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Good Burger

Game 001: Drexel 78, University Of The Sciences 45 (exh.) Thursday, November 11, 2004 Daskalakis Athletic Center - Philadelphia, PA The Chili's at 38th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia, in an attempt to "get local," offers a menu item they call the "Drexel Dragons Burger." It's a half-pound of ...

So Fresh, So Clean

Game 002: Pennsylvania 74, Quinnipiac 60 Tuesday, November 16, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA A couple of weeks ago, the Official Wife Of The Mid-Majority and I were out a-walking hand-in-hand across the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. We paused to admire the blocky brick facade of ...

Garden Variety

Game 003: Memphis 81, St. Mary's 66 Thursday, November 18, 2004 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY The first thing visitors to Madison Square Garden last night noticed was the huge banner stretched across Two Penn Plaza. The large grey swath was a mockup of a newspaper front page featuring the st...

Plan 9 From Starkville

Game 004: Syracuse 71, Mississippi State 58 Thursday, November 18, 2004 Madison Square Garden - New York, NY It's one of the more common getting-to-really-know-you questions there is. "What's the worst movie you've ever seen?" Most will give a stock answer. It'll usually be some low-budget sci-fi ...

It's Showtime At The Apollo

Game 005: Auburn 80, at Temple 78 Friday, November 19, 2004 Liacouras Center - Philadelphia, PA I never attended Temple University. It was a close call, though - when I moved to Philadelphia back in 1997, I looked long and hard at TU as a transfer option. I mean, it's a great school. But my girlfri...

Bad Apples

Game 006: James Madison 59, at LaSalle 50 Saturday, November 20, 2004 Tom Gola Arena - Philadelphia, PA Do we humans truly have free will to carve our own paths through life, or are we each living out a predetermined destiny that we are essentially powerless to change? When we come into the world, ...

Palookanomics

Game 007: at Villanova 66, Maryland-Baltimore County 41 Tuesday, November 23, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, PA Earlier this month, boxer Thomas "Top Dog" Williams and promoter Bobby Mitchell were found guilty of conspiracy and sports bribery for fixing a fight in Las Vegas four years ago. The go...

It Used To Be A Basketball Town

Game 008: at Boston College 79, Clemson 70 Friday, November 26, 2004 Silvio Conte Forum - Boston, MA Back then, you'd come in on the elevated line, chattering and clacking above the streets. Right before North Station, the train would sweep around a wide corner, and there it was - the tan bricks, t...

Sons Of Flubber

Game 009: at Harvard 85, Northeastern 75 Saturday, November 27, 2004 Lavietes Pavilion - Cambridge, MA One of the things that makes our game so great is that no amount of athletic skill will guarantee victory. Teamwork, guts and guile can go a long way - sometimes all the way. We have plenty of exa...

(How Not To Officiate) Patriot Games

Game 010: at Pennsylvania 65, Bucknell 52 Wednesday, December 1, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA As anyone who goes to one of its affiliated schools (or anyone who's read The Last Amateurs) can tell you, the Patriot League was created primarily to give Ivy League schools some early-season foot...

A Separate Reality

Game 011: Pennsylvania 78, LaSalle 67 Saturday, December 4, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA Carlos Castaneda's primary life mantra, "fly past the eagle and be free," probably wouldn't go over too well in Philadelphia, a town stuck in a perpetual heartbreak cycle with its football team. But h...

Phrankenstein Monsters

Game 012: Temple 53, Villanova 52 Saturday, December 4, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA My Uncle Pete is about as cool as the side of the pillow that's directly under some sweaty guy's butt. A while ago, I heard him use the phrase "jump the shark" while referring to Penn State football. I hope...

Are You There, Hawk? It's Me, Kyle

Game 013: Drexel 57, St. Joseph's 49 Saturday, December 4, 2004 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA Dear Mr. or Ms. St. Joseph's Hawk, Hello. How are you doing? I hope you don't mind that I'm participating in the ridiculous tradition by writing a "concept" piece in the form of a published open letter,...

