Rice is inundated with Purdue Fans!! My dad is there and he said it is Purdue everywhere at the stadium. Boiler UP!!
Purdue statement says no NCAA or eligibility issues with Robert Marve from Miami mess.
This is just a quick message to see who might be interested in getting some group tickets for the Pacers' home opener against the Celtics since JJ and E'Twaun will be playing. Obviously this is contingent upon having a season, but I wanted to see what kind of head count there would be. Drop me an e-mail if you're interested. Once I have a rough headcount I'll get some info from the Pacers.
Thursday, June 30th at 8 PM ET
BTN accompanies two of the most accomplished players in Purdue basketball history, JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore, as they prime for the next level. Viewers can follow along as the two Purdue stars receive their diplomas and earn spots with the Boston Celtics through a selection and a trade at the NBA Draft.
I like to tell people going to Hammer & Rails is a lot like going to Class of '50 lecture hall, you're going to learn a lot, it's full of other people, and your teacher is very knowledgeable.
Boiled Sports to me though is like going to Harry's Chocolate Shop. It's small, kind of dark and cramped, people are cracking wise, Boilerdowd and Jmoney are pouring out the tough spirits, and the vague smell of beer and popcorn lingers with you.
"I thought it was great our fans didn’t storm the court. We’ve worked toward this. We’ve won a Big Ten championship. We tied last year for the Big Ten championship. It was a huge win for our seniors, but we’ve had these wins before. Maybe not the second-ranked team, but we’ve played top-5, top-10 teams and beaten them. That’s what we hope recruits can see, that we’ve been working to be pretty consistent."
Co-Player of the Week
Ryne Smith – Purdue
Jr. – G – 6-3
Toledo, Ohio – Whitmer
Purdue’s Ryne Smith earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor after shooting 78.6 percent from beyond the arc and averaging a team-best 19.0 points per game in the Boilermakers’ wins over Penn State and Iowa. Smith also averaged 3.5 rebounds per game on the week which tripled his career average of 1.0 per outing. The Toledo, Ohio, native opened the week with a career-high 20 points at Penn State, leading all scorers in the game. He was 5-of-5 from three-point range against the Nittany Lions, which tied the Purdue record for threes in a game without a miss. Against Iowa, Smith finished with a game-high 18 points on a career-high six triples. He also tied a career high with three assists.
Last Purdue Player of the Week: E’Twaun Moore (Jan. 3, 2011)
"Penn State 69, Indiana 60: How's that rebuilding effort going in Bloomington? Let's be honest here, if the Hoosiers can't win a home game like this, how many games can they expect to win in the loaded Big Ten?"
Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
SR, DE, Muncie, Ind./Muncie Central
Kerrigan established career highs with 10 solo tackles, five tackles for loss and four sacks while forcing two fumbles and recovering one against Michigan. The senior defensive end now has 14 career forced fumbles, which is tied for the NCAA record and marks a new Big Ten record, shattering the previous mark of 13 set by Illinois’ Simeon Rice (1992-95) and Iowa’s Bob Sanders (2000-03). Kerrigan pushed the Wolverine offense back 17 yards on his five tackles for loss, including 15 yards on his four sacks. Michigan entered the game ranking among the top 12 nationally with 38.9 points and 535.9 yards of total offense per game but was limited to 27 points and 395 yards of total offense by the Boilermaker defense. Purdue also forced five turnovers and was within four points, at 20-16, before the Wolverines scored a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining. Kerrigan set Big Ten season-bests with his five tackles for loss and four sacks. He collects his second weekly laurel after being honored on Oct. 18, 2009.
LAST PUR DEFENSIVE POW: DE Ryan Kerrigan on Oct. 18, 2009.