If you watched Coppin State’s men’s basketball game against Drexel on Tuesday night without context, you might have assumed it was just a scrimmage.
Drexel were on the field in their home uniforms, playing against a team wearing Drexel practice jerseys. Despite the confusing clothing, it was the Drexel Dragons who hosted the Coppin State Eagles.
Shortly before the whistleblower, the Eagles realized they had left their uniforms elsewhere. Instead of losing the game, they borrowed the opponents’ practice shirts, paired with their own shorts which were carried on the team bus.
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) December 15, 2021
The blunder highlighted the negative impact of a grueling schedule for Coppin State, which played its 15th game in just over a month with all but two on the road. That’s a lot of travel for any sports team, especially student-athletes.
Teams missing or forgetting their uniforms are not uncommon. Michael Jordan he even wore number 12 to a Chicago Bulls game in 1990 because his jersey was nowhere to be found. Coppin State put up a valiant effort in their Drexel uniforms, but ultimately lost 76-69, falling to 1-14 on the season, while the Dragons improved to 5-5.
Coppin State’s schedule isn’t about to get any easier, with the team set to play its next six games on the road. Luckily, they won’t play again until December 23, which will give them plenty of time to get back into their real road uniforms.
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