The 2010s have drawn to a close and its time to take a look back at the previous decade. Today, we are wrapping things up with college athletics, specifically football and basketball. On the gridiron, this was not a particularly successful ten years for the boys in gold and black, with only 4 bowl games, none of which were particularly prestigious. Things were considerably brighter on the hardwood, with 8 appearances in the NCAA tournament, including 2 losses in the Sweet Sixteen and 1 Elite Eight appearance. Not to mention 2 Big Ten regular season titles.
I only managed to take in 3 football game over the past 10 years, all at Ross-Ade Stadium. The home team managed to win only the first of those, and were frankly somewhat embarrassed in the other two.
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|Illinois Fighting Illini||1||1||0.500|
Things were a little better on the basketball side. I made it to 9 different contests over the course of the decade, at 5 different arenas. Of those 9, 4 were tournament games. Purdue was involved in 8 of the 9 games, mostly against the Illini.
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|Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders||0||1||0.000|
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