Columbia played Villanova at the Pavilion last season, and Princeton visited Temple in 2005. But other than that, I can't remember an Ivy League team playing a non-conference game in Philadelphia since I moved here in 2002.
This time, it's the reigning conference champion Cornell Big Red, which
in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday. As well as the Big Red played Saturday, a win down here would be a big upset. It would also make them 2-0 in the Big 5 this season, with a chance to record four wins against City Series teams this season.
If they do so, they'd have more Big 5 wins this season than Drexel did in
. Should we give them the Dragons' honorary city championship crown from that season if it happens?
We can discuss that,