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Journal & Courier Purdue reporter Mike Carmin and colleague Sam King discuss the latest in Boilermaker sports and around the Big Ten Conference.

Episode Date
A look at Purdue's depth chart
Where do things stand with Purdue's depth chart with one week left in preseason practices?
Aug 15, 2022
Purdue preseason practice preview, Rickie Collins decommitment
As Purdue opens practice for the 2022 season, we break down each position and what to expect. Plus, 2023 quarterback Rickie Collins re-opened his recruitment Monday and what it means for the Boilermakers
Aug 02, 2022
Recap of Big Ten Media Day, where Purdue fits and what's next in expansion
Recapping Big Ten Media Day and what's the opinion of Purdue and where coach Jeff Brohm's team fits in the Big Ten West. What to watch for next in expansion
Jul 29, 2022
Big Ten expansion and TV rights, Purdue basketball and NIL
Lots of topics to cover with the Big Ten addition of USC and UCLA, why is Notre Dame the key to the next round of expansion, the conference's TV rights, what David Jenkins brings to Purdue basketball and NIL
Jul 13, 2022
Updates: Charlie Jones joins Purdue football, transfer point guard
A short update on Jeff Brohm bringing in the Big Ten Returner of the Year to boost special teams and how close is Matt Painter to possibly landing a transfer point guard
Jun 03, 2022
Purdue football, basketball updates
Is Purdue's football program ready to gain a transfer commitment, who will provide a boost in the return game? Where do things stand in coach Matt Painter's search for a point guard in the transfer portal
May 31, 2022
Milton Wright, Purdue's search for a point guard
How will Milton Wright's departure from the program - he's academically ineligible for the 2022 season - impact the receiver's room? And is this the week transfer point guard target Tyrese Hunter makes a decision on his next school? If Hunter goes elsewhere, who's next?
May 17, 2022
NFL Draft recap, Big Ten football, Purdue basketball update, Kentucky Derby
A look back at the NFL Draft. Should the Big Ten scrap divisions and go to eight games or will the league stay at nine (TV probably wants nine). Will the Boilermakers get a point guard out of the portal and the Run for the Roses is this weekend
May 04, 2022
Big Ten moves basketball tournaments to Minneapolis, Nijel Pack discussion
Why did the Big Ten move its basketball tournaments to Minneapolis? What happens if Purdue doesn't land Nijel Pack?
Apr 20, 2022
Wrapping up Purdue spring practice
Purdue concluded spring practice Saturday with the annual game at Ross-Ade Stadium. What we learned from this year's practices and game.
Apr 10, 2022
How Saint Peter's ended Purdue's season
The defensive effort from Saint Peter's was too much for the Boilermakers on Friday in the Sweet 16 in Philadelphia. Plus, Purdue was haunted by turnovers once again
Mar 26, 2022
How Purdue beat Texas, Jaden Ivey the closer, what's next
Purdue solved Chris Beard's defense, Jaden Ivey proved once again he's a closer and will the Boilermakers take care of Saint Peter's in the Sweet 16
Mar 21, 2022
Purdue takes care of Yale; Texas up next in NCAA tournament
Purdue had its first blowout victory in more than a month but now faces one of the nation's top defensive teams in Texas in the second round of the NCAA tournament
Mar 19, 2022
Big Ten tournament championship vs. Iowa; NCAA tournament seeding
Purdue was its own worst enemy Sunday, committing 17 turnovers and never gave itself a real chance to beat Iowa. The Boilermakers did close within one point (63-62) with 12 minutes to play.
Mar 14, 2022
Big Ten championship game, NCAA seed await Purdue
The Boilermakers will face Iowa in Sunday's Big Ten championship game but will the outcome impact the team's seeding in the NCAA tournament?
Mar 13, 2022
Purdue holds off Indiana, snaps losing streak
Credit Purdue's seniors for stepping up and carrying the Boilermakers down the stretch in Saturday's win over Indiana. The play of Mason Gillis was also big. Up next: Big Ten tournament
Mar 06, 2022
Another last-second shot denies Purdue chance at Big Ten title
For the fourth time, the Boilermakers were beaten on a last-second 3-pointer. Granted, Indiana's winning basket came with 16.6 seconds but the impact was the same. What's next for Boilermakers after losing at Wisconsin.
Mar 02, 2022
Purdue self-destructs against Michigan State, falls out of Big Ten lead
Purdue tied a season high with 17 turnovers, which led to 16 points for Michigan State but the miscues also cost the Boilermakers scoring opportunities on a day they shot 52% from the field.
Feb 27, 2022
Purdue cools off Rutgers, maintains Big Ten lead
The Scarlet Knights had four straight against four ranked teams before coming to Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers, though, drained a bunch of 3-pointers early and excelled at the free-throw line to defeat Rutgers
Feb 21, 2022
Purdue holds off Northwestern; takes lead in Big Ten race
Purdue struggled with turnovers, Jaden Ivey was 2 of 12 shooting but Mason Gillis jumpstarted the second half with a pair of 3-pointers and the Boilermakers beat Northwestern. Purdue leads the league by 1/2 game
Feb 17, 2022
Purdue survives Maryland; can the Boilers get back on track
Purdue struggled to beat Maryland on Sunday but can the Boilermakers get back on track and win the Big Ten?
Feb 14, 2022
Michigan pounds Purdue 82-58; what's next for the Boilermakers
In a span of 48 hours, Purdue went from jumping into a first-place tie atop the Big Ten standings to getting knocked out of the top spot after the Wolverines drilled the Boilermakers
Feb 11, 2022
Purdue moves into three-way tie atop Big Ten after beating Illinois
Jaden Ivey and the Boilermakers produced a big second half Tuesday night in beating the Illini at Mackey Arena. Purdue now is tied with Illinois and Wisconsin atop the Big Ten standings
Feb 09, 2022
Purdue outscores Michigan, sets up showdown vs. Illinois
Jaden Ivey did his magic in the paint and Zach Edey and Trevion Williams outdueled Hunter Dickinson inside as the Boilermakers got by the Wolverines 82-76 at Mackey Arena. Up next: First-place Illinois at Mackey on Tuesday
Feb 06, 2022
Purdue takes care of business against Minnesota
Purdue defeated Minnesota on Wednesday behind a combined 41 points from Jaden Ivey and Eric Hunter Jr. The Boilermakers take a four-game winning streak into Saturday's matchup against Michigan
Feb 03, 2022
Jaden Ivey's buzzer-beater saves Purdue against Ohio State
Ivey did hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds on the clock Sunday, giving the Boilermakers an 81-78 victory, but Purdue blew a 20-point lead and was up 11 with 2:32 to play before the Buckeyes tied it. Can the Boilermakers avoid these situations in the future?
Jan 31, 2022
Is Purdue basketball ready to hit its stride?
Thursday's win at Iowa features a lot of the ingredients Purdue showcased in the early part of the season, highlighted by the numerous scoring options.
