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Boy wonder ends ignominious futility streak

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08:31 AM ET 02.24 | Ryan Elmquist converted a free throw to give Caltech a 46-45 victory over Occidental, thereby breaking one of the nation's most celebrated losing streaks. It was the last chance in the last game of the last basketball season Ryan Elmquist would ever experience, and the boy wonder wondered. He recorded a perfect score on his ACT exam. He is graduating from Caltech this spring with a computer science degree. He has landed a job as a software engineer at Google. But could he make a free throw? Could he make one unguarded shot to give the Caltech basketball team a victory that would end a 310-game conference losing streak that stretched back 26 years? "I had no idea," said Elmquist. "But I knew I would never be challenged with anything this athletically hard the rest of my life, so I knew I better do it now." Easy as pi.

Los Angeles Times

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February 24, 2011  09:54 AM ET

Buckeyes #2 Baby

February 24, 2011  09:55 AM ET

Not even a 3-2 pitch to drive in the winning run on his slow pitch fat mans league championship game? Not even sinking a 3 foot knee knocker to avoid buying beers after men's league? Not getting off the couch after college wonder boy?

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February 24, 2011  10:13 AM ET

After the game do you think these guys went back to the dorm and stoked the bong?

February 24, 2011  10:24 AM ET
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After the game do you think these guys went back to the dorm and stoked the bong?

Sounds more like they went back and played video games.

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February 24, 2011  11:21 AM ET

REVENGE OF THE NERDS

February 24, 2011  12:41 PM ET
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GOOD JOB!

...now go to work and invent something

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February 24, 2011  10:18 PM ET
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Sounds more like they went back and made some video games.

FIXED IT!

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