SAE Hoops Weekend 2024

Pictured above (left to right), the group at New Deck Tavern: Christine Eckels, Harry Fisher `89, Brad Wieboldt `90, Paul Maurer `90, Tom Peck `92, Mitch Warren `90, Paul Baker `90, Lance Jacobs `91, Mike Eckels `87, Kathryn van Amerongen, Jan van Amerongen `87

The annual winter migration of die-hard Penn Theta college hoops fans occurred again in early March 2024. Alumni in the hundreds (OK…ten!) descended upon Philadelphia to see the mighty Quakers (2-10 Ivy) take on Columbia (4-7 Ivy) at the Cathedral of College Basketball, the Palestra.

Front row: Mitch Warren `90, Paul Maurer `90 2nd row: Paul Baker `90, Lance Jacobs `91, Tom Peck `92 3rd row: Jan van Amerongen `87, Kathryn van Amerongen Back row: Harry Fisher `89, Mike Eckels `87, Christine Eckels, Steve Saltzman `85 Missing: Brad Wieboldt `90 (he was at the bar!)

Upon stopping by to confirm that the Chapter House was still standing, Jeff Karp `88 discovered that Spring Break began at the end of classes on Friday, so SAE was locked up tight and there were no undergrads to be found.

Festivities commenced at 10am Saturday morning at Cavanaugh’s Headhouse watching Liverpool beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 while drinking coffee and Tullamore D.E.W.

The celebration then moved to Misconduct Tavern near 15th & Locust where more brethren gathered.

Pictured above (left to right), Brothers at Misconduct: Paul Maurer `90 Lance Jacobs `91 Harry Fisher `89 Brad Wieboldt `90 Paul Baker `90

After a rousing chorus of “Hoddy Totty,” the throng headed for the basement of New Deck Tavern where pre-game cheesesteaks (and more adult beverages) were consumed.

Finally, the troop paraded to the Palestra where Penn beat Columbia 84-72 to improve to 3-10 in the Ivy League! Brother Harry Fisher `89 caught a towel. Special shout-out to senior guard Clark Slajchert who scored his 1,000th point during the game.

In the bonds,

Steven Saltzman ’85

One thought on “SAE Hoops Weekend 2024

  1. I have new bronze plates for our Lions, Noble and Leslie.
    These were built and installed by the class of ’94. I need to get up there to install them.

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