Gold & Black: Catching up with … Ryan Russell

Tom Dienhart is a writer for the Gold & Black, a multi-platform company talking everything Purdue with a focus on athletics. I had the pleasure of knowing Tom while I was a football player and student at Purdue University. Thus, recently we had an opportunity to catch up and talk about writing, football, my best…

The Death of My Best Friend, The Birth of My Angel

I first met Joseph Gilliam in the Fall of 2010 at Purdue University. We were both football players on full scholarship, living in the same dorms, eating at the same table, sweating, and bleeding for the same team. I have to admit though, at first Joseph and I did not get along. It wasn't anything…