There's a Rumor that One of the Best Traditions in Sports is Coming Back for the Big 5 Classic
The inaugural Big 5 Classic is tomorrow, Saturday, and there’s a rumor that the greatest tradition in sports will be returning:
Hearing a rumor one of the greatest traditions in sports is coming back tomorrow pic.twitter.com/ddVxbdghT6
— Kyle Pagan (@CBKylePagan) December 1, 2023
Bring out the streamers!! Drexel celebrates their first made basket as an official member of the Big 5 as anyone would, throwing streamers on the floor, as is tradition in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/Zf7jsEUVNQ
— Big 5 Pod (@Big5Pod) November 15, 2023
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m talking about streamers baby!
After each team’s first basket during the game, streamers in that team’s colors are thrown from the student section. The tradition was carried for decades before the NCAA cracked down on it, because people started to throw more than just streamers on the court. Going forward, any fans who threw streamers during a Big 5 game would be assessed a technical foul. In 2014, streamers were brought back for one game thanks to Temple and La Salle:
Streamers at The Palestra today for Temple-La Salle. pic.twitter.com/To4KdCi7SO
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) December 6, 2014
Both teams were assessed a technical and each team had their player intentionally step over the foul line, which waved off the basket.
This is going to be sick to watch in person! If you got some kids and you want them to learn about the history of the Big 5, come out tomorrow. Three games for one ticket ($45). Streamers, roll outs, and I’m hearing Temple is bringing back the tradition of dressing in black for the Hawks’ funeral:
We’re having a funeral for a bird. Do attend: