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Boilermakings Sees That The Big Ten Ranks Us Last

Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for September 4.

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As you can see from today's links, a 42-7 loss in Cincinnati has most of our Big Ten brethren dismissing Purdue already, so there is a long way to go in terms of conference-wide respect. On a more positive note, I wanted to remind people of the Pub-cake crawl coming up in Indy:

Have you ever heard of a PUB-CAKE Crawl? Come to Julian Jam and find out what it's all about! There will be local microbreweries providing craft beer tastings and area bakeries providing cupcake samplings. The Julian Jam will also feature a live band (Dynomite), buffet dinner, silent auction, photo booth and much more! All proceeds from this event support programming for children and their families at The Julian Center.

When: Friday, September 13, 2013   Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Where: The Crane Bay (551 W. Merrill St. Indianapolis, IN 46225)   Craft Beer Samplings By:

Cupcake Tastings By:

Tickets: On sale now! Individual tickets are available for $60. Make your night-out with friends matter - buy 9 tickets and get your 10th FREE! Be apart of this year's Julian Jam event and purchase your tickets today.

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This is just the first of what I hope is many opportunities to give back to the Julian Center. Now, onto the links:

Black HAR Finder's Keepers Tee by Gildan - SB Nation
Buy a Finder's Keepers T-Shirt for Gameday!

Big Ten Football: What's the B1G Deal - THE GNOMES ARE BACK JACK! - The Daily Gopher

B1G Power Rankings: We Have Actual Data To Base These Off Of Now - The Champaign Room
Though we probably shouldn't take any of it too seriously just yet.

Northwestern reportedly lands Rutgers 4-star WR Miles Shuler - Sippin' On Purple
Northwestern might have another elite wide receiver prospect coming in next year, this one via Rutgers -- although he hasn't lived up to the hype in Piscataway, much like another NU wide receiver transfer I may know of.

OTE's B1G Player of the Week/Beer of the Week - Off Tackle Empire
Continuing a classic from last season: One player. One beer. ONE TRUTH.

Big Ten Football in Review, Week 1 - The Only Colors
There were a few good performances in the conference this week, and just as many embarrassments to go with them. We take a look back at week one in the Big Ten.

What We Need to See: Michigan vs Notre Dame - Maize n Brew
Michigan will host Notre Dame in the second night game in Michigan Stadium history this Saturday. What must the team do in order to prove their potential as a Big Ten contender?

Fox to make major run at Big Ten football rights - Land-Grant Holy Land
According to a report from the Iowa Gazette, Fox is expected to put on the full court press for the Big Ten's next round of TV rights.

Numerical Nebraska Football: Is It Really Fixable? - Corn Nation
A look at some numbers from Nebraska's win over Wyoming last weekend and ahead to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. 1 - Win. Regardless of what everything thinks about the offense and maybe scary...

Wisconsin's 3-4 defense showing what it can do, but not everything - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Members of the Badgers' front seven believe their new defensive scheme already paid dividends against UMass. They also know they have plenty more wrinkles still to unveil as the year progresses.

Penn State-Syracuse - A View from the Field - Black Shoe Diaries
BSD sent photographer Ed Collyer to MetLife Stadium to document opening week against Syracuse. Here's a selection of what he came back with.

Iowa-Northern Illinois: Breaking Down the Community Player Ratings - Black Heart Gold Pants
Breaking down the community player ratings from the Iowa-NIU game.

Butler bulldog mascot leaves world with heartbreaking tweet/blog post/video -
We never met Blue II, but we may have cried a little bit.

I Leave You with ‘Thanks’ | Butler Blue
Condolences to Butler.

This Week In Schadenfreude: It came from the Championship Subdivision -
TWIS returns with tales of losses to teams that aren't even bowl subdivision, bro.