It is extremely early, but Purdue has officially locked up a point guard recruit for the college basketball recruiting class of 2031 and coach Robbie Hummel. That is the purpose of today's major announcement. I, your tinpot Dictator-for-Life at Hammer & Rails, not only turn 33 today, but I am proudly announcing that the famous Mrs. T-Mill is 12 and a half weeks pregnant with our first child. We're officially bringing another Boilermaker (or Hurricane) into the world.
In terms of recruiting we'll steer the kid to Purdue if they prefer basketball and Miami if they prefer baseball. Any other sports are up for grabs, though the National Championship pedigree of women's basketball and women's golf give a solid Purdue lean if it is a girl.
My only wish for the coming months is that someone beats Notre Dame and someone beats Indiana next March. I don't want to bring my kid into the world where Notre Dame and/or Indiana is the defending champion of my two favorite sports.
In new more related to the here and now, here are some Boilermakings links:
Badger Bits: Spot In B1G Title Game Up For Grabs Saturday - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Though nothing is guaranteed in an iffy conference year, the winner of Saturday's game will take a big leg up in the Leaders Division race for a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game.
STREET FIGHTER THE LEGEND OF DAN-NY - Every Day Should Be Saturday
Danny Hope can now do a HADOUKEN!!!!!!!!
7 Thoughts From The Other Side: Purdue - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Hammers and Rails answers our questions leading up to what Boilermakers fans are calling the biggest game of Danny Hope's tenure.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers: Brutally Honest Preview
In order to evaluate the status of a team, sometimes it's best to look at their coach's record in conference play.
What's The B1G Deal? - Gnomes And Ogre Have Something In Common - The Daily Gopher
Gnomes test the temperature of the Big Ten.
Orlando Magic Training Camp 2012: Team Releases Roster, Prepares for New Era - Orlando Pinstriped Post
Some brief notes about E'Twaun Moore and his new team.
B1G Power Poll Week 6: The Godfather Series Edition - Off Tackle Empire
If college football were the mafia. the B1G is the Corleone family.