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Boilermakings Is Celebrating Another Boiler Medal

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Congrats Lauren!  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Congrats Lauren! (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Whatever happens with David Boudia in the 10-meter individual diving event, Purdue will now have at least TWO medalists from this year's Olympics. Former women's soccer player Lauren Sesselmann was able to help team Canada overcome Monday's fishy officiating against the United States and help the Canadians win the Bronze medal match over France 1-0. The French had multiple chances for a goal, but Canada scored deep into stoppage time to basically steal the Bronze medal, a first for their country in soccer. Sesselmann played in all six games in the tournament as a defender, so congratulations are in order for her becoming the second Boilermaker in these games to earn a medal.

On with today's links:

Big Ten players' poll: Part II - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Danny hope is the coach in the Big Ten players would least like to play for.

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong has heart surgery
get some rest and heal quickly, Mr. Armstrong.

College Football's Divine Comedy: The Inferno Of Preseason Expectations - SBNation.com
There's no college football curse quite like high expectations, as history tells us one of this year's top-five teams is doomed to plunge into the abyss. Sounds a lot like 2005 Purdue.

Photo Gallery
Purdue basketball at The Vatican. If this group wins a National title it will be granted sainthood.

Former Purdue baseball player Josh Lindblom discusses move to Phillies | Journal and Courier | jconline.com
Josh Lindblom received a phone call at 8 a.m. last Tuesday informing him he had been traded to Philadelphia. About 36 hours later — after the Harrison and Purdue product had emptied his Dodger Stadium locker, packed his possessions and shipped his car — Lindblom was on the mound for the Phillies in Washington, D.C.

Robbie Hummel Agrees To Terms With Spanish Team Obradoiro Cab - SB Nation Minnesota
On Wednesday afternoon, Minnesota Timberwolves draft pick Robbie Hummel announced via his personal twitter account that he will be playing for Obradoiro Cab of the first tier Spanish association.

Best of the Big Ten: Running Backs - Maize n Brew
Akeem Shavers makes the list.

Boilermakers Arrive In Rome - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
The basketball Boilers are in Rome. I knew I should have tagged along.