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24. Purdue Students Take a Loss Too Hard

College: Purdue University
City: West Lafayette, IN
Date: 4/1/2001
Number of People Involved: ~100

Students at Purdue University took a defeat in the NCAA women's basketball championship game a little too seriously one night in 2001, breaking into full riot mode after a heartbreaking two-point loss to Notre Dame.

The affair that started with a single firecracker erupted in mere minutes into dumpster and couch fires, and a number of minor scuffles with police officers. Around a hundred students participated in the riot, and several angry fans and local authorities exchanged blows before "about 70 people went out there with a burning couch and then the dumpster." A little too much fan dedication, Boilermakers.

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