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Column - Gophers bring back madness

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It had been so long that I almost forgot what it feels like.

As a University of Minnesota men's basketball fan growing up, I had gotten used to teetering on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament through the 1990s.

The magical year of 1997 when Bobby Jackson carried an entire fan base all the way to the final four is about the only year that I can remember not having to worry on selection Sunday. And technically, that season never happened.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
(320) 763-1229
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