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Boilermakings Is Back Home

Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for May 1st.

Mrs. T-Mill and I are finally back home after three nights at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital for little Dillon. Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Last night was finally a stress relief to simply be at home with our son to relax.

As some highlights in the links below, Purdue is a Big Ten Champ again in women's golf and is headed to the NCAA tournament in women's tennis.

The 2013-2014 Michigan State Basketball Team, Six Months Out - The Only Colors
Adreian Payne is back. Now, how does it all fit together for next season?

A Look At The New State Farm Center - The Champaign Room
I called it Assembly Hall the first time I wrote the headline. It's going to take a while to remember not to do that.

Spring-ing to the Top: The Very Early Best of the Best Kickers in the B1G - Off Tackle Empire
Sure, we might have just finished the offense, but before we get too much further, let's appreciate the Kickers. After all, what can be more important in the B1G than a good kicker?

Big Ten divisions: what they're saying - Maize n Brew
The Big Ten has been slouching toward this ever since about five minutes after the first batch of division names were released, but since Jim Delany is living perpetually two years in the past when...

Ohio State scheduling implications for a 9-game Big Ten slate - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Big Ten has officially announced a 9-game league schedule, where Ohio State will alternate between four and five Big Ten conference home dates a year. If Gene Smith's recent interview is accurate, this could have major implications for Ohio St.

Big Ten Baseball Weekly Review - 2013 Week Eleven - Corn Nation
Minnesota remains at the top of the conference after taking a series from Iowa last weekend. Indiana swept Michigan, while Nebraska had a somewhat lousy weekend against non-conference competition....

State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Roundup 5.1.13 - Black Shoe Diaries
The class of 2014 around the league.

Iowa Spring Game Recap: It's Rudock and Sokol for Now - Black Heart Gold Pants
The quarterback race narrows, the defense finds a playmaker, and the passing offense diversifies. All this and more in the Iowa spring game!

2013 Division I Women's Tennis Championship -
Purdue women's Tennis makes the NCAA Tournament and will play South Carolina in Miami. A win over the Gamecocks would give Purdue a match against the (likely) the host Hurricanes, who are the No. 6 seed nationally.

Five Boilermakers Earn All-Big Ten - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
Reto and Gonzalez-Escallon are named to the first team, while Kan, Sinha and Vanmol garner second team accolades as Purdue wins the Big Ten women's golf title.

We Are Notre Dame: Irish Madness Round 1: Angelo Bertelli Sub-Regional
The 1966 Purdue-Notre Dame game makes the cut here.

Is the Big Ten East a Murderers' Row? - Football Study Hall
There is certainly a perception that the new Big Ten divisions are going to be much like the old Big 12 divisions: horribly lopsided. The stats, however, don’t support this assertion.

NFL Draft 2013: Who's replacing the top 50 picks at the college level? -
Because someone's got to play college football next year besides Jadeveon Clowney.

2014 NFL mock draft: Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney lead the way -
At this point, 2013 mock drafts are a distant memory. That's so last week. Don't look for these on a weekly basis, but here is my first 2014 NFL mock draft.

Ranking The Best All-Time NBA Arkansans in Each Major Statistical Category - Arkansas Expats
Among NBA Arkansans, who has the most career points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks? Here's a definitive Top 8 all-time list in all categories, with a few surprising names thrown in such as Joe Barry Carroll.