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This is the last non-college football weekend for some time. I already have plans to go to seven home games, the Illinois game, and either the Minnesota of Iowa game so I can add a new Big Ten Stadium. There is a chance I will miss the Michigan game if tickets to Mrs. T-Mill's Hurricanes against Notre Dame in Chicago can be had on the cheap. The only game I have totally ruled out going to is at Notre Dame, because I refuse to give that school a single cent of my money after the disaster of two years ago. I would rather take the irs exam to become a tax preparer.

So, today's links are heavily skewed towards football:

Closing Arguments: Purdue - Off Tackle Empire
Let's take a final look at Purdue before the season starts. It's time for Closing Arguments!

With no Wells, can Xavier find the magic? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
For years, sun-kissed would have been the perfect way to describe the Xavier men's basketball team.

Meet the Purdue Football Team on Saturday - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
As we prepare for the 2012 football season, the Boilermakers will host the third-annual Meet the Team event on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the north plaza area of Ross-Ade Stadium.

Top players, coaches, teams honored in Herbie Awards - ESPN
Purdue gets a Herbie as team to surprise.

50 in 50 rankings: No. 47 Alabama - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Editor's Note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful programs. Alabama is a potential opponent in New York this year.