Jan 28, 2022
Purdue downs Northwestern without Jaden Ivey
Purdue played Sunday's game against Northwestern without Jaden Ivey and the Boilermakers prevailed by 20 points. Who stepped up and how will it help Purdue the rest of the season
Jan 24, 2022
How Purdue's nine-game winning streak against Indiana ended
Purdue's nine-game winning streak against the Hoosiers ended Thursday night in Bloomington when Robert Phinisee drained the go-ahead basket with 16.9 seconds to play
Jan 21, 2022
Purdue, Illinois battle through two overtimes
Purdue and Illinois played a back-and-forth tough, physical battle Monday in Champaign. The Boilermakers won and pushed themselves back into the Big Ten race
Jan 18, 2022
Purdue pounds Nebraska; Football coaching staff update
The Boilermakers prepared for Monday's showdown at Illinois by smoking Nebraska on Friday night at Mackey Arena. Plus, an update on Purdue's football coaching staff
Jan 15, 2022
Purdue 74, Penn State 67: Promising signs?
Purdue was strong at the end of the first half and closed out the game on a 10-2 run to put away Penn State on Saturday.
Jan 09, 2022
Wisconsin 74, Purdue 69: Lack of defensive identity
Purdue suffered a bad loss on Monday night, dropping a 74-69 decision to Wisconsin at Mackey Arena. Where do the Boilermakers go from here?
Jan 04, 2022
Purdue 48, Tennessee 45 (OT): Satisfying win caps nine-win season
The Boilermakers were close to getting blown out of Nissan Stadium but regrouped and took it to the Volunteers and posted a thrilling overtime victory. What the win means and how will it help Purdue down the road
Dec 31, 2021
Music City Bowl preview: Tennessee vs. Purdue
Mike Carmin takes a look at Thursday's Music City Bowl matchup between the Volunteers and the Boilermakers in Nashville
Dec 30, 2021
Purdue 79, Incarnate Word 59: What did the Boilermakers gain?
Purdue played its final game before the Christmas Break and defeated Incarnate Word on Monday night at Mackey Arena
Dec 21, 2021
The final Crossroads Classic
Purdue played in the final Crossroads Classic on Saturday in Indianapolis, defeating Butler 77-48. What's next for the program and what can the Boilermakers build off of heading into the rest of the Big Ten season
Dec 19, 2021
Purdue outlasts NC State in OT; Aidan O'Connell returns
Recapping Purdue's overtime victory over North Carolina State and what it might mean for the future and quarterback Aidan O'Connell makes it official by announcing he's returning for next season
Dec 13, 2021
Interview with William Berg, Purdue basketball's latest commitment
Swedish big man William Berg announced his commitment to Purdue on Friday, one week after taking an official visit. He picked the Boilermakers over Utah State.
Dec 11, 2021
Rutgers takes down No. 1 Purdue: What went wrong
Breaking down the Boilermakers' first loss of the season, a 70-68 loss at Rutgers when Ron Harper Jr. hit a long 3-pointer - just inside the halfcourt line - to knock Purdue out of the No. 1 spot
Dec 10, 2021
Purdue headed to Music City Bowl; Bell, Karlaftis NFL bound
Purdue returns to the Music City Bowl for the second time since 2018 looking for a better performance against an SEC team. Plus, decisions for David Bell and George Karlaftis and updates on Aidan O'Connell and Jack Plummer
Dec 06, 2021
Purdue ready to take over No. 1 spot after holding off Iowa
Purdue withstood a late rally by Iowa to win its Big Ten opener, 77-70 at Mackey Arena. Now, the Boilermakers are set to become the No. 1 team in the country on Monday
Dec 04, 2021
Breaking down Purdue's win over Florida State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
The Boilermakers put away Florida State and now have a chance to move to the No. 1 spot in the polls next week. But first, Purdue must beat Iowa on Friday in the Big Ten opener
Dec 01, 2021
Recap of Purdue's 57-point win; Looking ahead to Old Oaken Bucket matchup
Purdue smoked Omaha on Friday afternoon at Mackey Arena and we take a look at Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket matchup against Indiana
Nov 27, 2021
Old Oaken Bucket Preview: Indiana at Purdue
We preview Saturday's game between Indiana and Purdue with Zach Osterman from the Indianapolis Star and
Nov 24, 2021
Purdue wins Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
The Boilermakers beat North Carolina and Villanova to win the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Connecticut. How did Purdue do it?
Nov 22, 2021
Saturday wins for Purdue football, basketball
Big day for Purdue football and men's basketball teams Saturday. The Boilermakers beat Northwestern at Wrigley Field and coach Matt Painter's team took care of North Carolina in Connecticut.
Nov 21, 2021
Purdue at Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament preview with Mike DeCourcy
One of the top college basketball writers in the country - Mike DeCourcy from The Sporting News - joins the BoilersXTRA Podcast this week to discuss Purdue, the Big Ten and what to what for in this weekend's tournament in Connecticut. The Boilermakers play North Carolina on Saturday and either Villanova or Tennessee on Sunday. DeCourcy also works for FOX and BTN.
Nov 18, 2021
Purdue at Northwestern preview
Purdue plays Northwestern on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Patrick Andres, who covers the Wildcats, joins the podcast to give some insight into the Wildcats and discuss his future plans after graduation.
Nov 17, 2021
Purdue 96, Wright State 52: Are the Boilermakers ready for North Carolina?
Purdue had three players with double doubles against Wright State but the defensive intensity in the first half is a sign the Boilermakers are ready to tackle better competition starting Saturday against North Carolina
Nov 17, 2021
Ohio State 59, Purdue 31: Looking at the blowout
Purdue was blown out by Ohio State on Saturday. The Buckeyes pieced it all together and rolled up 642 total yards. Does Purdue still have a good defense and why did Ohio State play its 'A' game?
Nov 14, 2021
Purdue 92, Indiana State 67: How it happened
Purdue improved to 2-0 after dismantling Indiana State on Friday night at Mackey Arena. Jadey Ivey and Zach Edey combined for 49 points.
Nov 13, 2021
Purdue at Ohio State preview with Nathan Baird
Former Journal & Courier sports guy Nathan Baird joins the podcast to preview Saturday's Purdue-Ohio State game. Nathan covers the Buckeyes for and does an excellent job. We also answer a question sent in via email.
Nov 10, 2021
Purdue basketball wins opener, Kaufman-Renn reshirting
The seventh-ranked Boilermakers pounded Bellarmine from 3-point range and the impact of Trey-Kaufman-Renn's decision to redshirt
Nov 10, 2021
How Purdue football upset Michigan State
For the second time in a month, the Boilermakers knocked off a top-five ranked team (AP poll). First, it was Iowa and Saturday it was Michigan State, which was No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Nov 07, 2021
What we learned from Purdue's exhibition win over UIndy
Looking back at what we learned from Thursday night's exhibition victory by Purdue over UIndy at Mackey Arena
Nov 05, 2021
Michigan State at Purdue preview
Michigan State travels to Ross-Ade Stadium for Saturday's matchup with an 8-0 record and the No. 3 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Chris Solari, who covers the Spartans for the Detroit Free Press, joins the podcast to break MSU's season
Nov 03, 2021
PURDUE 28, NEBRASKA 23: Recap of big win in Lincoln
We break down Saturday's big win over Nebraska, moving the Boilermakers within one game of bowl eligibility, and recap the men's basketball scrimmage at Providence by looking at the box score.
