Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, January 21, 2014

Hours after the tragic events Tuesday at Purdue, former Boilermaker Robbie Hummel posted a picture to his Instagram account of the Purdue campus, accompanied by a very powerful message. See the picture and Hummel's words in this post.

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Here is Hummel's message on the photo:

"Obviously school shootings are horrible events, but when it happens at your school, it really hits home. I'm sad for our university today, as it is a place I love very much. I came to Purdue a boy and left as an educated adult. There is no question that Purdue is a place that not only shapes your life, but opens many doors as well. With our darkest hour this morning, we were given acts of heroism from first responders as they did everything in their power to keep students and faculty safe. Thank you to those who risked themselves this morning, and thank you to everyone and anyone who has put a piece of themselves into making our university an incredibly special place. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family. Stay strong Purdue. There will be better days. #HailPurdue."

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Hummel, now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, also tweeted this upon hearing the news today:

About Brent Yarina senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.