1916–17 Drexel Blue and Gold men's basketball team

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1916–17 Drexel Blue and Gold men's basketball
Conference Independent
1916–17 record
Head coach E.L. Lucas (3rd season)
Captain Ernest Calhoun (1st year)
Home arena Main Building

The 1916–17 Drexel Blue and Gold men's basketball team represented Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry during the 1916–17 men's basketball season. The Blue and Gold, led by 3rd year head coach E.L. Lucas, played their home games at Main Building.


1916–17 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F Eves, HerbertHerbert Eves
Calhoun, ErnestErnest Calhoun (C)
F Ratcliffe, Ratcliffe
Mahan, A. S.A. S. Mahan
Probasco, Probasco
Blessing, Blessing
Pearson, Pearson
Watkins, Watkins
Osmond, Osmond
Head coach
  • E.L. Lucas
Assistant coach(es)

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


time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
February 7, 1917*
at Delaware L 18–35 
                  Taylor Gym 
Newark, DE
Pratt L  
February 23, 1917*
Pratt L 27–32 
                  Main Building 
Philadelphia, PA
March 2, 1917*
Lebanon Valley L 32–39 
 18  Ratcliffe              Main Building 
Philadelphia, PA
Lehigh L 10–48 
March, 1917*
Johns Hopkins W 33–31 OT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.