Purdue Wins a National Title


The Boiling Point: Purdue guard Bubba Day has won ESPN’s Page 2 Names Bracket

Ok, so maybe this wasn’t the national title you were looking for. However, in a disappointing end to the Boilermakers basketball season, some good news is always welcome. Purdue walk-on Bubba Day has been voted by fans as having the best name in college basketball. Day started as a 15 seed and had a spectacular run to the title. Along the way he beat Brockeith Pane of Utah State, Blaise Ffrench of St. Peter’s, Ian Hummer of Princeton, Skylar McBee of Tennessee, Shabazz Napier of Connecticut, and in the finals Scoop Jardien of Syracuse. All were wins in dominating fashion as Boiler Nation came out in droves to vote.

"“I came in as a low seed, an underdog, but [won] thanks to great support back home and a grassroots effort from people I know who wanted to spread the word. I don’t think I could’ve done it without them. I just appreciate all the love I got from Boiler Nation. It’s something I’ll definitely remember all my life, and possibly even put down on my résumé now. Shout-out to all the fans of Purdue and West Lafayette, Indiana.”"

Though Andrew is his true name, his brother has been calling him Bubba since he was a baby and it has stuck since then. Even though he has a year of eligibility left, Day plans to graduate next December.