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Boilermakings Is Ready For Kickoff

It's college colors day, so if you're not wearing Gold and Black in the workplace (especially here in Indiana) you'd better run home and get some. I am proudly supporting the 10th anniversary Rose Bowl polo and fondly remembering the day I stood in the north end zone seats of the Rose Bowl watching the boilers come out of the tunnel. Hopefully we're four months short of doing it again.

Purdue football coach Danny Hope going against his alma mater Eastern Kentucky | Journal and Courier |
Danny Hope, set to begin his fourth season at Purdue, downplays the personal side of Saturday's game. But Hope did admit he wants the Boilermakers to make a good impression because he's coaching against his alma mater.

Purdue's Dwayne Beckford's arrest linked to bath salts, police say | Journal and Courier |
The synthetic drug that now-axed Purdue University football player Dwayne A. Beckford is accused of possessing has presumptively been identified as bath salts, police confirmed Wednesday.

FCS vs. FBS - A Recent History with Projections - Maize n Brew
Maize N' Brew points out another reason we should be cautious this week. Basketball Recruiting - Gators sit atop 2013 team rankings
Purdue's 2013 class is currently ranked 9th by Rivals with Basil Smotherman still rising. No. 4 Michigan, No. 7 Indiana, and No. 18 Illinois are in the top 20 with us.

B1G Week 1 in the Non-Con: What I Want - Off Tackle Empire
Looking at the Week 1 games in the B1G non-conference schedule and what we want to see from the B1G in those games.

Beat Purdue Week " All About The Colonels
It’s football season again and with FCS football starting tomorrow, I felt it was time to do the week 1 preview. On Saturday, Eastern Kentucky will face B1G opponent Purdue.

Linebacker lands spot on team playing rugby - Purdue Exponent: Sports
Three unsuccessful walk-on tryouts were enough to deter a Purdue football player from his dream, until he caught an unexpected break while playing club rugby.

Walk of Shame: The worst 25 teams in college football
What is the college football version of the Walk of Shame? This list. The last 25 teams in Jeff Sagarin's NCAA football ratings. Pretty bad when an IU alum puts his own team on this list.

Eastern Kentucky University Athletics - EKU Football Wraps Up Preseason With Its Third Scrimmage
The final info from EKU's last scrimmage.

OVC FOOTBALL: Hope excited to face EKU " Sports " The Richmond Register
Danny Hope was part of a national championship football team during his playing days at Eastern Kentucky University and he later served as the head c

Marve getting 1 last chance to prove himself - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN
It's Robert Marve's last shot, and I hope it is a good one.