In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s Groupon to see the Drexel Dragons men’s and women’s basketball squads take on opponents at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a basketball outing for two (a $39 value).
- For $29, you get a basketball outing for four (a $78 value).
Basketball outings include the following for each person: * Ticket (a $15 value each) * Hot dog (a $2.50 value each) * Soda (a $2 value each)
Outings are available for the following games:
* Men’s basketball against Bradley on Saturday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m.
* Double-header on Wednesday, December 28 that includes the following two games:
- Women’s basketball against South Carolina at 5:00 p.m.
- Men’s basketball against Fairfield at 7:30 p.m.
* Double-header on Saturday, December 31 that includes the following two games:
- Women’s basketball against Princeton at 2:30 p.m.
- Men’s basketball against St. Francis (PA) at 12:00 p.m.
The Drexel Dragons men’s and women’s teams flap their mythical wings for two competitive halves of midmajor collegiate basketball. The intimate Daskalakis Athletic Center sweeps spectators close to the court. Feel the sneakers rumbling on the hardwood, hear the rim clang after a thunderous dunk, and taste the flavor of rejection when it’s dished out over the lane on a weak drive to the bucket. Skipper James “Bruiser” Flint, nicknamed for his tendency to shoot buckets with banged-up fruit, steers the men’s team toward its preseason designation as favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association. Tally the boards Philadelphia-native and senior-forward Samme Givens rips down in pursuit of 1,000 career rebounds, as he begins this year on the Lou Henson Preseason All-America team.
The women’s team returns senior Kamile Nacickaite, who last year led the lady dragons in scoring and rebounding. After she finishes shredding the defenses of South Carolina or Princeton, recharge with a hot dog and soda. Or on December 17 or 31, bore out kids’ energy reserves with a trip to the free Kids’ Zone moon bounce.
Drexel University Dragons
For more than a century, Drexel University has built men's and women's athletic programs recognized as the nation's most gender-equal programs in a 2002 U.S. News report. The men’s basketball team faces off against rivals from the Colonial Athletic Association in the Daskalakis Athletic Center in front of the DAC Pack, a raucous student that fills stand along the baseline to rattle opposing players and say hi to their mothers during televised games. The Dragons also compete in field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, which earned the university its only national championship in 1958.