Boilermakers Less Regional-Cover Worthy Than UConn

The college basketball preview from SI is hitting mailboxes and they did, as usual, several regional covers -- six, to be exact.

Six of their top ten ranked schools. Purdue is ranked #6 according to SI. Do you want to guess which school was among the four top-tens that did not get a regional cover? I bet you don't need many guesses.

More cover-worthy were Kansas (1), MSU (2), Villanova (3), Kentucky (5), Washington (9) and UConn (10).

You know what a hotbed for basketball the state of Washington is. Oh, and do you know who beat the Huskies in the tourney last year? I can't remember.

All that said, I'm not really complaining. I just find it entertaining that Purdue gets short-changed all the time from the media. As I've said before, I'm fine with them flying under the radar for as long as possible. If they keep winning games, they'll be impossible to ignore, but for now, it's fine if SI wants to focus on those other schools.

Strangely, I didn't see Mike Brey's nationally-recognized Irish featured on a regional cover, nor did I see any IU covers. IU was really good thirty years ago, too. Did you know that?

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