UPDATE: Keady Stays Home; Painter Steps In
Coach Gene Keady will miss tonight's Purdue game vs. Ohio State while he remains in West Lafayette with what's being described as a nasty stomach virus.
With Keady out, associate head coach Matt Painter will give fans a glimpse of the future.
Team spokesman Elliot Bloom wants fans to know that it's nothing serious and that Keady's job status has not changed.
"I didn't want anyone to panic," Bloom said from Columbus, "and when the game starts, think, 'Oh, my God.'"
Through 771 games in his 25 years at Purdue, Keady has never missed a contest.