Profiles in Badassery

One Small Step: What Is Your Famous Alumni Day?

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Here is my take on the most famous alumni of each Big Ten school

Profiles In Badassery: Sean Matti

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Frank Matti, the father of Sean Matti, contacted me this week to discuss his son's passing and legacy with Purdue.

Profiles In Badassery: James H. Smart

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James H. Smart grew Purdue into a nationally respected institution and created the Big Ten.

Profiles In Badassery: The Nebraska Cornhuskers

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Our new badassed conference member gives the Big Ten an even dozen members.

Profiles In Badassery: Arthur J. Bond

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Arthur J. Bond is a great Purdue alumnus who has done much to advance Civil Rights in education.

Profiles In Badassery: Sally Mason

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Sally Mason is current President of Iowa, a Purdue alum, and the head of a spy network involved in Big Ten skullduggery.

Profiles In Badassery: Kevin Landeck

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We honor Purdue badass Capt. Kevin Landeck this week.

Profiles In Badassery: Howard G. "Ward" Cunningham

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Ward Cunningham is the creator of the first Wiki, and he is also a Boilermaker

Profiles In Badassery: Joel Gentz

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Joel Gentz was an American Hero first, and a Boilermaker second.

Profiles In Badassery: Bernie Flowers

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Purdue lost one of its All-Americans last week, and one reader knew him personally.

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