Greetings from behind the scenes, as I emerge with early-morning news of Mel's latest story. For various reasons, both he and I are up this early in the morning, which doesn't often happen, but Mel asked me to find and post his Drexel advance story that he referred to in his most recent post.
You can find it here. The game, for those of you who care about the men's side, is generating quite a bit of buzz in town. If I had to put my prognosticating cap on, I'd certainly favor Drexel in this one as they're at home and Mason has lost a good bit of its talent from last year's Final Four team. Nonetheless, this is one of the marquee games of the season in the CAA, a conference whose stock continues to rise both on the men's and women's sides of the game. Those of you in the Northeast can see the game on TV on CN8 tonight at 7 p.m.
On the women's side, Mel will also be covering the Northeastern-St. Joe's women's game on Hawk Hill (the local nickname for the St. Joe's campus) this afternoon at 2 p.m. I am sure he will have more to say about that on here later.