Fired Bill Carmody: Remembering Ricky Byrdsong

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Remembering Ricky Byrdsong

it was 15 years ago today that Ricky Byrdsong wandered into the stands in the middle of NU's game at Minnesota on February 7, 1994. that was during a bizarre season for the Wildcats; one in which they started 9-0 and then went 0-9 in the conference season. Byrdsong's stunt stopped the slide, and the team then alternated wins and losses for the rest of the season. entering senior night and the final game of the season, the Wildcats needed a win to be eligible for the NIT. they pulled out a remarkable OT win against #8 Michigan and then beat DePaul in the NIT.

this article does a pretty good job of capturing the madness from that season. and no, i'm not amused when other coaches steal Ricky's idea.


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