The headline above is a reference to the trademark phrase of former Bradley University basketball coach and longtime radio color announcer Joe Stowell. It entered the vernacular in central Illinois during the magical ’86 season, when the team went 32-3 and was ranked as high as 9th before falling to Louisville, the eventual national champs, in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

I worked in radio myself in Peoria from ’84 to ’86, so it did my heart good tonight to see this headline:
Bradley leads Kansas by 10 at halftime

Didn’t pick that one in your bracket, did you?


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