Basketball With A Side of Championship Trophy

If any of you Philadelphia fans are upset that your western counterparts had the privilege of winning a championship earlier this week (and by my experience, almost all of you are), the good news is you can block that out with a reminder that your baseball team didn’t do too shabby this past season.

The Phillies’ World Series Trophy Tour will be making a stop by the Bryce Jordan Center this Sunday, February 8th, during the Men’s Basketball game against Wisconsin.

Doors for the 3 p.m. afternoon contest with the Badgers will open at 1:30 p.m. to allow fans plenty of time to view and take pictures with the trophy on the Jordan Center concourse. The Phillie Phanatic also will make a special appearance. The trophy will remain on the concourse for all to enjoy until the 10-minute mark of the first half.

A picture with the Philly Phanatic and/or the Championship trophy? That sounds like default potential to me.

This also brings up the point that the Penn State seems to be trying as hard as it can to get more people to the basketball games. Between this, autograph signings, and tie-in promotions with Subway, I’m half expecting to see commercials for the Nittany Lions that have the announcer scream “KIDS SEATS JUST FIVE BUCKS!”

But honestly, I personally think that the play of team itself is enough of a draw. If you didn’t catch the squad’s first-ever win in East Lansing this weekend, you missed a great game. The Lions are for real, and have a good chance at the Tournament this March. So why not take in a great game against a Big Ten opponent first and foremost, with a picture alongside the trophy as an added bonus?

[Source: Penn State Live]

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Mark McColey is a Senior majoring in Advertising and Labor-Employment relations. Among his loves are Penn State Football, The Steelers, The Penguins, The Simpsons, Tina Fey, and Arrested Development.


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