1894–95 Drexel Blue and Gold men's basketball team

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1894–95 Drexel Blue and Gold men's basketball
Conference Independent
1894–95 record 7–2
Head coach John Gray (1st season)
Home arena Main Building
1894–95 collegiate men's basketball independents standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Drexel       7 2   .778
Temple       8 3   .727
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1894–1895 Drexel basketball team

The 1894–95 Drexel Blue and Gold men's basketball team represented Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry during the 1894–95 men's basketball season. The Blue and Gold, led by 1st year head coach Ernest Lange, played their home games at Main Building, the 1894–95 team was the first at Drexel, and the 5th collegiate team to start up in the nation. The first game of the season against Temple University was the first intercollegiate event ever played at the school.


1894–95 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
Woodland, RobertRobert Woodland
Woodward, R.J.R.J. Woodward (C)
Green, Green
Shoe, Shoe
Price, Price
Dunning, Dunning
Bosbyshell, Bosbyshell
Gaskill, Gaskill
Randolph, Randolph
Kempton, Kempton
Merrick, Merrick
Head coach
  • John Gray
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on



  • Note: Aside from the first game, the games are not listed in order of date played
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
January, 1895*
at Temple W 26–1  1–0
February 16, 1895[2]*
at Wilmington YMCA L 2–4 
 1  Tied               
Wilmington, DE
Central High School (PA) W  
Central YMCA W  
Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA W  
Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA W  
West Philadelphia Reserves W  
Wilmington YMCA L  
West Philadelphia Reserves W  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Y.M.C.A. Victorious" (PDF). chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. Wilmington, DE: Delaware Gazette. 21 February 1895. p. 3. Retrieved 2 August 2017.