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Reality Bites

Purdue lost Saturday night, to Vanderbilt, by a score of 81-71. The final score was in no way indicative of how close the game was. Truth be told, a 30-point loss would perhaps be more appropriate, given how listless the Boilermakers played.   Regardless, Purdue founds themselves in unfamiliar terrain Saturday night – the first […]

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Boilers Fail To Make Sweet Music In Nashville

Consider the following combo of events: You’re a fairly young team, playing on the road, you come out and play a bit flat in the first half and don’t shoot tremendously well, while the home team goes into NBA Jam “ on fire” mode. Oh, and the officials for the game include Jim Burr and […]

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A Boiled Sports Gift Giving Guide – Asgard Press

Hey, there are less than two weeks to Christmas and who among us isn’t in need for some additional gift ideas? None, that’s who. Unless you hate giving gifts, which, well, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to abolish birthday gifts over age 21 and Christmas gifts to and from in-laws. […]

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The Kid Buries Red Wolves

Matty has been looking to light a bit of a fire under the backsides of Hammons and Stephens via removing them from the starting lineup. Tonight, the tactic looked like it worked quite well. Make no mistake, Arkansas State is very bad at basketball. They’ve hovered in the middle 300s of the RPI rankings for […]

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Boilermakers aren’t extinct, Mastodons are, Purdue beats IPFW 63-43

Starters: Jon Octeus, PJ Thompson, Rapheal Davis, Vince Edwards, Isaac Haas Finishers: Jon Octeus, PJ Thompson, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons   What happened? Our Boilermakers beat the Mastodons of IPFW 63-43, in a game that was as important as it was ugly (at times). Matt Painter decided, for the first time this season, […]

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“Rock Bottom” Thoughts

It’s that time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of fans of other teams hanging out in his city, playing some game for some title or something. (My company’s holiday party was at a hotel in downtown Indy Saturday night, so the first thing I saw when I came down to […]

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Ospreys swoop unexpectedly, steal Mackey Arena victory 73-70

Starters: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons Finishers: Jon Octeus, PJ Thompson, Dakota Mathias, Kendall Stephens, Isaac Haas   What happened? (NOTE: If you didn’t get a chance to watch the game, I saved some GIFs in the Good/Bad/Ugly section just for you. Just. For. You.) Purdue lost to the (Kenpom […]

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Avoiding a Coletto Redux

Some of the parallels are a bit scary for those of us that had to live through it. An ex-Ohio State guy came to Purdue to re-instill order, discipline and respectability. When it happened, most thought the hire was a solid one…There are of course a couple of big differences. Colletto wasn’t as private and thoughtful […]

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Purdue Basketball Beat: Season 2 Episode 4

The Basketball Beat gang gets back together to recap Purdue going 2-1 in the the Maui Invitational, the encouraging NC State victory, and take a look at the (really extremely very small) possibility of Caleb Swanigan becoming a Boilermaker. We also touch on the tremendous performance of Isaac Haas, the changing roles of Davis/Scott/Smotherman, whether […]

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Morgan Burke On Coaches: “Astounding Job”

The other day, Morgan Burke addressed the media in the wake of a 3-9 Purdue football season, which followed a 1-11 football season…which followed Danny Hope’s goofy-ass leadership of a program that had gone 13-13 the previous two years and had gotten Hope axed. So one had to assume this was going to be good, […]


Boilers continue domination of ACC, beat Wolfpack 66-61

Starters: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons Finishers: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons   What happened? Whew. Though Purdue played like the better team all night, NC State hung tight and fought until the final seconds ticked off. Eventually the Boilermakers got the upper hand over […]

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Maui Wrap-Up and Looking Forward

Last year Purdue embarrassed themselves at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando. First, they had a very poor half against #5 Oklahoma State, played well enough in the second half to make it interesting, but ultimately was unable to come away with the win. That team proved itself to be some combination of mentally soft […]

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BS Handsome Hour #84: Post-IU Edition

Welcome to a very special episode of the Handsome Hour. After the humiliating end to the 2014 Purdue Football season, the BS staff convened for an impromptu episode of your favorite podcast. Join the Swamy, Mike, Dave, B-dowd and J as they share their thoughts on the current state of what’s left of the Purdue […]

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Boilers End Season In Fitting Fashion

Purdue played with the lead for most of the game today in the worst place in the world…The defense valiantly held a Heisman candidate in check for much of the day…But at the end of it all, Coleman got 2,000 yards, IU earned its first victory in the conference and Purdue continued to circle the […]