Monday, February 18, 2008

A Purdue Sports Weekend

What a great weekend of sports victories for friends, fans and alumni of Purdue University, or at least for me and the sporting events that I enjoy following.
The men's basketball team won their eleventh straight game, beating Northwestern in Evanston, to go 12 - 1 in conference play. They are well on their way to a regular season Big Ten championship with a team of five freshmen, four sophomores, four juniors and one senior. This group of kids could be a force for the next three years.
The women's team beat Iowa at Purdue to go to 10 - 4 in the conference. This team is made of up a bunch of second string players who have stepped-up their game to compensate for the injuries sustained by the original starters.
I am also quite excited about the outstanding performance of Purdue engineer alumni, Ryan Newman, who won the 50th running of the Daytona 500 driving the Alltel Dodge in the NASCAR, Sprint Cup series.
Yep... Good weekend for Purdue athletics.