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
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