The Wisconsin basketball program paid tribute to Purdue superfan Tyler Trent on Friday night when the two programs met for a Big Ten showdown.
Trent, who was diagnosed with bone cancer at a young age, passed away on New Year’s Day after a lengthy battle with cancer. His story was brought to the college football world by Tom Rinaldi and ESPN during a College GameDay segment and college football fans embraced Tyler with all their hearts.
After his passing, ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gave a stirring tribute to Trent and now a rival university has done the same.
On Friday night, Wisconsin’s basketball program held a moment of silence for Trent.
RIP Tyler Trent
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 12, 2019
Trent’s impact on the sporting world will be felt for years to come.