Living In A Box

Game 014: Central Connecticut State 60, at LaSalle 48 Wednesday, December 8, 2004 Tom Gola Arena - Philadelphia, PA The Jimmy V Classic, a doubleheader of high-profile games designed to be shown on a certain national sports television outlet, was held the other day up at Madison Square Garden. Unfo...

If You're Scoring At Home

Game 015: at Drexel 66, Quinnipiac 59 Saturday, December 11, 2004 Daskalakis Athletic Center - Philadelphia, PA Long before Hollywood gave actor/writer/director Richard Linklater large sums of money to remake The Bad News Bears, before he crafted the feel-good blockbuster School Of Rock, he made a ...

Hey Hey Hey

Game 016: Wake Forest 67, at Temple 64 Monday, December 13, 2004 Liacouras Center - Philadelphia, PA There are basically two things you need to know about Philadelphia: Pat's Steaks is a thousand times better than Geno's, and Bill Cosby pretty much owns the town. That's right, owns it. Local politi...

Stuck In The Past

Game 017: at Villanova 68, Fordham 47 Tuesday, December 14, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, PA Do you remember where you were on April Fool's Day of 1985? I do. My little 12-year-old self was at my parents' house in southern New Hampshire. My mother had dinner guests that evening, but I had snuck ...

Olde Tyme Basket-Ball

Game 018: at Temple 48, Princeton 46 Monday, December 20, 2004 Liacouras Center - Philadelphia, PA Hoop-endous! Specta-basket-acular! Huzzah, huzzah! Hoop, whoop, hooray! These are but a few of the reactions and recollections that come to this reporter's mind when he thinks about this past eveni...

Cries For Help

Game 019: at Villanova 86, Albany 72 Wednesday, December 22, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, PA I just found your story about the Nova vs. Fordham game on the Rivals board. Congratulations. You're living proof that any egotistical, misinformed jackass with a computer and an internet connection can s...

The Book Of Bob

Game 020: at Villanova 81, Middle Tennessee State 62 Monday, December 27, 2004 The Pavilion - Villanova, Pennsylvania CHAPTER 1 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright and turned away from all evil. 2 There were born to him seven sons and thre...

Die By The Three

Game 021: at Drexel 76, Monmouth 47 Tuesday, December 28, 2004 Daskalakis Athletic Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Like so many great things, it all started at the University of Oregon. Hall Of Fame coach Howard "Hobby" Hobson led the Ducks back in the Forties, and he also served on the NCAA ru...

Traffic

Game 022: Columbia 64, Canisius 58 Thursday, December 30, 2004 Madison Square Garden - New York, New York When the Columbia Lions men's basketball team got stuck in traffic earlier this month on the way to Hofstra, prompting the postponement of their game against the Pride, I made mock. I poked fun...

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Game 023: St. John's 63, N.C. State 45 Thursday, December 30, 2004 Madison Square Garden - New York, New York (click for close-up) ...

Big Time! (I'm On My Way, I'm Making It)

Game 024: Boston University 72, at Albany 69 Sunday, January 2, 2005 Recreation and Convocation Center - Albany, New York When you play college hoops on your PlayStation or XBox, you have the option to enter something called "legacy mode." As you take the reins of a bottom-feeding school and try to...

Coffee Break

Game 025: at Providence 79, Brown 63 Monday, January 3, 2005 Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, Rhode Island A few weeks back, I was catching up with an old aquaintance from my days out at Oregon. He was telling me about this wedding he went to last summer in western Massachusetts. I was made to u...

The Taylor Coppenrath Experience

Game 026: Vermont 75, at Northeastern 60 Wednesday, January 5, 2005 Cabot P.E. Center - Boston, Massachusetts Husk Ultra-Violence Mechanism 1/5/2005 - Boston I've covered the music scene for a lot of years, penning many articles for such buzzworthy independent weeklies as Hipster Survival Manual...

