Sanders: Purdue worse off than Butler in transfer carousel

Purdue point guard Ronnie Johnson, shown last season against Notre Dame, has left the program.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana schools have been hit hard by transfers recently. I already wrote about Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell leaving IU, but it was also announced that sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson would transfer from Purdue and freshman center Nolan Berry would leave Butler. I am a little nervous for […]

ISL founder Cliff Brunt reflects on 8 1/2 years of Purdue coverage

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Founder When I came to Indiana in May 2005 to write for The Associated Press, my excitement was almost entirely focused on covering the Indiana Pacers. And why wouldn’t it be? The Pacers were coming off the brawl season, but everybody was back, and they were expected to make numerous title […]

Kellen Dunham learning lessons of a bona-fide star

Kellen Dunham recognizes what comes with his role. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

By CHRIS GOFF ISL Assistant Editor INDIANAPOLIS – “To be a great shooter, you have to have a short memory.” That’s a popular refrain you’ll hear from long-range gunners. If you aren’t knocking down jumpers, you can’t stop firing, because if the other team doesn’t respect your threat to space the floor, it’s a lot […]

Five things we learned from Purdue’s win over Rider

Purdue guard Terone Johnson, shown here against Northern Kentucky, had 14 points against Rider. Photo by Cory Seward.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Here are five things we learned from Purdue’s 81-77 win over Rider. 1. Purdue can survive without A.J. Hammons. The 7-foot center scored just one point in 12 minutes because of foul trouble. A few of the calls were shaky – one in particular was an […]

Purdue men’s hoops signs Vince Edwards, Dakota Mathias, Jacquil Taylor

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From Purdue Athletics: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue head coach Matt Painter and his staff announced that three prospects have signed National Letters of Intent and will begin competing for the Boilermakers in the 2014-15 season. Ohio natives Dakota Mathias and Vince Edwards will join forces with Massachusetts resident Jacquil Taylor to comprise a class […]

Terone Johnson, Carroll, Carter and Peck named Purdue hoops captains

Terone Johnson (0), shooting a floater here against Notre Dame, is one of Purdue's four captains.

From Purdue Athletics WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced that seniors Terone Johnson, Travis Carroll, Sterling Carter and Errick Peck will serve as the team captains for the 2013-14 season. “Terone and Travis have given four years to this program and have been outstanding leaders and student-athletes since […]

Brunt: Purdue basketball preview

Matt Painter coaches against Notre Dame last season.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Matt Painter has a problem. He has so many good players that he can’t figure out who should start. Finally, the kind of problems Purdue’s basketball coach wants. The Boilermakers open exhibition play Wednesday against Indianapolis, and Painter will be in tinkering mode. That’s because an slew of […]

Purdue C A.J. Hammons suspended for three games

Center A.J. Hammons had a strong freshman season for Purdue. Photo from Purdue Athletics.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor A.J. Hammons doesn’t have it all together just yet. Purdue’s talented 7-foot center has been suspended for a violation of team rules, coach Matt Painter said Monday during a teleconference. Hammons will miss Purdue’s exhibition games against Indianapolis on Oct. 30 and Wayne State (Neb.) on Nov. 4, and the […]

Purdue F Donnie Hale to transfer

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter announced today that sophomore Donnie Hale has been granted a release to transfer from the program. “Donnie has expressed his intent to transfer to be closer to home and for his desire for more playing time. We thank him for his hard work and […]

Brandon Brantley is new Purdue men’s hoops assistant

Brian Cardinal, No. 35,  looks on as Brandon Brantley goes up strong for a rebound during the Alumni Game.

From Purdue Athletics Brantley has extensive experience on the sidelines, spending the last two years with Basketball University and as the EG10 AAU Under-16 head coach. During his time with the EG10 Under-16 squad, he guided the team to the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions title in Atlanta during late April of this past year. […]