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Boilermakings for 10/20

Since Purdue is the talk of the Big Ten this week, it seems like a perfect time to do a Boilermakings. It has been two weeks since we have caught up with the other sports anyway.

Women's Golf ranked #1 - I originally heard this during a break in the action Saturday and thought it was pretty cool. Apparently the women's golf team has been on a tear this fall and have recently been ranked #1 in the country according to Golfstat. This is an excellent achievement especially since they lost NCAA Individual Champion Maria Hernandez to graduation.

Volleyball breaks five game losing streak - The early portion of the Big Ten schedule was not kind to our previously ranked volleyball team. Purdue dropped its first five conference matches of the season before beating Wisconsin and Iowa this past weekend. Things do not get any easier this weekend as Purdue goes to Ohio State and #1 Penn State. The Nittany Lions are currently on an 89 match winning streak and have won the last two national championships. Even more impressive, Penn State dropped just two games all of last season.

Soccer struggling in Big Ten play - The women's soccer team fell to 18th in the latest poll as it has a 1-1-1 record in its last three matches. After a Thursday match against Evansville, Purdue travels to #19 Ohio State. Purdue sits in fourth place in the conference while Ohio State is tied with Penn State two points ahead of the Boilers.

Elliot Hall of Music catches fire - Fortunately everything was okay, but this is almost as scary as the news a few years ago when Von's caught fire and nearly destroyed Harry's.

The Big 10 Tour visits Purdue - I tried to meet with these guys on Saturday after the game at Harry's, but they never returned my text. I did speak with them Friday night and it sounded like they were excited about their time in West Lafayette. They called me asking for breakfast club advice, which I was happy to provide. Their review of Purdue should be up this week, as they picked a great week to come.

Basketball picks up 2012 recruit - This was the big news around the basketball program yesterday. As emerging guard Kyle Molock made an early commitment to Purdue. Unlike football, I don't follow early basketball recruiting very much. Too many people change their minds (remember Robert Vaden) and commit way too early. The kid must have some talent though, and the word is that we got on him early before some bigger names. He also plans to major in engineering or pre-med, so he must be a smart kid.