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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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Vote for Matt Painter in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge

PurdueLogoInfiniti announced on Tuesday that it will once again partner with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the NCAA and ESPN as sponsor of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. Purdue head coach Matt Painter is participating for the third year and representing the Smith Family BReaK Thru Fund.

The program pits 48 NABC coaches from the nation’s top programs in a fan-vote challenge, with Infiniti’s total contribution exceeding $300,000. Now in its third year, Infiniti will make a $100,000 contribution to the winning coach’s designated charity.

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Notre Dame Men's Basketball Team to Host Online Auction for Benefit of Hurricane Sandy Victims

notredameAs relief efforts continue for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and most notably for those in the state of New Jersey, the Fighting Irish basketball team is getting involved in the cause.

A special on-line auction will be held from Jan. 7-17, 2013 on Notre Dame’s official web site as fans have the opportunity to bid on several unique items. Proceeds from the auction will be presented to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, a longtime friend of Irish head coach Mike Brey, is scheduled to be in attendance at the Notre Dame-Rutgers game at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:00 pm (ET).

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Attend the 2013 Super Bowl!

2013-super-bowl-sweepstakesTime is running out to win two tickets to the Super Bowl! Once again there are only 250 tickets available at $100 a ticket! Your chances are great to win big and actually watch the Super Bowl live in New Orleans on February 3, 2013! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Winner will receive:

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Purdue Moves Ahead to Finalize Hiring of Hazell as Football Coach

purdue-logoPurdue University trustees on Saturday (Dec. 15) voted to move forward with the hiring of Darrell Hazell as the Boilermakers' football coach.

The board's action ratifies Hazell's hiring within terms outlined in a summary of provisions that provide the basis of a six-year contract. The terms also establish bonuses for the team's academic performance and average annual home football game attendance as well as team athletic performance.

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