Oct 31, 2021
Purdue football at Nebraska preview
Chris Basnett from the Lincoln Journal Star joins the show to preview Saturday's matchup between Purdue and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium.
Oct 27, 2021
Wisconsin 30, Purdue 13: Badgers run over Boilermakers
Wisconsin extended its winning streak over Purdue to 15 straight after Saturday's 30-13 win at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Oct 24, 2021
Wisconsin at Purdue Preview
Fresh off the victory over then-No. 2 Iowa, the Boilermakers return Saturday to take on Wisconsin at Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue has lost 14 straight games in the series and hasn't beat the Badgers at home since 1997
Oct 20, 2021
Purdue 24, Iowa 7: Recapping the Boilermakers' win over the Hawkeyes
Purdue shocked the college football world and stunned Iowa on Saturday during a 24-7 victory at Kinnick Stadium.
Oct 17, 2021
Purdue at Iowa preview
Scott Dochterman from The Athletic joins the podcast to discuss all things Iowa football and the Big Ten
Oct 13, 2021
Minnesota 20, Purdue 13: Postgame recap
The Boilermakers suffered another tough defeat Saturday, losing to the Golden Gophers in the rain at Ross-Ade Stadium. What happened and what's next for Purdue
Oct 03, 2021
Minnesota at Purdue preview
Randy Johnson, who covers Minnesota football for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, joins Mike Carmin to discuss the state of the Gophers heading into Saturday's matchup against the Boilermakers
Sep 29, 2021
Purdue 13, Illinois 9: Postgame wrap
A look back at Saturday's 13-9 victory over Illinois for the Boilermakers
Sep 26, 2021
Purdue 13, Illinois 9: Postgame wrap
Purdue 13, Illinois 9: Postgame wrap by Journal & Courier Purdue insiders
Sep 26, 2021
Illinois at Purdue football preview
Scott Richey, who covers Illinois sports for the Champaign News-Gazette, joins the podcast to preview Saturday's game and provide an update on the state of the Illini after four games. Plus, a little basketball talk as the official start of practice begins in about a week
Sep 22, 2021
The importance of Purdue's first two Big Ten games
Coming off a loss at Notre Dame, Purdue opens Big Ten play needing two wins, both at home, to create momentum for the second part of the schedule
Sep 20, 2021
Purdue football at Notre Dame preview
Tim O'Malley from Irish Illustrated joins Mike Carmin to discuss Saturday's matchup between Purdue and Notre Dame
Sep 15, 2021
Looking back, looking ahead after Purdue's 49-0 win over UConn
The Boilermakers took care of business Saturday and now it's onto Notre Dame this weekend
Sep 12, 2021
Purdue at UConn preview: What to watch for
The Boilermakers look to improve to 2-0 on the season when they face UConn in East Hartford on Saturday
Sep 11, 2021
Purdue football at UConn preview: What's happened to the Huskies program?
UConn's football program is one of the worst in the nation but how did it reach this point? Head Randy Edsall announced Sunday he's stepping down at the end of the season but on Monday said his retirement was effective immediately. Mike DiMauro, a columnist from the New London Day, breaks it down.
Sep 07, 2021
Postgame wrap: Purdue 30, Oregon State 21
The Boilermakers needed to start the season 1-0 and accomplished it by finishing out Saturday's win over Oregon State
Sep 05, 2021
What to watch for: Oregon State at Purdue preview
It's finally Game Day with fans back in the stands and the Boilermakers opening up the 2021 season against Oregon State.
Sep 04, 2021
Purdue-Oregon State preview with Nick Daschel from The Oregonian
Nick Daschel from The Oregonian joins the BoilersXTRA Podcast to breakdown Oregon State and what Purdue fans can expect to see from the Beavers on Saturday night
Aug 31, 2021
Jack Plummer named Purdue starting quarterback
On Thursday, coach Jeff Brohm announced Jack Plummer would start the season opener against Oregon State at quarterback.
Aug 27, 2021
Purdue preseason camp wrap-up
Mike Carmin, who covers Purdue sports for the Journal & Courier, wraps up camp for the Boilermakers with what we learned and what we don't know about each position group.
Aug 23, 2021
Purdue football preseason camp: Key position battles to watch
Journal & Courier Purdue football writer Mike Carmin offers up key position battles to watch during the next week or so of preseason camp
Aug 11, 2021
Purdue football preseason camp: Early takeaways
Early impressions of the Boilermakers after two practices
Aug 08, 2021
End of Crossroads Classic and what's next for Purdue
From a scheduling standpoint, what are Purdue's options after the Crossroads Classic ends this December
Jul 28, 2021
Purdue at Big Ten Media Day, Conference Expansion
What we learned about Purdue from Big Ten Media Day and will the league jump into the conference expansion race with Oklahoma and Texas heading to the SEC
Jul 24, 2021
North Texas 78, Purdue 69 OT: Season ends
The Boilermakers were one-and-done in the NCAA tournament, dropping a 78-69 decision in overtime to North Texas.
Mar 20, 2021
Purdue spring football: Watching practice
Mike Carmin, who covers Purdue sports for the Journal & Courier, was able to watch the next-to-last spring practice before Friday's scrimmage.
Mar 18, 2021
Selection Sunday reaction: Purdue No. 4 seed
The Boilermakers open NCAA tournament play Friday against North Texas at Lucas Oil Stadium
Mar 15, 2021
Ohio State 87, Purdue 78 OT; Big Ten tourney recap
The Boilermakers came back from an 18-point halftime deficit but the Buckeyes took control in overtime. Up next: NCAA tournament.
Mar 13, 2021
Purdue 67, Indiana 58: 9th straight win over Hoosiers secures double bye in Big Ten tourney
The Boilermakers take a five-game winning streak into the Big Ten tournament after Saturday's win over Indiana. Purdue has plenty of momentum heading into the postseason
Mar 07, 2021
Purdue 73, Wisconsin 69: Boilermakers win fourth straight
This was the perfect game for the Boilermakers to play - and win - heading into the postseason. Purdue needed to make plays and did down the stretch to extend its winning streak to four before hosting Indiana on Saturday.
Mar 03, 2021
Purdue 73, Penn State 52: Win streak reaches three
The Boilermakers moved into a fourth-place tie with Iowa in the Big Ten standings after Friday's victory at Penn State. Purdue remains alive for a double-bye in the conference tournament.
