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Boilermakings for 6/27

Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for June 27.

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Here are some links to start off the day, and I hope to have another football preview later today.

Purdue basketball alumnus wins U.S. Congressional seat - Purdue Exponent: Sports
A former Purdue basketball player and retired businessman won a Florida run-off election on Tuesday night and plans to be in Washington, DC on Wednesday to take a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Quarry Q&A: Talking Tracy Smith and ASU Baseball with House of Sparky - The Crimson Quarry
Getting the Sun Devil fan perspective on the Tracy Smith hire from ASU SB Nation blog House of Sparky. Significant to Purdue because this is a huge loss for Big Ten baseball as a whole.

Ra'Zahn Howard poised to be next big thing for Purdue Boilermakers - ESPN
The ball is snapped and Ra'Zahn Howard explodes, big-footing across the line of scrimmage to maul running back Akeem Hunt, jarring the ball free.

NBA Draft: Who is best Indiana player taken in last 20 years?
Four players with connections to the state of Indiana could be selected in the NBA draft on Thursday.

Plawecki promotion expected very soon - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
Kevin Plawecki should be Las Vegas-bound shortly.

Tacko Fall
Purdue offers a 7'5" center, trying to dwarf even Isaac Haas.