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Boilermakings Remembers Those Lost

Purdue and Big Ten News, notes, and Links for April 9.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It is a somber day as we begin Boilermakings with news of a few losses around the Big Ten.

Indiana Loses a Legend: Royce Waltman Passes - The Crimson Quarry
Indiana and not just Indiana University lost a legend last night as Royce Waltman passed away following the battle with a lengthy illness.

Rest in Peace, Lacey Holsworth - The Only Colors
The 8-year-old girl, who inspired many, lost her fight with cancer early this morning.

2014 NCAA Frozen Four: Full Coverage - Previews, Predictions, Schedules, and More - The Daily Gopher
All of the best from this week's coverage of the Frozen Four in Philly. Team previews, predictions, recaps, and more!

The NCAA Tournament and the Outpourings of an Illini Fan - The Champaign Room
(Turns the tank marked "Illinois 2013-14 season" upside down) (Watches last few drops fall to the ground) (Grabs tank marked "Illinois Football") (Opens it)

NCAA overhaul coming: Unions, lawsuits, reforms and more -
Soon, the NCAA as we know it will be completely different, due to lawsuits, a player labor push, the organization's own realized need for reform, and so on. Follow along as we learn more.

Pollin' It: Michigan Finishes In The Top Ten - Maize n Brew
Michigan comes in sixth in the final Coaches Poll.

Big Ten Baseball Weekly Review - 2014 Week Eight - Corn Nation
Indiana swept Iowa, Nebraska swept Ohio State, and Illinois swept Northwestern. It's a review of what happened last week in Big Ten Baseball.

2014-15 college basketball polls: Wisconsin widely considered top-5 team - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Also, this year's final coaches poll has the Badgers at No. 4.

Jason Cabinda Arrested on DUI Charges - Black Shoe Diaries
The incoming freshman linebacker has run into trouble with the law.

The Bench Mob is dealt a blow, as is Iowa's potential 2014-15 front court depth.

Is Anybody There? - Off Tackle Empire
Purdue, even with higher season ticket sales and a sellout vs. Notre Dame, was only better than Illinois at filling it stadium in 2013.

Requiem for Roundball 2013-14 - Off Tackle Empire
The championship game is tonight, but B1G hooptyball is once again on the outside looking in.

Spring Fling: Five Position Battles - Off Tackle Empire
OTE writers were asked about some position battles they found interesting. Here's what they came up with.

Purdue Boilermakers WR DeAngelo Yancey can be difference-maker - ESPN
Darrell Hazell's job requires him to evaluate all of Purdue's players, but he knows some position groups better than others.