Feb 27, 2021
Purdue 75, Nebraska 58: Stefanovic finds shooting touch
The Boilermakers put away the Huskers in the second half using a 21-4 run. Sasha Stefanovic hit four 3-pointers and the play of Aaron Wheeler and Jaden Ivey stood out.
Feb 21, 2021
Purdue 75, Michigan State 65: Boilermakers close out Spartans
Purdue finished off Michigan State behind Trevion Williams' 28 points and the Boilermakers were able to sweep the season series from the Spartans. Purdue owns a four-game winning streak over MSU
Feb 17, 2021
Minnesota 71, Purdue 68: Another late lead slips away
The Boilermakers were in a position to close out the Golden Gophers on Thursday night but a 12-4 run during the final two minutes allowed Minnesota to post the victory
Feb 12, 2021
Purdue 75, Northwestern 70: Bounce back win for Boilermakers
Purdue's rookies combined for 53 points and helped close out Saturday's win over the Wildcats at Mackey Arena
Feb 07, 2021
Maryland 61, Purdue 60: Recapping first road loss in one month
The Boilermakers saw their three-game road winning streak ended by the Terrapins.
Feb 03, 2021
Purdue 81, Minnesota 62: Boilers run over Gophers
Down by 14 points in the first half, Brandon Newman leads the Boilermakers to another Big Ten victory and how quickly this team has matured with all the young players seeing significant action.
Feb 01, 2021
Michigan 70, Purdue 53: Four-game winning streak ends
The seventh-ranked Wolverines showed why they're the top team in the Big Ten and why the Boilermakers still have plenty of work ahead of them this season.
Jan 23, 2021
Purdue 67, Ohio State 65: Recap from Jaden Ivey's game winner
The Boilermakers extended their winning streak to four after Ivey drained the game-winning 3-pointer Tuesday night at Ohio State. It sets up a showdown Friday against Michigan at Mackey Arena
Jan 20, 2021
Purdue 80, Penn State 72: Three straight wins
The Boilermakers began a stretch of three games in six days with a victory over the Nittany Lions. Purdue will face Ohio State on Tuesday in Columbus and host Michigan on Friday
Jan 18, 2021
Purdue 81, Indiana 69: Recap from 8th straight win over IU
The Boilermakers extended their winning streak to eight, including five in a row in Bloomington, after Thursday's victory.
Jan 15, 2021
Purdue at Indiana preview; football updates
A look at Thursday's Purdue-Indiana matchup in Bloomington and an update on the football roster and latest coaching addition.
Jan 13, 2021
Purdue 55, Michigan State 54; Boilers overcome 17-point deficit
The Boilermakers earned a big road win Friday night in East Lansing, coming from 17 points down to beat Michigan State.
Jan 09, 2021
Illinois 66, Purdue 58: Boilermakers finish the week 0-2
What went right, what went wrong for the Boilermakers in suffering their second straight loss this week. Illinois beat Purdue 66-58 in Champaign.
Jan 03, 2021
Rutgers 81, Purdue 76: Defensive issues plague Boilermakers
The Boilermakers had enough offense to beat the Scarlet Knights but continue to struggle to defend the 3-point line.
Dec 30, 2020
Purdue holds off Maryland; Football talk
The Boilermakers beat Maryland 73-70 to improve to 2-1 in the Big Ten and a little football talk
Dec 26, 2020
Iowa 70, Purdue 55: Postgame recap
The Hawkeyes ended the Boilermakers' three-game winning streak Tuesday night in Iowa City.
Dec 23, 2020
Purdue 88, Notre Dame 78: Recap
The Boilermakers won their third straight by defeating the Irish in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis.
Dec 20, 2020
Purdue 67, Ohio State 60: Postgame recap
The Boilermakers start the Big Ten season 1-0 as Trevion Williams totals 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Also a brief look at what's ahead for football after Wednesday's signing day.
Dec 17, 2020
Preparing for Purdue vs Indiana again
The Boilermakers are getting ready to face Indiana on Friday in Bloomington but will it happen?
Dec 14, 2020
Purdue basketball 80, Indiana State 68; Recap
The Boilermakers finished off the Sycamores before heading into a challenging stretch, starting Wednesday against Ohio State to open Big Ten play
Dec 13, 2020
Purdue-Indiana game off; basketball prepares for Indiana State
What happens now that the Old Oaken Bucket game won't be played this week? Can it be played as one of the Big Ten's crossover games? And basketball is back in action Saturday against Indiana State. Could we see lineup changes?
Dec 10, 2020
Purdue basketball loses at Miami (Fla.), Bucket game in doubt
The Boilermakers blew a 20-point lead in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and lost 58-54 and the latest on Purdue's football team heading into Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket matchup at Indiana
Dec 09, 2020
Nebraska 37, Purdue 27: Postgame recap
Why did the Boilermakers lose for the fourth straight time and what does it mean for the program.
Dec 06, 2020
Nebraska at Purdue football: Preview
The Boilermakers host the Huskers on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium, looking to break a three-game losing streak
Dec 04, 2020
Purdue 93, Oakland 50: Postgame recap
The Boilermakers opened the home part of their schedule Tuesday - before a handful of fans and cardboard cutouts - and beat Oakland 93-50 at Mackey Arena.
Dec 02, 2020
Recap: Rutgers 37, Purdue 30
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin recaps the Boilermakers' third straight loss after starting the season 2-0.
Nov 29, 2020
Purdue basketball recap from Florida; Boilermakers-Rutgers preview
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin looks back at Purdue basketball's two-game trip to Florida and looks ahead to Saturday's football matchup against the Scarlet Knights
Nov 27, 2020
Minnesota 34, Purdue 31: Postgame recap
The Boilermakers dropped a 34-31 decision at Minnesota on Friday night and Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin recaps the events that led to the program's sixth straight loss at TCF Bank Stadium
Nov 21, 2020
Purdue football preview at Minnesota; Big Ten basketball schedule
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin looks at Friday night's matchup between the Boilermakers and the Golden Gophers and breaks down the Big Ten men's basketball schedule
Nov 19, 2020
Northwestern 27, Purdue 20: Postgame recap
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin recaps Saturday's 27-20 loss to Northwestern at Ross-Ade Stadium
Nov 15, 2020
Northwestern at Purdue football preview; basketball update
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin previews Saturday's football game between the Boilermakers and the Wildcats and an update on the basketball team.
