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Boilermakings Is Giving Get Well Wishes

Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for April 12.

Jonathan Daniel

A few notes before getting into today's links:

  • I will be at tomorrow's spring game... unless my son decides to make an early entry into the world. Mrs. T-Mill is due April 20, so we're pretty much on 24-hour baby watch as she could go at any time. She wants to go to the spring game pretty badly herself so we're going unless she is in labor. Now if she goes into labor in Ross-Ade Stadium we know we have a new Boiler for life.
  • PurduePharmJack1 was our Tournament Challenge winner and he has a special request. His father-in-law to be was running a 5k at Purdue Saturday morning when he collapsed and had a heart attack. He has been in the hospital since and his progress on has been slow. His name is Rick Kramer and he is also a HUGE Boilermaker fan when he wakes up he will be upset that they missed the football scrimmage last Saturday that they were suppose to go to after the race.
  • Finally, a long-time friend of my family adopted two little girls from China many years ago. The oldest is now 14, but sadly, she is undergoing surgery today at Cincinnati Children's Hospital to remove a brain tumor. This is the second time she has had to have this done in her young life. We're sending thoughts and prayers to her family.

Now, onto the links:

Teams Set After Spring Draft - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
The Purdue football seniors gathered in the team meeting moom Wednesday afternoon and drafted teammates either for Team Black or Team Gold for Saturday's Spring Game at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Spring-ing to the Top: The Very Early Best of the Best Tight Ends in the B1G - Off Tackle Empire
It may seem like the Tight End position has been a little less flashy over the past few years in the B1G. Still, there is a nice mix of exciting young talent and consistent Senior playmakers to make this list diverse. Also, another Indiana player!

Ohio State Spring Game 2013: An out-of-towner's field guide to Cincinnati - Land-Grant Holy Land
Here is an out-of-towners's guide to Cincinnati, where Purdue will open the 2013 football season.

Lafayette Jeff sprinter Wallace commits to Purdue | Journal and Courier |
Wallace is the defending state champion in the 200-meter dash and has committed to run at Purdue. he also plays football...

Husker Hoops Ticket Sales Up, PBA Court Revealed - Corn Nation
This includes a look at Nebraska's new basketball arena.

Iowa Listed on Several 2013-2014 Top 25 Preseason Basketball Polls - Black Heart Gold Pants
Dino Gaudio went off the reservation by putting Iowa at No. 5, but he's hardly the only one expecting a bright future for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa awaits 2014 single-play opponents | TheGazette
From this we can tell that Purdue's four single-play opponents will be from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Northwestern. Conversely, Purdue will play Wisconsin, Ohio State, Minnesota, and Nebraska twice next season.

Memphis forward Tarik Black to graduate, transfer from Tigers - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
A possible target to replace Sandi Marcius?

Video: Purdue's Ryan Russell - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Purdue defensive end Ryan Russell talks about the new coaching staff, getting healthy, and the outlook for the 2013 season.

Boiled Sports: A Request, Dear Readers...
Help out with a wonderful cause involving J Money's brother.

The Dagger: Trey Burke's ascent from middling recruit to the best player in college basketball -
In the span of two years, Michigan star point guard Trey Burke went from a middling, 3-star recruit to the best player in college basketball.

Illini Baseball To Wear, Auction Stars And Stripes Jerseys - The Champaign Room
The Illini will wear the special jerseys on April 28 against Northwestern and then auction them off with all the proceeds going to charity.

Michigan falls to Louisville 82-76; Goodnight. - Maize n Brew
Goodbye to the best season I can remember.

Spring Game Report Card: Red 32, White 25 - Corn Nation
Overall, nobody should have been terribly surprised by the general performance level on the day: offense having the upper hand on the defense, even with the limited playbook.