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DePauw's Link to the 'Big Dance' Forty Years Ago Noted

March 17, 2002

March 17, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "Forty years ago tonight, Air Force played in the NCAA Tournament," Tim Mimick wrote in the March 12 Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colorado. "The men's basketball bracket then involved only 25 teams. It wasn't the mega-attention grabber of today. Television hadn't enveloped it. Teams rejected bids. There was no Selection Sunday hullabaloo. Air Force never has been back. "

The article, which sums up Air Force's 1961-62 season and the drought that's followed, includes the results of all of the team's games. It notes that Air Force hosted DePauw University on January 31, 1962 and that the home team prevailed, 72-56.

The story is available in its entirety on the MSNBC web site by clicking here.