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Just another Philly morning with coffee, donuts … and hoops?

Originally Published: November 18, 2008
By Kyle Whelliston | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- A 10 a.m. start time requires a lot of adjustments. Just ask those four Drexel students behind the basket what time they had to get up to apply their blue and gold "ESPN" body paint.

"Around 6:30 a.m.," said one wearily. "6:30, 7 o'clock, sometime like that."

The reason for the ritual time-shifting was that the season-opening city game between Drexel and Penn was slotted into the Worldwide Leader's 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. As day broke ...

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