Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for February 21.
Not much is going on in a week where Purdue doesn't have a game. The women's basketball team suffered a flat-out embarrassing loss to Indiana in Bloomington last night, surrendering the Barn Burner Trophy for the first time since 1604 (approximately). Alex will likely have the weekend baseball preview up later, which sees Purdue travel to Mississippi State to face the No. 5 Bulldogs twice and a very good Samford team twice. This weekend, plus a three-game set at Samford (who was a runner-up in the Tallahassee Regional last year) will likely make or break Purdue's NCAA at large chances.
Also, I want to remind you that TOMORROW is the deadline to order your tickets to see Carl Landry play the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse next Tuesday. The only way to do the pregame meet n' greet is to order through this link. The password is again, Purdue.
Bulldog Baseball Poll Update, Week 1 - State makes all variations of moves in big three polls - For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
The Bulldogs stayed put in one poll, moved up a spot in another, and fell a spot in yet another poll.
Rick Ray at a Crossroads? - For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
What is behind all of the suspension at Mississippi State? Who should shoulder the blame for these actions?
IU women's basketball beats Purdue on buzzer beater. - The Crimson Quarry
The Hoosiers won on a buzzer beater by Jasmine McGhee.
Wisconsin, 69, Northwestern, 41, postgame - Sippin' On Purple
Yeah, Northwestern scored 40 points! Wait, are you supposed to be excited about that?
Tubby Time has expired in Minnesota - Off Tackle Empire
A late-season swoon is showing the cracks in Tubby Smith's coaching foundation and another underachieving campaign means it's time for a change in Minneapolis.
Conference realignment: Evaluating every ACC team's Big Ten compatibility - SBNation.com
Don't blame us when you're totally unprepared to assess Clemson-to-the Big Ten rumors.
Big Ten division shakeup is likely - Toledo Blade
Night games in November? Don't tell Morgan Burke.
Purdue's Webster pulling double duty as punter and pitcher | Journal and Courier | jconline.com
Cody Webster is now a left-handed pitcher on the baseball team in addition to punting for Purdue.
Lawrence North shows potential in victory over Pike | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Since the last of the Greg Oden and Mike Conley-led state championship teams in 2006, Lawrence North's basketball program has had some very good teams, including a group that produced 25 wins in 2008-09.
Jim Delany Plots To Take Over The World - Off Tackle Empire
Is Jim Delany a commissioner of a great football conference, or does he want to be the Emperor of the Grand Conference of the Republic?