Regardless, just put on your bulletproof vest and head on up I-65 (or down it, if you're a Chicagoan) and support your Boilers as they take on Valpo on Friday night in the start of the NCAA baseball tourney. Your Boilers are technically hosting the regional but thanks to "construction delays," their new stadium -- which was supposed to open this season -- is not yet ready. Well done, as always, Purdue athletic department! (And spare me any excuse-making for them -- I'm sure it's everybody else's fault, as usual.)
It's good to see ESPN is consistent towards the Boilermakers across all sports. This article discussing the seeds and matchups has nary a mention of Purdue -- though, interestingly, Purdue's opponent, Valparaiso, is mentioned as being in a regional for the first time since 1968.
Here's hoping the Boilers make enough noise so that they simply cannot be ignored.
The schedule for each regional is here. The winner of the Gary regional will play the winner of the Eugene, Oregon, regional, meaning that if the seeds hold, our Boilers get to face Oregon again. Like we haven't seen enough of those quacks in recent years.
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