Saturday, April 2, 2011
Now, this is a problem. Obviously, for those of you who followed this story at all, Purdue's mens basketball coach, Matt Painter, decided to shun the rolling hills of Mid-Missouri and stay with his alma mater. But, that sure was a tense few hours, eh? STL Today and many other outlets declared the search party over, after Coach Mike Anderson played the Show-Me State for saps a short few weeks ago. Painter was declared the coach as early as 11:45am on Wednesday, and the posted picture from STL Today was updated at 2:00pm that same day with a similar message. Andy Katz's sources must have been more reliable 50 minutes later, because, well, you know. STL Today, and others, quickly retracted their celebratory statements.