Following up the 2011 performance by Drexel-product Chiddy Bang and the 2012 performance of Dev, hip-hop artist Childish Gambino will headline the Dragons’ Midnight Madness celebration on Nov. 1.
At the event, Drexel will introduce their 2013-14 men’s and women’s basketball teams to a raucous and most likely slightly intoxicated crowd of students. This will be the student body’s first opportunity to cheer on their school’s finest hoops stars before the season begins later in the month.
The women’s first home game in their season to defend the WNIT title that they brought to West Philadelphia last season will be Nov. 15 against Providence. The men will not see action at the DAC until Dec. 4 against Cleveland State.
The theme of last year’s event was clear: revenge. This season, much of the focus will likely turn to the women’s team and their 2013 WNIT title. That does not mean that the men’s team will go without notice, though. Flying more under-the-radar than last season, the men still have the promise to ignite the student-body with the three-headed monster of Frantz Massenat, Damion Lee, and sixth-year senior Chris Fouch at the guard positions.
“Revenge of Revenge of the Dragon” is a bit convoluted for a marketing slogan, but the buzz surrounding the upcoming college basketball season is undeniable on Drexel’s campus. Even after last season’s disappointment, the hearts of the students are still emotionally invested in their beloved Blue and Gold.
Nov. 1 will be the first opportunity for Drexel to pack the DAC in 2013, and they most certainly will. Before the Dragons hit the floor and begin their season-long quest for success, it’s the students’ chance to hit the court to dance in the new year. The music of Childish Gambino will entertain the crowd and ring in a promising season for Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Drexel Athletics’ Midnight Madness promotional video: