You're probably reading this headline and thinking to yourself, who the hell cares? But considering that I go to Drexel and Mike goes to Penn, I figured this was newsworthy. Especially considering that it has been more than 80 years since Drexel has hosted Penn.
The game will be part of ESPN’s college hoops marathon, which will feature 14 games spread over 23 consecutive hours, beginning at midnight on November 18th. The game tips off at 10:00 AM. The game figures to be a good one, considering that last years contest was an overtime thriller, with Drexel coming out on top 67-59. Despite lofty preseason projections last year, Drexel struggled to a 12-20 record, good for last in the CAA. And things aren't getting much better considering all-CAA center Frank Elegar graduated last year. However, Drexel is a young team which relies on superior defense and strong guard play. I don't really know too much about Penn's team, but I do know that they are physical and well coached. This should be an excellent game.
I will be attendence, sitting in the front row painted blue and gold. Unfortunately, Drexel's new basketball stadium is still under construction and the DAC currently seats only 2,000 fans. Last years contest at the Palestra was packed with at least 5,000 fans. So this will likely translate to a very loud and enthuisastic crowd at the DAC. Drexel may not be the best team in Philly, but there is good reason for their reputation as "the best fans in Philly".