22 Teams That Can Beat The Hartford Hawks

Game 027: at Boston University 73, Hartford 22 Thursday, January 6, 2005 Case Gymnasium - Boston, Massachusetts 1. Boston University Terriers - The top defensive team in the America East, and the only squad on this list that has actually beaten the Hartford Hawks within the past 24 hours. 2. Longw...

Up The Ladder To The Roof

Game 028: at Boston University 69, Binghamton 54 Sunday, January 9, 2005 Case Gymnasium - Boston, Massachusetts This wasn't going to come to light until the 100 Games Project director's cut or the DVD extras, but there's a missing game on the list. On Wednesday, November 24, I took the Green Line o...

Blue-Eyed Soul In The Hole

Game 029: at Delaware State 68, Morgan State 53 Monday, January 10, 2005 Memorial Hall - Dover, Delaware On December 18, Delaware State traveled to Michigan State's Breslin Events Center to pick up a routine five-figure guarantee check and a whoopin'. But they had grander aspirations: out of the ga...

Analyze The Other Thing

Game 030: at LaSalle 74, Florida International 72 (OT) Tuesday, January 11, 2005 Tom Gola Arena - Philadelphia, PA As I travel across this great land of ours watching college basketball, there's a certain character I can't seem to escape. He's simply everywhere, and I'm convinced that he's complete...

The Lost Amateurs

Game 031: at Lehigh 63, Lafayette 57 Wednesday, January 12, 2005 Stabler Arena - Bethlehem, PA February 14th, 2004 broke cold and clear in the slumbering burg of Easton, Pennsylvania, but the love in the Kirby Sports Center was powerful enough to warm the whole town. Lafayette's basketball team sat...

The Bus Team

Game 032: at Loyola (Md.) 70, Canisius 68 Friday, January 14, 2005 Reitz Arena - Baltimore, MD In olden times, back when there was no Mid-Majority to be the Official anything of, the lady who would one day become the Official Wife™ and I did the commuting-couple thing the hard way. So as to s...

An Army Of Twelve

Game 033: at Bucknell 63, Army 46 Sojka Pavilion - Lewisburg, PA Saturday, January 15, 2005 Last month, Spc. Thomas Wilson of the 278th Regimental Combat Team surprised U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with a tough question during an event that was supposed to be a pep rally. "Why do we sold...

Ring-A-Ding Binghamton

Game 034: New Hampshire 69, at Binghamton 60 Sunday, January 17, 2005 Events Center - Binghamton, NY In my youth, Binghamton was more of a concept than an actual place. My New York Rangers had their farm team there once, and the place seemed like a magical blue fog from which hockey players would a...

It's A MAAC, MAAC World (Part I)

Game 035: Rider 89, Loyola (Md.) 69 Monday, January 17, 2005 Pepsi Arena - Albany, NY In the interest of maintaining time-frame, brain-cell and day-job, I'm going to have to institute near-Draconian measures when I attend multiple games in a single day. Luckily for me, there is the "Game Diary&trad...;

It's A MAAC, MAAC World (Part II)

Game 036: Canisius 84, at Siena 80 (OT) Monday, January 17, 2005 Pepsi Arena - Albany, NY This is the second part of The Mid-Majority's GameLogg™ coverage of the annual Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference M.L.K. Day doubleheader. The first installment can be found here. Our second game featu...

The World Of Possibility

Game 037: at Northeastern 77, Boston University 75 Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Matthews Arena - Boston, MA Folks might think that when your humble narrator married The Official Wife Of The Mid-Majority™, it would have been a big hoops-themed ceremony - you know, with a wedding cake shaped lik...

