I cannot confirm that this is really what is happening, and it goes against almost everything we’ve been hearing all day, but it’s certainly worth passing along.
Fox 59 in Indianapolis is reporting that Matt Painter will indeed STAY at Purdue, rather than accept an offer from Missouri.
Here is what it says:
BREAKING: Fox59′s Chris Hagan has learned Purdue Head Basketball Coach Matt Painter will be STAYING at Purdue University, despite reports saying he plans to leave for a job at the University of Missouri. Full report coming up on Fox59 News: First at Four. Updates coming on Fox59.com.
And I just checked Fox59.com and they have a similar report:
Contrary to numerous media reports a source close to Fox 59 says Matt Painter is staying put in West Lafayette. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported today that Purdue head coach Matt Painter accepted the men’s basketball coaching position at Missouri. But, late this afternoon Fox 59 has learned otherwise.
I am not confirming any of this, because I don’t know. Just passing it along as the latest update.
As our buddy Travis of Hammer and Rails said:
If the Fox59 report is true its a damn Christmas miracle
Indeed it would be.
Stay tuned. If this proves true, thousands of male Purdue fans wearing plaid will be spontaneously experiencing their first orgasms this afternoon. And wouldn’t that just be terrific?
Update: Apparently Andy Katz is now reporting on ESPN Radio that Painter will stay at Purdue. Purdue’s Christmas miracle just may have happened.
Update: And now ESPN is saying it on ESPN.com as well.