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53 days to Purdue Football: Dan Barry

This is one of my favorite profiles to write. Today's featured player is one that may never see the field, but he has put in hard work for the past three seasons doing whatever is asked of him in practice. He'll never be a star at Purdue, but I am proud to feature him here today.

Dan Barry

Hometown: Mentor, OH (Lake Catholic HS)

Offensive Guard

6'2", 298 pounds

2010 Projection: reserve at guard

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Barry joined the program as a walk-on prior to the 2007 season. He redshirted that season, and has yet to play during his first two official years of eligibility. It looks like this year will also be one in which he doesn't play. Barry is a guy that came to Purdue for an education first. He is majoring in management and had an incredible 4.2 GPA in high school. A lot of schools showed him interest after his junior season in high school.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find much more information about him. He seemed to be a pretty hot recruit at the time he was going through the combines, but things simply didn't work out.

Boilermakings Notes after the Jump

NCAA reveals format of new 68-team tournament - ESPN
The final four at-large teams and final four automatic qualifiers in the newly minted 68-team NCAA men's basketball tournament field will meet for the right to enter the traditional 64-team draw.

The Exponent - Purdue's Student Newspaper
This is a long time coming, but the campus will now have a street named after John Wooden. Some have even suggested naming the newly expanded Co-Rec as the Wooden Center.

More grudge matches in the Big Ten - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
the Purdue-Michigan game is listed as a Big Ten grudge match with good reason.

Three and Out...Looking at the First Three Weeks of Non-Conference Play, Part 1 - The Rivalry, Esq.
The Rivalry gives us a good shot of taking down the Irish. I hope they're right.