Hammer and Rails: for Purdue Boilermakers fans

Hammer and Rails: for Purdue Boilermakers fans

The official home for audio programming from Hammer and Rails, SB Nation's community for fans of the Purdue University Boilermakers.

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May 23, 2022 24 min

Andrew and Casey are back to tell you everything you might have missed from the NBA Combine where Jaden Ivey and Trevion Williams continued their two different paths to the NBA. The lottery talent Ivey measured and didn't do much else while the late second round big man measured and impressed NBA scouts in two scrimmages in Chicago.

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Welp Purdue's offensive battle against the portal isn't going much better in football than it is basketball. Purdue loses a key defensive star and the next #1 wide receiver in waiting to academics. How will Coach Brohm's team overcome off season loss and how much does it matter?

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Andrew and Casey stare at the open void at point guard as their starter decides to transfer to the in state Butler Bulldogs. Also the boys get Strange.

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Andrew and Casey are back to discuss all the ailing issues of the NCAA before jumping into the crux of the matter, Brandon Newman's sophomore season. The shooter struggled early and then didn't find the court before having an end of season resurgence, but what can Coach Painter expect for the once sharp shooting, super athlete?

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The NIL, offseason, transfers, and everything else has been a little rough on the Purdue basketball program. Somehow, their senior point guard touches on every one of those topics and as of right now, his future is still uncertain. Will he back for a second senior season? More importantly, should he? Is it better for him and the program to part ways or is there redemption to be found from the all-time great Indiana high school poin...

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Andrew and Casey have some Boilers in the pros to preview. Karlaftis might have landed in the perfect spot. David Bell has the chance to be an impact rookie, and Horvath was a surprise late pick. Plus the guys tell you where they'd want to play in the NFL.

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Andrew and Casey continue to break down Purdue's 21-22 basketball season. This week, they tackle the tough question of whether Ivey's absurd skill and athleticism was ultimately a let down or will his ability to represent the NBA for the next decade make up for two disappointing losses in March?


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April 25, 2022 34 min

The boys are back to discuss the open wound of NIL money and how the NCAA has probably made a mistake to regulate it. But they could just be bitter because Nijel Pack is gonna be a Hurricane and a whole lot richer and Purdue is left waiting to hear if Eric Hunter Jr. will return for their fifth season. They break down if the NCAA will ever be the same, if NIL needs changed, and if Hunter will possibly come back home.

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Andrew and Casey are back to recap and have the tough discussions about seniors whose career ended in disappointment. This time they delay their talks in sake of easter candy discussions before getting into the not so sweet finish to Sasha's final season as a Boilermaker.

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Andrew and Casey are back to discuss Purdue's 2021-22 season one player at a time. Their first review looks at the senior big man who started his career playing as a key bench contributor on an elite eight team, and finished as an All-American coming off the bench on a team that lost in heart breaking fashion in the Sweet Sixteen seed to a #15 seed. Casey in particular had a question for Ledman to try and fully digest Williams ...

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April 11, 2022 44 min

Andrew and Casey talk millions, the millions and millions being spent on Ross-Ade and Mackey Arena that is. Ledman says the word gander and that seems like something. Eric Hunter Jr. has something to declare. Then they get into the meat of things, the transfers available for Coach Painter and a Purdue team in desperate need of some guard play. Casey sees only one way to correct next season, PACK THE COURT.

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We've all heard them. The Ainters. The loyalists, too. This is the definitive Matt Painter discussion as Casey and Andrew go over his career, the teams that had Final Four chances, and the reasons they didn't work out. What can Painter do better? What's his fault and what's not? And why does a certain type of player never seem to thrive at Purdue?

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Andrew and Casey have some early off season news to discuss as Isaiah Thompson announces he will enter the transfer portal. The boys discuss this move and what it means for IT and Coach Painter's 2023 squad.

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March 28, 2022 51 min

Andrew and Casey were both in attendance to see first hand, the devastation of the peacocks. Purdue's loss was a side of history neither would like to share in ever again, but alas, teh show must go on. They break down what it meant for the team, who is to blame, and how it came about. A loss like this somehow confuddles the mind and makes the most sense. They've come to a conclusion by the end - losing is hard and they'...

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Casey was in Milwaukee for the start of the NCAA Tournament and has first hand reporting to do about Purdue's big win against Texas. The Beard has been vanquished and they'll never speak of him again. Exciting news. Purdue is in the Sweet Sixteen and gets to take on the darlings of the tournament, the St. Peter Peacocks. Andrew and Casey preview that game and give their score and predictions.

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Andrew and Casey record this podcast for the second time. They're getting good at this thing. They've got all your tournament coverage with Casey calling in from Milwaukee and they discuss all you need to know about Purdue's big win against Yale and even bigger match up against Purdue's own bogeyman, Coach Chris Beard. Apologies for the lack of music, working from a computer without the normal files.

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Andrew and Casey can't get that tune out of their head. It's that March Madness tune and we're all singing it. They preview the Yale game, give them a proper nickname, and tell you why to worry or not as Purdue prepares for another first round in Milwaukee.

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Andrew and Casey got about an hour and they still hadn't worked off the disappointment from Purdue's loss to Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Championship. Purdue's turnovers and shooting woes continue and they give up another game. But the past is the past, and Purdue's future looks pretty difficult. They get their seed and bracket and neither Andrew or Casey are very thrilled about the road to the Final Four that wo...

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Andrew and Casey have a whole lot of basketball to discuss after the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament has settled. Indiana blew a lead and Purdue took down Michigan State to set up a Purdue vs. Iowa threematch. The two best offenses in the Big Ten and maybe the country will set off against each other on Championship Sunday. The boys have the full break down including a look back at the teams first two games of the season.

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Andrew and Casey are deep into the Big Ten Tournament. It's a magical time for basketball and there's a lot of it so they also make sure to talk about Morton's mustache. But they break down Brandon Newmans's return and what it could mean for Purdue going forward and discuss what Purdue needs to do different in its rematch with Michigan State.

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