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Boilers Leave No Doubt on Senior Day

A four win team versus a three win team this late in the season usually means a bit of a rock fight…perhaps a back-and-fourth game that no one cares about outside of these two fan bases. Half of that was right. Purdue turned the ball over again and again to start the game…then allowed a […]


The Non-Exhibition, Exhibition Games: What We’ve Learned

319, 315, 351. Those are the three KenPom ranks of Purdue’s opponents thus far. I was tempted to write a recap of the Grambling State game, but decided against it because a.) They are the worst Division-I team according the Ken Pom and b.) There isn’t much to say about a 52-point win. Really, there isn’t […]

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Feeling Catty – The Northwestern Predicto

If it feels like Purdue has barely played football over the past month, it’s because they barely have! But unlike 2013, this is because they didn’t have games scheduled rather than having them scheduled and just not showing up. Purdue returns to the field of play this weekend against the enigma that is Northwestern football. […]

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BTN Kicks Boilers Back Into the Basement

You know, it’s one thing for the crappy network to decide not to televise Purdue’s exhibition games…it’s quite another for pre-conference home games not to be televised. I’ve been beating this drum on Twitter and directed my comments squarely at the interns running the network’s twitter feed…and they’ve noticed. Good. I hope they’re reading this […]

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Purdue Basketball Beat: Season 2 Episode 3

FIRST PODCAST EPISODE WITH REAL GAMES! This week, Michael, Andy and Aneesh recap Purdue’s first three games (Samford, IUPUI, and Grambling State), continue to fawn over tha gawd Vince Edwards, reflect on the Boilermakers’ point guard rotation, praise the Indy(IU)Star on their Bob Kravitz/Gregg Doyel switch, and preview the upcoming Maui Invitational. Purdue’s first game […]

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When Playing Out the String Matters

So after another bye, the Boilers should be nice and rested and ready for their two remaining games. A couple of weeks ago, many of us were (cautiously) saying, “Wow, with how bad Northwestern and IU look, Purdue can realistically go 5-7.” While 5-7 is nothing to boast about, it’s a tremendous step forward from […]



Starters: Jon Octeus, Rapheal Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons Finishers: PJ Thompson, Dakota Mathias, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons What happened? Ok. I’m gonna try to keep it even-keeled here. OAINUWEFVQPIRUGNFPQORGHPQORWIGJQPORIGJQF PORINFPORQGNQORUGNPQTYUN5EIWUTYHDFIGJUNW P;LEGHXDFIGNUWERGJNSLFBOVJINQ;LRJEGNPUBVSI UEGNSLOKJIGFNS;LEIGNJWUVNXZLSGNJSVUS;KLJHNS LBUSKJGNOQ;LEJIGNQLIGNZ;LNOZ;LINEOT;WIGN;XD LFKBNSOIHFUHNREJTQN;KJNXVOIRN *deep breaths* Let’s start over. I feel like it’s been clear, from my past gushings on […]


Boilers double-up Bulldogs, 80-40

Starters: Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons, Jon Octeus, Kendall Stephens, Ray Davis Finishers: Penny Brown, Stephen Toyra, Jacquil Taylor, Isaac Haas, Jon McKeeman* *TRILLION ALERT   What happened? The Boilers kicked off the season on a pretty enjoyable note, doubling up the Samford Bulldogs 80-40 in Mackey Arena. Though the tin dome wasn’t as raucous as […]



College basketball is back, and what better way to pump out #content for the short attention span public than twenty word player season previews! Most of the people who get paid to write in-depth Big Ten analysis don’t even have Kendall Stephens in Purdue’s starting lineup, so these can’t possibly be worse than some others […]

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Now seems like as good a time as any to commemorate our eight year in bidness here at Boiled Sports. In November of 2006, couple of young, handsome men came together with a dream. A dream that someone might actually write about Purdue sports with an opinion column feel. And that those opinions would be […]



CLICK THIS LINK. CLICK IT NOW. GREGG DOYEL VENTURES DOWN THE ADVENTURE THAT WAS GENE KEADY’S COMBOVER. Gene Keady spent $2,400 PER WEEK MONTH to keep his combover in tip top shape. Gene Keady was self-conscious about being bald on national television. The official color of Gene Keady’s hair dye was “black”, not “eternal darkness” as […]


’13-’14 YEAR IN REVIEW: Kendall Stephens

Note: This is the sixth, and last, of the Year In Review series. Click that shiny link to see them all. They will recap their 2013-2014 season, show their “GIF of the Year”, state my favorite nicknames, and give a best/worst case scenario for the 2014-2015 season. Warning: stuff got real weird for my best/worst case scenarios. 2013-2014 season […]

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Quick Thoughts on the New Look Boilers

If you’re like me, you feel dirty and used…you caved, gosh darnnit. You didn’t wanna do it, but you did it anyway. You and I paid the BTN $10 to watch Purdue’s pre-conference games on the interwebnet…well I did anyway. Sure, the production value is horrendous…and the stupid subscription wouldn’t allow me to watch it […]

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Badgers Beat Up Boilers 34-16

Purdue’s defense fought and changed the course of the game…they begged Stave to beat them as sought to take away the run…And Stave rose to the occasion for a half at least. I said it before the game and I’ll say it again, it’s better to put the game in Stave’s hands than Gordon’s…and I […]

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2014 Purdue QB Comparison

Let me start by being clear — I think Purdue is much better off with Austin Appleby under center. You hear about the “eye test” a lot and there are statheads in all sports who dismiss such a thing as nonsense. But here I think almost anyone outside of the Etling family would agree that […]