1969: 10 fast facts about last time Purdue Boilermakers made national title

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Matt Painter and the Purdue Boilermakers are headed to Monday night’s NCAA Basketball National Championship Game after defeating North Carolina State in the Final 4.

If Purdue in the national title seems like a foreign idea, that’s because it is. The last time this program played for the title was all the way back in 1969 under legendary head coach George King.

Purdue’s appearance in the big game got us thinking. It’s been 55 years. What was happening around sports and in the context of the broader world last time the team played for the title? Here’s a look at 10 fast facts.

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