Jeff Brohm drew a standing ovation from the Mackey Arena crowd Saturday; also, Purdue cruised from start to finish in an easy 77-53 win over Cleveland State. They've got the week off for finals before facing Notre Dame in Indianapolis in the Crossroads Classic next Saturday.
WE'RE BACK. Aneesh and Michael kick of the 2016-2017 season of the BS Basketball Beat talking about expectations for the incoming Purdue players, where Vince Edwards has gone, how incredible Caleb Swanigan is at the basketball, Carsen Edwards' fast start, Dakota Mathias' consistency, the shooting prowess of Carsen/Mathias/PJ Thompson/Ryan Cline, Isaac Haas disappearing after Cancun, and the return of Basil Smotherman.
All that, plus the losses against Villanova and Louisville, moral victories, whether this is Matt Painter's best Boilermaker offense, and the importance of the nonconference slate in the eyes of the committee (and the pressure on next weekend's game vs Notre Dame).
In Part 2 of the Boiled Sports BROHMcast, JMoney, Boilerdowd, and Aneesh talk about Purdue's moment of national relevance, fan expectations, whether Brohm is a great hire or the perfect hire, potential backup options (Calhoun, Moorhead, Spack) if Bobinski couldn't close the deal, roster holes and potential recruiting directions, and the 2017 schedule.
All that, plus how the coaching situations at IU and Purdue have switched, who truly caries the blame for the Boilermakers' current football predicament, and a PSA to all fake Jeff Brohm Twitter accounts.
J Money and Aneesh talk about Jeff Brohm (our top wishlist candidate) being hired by Purdue, and fan reaction to Brohm over "bigger names" like Les Miles and PJ Fleck. (Spoiler: Y'all dumb.)
Nathan Baird from the Lafayette Journal and Courier (19:00) joins BrohmCAST Part 1 to talk about the hiring timeline, Mike Bobinski landing his top candidate, Brohm picking Purdue over Cincinnati, Baylor, and Oregon, Purdue's new investment in football, holes on the roster, and expectations for 2017.
Purdue women's basketball followed up a 3-1 road trip with a convincing 71-51 rout of Colgate, moving them to 5-4 on the season. They'll be in action this week Tuesday vs Central Michigan, Thursday at Ball State, and Saturday vs NC Central.
Who knows if Brohm's offense will ever live up to Tiller and Dicken's or Brees' "Basketball on Grass" moniker...but we might have some fun watching our Boilers throw it around and win some games in the near future.
The Boilers rebounded from the Louisville loss by crushing Morehead State, 90-56, Saturday afternoon at Mackey Arena. Carsen Edwards led five Purdue players in double figures, with 16 points and 5 assists; Biggie added 13 points, 9 boards and 6 assists. Purdue's next game is Tuesday against Arizona State at 7 PM ET on ESPN.
Danielle Cuttino led the high-flying Boiler volleyball team to a three-set sweep of Iowa State in Columbia, MO Thursday evening, eliminating the Cyclones 26-24, 25-21, 25-13. Purdue advances to face host Missouri Friday at 7:00 PM in a rematch of Purdue's second-round win in 2013 over the fourth-seeded Tigers; the match will be shown on ESPN3.
Purdue volleyball was one of eight Big Tenteen schools chosen for the NCAA tournament, which kicks off later this week. The Boilers will play Iowa State at 5:30 PM ET Thursday, with the winner advancing to meet either #15 Missouri or Northern Illinois at 7:00 PM ET on Friday.