Dance Fever

Game 038: St. Francis (NY) 69, at Quinnipiac 63 Thursday, January 20, 2005 Burt Kahn Court - Hamden, CT If you're of a certain bent, this past Tuesday marked the 29th anniversary of the singular event to which the decline of Western civilization can be traced. On January 18, 1976 in Miami, a telev...

J.U.I.C.E.

Game 039: at Holy Cross 79, Navy 56 Friday, January 21, 2005 Hart Center - Worcester, MA Just a little over 98 years ago, Navy basketball was born. After a well-attended intramural scrimmage at the U.S. Naval Academy, played a mere decade and a half after the peach-basket birth of the sport, the lo...

Snow Day

Game 040: at Holy Cross 80, American 56 Monday, January 24, 2005 Hart Center - Worcester, MA ...

This Is Our House

Game 041: Pennsylvania 67, St. Joseph's 59 Tuesday, January 26, 2005 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA Let me tell you, those 27-game road trips are the worst. It seems like I've been traveling forever, hopping from arena to arena on my silly little quest to see a hundred college basketball games bef...

Red Light District

Game 042: Richmond 78, at LaSalle 71 Wednesday, January 27, 2005 Tom Gola Arena - Philadelphia, PA Last week, I attempted an experiment I called "GameLogg™ Coverage." After a MAAC doubleheader, I posted minute-by-minute recaps of both games - the response was, well, less than evenly split. T...

Intervention

Game 043: at Rider 75, Manhattan 46 Thursday, January 27, 2005 Alumni Gym - Lawrenceville, NJ Nobody ever mistook Alumni Gym for a Hoops Cathedral. Thick clumps of dust and mold cling to its crusty stucco walls and ceiling, and the low-hanging fluorescent cage-lamps assure that a migraine headache ...

Ace's Ivy Insights!

Game 044: Brown 57, at Princeton 52 Friday, January 28, 2005 Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ All well-earned due respect to the National Invitation Tournament, but you won't find a more boisterous bracket than the septuple-elimination slate in the Ancient Eight! "Ace" Whelliston here, follower of the ...

Eat To The Beat

Game 045: Duquesne 72, at LaSalle 67 Saturday, January 29, 2005 Tom Gola Arena - Philadelphia, PA The last time I saw Duquesne play, I was chowing down on a pile of Dayton Arena nachos. About a thousand people were in attendance as the Dukes gutted out a tight upset win over East division four-seed...

Pack Mentality

Game 046: at Drexel 88, James Madison 60 Saturday, January 29, 2005 Daskalakis Athletic Center - Philadelphia, PA They ended up sending me a bunch of admissions brochures, but Malik Rose was a far better ambassador for Drexel University than any glossy-print booklet could ever be. I remember sittin...

Run

Game 047: at Pennsylvania 83, Brown 60 Saturday, January 29, 2005 The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA When stripped to its essence, the object of our game is to score more points than the opposition. When the contest is over, the point totals of the two competing teams are compared, then the officials ...

Mighty Little Man

Game 048: at Columbia 57, Harvard 55 Sunday, January 30, 2005 Levien Gymnasium - New York, NY Sunday afternoon was a cold and clear one, but after the bitingly frigid week that was it felt like spring had truly sprung. Folks streamed out onto the streets of upper Manhattan to enjoy the 30 degree te...

Freddy Sez: Go Jaspers!

Game 049: at Manhattan 69, Fairfield 61 Sunday, January 30, 2005 Draddy Gymnasium - Bronx, NY Draddy Gymnasium is a proud old barn on top of a hill in the Bronx, nestled alongside the other gold-hued brick buildings of Manhattan College's campus. Inside, just about everything has the same medium gr...

Halftime

Game 050: at Central Connecticut State 78, St. Francis (PA) 60 Thursday, February 4, 2005 Detrick Gymnasium - New Britain, CT Our game is played in two halves, each lasting twenty minutes. As soon as time slips away in the first half, there is a traditional break in the action. The game clock is re...

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One Beautiful Season

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