The Colgate Raiders of the Patriot League will be trying to get to the NCAA Tournament this season for the first time in a long time. The Raiders have made the Big Dance twice in school history and did it in back to back years in 1995 and 1996.
Colgate has had a couple of notable players in their history in Ernie Vandeweghe who went on the play for the New York Knicks and Adonal Foyle who played for the Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic.
Cotterell Court has been the home of Colgate basketball since 1959. Capacity is 3000 for Colgate home games which means everyone has a great view of the court. This is old school basketball here. The scoreboard does not have video screens. It hangs over center court and tells the score, the time left, the fouls and timeouts. That’s about it.
The seats are bench style like you would find in a high school gym. This is college basketball from a bygone era. Sometimes it’s nice to go back to the basics and Cotterell Court fits that bill.
You can enjoy a great basketball game while snacking on your favorite concession items such as burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, nachos, pretzels and Coke products. The food is great and the view of the court is fantastic.
The Patriot League is the conference the Raiders compete in to win an automatic NCAA Tournament bid. This means home games with schools such as Lehigh, Lafayette, Boston U, Army, Navy, American U and Holy Cross. The Raiders will also host Utica and Cornell this year too.
image courtesy of athletics.colgate.edu