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I write some stuff about Purdue football at Off Tackle Empire.

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In defense of the flagrant foul calls


People need to stop complaining about these flagrant foul calls. The NCAA got this one right, and I'll tell you why.

Big Ten Tournament Pick Em Results


You want to know who won the OTE Big Ten Tournament Pick Em? This is the place for you.

BTT Championship Open Thread


Ohio State vs. Wisconsin for the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game.

What does my mom think of the B1G bball coaches?


My Mom and her friend watch a lot of Big Ten basketball. They have some hard-hitting opinions about the coaches that they'd like to share.

Are bball rivalry trophies a good idea?


There are a lot of football rivalry trophies, but very few basketball ones. Why? Should there be more bball trophies?

Why Your Team Will Win This Weekend


It's time to be optimistic. Stop thinking negatively and accept this fact: Your team will win this weekend. Here are some reasons why.

OTE's Aaron Yorke on ESPNU UNITE Friday Morning


The ESPN UNITE people talked with our prolific new basketball writer Aaron Yorke (apy5000) for a segment that aired Thursday night at midnight. Check it out on ESPNU Friday morning. My guide says...

Weekend Hoops Preview


Here's a quick preview post for this weekend's games. Use it to talk about all thing B1G basketball.

Bill O'Brien Staying at Penn State


Despite talking with NFL teams, Bill O'Brien will remain the coach at Penn State.

Why not the Heart of Dallas Bowl?


Let's talk about the Heart of Dallas Bowl from a Purdue perspective.


Shutdown Fullback Rose Bowl Video

If you have forty seconds to spend, I can't think of a better way to spend it than watching this video. It is animated perfection.

Darrell Hazell to Purdue


After narrowly missing out on a MAC Championship (and BCS bid), Darrell Hazell is headed to Purdue.

Arkansas Pig Lady sings "I'm a Believer" for Bret Bielema



Player and Beer of the Week


Robert Marve's gutty performance wins him the Player of the Week. Beer of the Week is decided by a taste test of Indiana beers.

Coaches and Buckets


For the second time in a row, the winning coach of the Old Oaken Bucket Game in West Lafayette was fired. In 2010, it was Indiana's Bill Lynch. This year it was Purdue's Danny Hope. Here are some...

Watch JaJuan's D-League games on YouTube


All of the NBADL games are on the D-League's YouTube channel. JJ plays for the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants.

Sunday Morning Coming Down


Let's forget about conference expansion and the ugly national championship picture. Let's concentrate on yesterday's Big Ten games.

Sunday Morning Coming Down


A lot of things happened in the Big Ten yesterday. Here are some short recaps and a good place to discuss the games.

Sunday Morning Coming Down


Let's nurse our collective hangovers while discussing yesterday's games. For half of us this can be like a group therapy session. For the other half, please don't make fun of us too hard.

Sunday Morning Coming Down


A recap of Saturday's Big Ten action, which saw four blown fourth quarter leads and an unwatchable blowout. Please join us in the comment section; it's kind of like a support group.

Maybe Purdue won't be in the Championship Game?


I don't know guys, but I'm beginning to think that Purdue might not make it into the Big Ten Championship Game this season. I go in-depth to figure out if the last two games were bad for Purdue or...

Sunday Morning Coming Down


A quick recap of Saturday's action and a place to discuss the games.



School Specific Section Index

A MAC Field Trip: Ball St. vs South Florida


Watching Ball State vs. South Florida from a B1G fan's perspective. A fun road trip into MAC country on Purdue's bye week.

Across The Empire: Your Saturday Evening Games Thread


Evening open thread. 9/8/12.

Closing Arguments: Purdue

Let's take a final look at Purdue before the season starts. It's time for Closing Arguments!

B1G in London 2012


The London Olympics are over. Now we can use the results to further our arguments about our favorite Big Ten Schools. This story has it all: some participant stats, medal counts, a listing of B1G...

ATS1996BTFT Championship - 2002 Iowa v. 2008 Penn State


It's finally here: the ATS1996BTFT Championship! 2002 Iowa vs 2008 Penn State! Revel in the glory of the ATS1996BTFT Championship Trophy!

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