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Purdue sports news, notes, and links for October 17.

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Another week, another round of NBA preseason games. Today's links kick off with E`Twaun Moore playing well down in Orlando, but he is battling Victor Oladipo (a No. 2 overall pick) for PT. Also, a good article from SB Nation's Canis Hoopus breaking down Robbie Hummel's chances of making the Timberwolves' roster.

Five Players Fighting for Two Roster Spots - Canis Hoopus
The math is simple. The Timberwolves have two roster spots available, and five players are fighting for them. Who has the inside track? This is a pretty good post evaluating Rob's chances of making the roster in Minnesota.

Rockets 108, Magic 104: Three-point barrage sends Magic to defeat - Orlando Pinstriped Post
E'Twaun had 17 in this preseason loss for Orlando, but there is some good analysis comparing him with Oladipo.

Minnesota Football: Jerry Kill Taking Time to Focus on Epilepsy Treatment - The Daily Gopher
Jerry Kill is taking a leave of absence to focus on his epilepsy treatment. Defensive Coordinator Tracy Claeys will serve as interim coach.

B1G Power Poll 2013 Week 7: The Street Fighter Edition - Off Tackle Empire
Because we all know that Ohio State is playing like the really awesome boss at the end of the final level in Street Fighter II right now... or something like that.

2013-2014 Basketball Personnel Preview: Point Guards - Maize n Brew
Michigan's pivotal point guard position falls to either highly-touted freshman Derrick Walton, or Spike Albrecht, known for his memorable 17-point half off of the bench against Louisville, as they vie to replace Trey Burke.

A closer look at Ohio State football schedule contracts - Land-Grant Holy Land
LGHL has obtained the contracts for the Buckeye's 2015 non-conference games. We take a look at what it takes to schedule a football game, who gets what money, and what happens in case Columbus is engulfed in riots.

Tom Osborne on College Football Playoff Selection Committee - Corn Nation
The College Football Selection Committee has been announced. Nebraska legend Tom Osborne is on it, along with a bunch of other old men and one old woman. Their decisions will be based on whatever they feel like, and they will not be questioned. This

College Football Playoff selection committee to release team rankings -
The College Football Playoff has officially announced its selection committee, though the names have been widely known for more than a week now.

Indiana Basketball Recruiting Update: Decision Time for Robinson and Blackmon Jr. - The Crimson Quarry
It's getting to be go time as the early signing period is less than a month away in the strangest recruiting year that I have ever been cognizant of. We are 29 days away from 2014 recruits being...

Could James Blackmon Spark A New Big Ten Rivalry? - BT Powerhouse
Tensions have been rising in recent years between the Hoosier and Wolverines staffs. With Indiana de-commit James Blackmon's decision looming, could he be the spark that finally takes these tensions to the next level?

Football Scheduling News: Future B1G Schedules Announced, LSU on 2020 Schedule - Black Shoe Diaries
The conference released schedule updates today, with some surprises.

B1G Power Rankings: Week Seven - The Champaign Room
Wisconsin reasserts itself as the second best team in the conference.

How many B1G stars made CBSSports’ top 100 players? " Big Ten Network
Surprisingly, no A.J. Hammons on this list.

Introducing IlliniQuest | mgoblog
A few years ago Minnesota flirted with being the worst Big Ten team in about 50 years until they had the audacity to win games at the end of the year. Will Purdue finish the deal?

Defense scraps 4-3 look for rest of season - Purdue Exponent: Sports
Purdue’s primary defense will be different than its typical 4-3 scheme for the rest of the season.

This Week In Schadenfreude: The stupidest game Michigan ever played -
MAYBE IT'LL WORK THIS TIME, BORGES, sad Michigan poetry, sad bastard Michigan fans toning down their fandom, sad Michigan swearing charts. And some other stuff.

The Costs of Seasons Like This
Boiled Sports talks about the critical juncture Purdue finds itself in.

Travis Carroll won't take it easy on Purdue basketball big men A.J. Hammons, Jay Simpson | Indianapolis Star |
Travis Carroll doesn't have the NBA potential of his Purdue sophomore teammate A.J. Hammons.