College: Purdue University
City: West Lafayette, IN
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.