Boilermakings is not making excuses

Purdue sports news, notes and links for June 11.

Since I am writing extensively about all Purdue sports this week I wanted to start off today's links with the Off Tackle Empire story about Indiana ending all Big Ten baseball program's excuses for making the College World Series. College baseball is growing in popularity. This is the first year that every game of the regional round was available to watch via ESPN, and across the country crowds are getting bigger. Purdue saw record attendance this season as the result of last year's Big Ten title run and the new stadium opening, so it can become a revenue generating sport. Even after going 17-34 last year, the time is now to sustain the momentum of 2012 in terms of interest at Purdue.

The Hoosiers Just Erased Every B1G Excuse -or- Why You All Should Be Thanking IU Baseball - Off Tackle Empire
With a sweep of the Florida State Seminoles, the Indiana Hoosier baseball team proved the B1G can play with anyone. With no more excuses, it's time the B1G works to get better instead of working to change the rules.

B1G Bold Predictions - Off Tackle Empire
Five OTE writers edge their way out onto the limb of June predictions for fall football, leaving no school's stone unturned in the quest to call the action in 2013 and beyond.

Danny O'Brien leaves Wisconsin program - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The one-time starter is reportedly leaving the Badgers after just one season. O'Brien transferred from Maryland prior to the 2012 season.

Black and Gold Clad Men: The Merger - Black Heart Gold Pants
On an all-new episode of the un-acclaimed drama, Black and Gold Clad Men. Iowa has its shot at the big time, but something is missing... Brian lands a new account... Gary takes a client drinking and hilarity ensues... Kirk broods.

Scout.com: From West Lafayette, a sudden realization
It took a trip to West Lafayette for publisher Nick Medline to realize how good Northwestern football has it.

Ohio State football: Additional 2,500 seats proposed for stadium | Buckeye Xtra Sports
Ohio state will add permanent lights in 2014 or 2015 at a cost of $2 million, making Purdue one of only four Big Ten Stadiums left (Iowa, Northwestern, and Michigan State) without permanent lights, and our AD is the only one of the four vehemently against night games.

Big Ten Football Countdown: No.11 Illinois - The Crimson Quarry
Illinois won't finish dead last in 2013, but they'll be pretty close to it.

Steve McElvene 2014 Wayne High School at the Run-N-Slam Classic - YouTube
Steve McElvene 2014 Wayne High School at the Run-N-Slam Classic. Steve plays AAU for the Spiece Indy Heat and is being recruited by Clemson, Eastern Michigan...

College Football Bowls - CBSSports.com
Purdue is predicted to reach the Texas Bowl and play Baylor

Arizona Diamondbacks draft paralyzed player in 34th round - ESPN
The Arizona Diamondbacks have used a 34th-round draft pick on Arizona State outfielder Cory Hahn, who was paralyzed during a game in 2011. Straight class from the Diamondbacks.

EXCLUSIVE: Amos Talks With Darrell Hazell, Purdue’s New Football Coach. 1st Black Big Ten Football Coach In 11 Years | AM 1310: The Light
Darrell Hazell is the 35th head football coach in Purdue University history. He's the first African-American head football coach at either Big Ten school in this state and only the fourth African-American Big Ten head football coach in history.

Mingo to Belgium | Purdue Insider
Drey Mingo will play professionally in Belgium later this year.

College football in Mexico vs. Canada: Which would thrive more? - Land-Grant Holy Land
Conference realignment and expansion is soooo 2012. What if college football went international? Which of these programs would have a better chance at long term success no YOU shut up it's the offseason what were you expecting?

Purdue | AthlonSports.com
Purdue preview from Athlon

Big Ten Football 2013 Predictions | AthlonSports.com
Big Ten Football 2013 Predictions. Purdue is picked to go 4-8, 2-6 in the B1G

Estill Named to Collegiate Baseball's Freshman All-America Team - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
Purdue baseball's Josh Estill was one of six first-year players around the Big Ten Conference named to Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team."

Evaluating E'Twaun Moore - Orlando Pinstriped Post
After one season with the Celtics, Moore joined a Magic backcourt in desperate need of young bodies.

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