PURDUE BOILERMAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP
Matt Painter is a heck of a coach and if you don't believe me, just watch some tape of the 2012-13 basketball team for all the proof you need. This was one of the youngest teams in terms of starting experience returning in the conference and I'll readily admit I thought this team was going to struggle all season long because of it.
Instead this team punched...
Guard Anthony Johnson will leave Purdue and transfer to another school.
Coach Matt Painter made the announcement in a news release Monday afternoon.
Johnson, a redshirt sophomore and native of Chicago, averaged 5.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 68 career games with the Boilermakers. This past season, Johnson started seven times in 24 games, averaging 4.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. He...
Purdue forward Jacob Lawson is leaving the program after two seasons.
In a release from the athletic department, coach Matt Painter said Lawson had requested and was given his release. Painter went on to say he enjoyed having Lawson in the program and wished him well.
The North Carolina native was a part-time starter last season and finishes his career in West Lafayette with averages...
Coach: Matt Painter (7 seasons at Purdue) Overall 185-82, 8 years
2011-12: Record 22-13 overall, 10-8 in Big 10 (6th)
Starters Returning (2) Terone Johnson, Travis Carroll
Preseason Tournament: 2K Sports Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: at Clemson, vs. Notre Dame, vs. West Virginia
Transfer Out: Kelsey Barlow, John Hart (IUPIU)
Sat Out: Donnie Hale (redshirt)
Quick, name a player on the Purdue roster.... still waiting... O.k., give up yet? Ya, that's exactly the problem facing Matt Painter and Co. in the post Robbie Hummel era. This team is decidedly young, could be immensely talented, but VERY young and in a conference as deep as the Big Ten is this season that could spell trouble for the Boilermakers.
This team returns only...
With the college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next few weeks. Today, we look at the Purdue Boilermakers.
With the departures of Robbie Hummel and Lewis Jackson, it figures to be a year of transition in West Lafayette.
Hummel and Jackson combined to score 26.6 points per game last...
Students, fans, and alum of Purdue can now throw out all their old apparel and run to the store to pick up new Boilermaker gear, as the university and some certain company that is determined to ugly up schools across the country has unveiled a new logo for all those to gaze at. It isn’t [...]
OMAHA, Neb. Now it can be told: Robbie Hummel cannot rap. He can make it rain from the corner. He can drive the lane like a Dodge Charger. Give him the ball while you're up a point or two, with the clock winding down, and he'll answer with a dagger.
He can tear his right anterior cruciate ligament, climb all the way back, tear it again, then climb back a second time. He...
Talk about a story-book ending! Purdue recruit Basil Smotherman, a Lawrence (Ind.) North High junior who has committed to play for Purdue, hits a crazy near full court length shot to end his high school career. What’s more insane is the amount of times it hits the rim before it goes in!
In fact, that three got even more important by game’s end, when Lawrence North pulled out...
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Purdue forward Robbie Hummel is used to hard work.
The senior captain of the Boilermakers missed two late free throws in what turned out to be a close win over High Point on Monday night. Hummel says it felt like a loss and he stayed late into the night practicing his free throws.
Hummel is back after missing last season with a knee injury, and the final few weeks of the year before...
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November 17, 2011