Nov 13, 2020
Breaking down Purdue's 31-24 victory over Illinois
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin breaks down Saturday's 31-24 victory by the Boilermakers over Illinois
Nov 01, 2020
Preview Purdue at Illinois, Trey Kaufman commitment
Journal & Courier Purdue sports beat writer Mike Carmin talks Trey Kaufman commitment and looks ahead to Saturday's Purdue at Illinois football game
Oct 31, 2020
Reaction to Monday's press conference with Purdue coach Jeff Brohm
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin, who covers Purdue sports, reacts to Brohm's weekly press conference and looks ahead to Saturday's game at Illinois
Oct 26, 2020
Purdue 24, Iowa 20 Recap
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin recaps Saturday's 24-20 victory over Iowa
Oct 25, 2020
Iowa at Purdue football preview, Jeff Brohm, Rondale Moore
The Boilermakers finally open the season Saturday against Iowa but without head coach Jeff Brohm and star receiver Rondale Moore. Journal & Courier Purdue writer Mike Carmin breaks down Saturday's game
Oct 23, 2020
Purdue football training camp update and start of basketball practice
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin discusses the first 10 days of training camp for the Boilermakers and schedule updates for both basketball teams.
Oct 11, 2020
Rondale Moore decision and what it means for Purdue's season
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin breaks down Rondale Moore's decision to come back for the 2020 season and the expectations for the Boilermakers
Sep 25, 2020
New Big Ten schedule, Rondale Moore and basketball season
Journal & Courier Purdue sports beat writer Mike Carmin discusses the new eight-game Big Ten schedule, why would Rondale Moore come back and what's next for the upcoming basketball schedule.
Sep 22, 2020
Revised Big Ten schedule, #BigTenUnited and Purdue football
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin on the new schedule, more player movement nationally and college players opting out
Aug 06, 2020
Conference-only schedules and status of football season
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin looks at what the Big Ten can do to enhance its conference-only scheduling model
Jul 14, 2020
College football, TBT, Karissa McLaughlin's surgery
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin on where college football stands with about two months before the season starts, The Basketball Tournament features the Men of Mackey and what Karissa McLaughlin's surgery means for the 2020-21 season.
Jul 03, 2020
Purdue's positive test, Morgan Burke's legacy
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin on the impact of the positive COVID-19 within the athletic department and former athletic director Morgan Burke's legacy.
Jun 26, 2020
Purdue football additions, Ross-Ade update
The Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin talks football recruiting and the addition of a key transfer, Ross-Ade Stadium's capacity for the 2020 season and where the athletic budget stands
Jun 14, 2020
Purdue football returns, 25% capacity at Ross-Ade
On the latest edition, Mike Carmin from the Lafayette Journal & Courier talks about football returning for voluntary workouts and what crowds might be like at Ross-Ade Stadium this season
Jun 07, 2020
Purdue, college sports update
The Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin recaps what's happened in Purdue and college sports and what's next
May 27, 2020
The departure of Matt Haarms and what it means for Purdue basketball
The Boilermakers lost Matt Haarms to the NCAA transfer portal on Monday and now will look to fill a void. Breaking down Haarms' decision and the next step for Purdue
Apr 08, 2020
Purdue basketball recap: Rutgers 71, Purdue 68 overtime
The chances to earn an NCAA bid took a big hit Saturday and the only one to make the field is to win the Big Ten tournament.
Mar 08, 2020
Recap: Purdue 77, Iowa 68
The Boilermakers earn an important road victory as their march toward the NCAA tournament continues. Breaking down Tuesday night's win
Mar 04, 2020
Recap: Purdue basketball 57, Indiana 49
How did the Boilermakers break their four-game losing streak and keep those NCAA tournament hopes alive?
Feb 28, 2020
Purdue spring football practice preview
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin looks ahead to spring practice, which begins Monday.
Feb 23, 2020
Recap: Michigan 71, Purdue basketball 63
Where do the Boilermakers stand in the NCAA tournament picture after the loss to the Wolverines? Mike Carmin from the Lafayette Journal & Courier breaks it down after Purdue's fourth straight loss
Feb 23, 2020
Recap: Wisconsin 69, Purdue basketball 65
Another road loss for the Boilermakers, who did battle back from a 13-point deficit to have a chance late.
Feb 19, 2020
Recap: Penn State 88, Purdue basketball 76
The Boilermakers lose a big one at home Tuesday, falling to the Nittany Lions, who made a bunch of 3-pointers early in the game and coasted to the victory
Feb 12, 2020
Recap: Purdue 74, Indiana 62
The Boilermakers won for the sixth straight time at Assembly Hall and beat the Hoosiers in Bloomington for the 9th time in the last 10 games. Has Purdue solved its road issues? Maybe but a three-game winning streak has the Boilermakers moving forward
Feb 09, 2020
Preview: Purdue basketball at Indiana
Mike Carmin from the Journal & Courier and Zach Osterman from the Indianapolis Star preview Saturday's rivalry matchup in Bloomington and other topics.
Feb 07, 2020
Recap: Purdue basketball 104, Iowa 68
The Boilermakers posted their largest margin over a ranked team in program history Wednesday but what does it mean for the season's final month.
Feb 06, 2020
Recap: Purdue 61, Northwestern 58
The Boilermakers finally break through and earn a Big Ten road victory Saturday at Northwestern.
Feb 02, 2020
Recap: Rutgers 70, Purdue 63
The Scarlet Knights beat the Boilermakers for the first time since joining the Big Ten, snapping a 12-game losing streak. It's a similar story for Purdue, which started slow again on the road, fought back but didn't have enough to finish.
Jan 29, 2020
Recap: Purdue basketball 70, Wisconsin 51
The Boilermakers bounce back after the loss to Illinois and pound the Badgers. Evan Boudreaux was the star along with Purdue's rebounding.
Jan 25, 2020
Recap: Illinois 79, Purdue basketball 62
The Boilermakers lose at home for the first time this season against a Big Ten team and now we get to see they respond Friday against Wisconsin
Jan 22, 2020
Recap: Maryland 57, Purdue 50
The Boilermakers lose another Big Ten road game but the focus should be protecting their home court with two games at Mackey Arena coming up.
Jan 19, 2020
Recap: Michigan 84, Purdue basketball 78 in 2 OT
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin recaps Thursday's double-OT thriller between Purdue and Michigan
Jan 10, 2020
Recap: Butler 70, Purdue basketball 61
Journal & Courier Purdue basketball beat writer Mike Carmin is joined by Indianapolis Star Butler beat writer David Woods to recap Saturday's game at the Crossroads Classic
Dec 22, 2019
Postgame wrap: Nebraska 70, Purdue basketball 56
Journal & Courier Purdue basketball writer Mike Carmin recaps the 70-56 loss to the Huskers in Lincoln.
Dec 16, 2019
Hot takes on Nick Holt, Rohrman Field and Purdue basketball
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin and Sam King discuss the impact of Nick Holt's dismissal, thoughts on Rohrman Field, Purdue players in the NCAA transfer portal and where Matt Painter's team stands heading into Sunday's game at Nebraska
Dec 11, 2019
Recap: Purdue basketball 69, Virginia 40
A new lineup helped spur the Boilermakers to a 29-point victory over the defending national champions. Does the new look make Purdue's bench stronger?
Dec 05, 2019
Recap: Purdue basketball 59, VCU 56
What went right, what went wrong in Friday's victory over VCU in Florida.
