April 18, 1985

On April 18, 1985, Tulane University finally had to admit that it had a problem and decided the only cure was to excise the cancer away. It abolished its 72 year-old basketball program. The reason was that there were charges of fixed games, drug abuse and payments to players. Those who bet it would be the basketball program netted a cool $4 off a $1 bet, as most people thought it would be the football program getting the axe.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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