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Purdue Sports news, notes, and links for August 8.

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Lots of good links from around the B1G today, including plenty of takes on the new NCAA autonomy for the Big 5 conferences:

MSU Visitors' Guide 2.0: How to get to East Lansing - The Only Colors
To take in a Michigan State game, you have to get to East Lansing first. By train, plane, car and/or bus, here is how you do that.

Gopher Football: GPS Tracking Helps Coaches Monitor Players For Optimum Performance - The Daily Gopher
Gophers go high tech to monitor player performance and reduce injuries.

SUCKRANK: What's The Worst Major College Football Program Ever? - The Crimson Quarry
I mean, are we really surprised? Kyle Robbins at TCQ lays out the worst teams in the history of college football, by the numbers.

NCAA Grants Autonomy to Power Conferences - The Champaign Room
As expected, the NCAA board of directors voted to give Power-5 Conference more power on Thursday morning.

The 4 things to know about the new NCAA's autonomy structure - SBNation.com
The governing body is tweaking its rules to give more power to the five big conferences, but outside forces might still do more to change college sports.

2014 Rutgers football training camp: Defensive backs - On the Banks
In our first edition of position group previews, we're taking a look at the situation in the secondary.

B1G 2014 // Michigan State's Smartest Guys in the Room: The View from the Top* - Off Tackle Empire
Next question.

Fall Camp News And Notes - Maize n Brew
Practice has started and there is once again news to report.

Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 8/8 - Buckeyes make cut for Malik Henry - Land-Grant Holy Land
Land-Grant Holy Land gets you caught up on the latest Ohio State recruiting news.

Northwestern fall camp 2014 - Inside NU
Full coverage of the Wildcats' training camp.

Nebraska Nickel Defensive Back Charles Jackson Out for Season - Corn Nation
The junior was expected to see lots of playing time this season as the nickel defensive back. Now he'll undergo surgery and get ready for 2015.

2014 Wisconsin fall camp: Split-team practices a thing of the past - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Badgers returned to practice Thursday, flashing some impressive performances from Joel Stave, Michael Caputo and others.

BSD Mailbag 8.8.14 - Black Shoe Diaries
You've got questions, BSD has answers!

AUTONOMY FOR MAJOR COLLEGE SPORTS ARRIVES - Black Heart Gold Pants
The Power 5 conferences now have "autonomy" -- what does that mean?

Big Ten best-case, worst-case scenario: Purdue Boilermakers - ESPN
The season is inching closer and closer and, with that, so is our series on the best- and worst-case scenarios for every Big Ten team in 2014.

2014 BCP PROSPECT POSITION RANKINGS
Below is BCP’s Best; the Fabulous Fifteen. A list of the #1 college football prospects at their respective positions in our coverage , including Purdue prospect Sawyer Dawson.