Right down the street from the University of Pennsylvania’s amazing Palestra is another Division I basketball arena that gets much less fanfare. The Daskalakis Athletic Center that the Drexel Dragons play in is literally in walking distance from basketball greatness, and although a nice arena, it seems far from the Palestra on the basketball royalty scale.
Eagle Bank was the initial sponsor of the then-named EagleBank Bowl until 2010 and the name was changed to the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. In 2013, the Military Bowl was moved from Washington, DC’s RFK Stadium to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy. The events surrounding the bowl game are still generally held in and around DC. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is a special place to watch a game. If you are lucky to see the home team in action, it makes it even better. The Military Bowl is worth a watch no matter what.
Morgan is a well known Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Famous alumni include actress Mo’Nique, singer Deniece Williams, current Mayor of Baltimore Catherine Pugh and Kweisi Mfume, Former President of the NAACP and U.S. Congressman.
Notre Dame of Maryland University is a Catholic liberal arts college located in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1873. It is right next door to the “Evergreen” campus of Loyola University Maryland (which it shares a library facility). It is an all-women’s college, as well as having separate part-time coed degree programs.
Gettysburg College is a private, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832. From its founding until 1921 it was known as Pennsylvania College. Sports teams at the college are known as the Bullets and there are 24 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s teams. Although the mascot for Gettysburg College is the Bullet, there is no official Bullet mascot at sporting events.
The Bob Carpenter Center opened in 1992 to house the University of Delaware basketball teams. In 2010, a new entrance and other renovations spruced some of the place up a bit. The “Bob,” as it is commonly known, is also a frequent venue for concerts and other events.