Because the JG's intrepid reporter LaMond Pope can't be in two different places at the same time, I've returned to my Purdue beat roots to follow the Boilermakers in their NCAA tournament run.
So I'm in West Lafayette as I speak - or, in this instance, type.
An hour after the brackets will be announced, Purdue coach Matt Painter will meet with the media, and then make his players available for such hard-hitting questions as, "Have you ever been to Albuquerque?" We'll then write reams of copy on whether that individual has or has not.
My last encounter with Purdue men's basketball was back in the Gene Keady era, and I've met Painter a couple times. Seems like a nice sort. In fact, I covered him when he was a player back in early '90s. Looking forward to spending more time with him.
Check in now and then, and we'll try to keep you updated with what's going on with the Boilers.