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Boilers Run IU out of Mackey: 83-67

Player of the game: RayDay Moment of the day: Hammons carrying Davis off the court What we took from it: They’re not dead yet. Biggest surprise: Purdue’s complete domination of the contest If you read our predicto, you know that we were not all in agreement about this one. I think we all thought Purdue […]

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Purdue plays the #22-ranked Hoosiers in Mackey Arena on Wednesday night (9PM on BTN). It’s somewhat of a crossroads game for both teams, and it’s kind of a rivalry, so you know what that means… WE’RE BRINGING THE PREDICTO BACK, BABY. LET’S DO THIS THING. On previous episodes of IU/Purdue – Electric Boogaloo: LET’S. GET. […]

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Matt Painter listed among ESPN’s “Hot Seat” coaches

“Your Favorite Team’s head coach makes a national hot seat list” is never a headline you want to read. But, even after the fun win against #25 Iowa, we’re here. Click here for the whole post by Jeff Goodman [EsPN Insider required]: 8. Matt Painter, Purdue Boilermakers Painter inked an eight-year deal in 2011 when he […]

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Ray Davis Three-Point Shooting Prowess Takes Down Hawkeyes, 67-63

On a day when both teams were depleted, Purdue gutted out a win on their home court to move to 4-3 in the Big Ten. A lot of things don’t make sense when you look at the stat sheet, so allow me to try to make sense of it all. Starters: AJ, Vince, Octeus, Dakota, […]


Purdue stumbles at Illinois, 66-57

Starters: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, Isaac Haas Finishers: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Dakota Mathias, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons   What happened? Purdue was handed their first bad Big Ten loss at the hands of a Rayvonte Rice-less and Aaron Cosby-less Illinois, 66-57 in Champaign. Though it’s tough to really know with […]


Purdue Basketball wants to P on your phone

#POnYourPhone AJ saying “P on everyone’s phone” will go down as the highlight of this season. Not even a national championship can trump the amazingness of his grin. This is hilarious and I will be accepting no other opinions on the matter. 10/10 job to the athletic marketing minds behind this spot. *resisting all urges […]

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We Are…Purdue

Purdue were strangers in an unholy land today, as they took on the 0-4 in the Big Ten – and very hungry to change that – Nittany Lions in Happy Valley. The Boilers emerged from the land that reality forgot with an 84-77 victory. In typical 2014-2015 Purdue fashion, they made nothing easy on themselves […]

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Purdue Basketball Beat: Season 2 Episode 6

Michael, Andy, and Aneesh are back to talk about Purdue’s first four Big Ten games. The Boilers opened with two come-from-behind victories against Minnesota and Michigan, suffered two moral-victory losses against #4 Wisconsin and #11 Maryland, and withstood a barrage of intestinal-targeting Twitter comments. Your boys at the Purdue Basketball Beat tackle all that, along […]

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OSU Wins, At All Costs

Waking up this morning in a world where Ohio State is a dominant, juggernaut-like national champion left me with a few thoughts…. For one, they’re scary. They ran the same basic power RB move to the weak side against Oregon over and over and over and the Ducks were helpless to stop it. It’s possible […]

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The State of Things in God’s Country

I came into Mackey with a concept; an idea based on muscle memory…that Purdue would beat the 11th best team in America. It felt like a hope…it felt like faith…but really, at this point, it’s little more than a wish*. If you’ve watched Maryland play this season, you know that they’re tough (mentally and physically), […]

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THE GIF REPORT: Purdue falls to Maryland, 69-60

Starters: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, Isaac Haas Finishers: Jon Octeus, Dakota Mathias, Ray Davis, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons   What happened? Purdue fell to Maryland and the Big Ten zebras, 69-60. I’ll leave most of the post-game recap work for Boilerdowd, who was in Mackey Arena tonight. All I’ll say is […]


Badgers edge out Boilers, 62-55

Starters: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, Isaac Haas Finishers: Jon Octeus, Ray Davis, Kendall Stephens, Vince Edwards, AJ Hammons   What happened? Like clockwork, Matt Painter got his team ready to play for the away Wisconsin game…only it wasn’t enough, as Purdue fell to Wisconsin in the Kohl Center, 62-55. So, I’m […]


‘Makers Maul Michigan Men

Surely Mr. Dickens won’t mind an appropriation of a certain work of his, as it may be the best way to describe what happened on Saturday. Indeed, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Certainly a tale of two (halves).   From what has been thus far a winter of […]


Boilers CHARGE back for BT Opening Win

The first half was familiar- Purdue’s defense was sluggish and slow to rotate as Minnesota’s shooters carried the Gophers to an early double-digit lead. Stephens couldn’t shoot, substitution patterns were confusing and turnovers were plentiful…But a few things are assured in life- Death, taxes and Matt Painter’s dominance over Minnesota in Mackey Arena. Painter hasn’t […]

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Purdue Basketball Beat: Season 2 Episode 5

Dark times descend on the Purdue Basketball Beat, as Michael and Aneesh delve into the Boilermakers’ bumpy last three weeks. Unexpected losses to Gardner Webb and North Florida, as well as the losses to Vanderbilt and Notre Dame, ended the nonconference on a sour note as Matt Painter’s team heads into the Big Ten slate. […]