Nearly half a century ago, National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell guided Davidson basketball to the number one ranking in the country and just shy of a national championship. After Lefty left in 1969 for a remarkable career at the University of Maryland, basketball at Davidson all but became comatose. With the arrival of Bob McKillop in 1989, the Wildcats gradually began to show signs of consciousness. 

The 2007-08 season was an historic one for the Davidson College men’s basketball program.  Everyone knows this (what clearer reflection of national importance is there?).  In one sense, Lefty’s legacy has been revived.  In another, however, the success earned by the program and all the trappings thereof are wholly unique.  To that end, the title of this blog is a misnomer.  

The authors of this blog are Davidson alumni. We’ve been stalwart Davidson basketball fans since the days when we probably shouldn’t have been. We’ve witnessed the meteroic rise of this program from obscurity to national prominence and, in the process, become pretty darn excited. 

This blog gives us a chance to publish our thoughts on Davidson basketball. It purports to do little more. We’re interested in sharing our excitement via (hopefully) pithy musings and (again, hopefully) incisive commentary.

4th Watts & Base Rich

DisclaimerThis website and the views expressed herein are not, in any way, affiliated with or endorsed by Davidson College. No representation is made as to the accuracy of any information contained on this website.


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  1. Keith Onsdorff, '71 says:

    As a card-carrying member of the Lefty Era, I respectfully dissent from your claim that this Blog’s name is a misnomer. Lefty’s record of accomplishment – national prominence in basketball at a school putting education first – constitutes the ongoing foundation for the current team’s success. It is for this reason that Coach McKillop displays the 1968 Sports Illustrated in his office. For the last nineteen years, this NCAA season preview issue has provided him and the team members with the motivation and inspiration to achieve sufficient success to again be honored on the cover of S.I. I am confident that the need for a second display stand in the coach’s office is not very far off. KAO.

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