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A Bitter 25th Anniversary


25 years ago today I was a senior at Purdue and spent most of the day celebrating my 22nd birthday and anticipating the men's NCAA basketball tournament game against Kansas St. Since we had already handily beaten the Wildcats that year, there was no real fear that this game would turn out any different. However, as the 2nd half unfolded, it became clear that something terrible was about to happen. There have been other bitter defeats over the years, but since the 1987-88 team was so good and had such a great season, it's hard for me to come up with a more disappointing loss.

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