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Caltech finally has winning equation

Team basks in afterglow of ending 26-year conference losing skid, now wants more

Updated: February 24, 2011, 12:44 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PASADENA, Calif. -- A Nobel Prize laureate stood quietly in the back of the room. The university president sat in the bleachers. Both had attended news conferences at Caltech before, but never one quite like this.

No one had won a Fields Medal or a Fulbright Scholarship. Nobel Prizes aren't announced until October.

But there had been a significant breakthrough on campus Tuesday night that was worth celebrating.

After 26 years and 310 straight losses in the Southern California ...

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