The Friars head to Alabama on Friday night for their first road game of the season — and for more than half the team their first road game in a Friar uniform. Alabama is playing right now at home vs. Jackson State (who the Friars beat last year), but they lost their opener there to Cornell 71-67.
Here was an interesting quote in a post on “The Cornell Basketball Blog”
As for the game atmosphere, I was little disappointed with the turnout by the Alabama fans, especially for a season opener. There weren’t many of them (they most likely all left town to make the trek to Starkville, Miss., for the ‘Bama football game). The only time they seemed truly excited was when the loudspeakers blared Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Don’t get me wrong, great song. But when I can’t count the number of times a song has been played on one hand, it loses its appeal. Another highlight was a halftime show with a unicyclist that delayed our warm-up by about two minutes.
Not sure what the crowd will be like on a Friday versus a Saturday, and I honestly couldn’t tell you a lick about College Football (although I did check and ‘Bama is playing at home early Saturday). Hopefully PC can just come out of the gate quickly and quiet whatever type of crowd there is.