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Welcome To The Black Hammer

In 2010, 247Sports was launched by the former founders of It is home to an ever-growing network of college team and affinity sites. In the last few weeks, 247Sports has launched an Appalachian State and a Temple site. Ours, The Black Hammer, will take over the Purdue market.

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We know that Purdue fans have been wanting more information of their team and we will be here to help. The Black Hammer has been a great site devoted to Purdue University Football and Men's Basketball. We are pleased to announce that we have joined with 247Sports to give our readers and fans the most coverage they can get their hands on.

The Black Hammer is run by Eric Gardner and Brandon Lueken. We both reside in the West Lafayette, Ind. area and are a part of this community. We understand the Purdue fan base and what they want.

With the resources of 247Sports, like their industry-leading database and 247 Composite rankings, we will provide more coverage of Purdue recruiting than ever before.

Guys like Steve Wiltfong and Jerry Meyer are some of the best at what they do and they will be available to you as part of the team of experts for 247Sports.

247Sports is mobile-friendly for the guy on the go who needs his recruiting fix. It's a great platform with easy access to everything the site offers.

Be sure to sign up for a VIP subscription. It’s free for the first 30 days so it will allow you to check out everything you have been missing. Sign-Up Today

Some of the things you get with the VIP subscription will be full access to all articles on the site as well as up-to-the-minute details on your favorite players and team. You will also get full access to our VIP Insider Report which comes out each week jam-packed with insider information on recruits and the football and basketball teams.

One of our main focuses of will be the message boards. Brandon and I will be active and willing to answer questions for our readers. We feel that the message boards are a community and we will focus on developing our community into the best it can be. Like everything else with 247, the message boards are mobile-friendly and are easy to use on any platform. Check The Message Boards Here.

Just like we did before, if you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at We are looking forward to building a community with you. Thank you.

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