Social change is accomplished when hearts and minds are moved to change. The first time I heard the "IU Sucks" chant at a Purdue home game (win over Northwestern in 2016), I admit that I thought it quirky and funny. It reminded me of the times I've been to Fenway Park, when the Boston Red Sox are playing the Detroit Tigers and the fans chant "Yankees Suck!" Over time though, … [Read more...] about Purdue Fans, Listen to Matt Painter and Retire the “IU Sucks” Chant
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series. Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days. Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. … [Read more...] about #36 Purdue Boilermakers: College Basketball 111 in 111
The Wisconsin Badgers Bo Ryan and the Michigan Wolverines John Beilein have been hammered in the national media in relation to the NCAA graduation transfer rule, a stipulation that allows a college basketball player to enroll at another school once his eligibility is exhausted, should he a.) enroll in graduate school b.) the new institution has the desired major, but the old … [Read more...] about Purdue’s Matt Painter against graduation transfer rule
Purdue college basketball coach Matt Painter will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night before the Chicago White Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The game is set for 7:10 p.m. CDT. This won't be as exciting as the Snoop Doggy Dogg first pitch, but maybe Painter will "Tebow" after it, like Snoop did. Ok, probably not. … [Read more...] about Purdue coach Matt Painter throwing out first ball at White Sox game
Purdue coach Matt Painter is from the same Gene Keady coaching tree as just fired, former Illini Bruce Weber; they're contemporaries, peers and friends. They both spend a lot of time screaming at their players to "MOVE" and "MOTION" in the motion offense system that they run. (It's been a struggle offensively for both teams at times this season). Following his … [Read more...] about Purdue’s Matt Painter gives take on Bruce Weber firing
When Purdue coach Matt Painter dismissed junior Kelsey Barlow from the team last Friday due to an altercation at a bar, senior Ryne Smith called it "addition by subtraction." That statement may have been validated Saturday night, as the Boilermakers went into Crisler Arena and thoroughly dominated the Wolverines, 75-61, sullying their pristine 15-0 home mark in the … [Read more...] about Purdue Deals Michigan its First Home Loss of the Season
In our latest NCAA Tournament projection, we have the Purdue Boilermakers as an #11 seed in the West Regional, out in Albuquerque. In other words, just a line or two above bubble status. And since February is here- time to think about who needs to shore up the old resume for selection time come March. And given how dreadful the Boilers have been at Conseco Fieldhouse, don't … [Read more...] about Purdue Boilermakers Tournament Resume: Strengths and Weaknesses
As the Big Ten beat the ACC for the third straight time in the annual challenge, we learned the league could be stronger than we actually thought. Or at least top to bottom the depth/talent of the league is better than we expected. Or the ACC is just really down; as the Midwest beat the Atlantic Coast by it's most comfortable margin ever. I did not see that coming at all; … [Read more...] about Does the Purdue Boilermakers 7-1 Start Surprise You?