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Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for April 22.

Well, it appears my son is comfortable because miniature in utero T-Mill is still, well, in utero now two days after his due date. It just means our Class of 2031 5-star point guard will have a few more days to rest and grow his ACLs before coming out.

In the meantime, here are some Boilermakings links:

Persons impresses this weekend; other recruiting news and notes | Recruiting Central
Kokomo's Tayler Persons compares favorably to Chris Kramer. It wouldn't be a bad idea for Purdue to give him a look.

Drew Crawford returning to Northwestern for his senior season - Sippin' On Purple
Sorry, Missouri and Marquette - Drew Crawford's decided to stick with Northwestern for one last hurrah to finish his career under Chris Collins.

Geography (and Sanity) Prevails! B1G to Move to East-West Alignment - Off Tackle Empire
Never mind remembering Legends and Leaders after 2013--with the additional of Maryland and Rutgers, the Big Ten will realign and adopt (gasp!) common-sense divisions.

Nebraska Baseball: Huskers Go For Sweep Over Purdue - Corn Nation
Nebraska swept Purdue this weekend by absolutely shelling the bullpen.

Wisconsin Spring Game: Cardinal 61, White 47 - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The defense won on the scoreboard, though the Badgers' spring game could probably be considered an all-around success.

We Are No Longer Legendary: Big Ten Announces New East/West Divisions - Black Heart Gold Pants
The Big Ten is moving on from Legends and Leaders. About time.

Nimmo, Plawecki bolster Sand Gnats | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Former Boiler baseball player Kevin Plawecki is playing up to his first round draft pick billing.

SHOCKING! Illini 1st in Big Ten for NFL 1st round picks since '08
The Illini don't win on most college football Saturdays, but they do always win: NFL Draft night and 2nd-3rd tier bowl games.

Women's college basketball - Preseason top 25 for 2013-14 - ESPN
It's never too early to take a look at next season. So here's a pre-preseason look at espnW.com's 2013-14 preseason top 25. Purdue is No. 24.

NBC Sports Press Release
The Purdue at Notre Dame game every other year continues to be on NBC in perpetuity.

Cults 101: Checklist of Cult Characteristics
Is Indiana basketball a cult?

2013 college football schedule guide: The least wedding-friendly Saturdays this fall - SBNation.com
If you must be a horrible person and get married during football season, there are slightly less horrible ways to do it.

Football ticket sales skyrocket - Purdue Exponent: Football
Two weeks remain before the deadline to renew season football tickets, and Purdue has already sold nearly three times the number of new tickets as last year.

The 2013 college football coach draft, where Nick Saban to Auburn happens - SBNation.com
An alternate universe in which schools get to draft active coaches. What could possibly go wrong? NOTHING! PURDUE GETS KEVIN SUMLIN!

NFL Draft 2013: The 10 colleges whose draftees offer the best pro value - SBNation.com
Some schools have a reputation for producing the best NFL talent. Football Outsiders did some research, and figured out which schools actually supply the best players in terms of NFL value.