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   MEET THE HOOP HISTORIANS
   
 

  BRIAN BURMEISTER

Residence:  Geneva, Illinois
Birthday:  December 11
Final Fours Attended: 
(48) -- 1962-1974; 1967-2008, 2012, 2016-2017
Charter Member of the Hoop Historians since 1999

 
  
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T
he senior statesman of the Hoop Historians, Brian has attended 48 Final Fours, dating back to 1962.  Brian was a long-time season ticket holder at UCLA, despite living more than 2000 miles away from Pauley Pavilion. Burmeister's sports adventures through the years have built close friendships, such as the legendary John Wooden and baseball's Roland Hemond, among many others.  Brian's other friends in the college hoop profession include a who's who of UCLA stalwarts: Steve Lavin, Mark Gottfried, Jim Harrick, Mike Warren and Larry Farmer   Outside of sports, he considers two most notable friends as politicians Adlai Stevenson and Charles Schulz. Adlai was a family friend from his Libertyville days and Schulz and Brian became friends after a late 1960's visit.  Known as "the Dean of the Hoop Historians". Burmeister graduated from Lake Forest College and played baseball there for Honorary Hoop Historian Dick Triptow.  Brian attended the World Series in 1977, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2005; the 1981 Super Bowl; and the Olympic Games in 1996 and 1998; 
 

Click Here for Brian Burmeister's NCAA Tournament Game Log

 



 

  
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Hoop Historians Biographies:    Fred Allman - Guy Baldwin - Steve Bennett - Al Benninger - Brian Burmeister - Judi Caldwell - Bill Carsley - Hersh Cherson - Dave DeGrace - Dennis DeGraff - Matt DeGraff - Gary DePerry - Cal Dilworth - Joe Flaherty - David Fray - Don Fromknecht - Michael Gant - John Genova - Carrie Gibbons - Mike Gibbons - Jim Harrick - Billy T Haynes - Bob Hutchings - Pat Irvine - Bill Jauss - Mike Johnson - Jim Jorgensen - Mike Kerry - Dorothy Kim - Surl Kim - Neil King - Joseph Klebon - Les Lombardi - Joseph Lyons - Don MacKay - Joe Makowski - Martin Makowski - Jim Martin - David Mateer - John Mayberry - John McCann - John P McCann - Kevin McCann - Dennis Mishko - Dennis Mishko Jr - Jillian Mishko - Samantha Mishko - Ted Murphy - Steve Newhouse - Ron Newton - Marianne Parrillo - Bren Petar - Ted Reineking - Jimmy Rogers - Mike Rossman - Al Sack - Darren Sack - Rick Schabowski - Larry Seitlin - Joe Spagnolo - Bob Stan - Tom Tallarito - Rose Tate - John Tierney - Dick Triptow - Vern Vegso - Jerry Wainwright - Gordon Welch - Frank Wilson - Bruce Ziemer