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Feb. 5th Boilermakings: The Day After/Super Bowl Edition

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Yes, last night's game, for lack of a better word, sucked. Today, just dwelling on it is making it worse. Therefore I bring the day after edition of Boilermakings, with a side of Super Bowl edition. I am NOT posting any links regarding last night's game, I think we have all read enough regarding the lose. Enjoy!

Purdue women have no time for pity | Journal and Courier |
Purdue's 3OT lose to Nebraska is leaving a sour taste in their mouth, but they need to get over it quickly to regain control of the B1G. But it seems like they were able to get the bad taste out of their mouth as they beat Illinois today (See link below).

No. 15 Purdue Tops Illinois, 77-66
Sam Ostarello scored a career-high 21 points and matched her season-high with 13 rebounds to help No. 15 Purdue remain on top of the Big Ten with a 77-66 victory over Illinois on Sunday. Courtney Moses also had 21 points for the Boilermakers (19-5, 9-2 Big Ten), who were coming off a thrilling triple overtime loss to Nebraska on Thursday. They moved a half-game in front of the Cornhuskers in the conference standings. Trailing 26-25 late in the first half, Purdue scored eight of the final 10 points before break to take a five-point halftime advantage.

Purdue study: Multiple blows lead to concussions | Journal and Courier |
Research from Purdue has shown that concussions on the football field don't occur due to one big blow, buy many blows to the head over time. Great to see Purdue's excellence in research reaching out into the athletic side as well.

Super Bowl XLVI: Former Indiana College Players Will Get A Ring - SB Nation Indiana
6 players on both rosters tonight have either played for Purdue, Indiana, or Notre Dame, while Giants player Mathias Kiwanuka played at Indianapolis Cathedral. I'm sure this great game means even more to them as it is almost a homecoming game. The 4 former Purdue players are all on the Patriots roster.

Former Purdue standout seeking his fourth ring with Patriots | Journal and Courier |

Matt Light will be looking for his 4th ring tonight as a Patriot and Boilermaker. Hopefully he is focused more on tackling tonight than looking for a ring on the field. (ba dum, tish! Ok, I'm done with the bad jokes)

Boilers Record Second Shutout Of Day
The No. 67 Purdue men's tennis team had little trouble in the nightcap on Saturday as the Boilermakers did not lose more than four games in any singles set en route to a 7-0 shutout of Butler.

Women's Tennis Whips Wildcats, 6-1
The No. 48 Purdue women's tennis team took the doubles point as well as five of six singles matches on Saturday en route to a 6-1 win at No. 71 Kentucky.

Purdue picks up a DB coach from Arizona State | CollegeFootballTalk
Purdue was one of a few college teams to feel the wrath of the Miami Dolphins -- the only ones, really -- when defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo was plucked to join the NFL team. Well, it didn't take long for coach Danny Hope to find a replacement.

Purdue's Signing Day Recap: Danny Hope's Best Haul Yet | Purdue Boilermakers Football
For those who aren't the best at following the recruiting tail (like myself), Drew Wooden or Rant Sports gives a nice summary of each player Purdue signed.

Purdue football: Boilermakers' signee isn't tooting his own horn | The Indianapolis Star |
Incoming Freshman Ryan Watson was more concerned about playing the saxophone and tuba than tackling opponents on the football field. I can't wait to see him direct the AAMB after a Purdue victory now.