Boilermakings Has Illinois And Michigan State News

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Your first place Boilers head to East Lansing tomorrow, but here are some other links.

I'll have the Michigan State preview up later today as Purdue looks to hang on to first place in the Big Ten, but let's start the day with some other links:

Oh, Hello: HC Bill O'Brien Commits to Penn State - Black Shoe Diaries
Bill O'Brien Staying Put at Penn State

Recap: Barn-burner - The Only Colors
What went wrong in MSU's Big Ten-opening loss.

Q&A: Vince Edwards talks Michigan, visit date — UM Hoops.com
Vince Edwards, a versatile wing prospect out of Middletown, Ohio, shot up Michigan recruiting boards after two of the Wolverines’ top combo forward targets committed elsewhere.

Purdue Beats #14 Illinois 68-61 " The Railroad Tie
Hank's piece on beating the Illini.

Basketball Notebook: Illinois | The Black Hammer
The Black Hammer goes in depth in the win over Illinois.

Purdue 68 Illinois 61: Let's Go Back To Non-Conference Play - The Champaign Room
Not the start to conference play we were hoping for.

Numbers to Know: Wednesday recap - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Player of the Night - Terone Johnson, Purdue Boilermakers It was the biggest performance in the biggest win of the night.

Boiled Sports: Enter The Leatherman
Fantastic posted from Boilerdowd about D.J. Byrd

Danny Hope, Chuck Amato reportedly in FIU coaching mix - SBNation.com
Two candidates have emerged as potentially being the next head coach at Florida International, and Danny Hope may land on his feet in Miami.

Big days for Texas natives, Tommie Thomas; other notes from Heart of Dallas Bowl - Purdue Exponent: Football
DALLAS - Purdue limited unanimous All-Big 12 running back Joseph Randle to his second-lowest output of the season with 66 yards on 3.9 yards per carry and no touchdowns.

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