Reflections on the streak

Bowdoin went streaking for a long, long time.

When Bowdoin’s 76-game home winning streak started, Feb. 10, 2001, echoes of Dari Magyar’s Miracle in Manhattan were still ringing in our ears. Listen: audio clip. Remember when it was a big deal to beat Wash U?

When the streak began, George Fox had just taken the throne as the No. 1 team in women’s basketball — thanks to Dari Magyar. They stayed there two weeks before Wash U took it back.

When Bowdoin’s sreak started, the counter on the front page had yet to reach 2.5 million.

At that time, we had a survey on the front page asking what men’s team would win the WIAC. We offered UW-Eau Claire, Oshkosh, River Falls, Stevens Point, Superior and Whitewater as possibilities.

Columbus Multimedia had just ceased covering Division III. Of course, for some reason some schools still link to them.

At that time, Millikin had the longest homecourt winning streak in D-III women’s basketball. They had just won their 48th in a row at home. They lost a few days later.

Otterbein men’s coach Dick Reynolds won his 500th career game that day. He won his 600th earlier this season.

Averett’s men had beaten Christopher Newport for the first time since February 1990.

Just a quick look back at how time has passed. Now let me look back at the two kids and the numerous gray hairs that have come into my life since then. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Reflections on the streak

  1. anyone that responds to this, let’s add a little perspective…

    first up, courtesy of Bowdoin SID Jim Caton: Thirty five Bowdoin players took part in “The Streak,” which spanned 6 NESCAC titles (4 won at home) and included 8 NCAA Tournament games

  2. In one of those NCAA games, Scranton jumped out to a 9-0 lead, as I remember, but Bowdoin caught up and won going away 71-58.

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