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Boilermakings Has Your Big Ten Bowl Matchups

Purdue sports news, notes, and links for December 9.

It was a busy weekend with bowl matchups announced and our own volleyball team pulling off a huge upset on the road at Missouri.Also, two notes:

First, the alumni Paint Crew Game has tickets on sale for December 31 vs. Ohio State. The promo code is PAINTCREW.

Second, Guard Courtney Moses, was announced as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®.

For the second year, Allstate and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) are recognizing a select group of women’s college basketball student-athletes who stand out for their charitable achievements and community involvement. The players nominated for this prestigious honor are committed to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.

Here are your featured stories of the weekend:

BTN LiveBIG: Mike Alstott giving back « Big Ten Network

Three Purdue Alumni Named MiLB Organization All-Stars - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
Purdue baseball alumni Dan Black, Kevin Plawecki and Nick Wittgren were all honored among Minor League Baseball's Organization All-Stars for their on-field performances during the 2013 season.

Mark Titus's Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings - Is Arizona the best team ever? - Grantland
A.J. Hammons makes it onto Mark Titus's "Most Frustrating Player" watch list.

College coach and former Purdue swimmer Ryan Dafforn on coming out - Outsports
When Dafforn came out to his Boilermakers team his senior year, they were only mad he hadn't come out sooner

A PLAYOFF EXPANSION - Every Day Should Be Saturday

Alabama pulls a Peter Griffin against Auburn - ESPN
Alabama head coach Nick Saban had a tough decision to make at the end of the Iron Bowl, and the choice he made didn't turn out so well. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane probably feels his pain.

Kevin Sumlin's New Contract: A Look into the Crystal Ball - Good Bull Hunting
What does the newly signed extension mean for the former Purdue player?

espnW -- Purdue Boilermakers stun Missouri Tigers, Big Ten dominates in NCAA volleyball
Missouri had the perfect record, but Purdue had the perfect game plan. Play physical defense, force the Tigers into mistakes.

2014 Outback Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes to play LSU in Tampa - Black Heart Gold Pants
Iowa returns to January football for the first time since 2010.

Game 10 Recap: Penn State Dominates Marshall, 90-77 - Black Shoe Diaries
Five Lions scored in double figures as Penn State rolled over the Thundering Herd, going wire-to-wire for the victory.

Capital One Bowl 2014: Wisconsin to play South Carolina in Orlando - Bucky's 5th Quarter
As expected, the Badgers have landed in the Capital One Bowl. There, they'll face No. 9 South Carolina.

Ohio State-Michigan State: The warehouse of disappointment - Land-Grant Holy Land
One loss doesn't negate the 12 wins that came before it, but being up close to the raw disappointment of those that came up just short can be contagious.

Game Thirteen: Michigan vs. Kansas State | The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (12/28/2013) - Maize n Brew
The bowl projections all have a common theme: Michigan to the Gator Bowl.

Your Big Ten Bowl Matchups - Off Tackle Empire
Taking a look at who will be representing the Big Ten and who they'll be playing