Cal State Fullerton Titans

Schmuck to UMBC: Thanks for the memory

Schmuck to UMBC: Thanks for the memory

Like everyone else, my head is still spinning over UMBC’s unbelievable one-sided victory over No. 1 Virginia on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

There has never been a more unlikely upset in the history of the men’s tournament, but there have been other Cinderella teams and I was an eye witness to the magical “Cal State Disneyland” run that came within a few seconds of the Final Four.

Well, that’s what they called Cal State Fullerton when the Titans knocked off two highly ranked teams to reach the Elite Eight in 1978… when they weren’t calling us “Cal State Who?”

In fact, it was also on March 16 — 40 years...