The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Sadly, not for my blog entry, but rather for the start of the season.

For some, like UNCW, it has been a glorious week. For others, like Drexel, hope is a wonderful yet scary proposition. (Beat Princeton, have winnable game against Sam Houston to go to New York and get Duke, who, uh, escaped Seton Hall last night.)

For still others, like ODU, the sun can’t go down in St. Thomas fast enough so that the Monarchs can usher in a season filled with expectations.

For me, it’s wondering why I turned down the free ducat to the previously-mentioned Duke game for no other reason than “I have a pile of work to do.” Durham is a two and one-half hour drive. It’s Cameron. Hell, I’m driving SIX hours to exotic Boone, NC on Monday to cover VCUs opening game against Appalachian State.

I need help.

***

So Drexel goes tonight against SHS, and the game is on ESPN2 at 8:00. I know the DAC Pack, the Drexel student cheering section, is seriously jacked for this game. Drexel should win, which of course means the rest of us are treated to college kids acting like, well, college kids.

ODU opens tomorrow against Georgia in a measuring stick game. More on this one tomorrow. (Seems appropriate, right?)

Hofstra gets underway Saturday and will drill Fla International, but what is interesting about this game is what you need to know. I mentioned Tom Pecora has some pretty good talent. Courtesy of HU SID Jeremy Kniffin, who is about as good as they get:

* Junior guard Loren Stokes was one of only three players in the nation
to rank in the top 10 in his conference in scoring, rebounding, assists
and steals last year. He finished second in the CAA in scoring with
18.3 ppg.

* Sophomore guard Antoine Agudio broke a single-season school record
with 82 three-pointers last year as a freshman, putting him on an early
pace for 328 in four years. The school record is only 192 (held by
Norman Richardson * 1997-2000).

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~ by mglitos on November 17, 2005.

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