A.J. Hammons returns as Purdue defeats Incarnate Word

Purdue big man A.J. Hammons shoots against Michigan last season. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent A.J. Hammons played for the first time this season Wednesday night after sitting the first two games and the exhibitions. He had eight points, six rebounds, and three blocks in 15 minutes in his season debut, and helped Purdue defeat Incarnate Word 96-61. The 7-foot center came off the bench and immediately […]

Purdue breaks 3-point record in 107-79 win over Vermont

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent The Paint Crew ran out of “3” signs it hangs after each made 3-pointer. That’s how well Purdue’s offense was clicking Sunday. The Boilermakers broke a school record for 3-pointers made in a game, with 18, in a 107-79 win over Vermont. Here’s the barrage, courtesy of Big Ten Network: […]

Hammons sits; Purdue defeats North Carolina A&T 81-40 in opener

Purdue's A.J. Hammons fights for a rebound last season against Maryland. He did not play in the opener Friday night. Photo by Purdue Athletics.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent Purdue rolled past North Carolina A&T 81-40 in its season opener on Friday night, but star senior A.J. Hammons didn’t play. The biggest story line for Purdue remains a mystery to those outside of the team — what has A.J. Hammons done to get sent to Matt Painter’s doghouse, and […]

Burke: Hazell to remain Purdue football coach next year

Darrell Hazell. Photo by Paul Siegfried.

By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent Darrell Hazell will remain at the helm of Purdue football for the 2016 season. That is the message that Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke, made on BTN Live Thursday evening. Burke rarely speaks publicly mid-season about the future of a coach, generally opting to defer all questions or conversation until after the […]

Carrell: Ruminations on Purdue’s exhibition win over Northwestern Ohio

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By KEITH CARRELL ISL Correspondent No. 23 Purdue defeated Northwestern Ohio 92-43 on Sunday. Here are my ruminations: First thoughts on Caleb Swanigan:  The debut of “Biggie” was mostly positive, and it’s easy to see why he was so highly recruited as a ready-to-play-now power forward. Swanigan led the team in minutes and had a […]

Ben Fahrbach’s Boilermakers-Gophers photos

Purdue quarterback David Blough tackled by Minnesota's Antonio Johnson. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

ISL’s Ben Fahrbach took photos at Purdue’s 41-13 loss to Minnesota. Purdue has lost four straight overall and eight straight in the Big Ten play. The Boilermakers have just two wins over FBS opponents during Darrell Hazell’s 3-year tenure. First, here are links to AP Sports Writer Michael Marot’s two stories on the game: Minnesota […]

Ben Fahrbach’s pics of Purdue-Virginia Tech

Markell Jones is in for the score. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

ISL photographer Ben Fahrbach covered Purdue’s 51-24 loss to Virginia Tech. First. here is a link to AP’s Sports Writer Michael Marot’s look back at the game. Below are Fahrbach’s photos.   www.twitter.com/CliffBrunt_ISL.

Fahrbach: Photos of Purdue-Indiana State


Ben Fahrbach attended Purdue’s game against Indiana State on Saturday. Here is the collection of his photos, with story below: Austin Appleby threw four touchdown passes to help Purdue defeat Indiana State 38-14 last Saturday in a warmup for this week’s game against Virginia Tech. Appleby completed 20 of 34 passes for 289 yards. His […]

Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths helps write Purdue book

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder Former ISL assistant editor Doug Griffiths has teamed up with Gold and Black publisher Alan Karpick and Purdue assistant athletic director Tom Schott to write a book about Purdue athletics. Tales from the Purdue Boilermakers Locker Room, A Collection of the Greatest Boilermaker Stories Ever Told, is available at all […]

Walker decommits from Purdue basketball

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By JAMES HOWELL, Jr. ISL Purdue Writer Purdue Boilermakers basketball commitment C.J. Walker (Indianapolis Arsenal Tech) announced via his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon that he has decided to re-open his recruitment. “I’m sorry to all fans, coaches, and players but I’ve decided to de-commit from Purdue and open my recruitment!,” the ex- 2016 commit […]