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I'm Juan Crespo, a 2013 Purdue grad with a BS in Atmospheric Science and a minor in Political Science. During my last 2 years at Purdue, I wrote for Hammer and Rails, mainly covering volleyball and other stories for TMill. After I graduated, I "retired" from H&R, only to come back to work behind the scenes, fix the Facebook page, and contribute articles whenever the current writers were not available. You could consider me "Author Emeritus."

Currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan. But don't worry, my heart still bleeds the Old Gold and Black (I should probably have a doctor check that out or something).

Importance of Hail in my life:
1) Hail (the actual precipitation)
2) Hail to our Old Gold and Black
3) Hail to the Victors
4) Hail to the Chief

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Green Bay Packers
  • NCAAF Purdue Boilermakers
  • NCAAB Purdue Boilermakers
  • FIFA USA, Spain
  • Summer Olympics USA
User Blog

Penn State Preview: Q&A with Black Shoe Diaries

Cari Greene, one of the managing editors of BSD, answered a few of my questions regarding the #1 Penn State volleyball team before going into the West Lafayette Regional this weekend.

Q&A with The Daily Gopher previewing #8 Minnesota

Chris from The Daily Gopher answered a few of my questions, previewing the Gophers before they face Purdue in the Sweet 16 on Friday.

Coach Shondell's message to Purdue students, fans


This is more directed towards Purdue students, especially those in the Block Party to claim their tickets for the games this weekend. But I figured I would share it with the rest of the Purdue...

Tickets available for West Lafayette Regional

All chair backs are sold out, but lower bowl seats remain.

Purdue upsets #9 FSU, Advances to the Sweet 16

Purdue revenges last year's Sweet 16 loss, move on to the Sweet 16 in Mackey Arena, and nearly killed half of the fans in the process.

Purdue sweeps Colorado State in NCAA Tournament

Coach Shondell remains undefeated in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament.

Northwestern Mutual Volleyball Bracket Challenge

Finally, a bracket challenge for Volleyball!

Press Conference Summary

Juan was able to find his way into the basement of Mackey arena for tonight's conference

G&B reporting Hope's fate decided in mid-October


All it took was the Michigan and Wisconsin losses for Purdue to make a decision on Coach Hope's future.

Danny Hope has been fired.

Purdue officially fired Danny Hope Sunday afternoon

Players react to Hope's departure


Suddenly, a few Purdue players all react the same way at once. It can only mean one thing.

Burke schedules conference. Hope likely fired.


Athletic Director Morgan Burke schedules a press conference for this evening to most likely announce the departure of Danny Hope.

Purdue/IU Postgame Thread

The Bucket stays home, and IU still sucks

Giving Thanks: Purdue Volleyball Sweeps Indiana

The Monon Spike stays home as Purdue sweeps IU for hate week

#21 Purdue falls to #2 Penn State 3-1

Penn State gave Purdue the chance to win, but ultimately failed to capitalize.

#15 Ohio State and #2 Penn State Previews

What to expect this weekend against OSU and PSU.

Yes, Volleyball still exists

It's just the Juan and James both disappeared at the same time.

Vote Ariel Turner for Lowe's Senior Class Award


Ariel Turner, the force from Colorado, is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award.

Purdue Volleyball defeats Michigan State in 5 sets

Purdue gets the season sweep on both Michigan schools, wins 12th straight 5-set match

Purdue at Ohio State 2nd Half Game Thread

Purdue up 13-7 at the half

Purdue loses to IU for the first time since 2009

IU finally beats Purdue in Volleyball

Purdue at Indiana Game Thread


Purdue faces the Hoosiers in Bloomington, Live on BTN at 8pm

Mistake on today's preview


Tonight's game is NOT for the Monon Spike

Indiana Preview


Game airs tonight at 8pm on BTN (with a Game thread)

#21 Purdue VB vs #2 Penn State: Operation 14K

Purdue Volleyball wants YOU to be at Mackey Arena and sell it out this Saturday at 7pm as they take on #2 Penn State.


Purdue Homecoming Highlights

The game was far from great after the first 2 minutes, but at least some of the festivities were great for some of the Purdue fans.

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