Here from head coach Doug Schreiber & assorted players about the upcoming season.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Pro Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Ball Player: Bob Gibson
Favorite Pro Stadium: Busch Stadium
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Cody Strong
Current MLB Hitter He'd Most Like to Face: Miguel Cabrera
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Red Sox Breaking "Curse" in 2004 with World Series-Clinching Win in Game 4
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Michael Jordan
In His MP3 Player: Florida Georgia Line
Last Book He Read: The Last Lecture
Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Other Guys
Favorite Month: February
Favorite Holiday: Opening Day
Favorite Meal: BBQ -- Brisket, Pork, Ribs & Slaw
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: St. Louis
Unique Travel Locale: Tombstone, Ariz.
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: 408 to Center Field
Furry Friend: Aussie & Sydney, Golden Retriever & Australian Shepherd Mix
Previous College Bryant played his first two collegiate seasons at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.... All-Midwest Collegiate Team honoree as a sophomore in 2012 after posting a 7-3 record with a 4.21 ERA, throwing 7 complete games and 72 2/3 innings... enrolled at Purdue in the fall of 2013 and practiced with the Boilermakers that fall... enjoyed a strong summer in the Northwoods League in 2014, ranking among the league leaders in wins, innings and ERA for the Kalamazoo Growlers... went 5-2 with 4 saves, a 3.60 ERA in 65 innings over 17 appearances... ranked 86th among the Northwoods League's top prospects... dean's list student at Indiana Wesleyan.
High School He lettered for coach Jake Burton at McCutcheon High School in Lafayette where he was a teammate of current Boilermaker Cody Strong.
Personal Full name is Shane Alan Bryant... born in Danville, Ill.... parents are Randy and Renda Bryant, whom are both Purdue employees and his father an alumnus... has two older siblings, brother Tyler and sister Krista... majoring in management/finance.