Danny Anthrop and Elijah Sindelar do today that they couldn't during Purdue's spring football practice? "I can do everything," Anthrop said. What about Sindelar? "Everything," the freshman quarterback said. Anthrop and Sindelar have been cleared for full activity after..." June 23

  • Drew Brees donates $1 million to Purdue football

    CBS Sports "Drew Brees's star wattage has expanded far beyond the borders of West Lafayette, Indiana, and Purdue football. But the Super Bowl winner remains as committed to his alma mater as ever. Having already donated $2 million to Purdue athletics' academic support programs in 2007 -- the names of Drew..." June 19

  • Potential starting QB Danny Etling transferring from Purdue

    CBS Sports "Purdue's quarterback competition may be a little clearer after Danny Etling's decision transfer from the program. Etling started 12 games for the Boilermakers over the last two seasons: seven as a true freshman in 2013 and the first five games of 2014. Junior Austin Appleby finished last season..." June 11

  • Report: Louisville, Purdue schedule neutral-site 2017 opener

    CBS Sports "Louisville will reportedly open its 2017 season in Big Ten country. According to ESPN, the Cardinals will face off against Purdue in Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium to kick off the 2017 season. The teams have met only once before, tying 22-22 in 1987 in West Lafayette, Indiana. The game..." May 06

  • Purdue WR Danny Anthrop ahead of schedule in ACL recovery

    Indianapolis Star "With his knee tightly wrapped and still trying to sort through what happened a few hours earlier, Danny Anthrop loaded himself onto the bus following the Nov. 1 football loss at Nebraska. Although the extent of his right knee injury wasn't known before the Boilermakers traveled back to West..." February 14

  • Texas TE Jess Trussell commits to Purdue

    Indianapolis Star "Texas tight end Jess Trussell joined Purdue's 2015 recruiting class Wednesday night. Trussell committed during a home visit with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach John Shoop. The 6-5, 219-pound Trussell took an official visit to Purdue last weekend. "The coaching staff is..." January 22

  • USF hires former Purdue coach Danny Hope as co-OC

    CBS Sports "After two seasons outside of coaching, former Purdue coach Danny Hope has returned to college football as USF's new co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, the Bulls announced Friday. From the USF statement regarding Hope's hire and the promotion of staff member David Reaves: Hope..." December 19

  • Purdue's Danny Anthrop out for season with knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "That is Danny Anthrop. However, the Boilermakers will be without their top receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury Saturday in the loss to Nebraska. "You feel so bad for him," Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. "The guy plays so hard and brings so much energy and passion to the field,..." November 04

  • Purdue loses linebacker Robinson to torn ACL

    College Football Talk "Purdue senior linebacker Sean Robinson has played his final game of the 2014 season. Boilermakers head coach Darrell Hazell announced Monday Robinson tore his ACL in his right knee in a game earlier this season. Robinson’s ACL was torn back on October 4 against Illinois. He recorded five..." October 20

  • Danny Etling named Purdue's starting quarterback

    Indianapolis Star "Danny Etling's work is just beginning. He was named Purdue's starting quarterback Monday. It wasn't a surprise. Etling was the No. 1 quarterback after spring practice and didn't do anything to lose the job during training camp. Austin Appleby was given every chance to move past Etling,..." August 19

  • 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 09

  • Purdue safety Taylor Richards suspended two games

    Indianapolis Star "Purdue's safety position will undergo some re-shuffling the first two games of the 2014 season. Senior Taylor Richards will serve a two-game suspension following his alcohol-related arrest in December, coach Darrell Hazell said during an interview Thursday. Also, safety Landon Feichter is..." July 30

  • Trinity grad Dalyn Dawkins transfers to Colorado State

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Dalyn Dawkins, a Trinity High School product who played a season at Purdue, told The Coloradoan newspaper on Thursday morning that he's transferring to Colorado State University. Dawkins, the nephew of former Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins, played sparingly for a one-win Boilmakers team as..." May 08

  • Big Ten not keen on Friday night football

    Chicago Sun-Times "“Friday Night Lights” is not coming to the Big Ten any time soon. Social media was abuzz Thursday regarding various reports the Big Ten was looking into playing football games on Friday night. The Big Ten’s 10-year broadcast contract for regular-season games with ABC and ESPN is up in 2017...." March 01

  • Kentucky football target Elijah Sindelar commits to play quarterback at Purdue

    Central Kentucky News "Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar turned down a chance to play at Kentucky when he made his verbal commitment today to Purdue, where he was recruited by former UK receiver Gerad Parker. “I kind of felt like that was going to happen, but I wasn’t sure,” Caldwell coach David..." February 13

  • Signing day: Ranking the Big Ten

    Chicago Sun-Times "1. Ohio State The Buckeyes may have stubbed their toe in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State, but Urban Meyer hasn’t lost his recruiting touch. OSU has seven four-star players from Ohio in a 23-man class that also draws from the talent hotbeds of Florida and Texas. Locally, Meyer has..." February 06

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