College Basketball: The Purple Gang


Evansville, Ind., is a quiet community of 141,543 on the Ohio River with all sorts of distinction. It is known as the "Home of Pablum" for its Mead Johnson cereal plant, and as the "Barbecue Capital of the U.S." for its hickory trees, which furnish lumber for barbecue fires. It is also the home of Evansville College, a Methodist institution (enrollment: 2,542) that prides itself on the Christian virtues. Like hospitality. When visiting basketball teams arrive, they get a big hello: a tour of the Museum of Arts and Science, a...

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