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Interview with Robbie Hummel His Basketball Camp, Growing up in Valpo and Thoughts on Future

What are some of your first memories with basketball?

robbie-hummel-vid-1I remember in 1994 going to the semi state and state finals. I don’t remember the games very well but I remember being there. I was five years old so obviously it’s not like I really remember details. I remember watching Bryce and Tim Bishop play and thinking “Hey this is something I would really like to do.” My parents always took me to the Valpo High School games so I was watching guys like Joe Nixon or Scott Volt, the guys from 1994 on until I got to high school.

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Four Boilermakers Pick Up Conference Honors

purdue-logoPurdue seniors Dru Anthrop and D.J. Byrd, junior Terone Johnson and freshman A.J. Hammons were recognized with individual accolades on Monday as the Big Ten announced its postseason honors.

The Boilermakers’ leading scorer and second-leading rebounder and assist-getter this season, Johnson was voted a third-team All-Big Ten performer by the league’s coaches and honorable mention all-conference by the media that covers the Big Ten. His selection marks the seventh year in a row that the league coaches have voted a Purdue player to one of the top three All-Big Ten teams.

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Sheer Madness in March! $10 Off Party Deck Tickets

railcats-2013-party-deckParty decks at U. S. Steel Yard are the most popular group option because of the amazing views of the game, unique areas for mingling and the delicious all-inclusive food package. For the month of March only, you can book the same party for an even better price! It’s “Sheer Madness” in March, where your group will save $10 off per ticket on ANY party deck package for a Sunday through Thursday RailCats home game if you book by the end of the month.

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U.S. Women's National Team Selected for 2013 World Championship in Finland

footballForty-five women spanning 15 states have been selected to play for the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team in football. Team USA will compete June 28 to July 6 in Vantaa, Finland, in the second International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship.

USA Football assembles America’s national teams in the sport for international competition. Team USA defeated Canada, 66-0, in Stockholm, Sweden, to win the gold medal at the inaugural tournament in 2010. The IFAF Women’s World Championship is an eight-nation football tournament held every three years. Schedules and other participating countries will be announced at a later date.

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VHS Alum Robbie Hummel Honored with Banner Ceremony in Mackey Arena

purdue-msu-robbie-hummel-2013-1Following a ceremony honoring his collegiate career, 2007 Valparaiso High School graduate Robbie Hummel’s jersey will forever hang in the rafters of Purdue University’s Mackey Arena.

Hummel, one of the greatest basketball players in Purdue history, is the 21st Boiler to have his number displayed above the crowds in Mackey Arena. The ceremony was held during halftime of a Big Ten battle against Michigan State, one of the nation’s top teams.

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Cubs Convention 2013: New Venue, Same Great Event

Cubs-Convention-2013-3Cubs fans’ routines for the mid-winter Cubs Convention were altered this year when the Chicago Cubs organization announced that an over 20 year run at the Chicago Hilton and Towers was coming to an end. After five years of attending the convention at the Hilton, last weekend I experienced the fanfest at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers for the first time.

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Chicago Bears Usher In New Era Under Marc Trestman

marc-trestmanThe Chicago Bears found their successor to the Lovie Smith Era on Thursday when the organization introduced the hiring of Marc Trestman to be their new head coach.

Sure, he picked up a couple of Grey Cups while a head coach in the Canadian Football League, but will he be able to lead the Bears to a successful run? The reaction to the hiring seems to be mixed amongst the media members, likely because there isn’t a lot of information that’s readily available about the Bears’ new HC.

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