All in 2016

Boiled Sports Basketball Beat #44: The "We Know We Missed The First Nine Games" Edition

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).

Handsome Hour #100, Part 2: The BROHMCAST

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.

Handsome Hour #100, Part 1: The Brohm Era Begins at Purdue, w/Lafayette J&C's Nathan Baird

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.

Follow Nathan on Twitter, @nbairdjc.

VB Sweeps Cyclones, Plays Missouri Friday

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.

VB Opens NCAAs Against Iowa State

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.

VB Edges Indiana, Swept At Penn State

Purdue volleyball split once again, winning 3-2 at Indiana for their ninth consecutive win over the Hoosiers and losing 0-3 at Penn State. The Boilers finish the regular season at Maryland Wednesday and Ohio State Friday before the NCAA tournament field is announced Sunday night.