January 31, 2003

What's on Tap For Friday Night?

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Okay. Let’s start with what you’re not doing tonight.

You’re not going to the men’s hockey game. There is no men’s hockey game tonight. They played last night at Colgate, and they’ll play tomorrow night. All the icers are doing tonight is thinking about how they’ll take their revenge on the Raiders tomorrow.

Which leaves you with nothing to do.

… Or so you thought.

Put that Cornell sweatshirt back on and get back to campus. The athletic facilities are still buzzing, even if the hockey team isn’t in action tonight.

Option One: The Friedman Wrestling Center.

It’s the new building on the other side of Bartels Hall. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. This is truly a one-of-a-kind building. Word is, this house is better than the Olympic training facilities. State of the art everything, from the mats themselves to the lighting to the plasma TVs in the film room. MTV should be shooting an episode of Cribs in this place.

And the team’s pretty damn good, too. Seventh in the country. They’ve got four wrestlers who are nationally ranked including senior Clint Wattenberg and sophomore Travis Lee. Both are second in the country in their weight classes.

They’ll be in the Friedman Center tonight, taking on Penn, which is also ranked (No. 23). The action starts at 7 p.m., but if you want to be there to see it, my advice is to reserve tickets or get there early. Last Sunday’s meet against Ohio State sold out.

Or maybe you’re not into wrestling. Perhaps a more mainstream sport would be more entertaining for you. If that’s the case, I present