For the ninth straight season, the Monon Spike resides in West Lafayette, as the then-10th-ranked Boilers swept Indiana, 25-15, 25-17, 25-18, in front of a crowd of 8,240. Purdue hit .517 in the match, led by redshirt senior MB Faye Adelaja, whose .889 raised her attack percentage to .474, good for second in the nation.
Purdue football returned to action Saturday, recovering from a poor first half to hold off Nevada, 24-14. David Blough was 21 for 30 for 300 yards and 2 TDs, including a 51-yarder to Brycen Hopkins for the clinching TD, and Markell Jones carried 24 times for 124 yards and the go-ahead TD in the third quarter.
Purdue volleyball opened conference play by running into an orange and blue Illini wall, dropping their Big Tenteen opener 3-2 to Illinois Wednesday night. The Boilers will try to recover in the annual Monon Spike match against Indiana Saturday in Mackey Arena.
Each BS'er was given a 100 word limit on this week's game vs Nevada, but as much as they wanted to describe their perfect gameday snacking preferences. Surely, that's more interesting to our readers than breaking down this matchup. Also, the photo posted above was chosen purely for the value of showing what a kid from Brian Bosworth and Martina Navratilova would look like.
With three weeks of the college football season in the books, we know a lot more about Purdue's opponents and a lot more about our Boilers. So do we think any differently about the outlook for the season at this point? Find out...NOW!
Purdue volleyball returned to Holloway last weekend, thumping #4 Kansas 3-1 en route to a 3-0 sweep in the inaugural Stacey Clark Classic. The Boilers moved to 10-1 overall and are now #10 in the latest AVCA coaches' poll.
The Handsome Hour gets together to talk about what changed after Purdue's Cincinnati loss, Darrell Hazell's doomed future in West Lafayette, where Purdue football went wrong, and sort through a list of around 40 potential candidates for Purdue's next head coach. All that, plus revisiting the Danny Hope 2007 decision, weighing an older established candidate against a younger unproven candidate, and BoilerDowd's menagerie of coaching impressions.
Purdue volleyball lost a tough opening set at Stanford 33-31, but stormed back from an 0-2 deficit to knock off the #9 Cardinal 3-2; they also beat Cal Poly to take the Stanford Invitational, move up six spots to #14, and run their record to 7-1.
The Boilermakers take on the Bearcats in a rematch of the 2013 tilt that was both Coach Hazell's and Coach Tuberville's first games with their respective teams. That one was a bloodbath for the Boilers. Can they return the favor? The Magic 8 Ball isn't liking your chances.
Purdue football is back! And so are your favorite BSers to share their thoughts on the upcoming season and if Purdue will get over .500 in a season for only the second time in Coach Hazell's tenure (they opened 2014 with a win). It's the Predicto!
It's football preview time, and J and Boilerdowd are here to make you happy. Or at least give you some perspective on the 2016 Boilermaker football season. Spoiler alert: they're a little concerned. Tune in to hear them give their predictions, lament how a Joe Tiller team would run roughshod over this schedule and discuss how much longer Darrell Hazell might actually have.
Extra effort - and extra time - weren't enough for Purdue volleyball Saturday, as they fell in five sets to Kentucky in the final match of the 2016 Mortar Board Premier, 20-25, 18-25, 26-24, 25-21, 18-20.
Morgan Burke's tenure as athletic director ends as of the end of Wednesday, August 31. A loyal son of Purdue, Burke is being lauded as a model AD, a terrific leader and a wholesome man. We don't disagree that Morgan's heart was always in the right place, but how much of what he did was "impressive" and how much was basic maintenance?
Purdue volleyball opened their season with two wins in the Mortar Board Premier Friday, sweeping Wyoming 3-0 and defeating Washington State 3-1. They'll finish the tournament Saturday against #24 Kentucky. Pictured: bacon available prior to the Wyoming match. I did not get any.
Boilerdowd, J Money, and Aneesh react to new Purdue AD Bobinski's introduction, his specialty as a "basketball guy", what Boilermaker athletics needs to change to make football successful, and the alternative candidates. All that, plus Darrell Hazell's prospects, lights in the stadium, Boilerdowd's Chuck Pagano impression, and live-announcing Tuesday night's Olympic events.
Purdue probably listened to the groans of potentially hiring from inside the Athletic Department or from the Trustees...so good move there. They hired right in between - a safe-ish, uninspiring AD that wasn't as bad as some of the candidates and wasn't even close to many of the positive scenarios.
Black Heart Gold Pants is no more, at least the misdirected version of it we've all been saddled with for the past seemingly 30 years. Maybe it's been more like 8 or 9 years. I don't know, but let's all celebrate their disbanding.
Sure, NCAA titles don't tell the whole story, but Big Tenteen titles paint the same picture: when it comes to championships, Purdue is nowhere near the class of the conference. (Also, let's give thanks for Title IX; without it, the Boilers would be just three ahead of a team that joined the conference in 2014-15.)