Friday, March 21, 2008
Drake gets upset, eases pain with coffee cake
Drake University, located in Des Moines, IA, was ousted today from the NCAA men's basketball tournament after being ranked 14th in the nation by both the AP and USA Today/ESPN Polls. The school was hoping for a strong showing in the tournament after having one of the most successful seasons in school history.
The University was able to soften the blow of the loss by giving the players all the Drake's Coffee Cake they could eat. "That's what we're known for," said ulumnus, Kathy Stuggert. "We've been giving the country great coffee cake and other treats for years.
It has also been a policy of the school not to give the students or student athletes free Drake's snacks. But the University decided to bend the rules. "These kids worked hard all year and they fell short of their goal, but we wanted to give them some of the great snacks that we make here as a way to aid the healing process," said Drake board member, Tom Higgins.