It's going to be a busy day here at H&R. I have a sponsored post going up later, while Juan has a kickoff for volleyball season tonight as No. 9 Purdue faces No. 21 Northern Iowa. Women's soccer officially kicked off the Purdue sports season last weekend, and they are part of the links today:
Update: I forgot to include my preseason blogpoll ballot. As usual, the rule of "If you're ineligible for the postseason I will not vote for you" is in effect. There are a large number of teams that includes this year: Ohio State, Penn State, North Carolina, Central Florida, and Miami (if they ever get an NCAA ruling). For the Hurricanes, they are not officially ineligible as of right now, so if they do well they will be considered. the other four teams are out.
Hammer & Rails Ballot - Week 19
|1||Alabama Crimson Tide||--|
|8||South Carolina Gamecocks||13|
|9||Florida St. Seminoles||-1|
|10||West Virginia Mountaineers||2|
|12||Michigan St. Spartans||5|
|14||TCU Horned Frogs||-5|
|16||Oklahoma St. Cowboys||2|
|19||Kansas St. Wildcats||5|
|20||Boise St. Broncos||-10|
|22||Virginia Tech Hokies||-9|
|23||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||--|
|25||Texas A&M Aggies||--|
|Dropouts: Central Florida Knights, Penn St. Nittany Lions|
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "
Hairston's Golden Goal Lifts Purdue to First OT Win Since 2009 - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
I forgot to mention that women's soccer started 2-0 last weekend.
Big Ten Coaches Likability Power Rankings - Land-Grant Holy Land
The coaches of the Big Ten that aren't Urban Meyer are something. Here's who one author would play for if he were a physically gifted eighteen year old and Urban didn't come calling.
Indiana football 2012 opponents: Purdue Boilermakers (week 12). - The Crimson Quarry
Purdue remains a mystery in year four of the Hope era.
Big Ten Division and Championship Odds - Leaders Division - Maize n Brew
Maize N' Brew takes a look at this year's Leaders Division odds.
Summer in Review: Keita Bates-Diop — UMHoops.com
One of Purdue's top basketball targets had a very good summer.
The Rules of College Football Fandom, Part 2 - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
and, in part II, IU gets ragged on in the comments.
The Rules of College Football Fandom - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Purdue gets a mention here as a possible double-fandom case.
Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God Goes National - Black Heart Gold Pants
Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God has gone national.
50 in 50 series: No. 20 Purdue (tie) - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Purdue is a top 20 NCAA team over the last 50 years.
Purdue's Ross regains football love - News-Sentinel.com
O.J. Ross went through his wilderness period.
Closing Arguments: Purdue - Off Tackle Empire
Let's take a final look at Purdue before the season starts. It's time for Closing Arguments!