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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday's best

Both the Yale and Quinnipiac men's hockey teams are on the road this weekend, but the Quinnipiac women, ranked No. 10 nationally, are home, with a game against Clarkson Friday at 7. Quinnipiac is 16-8-1. If you have not had a chance to get to the TD Bank Sports Center, it's a very impressive place.

If you enjoy track and field events, the New Haven Athletic Center on Sherman Avenue is the place to be starting at 4 p.m., with three SCC Division indoor track meets on tap: Quinnipiac, Hammonasset and Oronoque. The Athletic Center plays host to every major meet in the state, and with good reason.

The Yale women's basketball team tries to improve to 3-0 in Ivy League play when it plays host to Penn at 7 p.m. at the Lee Amphitheater at Payne Whitney. A win Friday would set up quite a showdown with Princeton (12-3, 1-0). Don't forget Yale topped a top 25 team earlier in the year in Florida State.

Looking for something different, Yale plays host to Princeton and Harvard in men's swimming at the Kiphuth Exhibition Pool at Payne Whitney starting at 6 p.m.. You can even double up with women's basketball. The pool was built in 1932. It has 2,187 seats. When you walk in you are in awe. Here's a link to more information on the facility. It might not be something you think about, but if you live in the area, it's one of those places that's worth the trip at least once.

If you're looking for a road trip, Yale's men's basketball team plays at Penn at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs are 2-0 in league play. They play at Princeton Saturday at 6 p.m.

This was one of my favorite road trips. If you love college basketball, you need to see a game at The Palestra. And you need to get there early, walk around the concourse and soak in the history of the building. The Penn fans are super, they really get into it. Get there by 5, and walk over to Abner's for a cheesesteak. It's about a three block walk. Here's a link  Listen, it does not have the same history and feel as waiting in line outside at Pat's, but it's good eats.

You can purchase the opportunity to view the game here

Then either spend the night in Philly or head up to Princeton, a little less than an hour.

Princeton is a gorgeous campus, and pretty easy to navigate. Here's a campus map Check out Nassau Street, where there are some pretty good restaurants.

Jadwin is not the Palestra, but it is a very unique place. You almost get the feeling you are in a ride at EPCOT Center. Here's some photos


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