Nov 30, 2019
Old Oaken Bucket Preview
Zach Osterman from the Indianapolis Star and the beat writer for Indiana joins the podcast to break down Saturday's football game between the Boilermakers and the Hoosiers. Zach sticks around to talk basketball and what he's seen from Indiana in its first six games. Plus, we talk Thanksgiving sides and smoked brisket.
Nov 28, 2019
Recap: Wisconsin 45, Purdue football 24
Breaking down the Boilermakers' loss at Camp Randall Stadium, the program's 14th straight to the Badgers.
Nov 24, 2019
Purdue at Wisconsin preview
Colten Bartholomew from the Wisconsin State Journal joins Mike Carmin to break down the Badgers and Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium. Also, an update from Purdue practice this week
Nov 21, 2019
Recap: Marquette 65, Purdue basketball 55
Recapping Wednesday's 65-55 loss to Marquette, which rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to beat the Boilermakers in the second half
Nov 14, 2019
Purdue basketball, football recap against Texas, Northwestern
Mike Carmin and Sam King recap the men's basketball game loss to Texas and the football team's win against Northwestern
Nov 12, 2019
Postgame: Purdue football 24, Northwestern 22
Recapping Saturday's victory by the Boilermakers over the Wildcats. Purdue snapped a five-game losing streak to Northwestern
Nov 10, 2019
Purdue football at Northwestern preview
Andrew Golden, sports editor for the Daily Northwestern, joins the BoilersXTRA Podcast to preview Saturday's matchup between the Boilermakers and the Wildcats. Plus, an update from Purdue's practices this week
Nov 07, 2019
Postgame: Purdue basketball 79, Green Bay 57
Breaking down the season-opening win over Green Bay, the injury situation and redshirt situation
Nov 07, 2019
Postgame: Purdue 31, Nebraska 27
Recapping the Boilermakers victory over the Huskers and looking ahead to Saturday's matchup at Northwestern. If the Boilermakers win, what does it mean for the quarterback position during the final two games?
Nov 03, 2019
Postgame: Purdue men's basketball 88, Southern Indiana 59
Recapping the Boilermakers' easy victory over Southern Indiana in the final tune-up before the regular season starts Wednesday against Green Bay
Nov 02, 2019
Nebraska at Purdue preview with Chris Basnett from Lincoln Journal Star
Chris Basnett from the Lincoln Journal Star joins Mike Carmin to talk Nebraska football, which visits Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday. We also discuss Big Ten basketball.
Oct 31, 2019
Postgame: Illinois 24, Purdue 6
The Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin breaks down Saturday's 24-6 loss to Illinois in the rainy conditions at Ross-Ade Stadium and whether Purdue has a question at quarterback
Oct 27, 2019
Illinois at Purdue preview with Bob Asmussen from the Champaign News-Gazette
A look at Illinois and a preview of Saturday's game with Bob Asmussen from the Champaign News-Gazette. Bob also tells us his favorite Halloween costume and the type of candy he gives to trick-or-treaters who visit his house. Plus, Mike Carmin updates what we saw at Purdue practice this week.
Oct 24, 2019
Postgame wrap: Iowa 26, Purdue 20
Breaking down Purdue's 26-20 loss at Iowa
Oct 20, 2019
Purdue-Iowa preview with Marc Morehouse from Cedar Rapids Gazette
Marc Morehouse from the Cedar Rapids Gazette joins the BoilersXTRA Podcast to preview Saturday's matchup between the Hawkeyes and the Boilermakers
Oct 17, 2019
Breaking down Purdue's 40-14 win over Maryland
Journal & Courier sports reporters Mike Carmin and Sam King discuss how the Boilermakers snapped their three-game losing streak Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Oct 13, 2019
Purdue-Maryland preview with Emily Giambalvo from the Washington Post
Maryland beat reporter Emily Giambalvo from the Washington Post breaks down the Terrapin with Mike Carmin from the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Carmin also updates Purdue's injury situation and what to expect Saturday
Oct 10, 2019
Postgame wrap: Penn State 35, Purdue 7
Mike Carmin recaps Saturday's 35-7 loss at Penn State
Oct 06, 2019
Can Purdue still make a bowl, Penn State preview
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin and Sam King discuss if the Boilermakers still have a path to a bowl game and take a look at Saturday's matchup at Penn State
Oct 03, 2019
Postgame recap: Minnesota 38, Purdue 31
Mike Carmin and Sam King recap the Boilermakers' loss to the Golden Gophers and what the injuries to Elijah Sindelar and Rondale Moore mean in the short and long term.
Sep 29, 2019
Three things to watch: Minnesota at Purdue
The Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin offers three things to watch in Saturday's game between the Golden Gophers and the Boilermakers.
Sep 28, 2019
Minnesota at Purdue preview
Journal & Courier Purdue sports reporter Mike Carmin visits with Andy Greder from the St. Paul Pioneer Press about the Golden Gophers and Saturday's matchup.
Sep 26, 2019
Postgame: TCU 34, Purdue 13
Mike Carmin and Sam King break down Saturday's 34-13 loss to Texas Christian and what it means going into the off week before the start of Big Ten play
Sep 15, 2019
Three (or more) things to watch in Saturday's TCU-Purdue game
What to watch for in Saturday night's game at Ross-Ade Stadium between the Boilermakers and the Horned Frogs.
Sep 14, 2019
TCU-Purdue preview, reaction to Markus Bailey's injury
We talk Purdue-TCU with Drew Davison from the Fort Wayne Star-Telegram and what it means for Purdue's defense now that linebacker Markus Bailey is lost for the season after a knee injury
Sep 12, 2019
Purdue 42, Vanderbilt 24: Postgame
Insider Mike Carmin highlights the top players, key players and important questions from Boilermakers' first win of the season and what it means going into next week's matchup against TCU
Sep 08, 2019
Purdue football vs Vanderbilt preview
Insider Mike Carmin gets a preview of Vanderbilt from Adam Sparks, who covers the Commodores for the Tennessean.
Sep 04, 2019
Looking back at Purdue's disappointing 34-31 loss at Nevada
Insider Mike Carmin recaps the Boilermakers 34-31 last-second loss at Nevada after holding a pair of 17-point leads
Aug 31, 2019
Scouting Nevada: Breaking down Purdue's season opener
Preview of Friday's season opener at Nevada. Insider Mike Carmin turns to Duke Ritenhouse to provide insight about the Wolf Pack. Ritenhouse is the beat writer for the Reno Gazette Journal
Aug 27, 2019
Breaking down Purdue's 2019 schedule
Purdue Insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird break down Purdue's 2019 schedule game-by-game
Aug 15, 2019
Purdue training camp recap after five practices
Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird recap the first five practices of training camp under Jeff Brohm
Aug 06, 2019
BoilersXtra Podcast: Purdue practice recap
Journal & Courier football beat reporter Mike Carmin recaps the first three days of practice, including what players are sidelined.
