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Boilermakings Is Going One Brick Higher

Purdue sports news, notes, and links for August 19.

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With Rob Henry getting named the starter yesterday it is a good time to place Purdue's first episode in the One Brick Higher YouTube series:

Now, onto the links:

2013 Season Previews: Purdue Boilermakers - The Champaign Room
The Illini will travel to West Lafayette for their final road game of the season on November 23.

Blake Thomas, Ohio State tight end, career reportedly over w/ injury - Land-Grant Holy Land
The bad injury news for the Buckeyes continues with Blake Thomas reportedly suffering a nerve injury.

What is Lincoln's "Can't Miss" Place for Football Fans - Corn Nation
Tell us what place football fans shouldn't miss when they come to Lincoln for football games!

Thoughts on MSU's second 2013 fall scrimmage - The Only Colors
Surprise! The offense won.

10 Fun Facts About... Purdue - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The series returns with tales of the Football Team that totally exists. I think.

The Quest For a Champion Part II: The National Championship Become Less Mythical - Off Tackle Empire
Years of failed attempts to crown a National Champion led us here. The Bowl Coalition lasted only three years, but could be considered a success in many ways. As we continue our trek towards the CFP, a look at the rise and fall of the Bowl Coalition.

So It's Come to This: B1G, Pac 12, and SEC Bail from EA Sports - Off Tackle Empire
The writing was on the wall. Yesterday the Big Ten and Pac 12 joined the SEC in pulling licensing agreements with EA Sports. Some random thoughts on what went down.

Reviewing the Previews for the 2013 Big Ten Offenses - Maize n Brew
If you didn't feel like reading each of the pieces on each of the Big Ten's offenses, here's a summary for you.

Welcome Back, Casual Penn State Fan! - Black Shoe Diaries
We didn't miss you too much, but are sure glad you made your way back to our corner of the 'verse.

Henry named Purdue's starting quarterback - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Rob Henry lost a chance at the starting quarterback job in 2011 after he tore his ACL a week before the season-opener. Now, two seasons later, the sen

Dustin Keller of Miami Dolphins out for season - ESPN
Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller will miss the entire 2013 season due to a serious right leg injury he suffered Saturday night against the Houston Texans, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Notre Dame LB Danny Spond's career ends with medical issue -
The Fighting Irish linebacker suffered from an undisclosed medical issue that left half his body numb in an August practice.

ESPN Maps - NCAA Bucket List - ESPN
Breakfast Club makes the list!

Former Boiler and Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Craig Terrill now has his own band.

A Pessimist's Guide to Iowa's Season - Black Heart Gold Pants
What if everything – absolutely everything – went wrong for Iowa this year? We simulate how the season would go.

The 5 Most Irreplaceable B1G Players from the 2012-2013 Season - BT Powerhouse
Player turnover is always a significant story line every college basketball off-season.It can signal new hope with an infusion of seemingly limitless talent (see: Kentucky 2011-2012). Or it can...

Why I hate you, Indiana. - BT Powerhouse
I don't like Indiana. I never have. So obviously it's time I let the world know where my biases lie. Special appearance by Tom Crean's face.

2013 Closing Arguments - Indiana - Off Tackle Empire
Our B1G 2013 series rolls on with Closing Arguments for each team. Today, we stop by Bloomington to hear the Hoosiers plead their case for bowl eligibility, with a little (OK, a LOT of) help from a surprise guest.

Miles Nabs Big Need with First Commit of 2014 Class - Corn Nation
Oklahoma City Center Jacob Hammond commits to Nebraska, becoming the first rivals 150 player to commit to the Huskers since they began publishing the list.

Basketball #B1G, deconstructed - The Only Colors
Which Big Ten hoops teams are really slowing things down on offense?