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Boilermakings Is Still Playing Basketball

Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for March 18.

Jonathan Daniel

I am an addict because I am still getting excited that there is more basketball to play, more D.J. Byrd threes to jack up, and more brackets to track. The Boilers are in the CBI, much to our dismay, so we might as well win the damn thing.

Big Ten To Subsidize Maryland's Travel Costs - Corn Nation
An exclusive article from the Baltimore Sun reveals that the University of Maryland negotiated an extra subsidy for their travel costs when the Terrapins join the Big Ten conference in 2014:

Postseason for Purdue men's basketball after all | Journal and Courier |
The up-and-down journey that has been the 2012-2013 Purdue basketball season will continue.

Top Five: Teams propelled a year later by success in NIT, CIT, CBI |
After winning one of the lesser college basketball events -- the NIT, College Basketball Invitational or Tournament -- these teams followed with NCAA tournament success the next season:

Western Illinois accepts invitation to play at Purdue in the CBI - Peoria, IL -
According to this source, Western Illinois' top two players may miss Wednesday's game.

No. 15 Women's Golf Wins Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
Senior Paula Reto shot a season-low 68 to help the Boilermakers overtake No. 9 Vanderbilt in the final round for the victory.

Northwestern fires Bill Carmody - Sippin' On Purple
After 13 years of ups and downs - and no NCAA Tournament bids - Northwestern has finally had enough of Bill Carmody. He's been fired, and NU begins its first major coaching search in 13 years.

What Happens When Blue-Chip College Quarterbacks Transfer? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Anything that mocks Gunner Kiel in any way, shape, or form.

Source: Lafayette native Dustin Keller agrees to 1-year deal with Miami | Journal and Courier |
Keller spent his first five NFL seasons with the New York Jets and has 17 career touchdown catches.