Aug 03, 2019
Purdue football preseason camp preview
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird explore the position battles, areas of concern, question marks and more as Purdue football preseason training camp begins later this week.
Jul 29, 2019
Larry Clisby on "Stayin' Alive" and Purdue basketball's memorable run
Journal & Courier Purdue men's basketball insider Nathan Baird talks with longtime play-by-play man Larry Clisby about the positive news in his cancer fight, his plans for the upcoming season and where the 2018-19 season ranks in his time with the Boilermakers.
Jul 09, 2019
Carsen Edwards headed to Boston and football recruiting catch-up
Journal & Courier insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss Carsen Edwards' draft night and his potential fit in Boston. Also, they delve into the dynamics behind Purdue football's run of recruits in June.
Jun 21, 2019
Purdue sports year in review and basketball walk-on Jared Wulbrun
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin gauge the progress of Boilermaker athletics over the course of the 2018-19 sports year. Also, an interview with Jared Wulbrun, who joins the men's basketball program as an invited walk-on.
Jun 10, 2019
Incoming Purdue freshman forward Mason Gillis
Journal & Courier Purdue men's basketball insider Nathan Baird sits down with recent New Castle grad Mason Gillis to discuss his comeback from injury, his impressions of the Boilermakers' other incoming freshmen and more.
May 30, 2019
Purdue basketball talk with Robbie Hummel and Ryan Cline
Journal & Courier Purdue basketball insider Nathan Baird talks with former Boilermaker star and Big Ten analyst Robbie Hummel on the Elite Eight run, Carsen Edwards, Micah Shrewsberry and his continuing 3 on 3 career. Also, a visit with Ryan Cline on those regional games in Louisville and what he expects from Purdue next season.
May 09, 2019
Grad transfer Jahaad Proctor on why he picked Purdue
Journal & Courier Purdue basketball insider Nathan Baird talks with High Point grad transfer Jahaad Proctor on why he picked the Boilermakers, his playing style, his background, his impressions of his new teammates and coaches and much more.
Apr 26, 2019
Jaden Ivey commits and Purdue's NFL Draft prospects
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss what Jaden Ivey's commitment means for men's basketball's 2020 recruiting plan. Also, will Boilermaker football's NFL Draft streak extend to 22 years?
Apr 25, 2019
BoilersXtra: Breaking down Jeff Brohm's contract with USA Today's Steve Berkowitz
Insider Mike Carmin talks with USA Today's Steve Berkowitz about Purdue coach Jeff Brohm's new contract and what it means to the program
Apr 16, 2019
Carsen Edwards' NBA Draft decision and spring football wrap-up
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss Carsen Edwards' choice to enter the NBA Draft and his legacy with the Boilermakers. Also, what does his departure mean for Purdue next season? They also explore the various storylines emerging from football after Saturday's spring game.
Apr 08, 2019
Recapping Purdue vs. Virginia in the Elite Eight
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss what they witnessed in Louisville in the Boilermakers' heartbreaking loss to Virginia. Topics include: fouling up 3 late in games, Carsen Edwards and what comes next for Matt Painter's team.
Mar 31, 2019
Purdue basketball heads back to Louisville
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin break down the victory over Villanova, Carsen Edwards' eruption and a third straight trip to the Sweet 16. Also, Mike Wilson of the Knoxville News-Sentinel joins to discuss Tennessee, Purdue's regional semifinal opponent.
Mar 27, 2019
Headed to Hartford: NCAA Tournament preview
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss the Boilermakers' draw, from the 3 seed to the pod in Hartford to the Boilermakers' chances of making a run in the tournament. Also, Ed Miller of the Virginian-Pilot joins to give insight into first-round opponent Old Dominion.
Mar 19, 2019
Big Ten championship recap and tournament preview
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin recap men's basketball's championship weekend and the All-Big Ten Awards and look ahead to this week's Big Ten Tournament.
Mar 12, 2019
Purdue basketball playing for a championship and All-Big Ten thoughts
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin break down the men's basketball loss at Minnesota, Carsen Edwards' play relative to expectations and look ahead to the All-Big Ten voting that will come in this weekend.
Mar 07, 2019
Purdue football spring practice preview
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird discuss the news and notes from the opening day of spring football. Markus Bailey's injury, depth issues, new faces, Elijah Sindelar and much more. Also, an update on basketball still controlling its own destiny in the Big Ten Conference chace.
Feb 26, 2019
Spring football preview: Receivers coach, co-offensive coordinator JaMarcus Shephard
Journal & Courier's Mike Carmin previews spring practice with the program's receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator JaMarcus Shephard, who also discusses the recruitment of David Bell and other topics
Feb 20, 2019
Previewing Purdue-Indiana take 2 with Zach Osterman
In a BoilersXTRA/Mind Your Banners collaboration, Journal & Courier Purdue insider Nathan Baird and IndyStar IU insider Zach Osterman discuss the opposite trajectories for those teams this season and how it happened, in advance of Tuesday's rematch in Bloomington.
Feb 18, 2019
Previewing the Big Ten basketball home stretch
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss the end of the men's basketball winning streak and the dynamics that shape the rest of the Big Ten Conference race. Also, catching up on football offseason news.
Feb 14, 2019
Previewing Nebraska with Lincoln Journal Star's Chris Basnett
Journal & Courier Purdue men's basketball insider Nathan Baird discusses Saturday's game against Nebraska with Lincoln Journal Star Cornhuskers beat writer Chris Basnett.
Feb 08, 2019
A look at Purdue's NCAA Tournament resume with Delphi Bracketology's Brian Tonsoni
Journal & Courier Purdue men's basketball insider talks with Delphi high school teacher Brian Tonsoni, who heads up the Delphi Bracketology club. They discuss the club's origins and success and how the Boilermakers have improved their NCAA Tournament resume over the course of the season.
Jan 30, 2019
Purdue men's basketball's surge and Ross-Ade Stadium survey
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss how the past month has changed the perspective on men's basketball. Also, what results could come from the Ross-Ade Stadium fan survey?
Jan 25, 2019
Previewing Purdue-IU, Round One
Journal & Courier Purdue men's basketball insider Nathan Baird talks with Indianapolis Star IU insider Zach Osterman to previews the first of two meetings between the rivals Saturday at Mackey Arena.
Jan 16, 2019
Purdue football roster news + getting to know Trevion Williams
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss the addition of David Bell to football's 2019 recruiting class and Markus Bailey's decision to stay for his senior season. Also, a conversation with senior center Trevion Williams.
Jan 08, 2019
Remembering Tyler Trent and the Big Ten basketball re-up
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss the impact and legacy of the late Tyler Trent. Also, where Boilermaker basketball stands as Big Ten play resumes Thursday against Iowa.
Jan 02, 2019
Music City Miserable: Purdue vs. Auburn recap
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird break down the Boilermakers' 63-14 loss to Auburn in the Music City Bowl, recapping the 2018 season and looking ahead to the offseason and 2019.
