WEST LAFAYETTE | What do caves and the 2012-13 Purdue men's basketball roster have in common?
That wavy crop of hair is what you first noticed as Carson Cunningham led Purdue's fastbreak with authority a dozen years ago.
Indiana gets it now.
EAST CHICAGO | It's a memory burned into E'Twaun Moore's psyche and best served by walking the straight and narrow.
If Matt Painter were selling cars, you'd buy two.
Purdue coach Matt Painter didn't look far for to fill one of two voids on his coaching staff.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Matt Painter has a new, eight-year contract from Purdue that will pay him at least $2.3 million per year and assurances that the school will take other steps to keep the Boilermakers competitive.
INDIANAPOLIS | Purdue's sales pitch to Matt Painter was good enough.
All it took was a media guide for Dan Dakich to see how Missouri likes to spend its money.
INDIANAPOLIS | The way Purdue's heralded 2007 recruiting class left the United Center in Chicago over the weekend didn't jibe with the hopes they took to West Lafayette as freshmen.
Two days after being eliminated by Virginia Commonwealth from the NCAA tournament, Purdue added to its collection of postseason awards.
CHICAGO | They call these "trap" games although St. Peter's College beating Purdue Friday night would've screamed for an NCAA investigation.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Purdue coach Matt Painter always has embraced Gene Keady's legacy.
PARK RIDGE, Ill. | Purdue's JaJuan Johnson was voted Big Ten Player of the Year on Monday and the Boilermakers' Matt Painter was honored as Coach of the Year after their team finished second in the Big Ten despite losing star Robbie Hummel to injury.
I had the honor of offering the prayer at the Northwest Indiana Sportsmanship Dinner recently. More than 800 people, including high school basketball teams from 30 schools in the region, gather for the banquet every year. The background is inspiring.
Injuries have changed the landscape of college basketball as players sitting on the bench in street clothes have had as big of an impact as players on the court.
Can we declare a moratorium on Robbie Hummel stories now?
CHICAGO | If coach Matt Painter had a dollar for every Robbie Hummel question he's answered since Purdue's star forward re-tore his ACL Oct. 16, he'd be sunning on a beach in the French Riviera.
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