Dec 29, 2018
BoilersXtra: Conversation with Purdue quarterback David Blough
Purdue quarterback David Blough talks Christmas Day memories, seven trips to South Africa, Tyler Trent and reveals a nickname from his past that he hasn't shared until now.
Dec 25, 2018
BoilersXTRA: In the Huddle with Purdue's Dennis Edwards
Purdue graduate transfer Dennis Edwards joins Purdue insider Mike Carmin for the In the Huddle Podcast leading up to the Music City Bowl in Nashville
Dec 25, 2018
Music City Bowl preview: Purdue vs. Auburn
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird delve into the angles of Friday's Music City Bowl. Personnel updates for both teams. Breakdowns of how the teams matchup. Also, what does the game mean in the big picture for the Boilermakers?
Dec 24, 2018
Live on tape delay: Purdue basketball's slump and football signing day preview
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin on men's basketball's 2-5 stretch heading into its final two non-conference home games. They also break down the class Boilermaker football expects to sign on Wednesday.
Dec 17, 2018
Assessing basketball after 10 games and talking Big Ten realignment
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss men's basketball's 6-4 start in-depth, looking at potential answers on both offense and defense. Also, thoughts on the Crossroads Classic, personnel shifts in football and potential Big Ten realignment.
Dec 11, 2018
Purdue bowling on Broad Street and basketball bumps
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss the end (?) of Jeff Brohm job speculation, the Music City Bowl, the football roster and Boilermaker basketball's recent 1-3 skid.
Dec 04, 2018
And Now His BrohmWatch Is Ended
Nathan Baird, in Tallahassee after Boilermaker basketball's loss to Florida State, calls Mike Carmin back at the home office to discuss what Jeff Brohm's decision to rebuff Louisville means for Purdue and the football program.
Nov 29, 2018
BrohmWatch continues and basketball preps for challenging stretch
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss the purgatory of the Jeff Brohm situation, Big Ten awards and Boilermaker men's basketball's upcoming road tests.
Nov 27, 2018
BoilersXtra Podcast: Purdue 28, Indiana 21
Insider Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird recap the victory over the Hoosiers and talk about Jeff Brohm's situation
Nov 25, 2018
Win or go home for Purdue football and Charleston Classic recap
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss the Jeff Brohm situation, the senior class legacy and what's at state in Saturday's Bucket Game. Also, a recap of basketball's runner-up finish at the Charleston Classic.
Nov 20, 2018
BoilersXtra Podcast: Wisconsin 47, Purdue 44, 3 OT
Inside Mike Carmin along with special guest Mike DeFabo break down the Boilermakers' tough loss to the Badgers
Nov 18, 2018
BrohmWatch 2018 and Purdue basketball preps for Charleston
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin on the speculation around coach Jeff Brohm and Louisville. Pros and cons of the two jobs and how the Boilermakers manage the distraction. Also thoughts on basketball's upcoming tournament and signing day.
Nov 13, 2018
BoilersXtra Podcast: Minnesota 41, Purdue 10
Insider Mike Carmin breaks down Saturday's loss by the Boilermakers at Minnesota
Nov 11, 2018
From Muncie to Minnesota, a big week for Purdue
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss what the opening couple of weeks of the basketball season will reveal about this Boilermaker team. Ryan O'Gara joins to break down Ball State. And the hosts look ahead to Purdue's bid for bowl eligibility at Minnesota.
Nov 06, 2018
BoilersXtra Podcast: Purdue 38, Iowa 36
Insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird discuss the Boilermakers' thrilling victory over Iowa when Spencer Evans hit a 25-yard field goal with eight seconds to play
Nov 04, 2018
Football's November crossroads and basketball exhibition analysis
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird discuss Jeff Brohm job speculation, the loss at Michigan State, Saturday's "elimination game" against Iowa and Thursday's men's basketball exhibition.
Oct 30, 2018
BoilersXtra Podcast Postgame: Michigan State 23, Purdue 13
Purdue Insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird recap Saturday's 23-13 loss at Michigan State, snapping the Boilermakers' four-game winning streak
Oct 28, 2018
Ohio State afterglow and Michigan State preview
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin reflect on the magnitude of the upset rout of Ohio State and what it means in the big picture of the season and the program. They also look ahead to Saturday's road trip to Michigan State.
Oct 23, 2018
BoilersExtra Podcast: Purdue 49, Ohio State 20
Insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird, along with special guest Mike DeFabo, recap Saturday's impressive win by the Boilermakers over the second-ranked Buckeyes
Oct 21, 2018
Mid-season awards and big night vs. the Buckeyes
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird look back on the first half of the season. Carmin hands out his mid-season awards. Also, a look ahead to Saturday's big night game against No. 2 Ohio State.
Oct 16, 2018
BoilersXtra Postgame: Purdue 46, Illinois 7
Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird discuss the Boilermakers' third straight win and what it means heading into the big game against Ohio State
Oct 14, 2018
Drew Brees, Illinois preview and Carsen Edwards' preseason hype
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss Drew Brees' ascent to become the NFL's all-time passing leader, a big football game at Illinois, and Carsen Edwards' Player of the Year candidacy.
Oct 09, 2018
Bye week musings and Purdue supports one of its own
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird discuss Boilermaker football's recent surge into the bye week and expectations going forward. Also, a nod to Tyler Trent, who has earned the respect of the Purdue community during his cancer fight.
Oct 03, 2018
Purdue-Nebraska postgame
Insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird discuss Purdue's 42-28 victory at Nebraska
Sep 30, 2018
Purdue heads west, Brandon Newman interview and basketball re-up
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss Boilermaker football's upcoming trip to Nebraska and the state of the Big Ten Conference West. Also, an interview with new basketball commit Brandon Newman and a look ahead to the 2018-19 season as practice begins.
Sep 25, 2018
BoilersXTRA Postgame: Purdue earns first win of the season
Insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird recap Purdue's 30-13 win over Boston College to break a three-game losing streak and earn its first victory over the season
Sep 23, 2018
Where does Purdue football belong on the bell curve?
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Nathan Baird and Mike Carmin discuss whether the Boilermakers, at 0-3, are a good or bad football team. They also reflect on the Big Ten Conference so far and look ahead to Saturday's game against Boston College.
Sep 18, 2018
BoilersXtra: Postgame wrap from Purdue's third straight loss
Insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird evaluate the Boilermakers' 40-37 loss to Missouri and the program's 0-3 start.
Sep 16, 2018
BoilersXTRA: Reassessing Purdue football after an 0-2 start
Journal & Courier Purdue insiders Mike Carmin and Nathan Baird discuss the loss to Eastern Michigan, the pitfalls that led to an 0-2 start and what the Boilermakers can do to turn their season around.
Sep 13, 2018