A College Basketball Game Was Delayed for a Hilarious Reason

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Fairleigh Dickinson’s highly anticipated game against Long Island University was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. However, there was an unforeseen setback – which was entirely avoidable – that delayed the game dramatically. Read on to find out the ridiculous reason fans had to wait to see the delayed game.

A Poor Decision

Just past 7 p.m., Fairleigh Dickinson’s Twitter feed lit up with an unexpected announcement: the game was facing a 20-minute delay. This is because most of Fairleigh Dickinson’s players were trapped in an elevator. FDU’s locker room was just three floors above the court, yet 13 out of the 15 players opted to take the elevator rather than use the stairs. Little did they know, this choice would lead to an unforeseen predicament.

According to FDU coach Jack Castleberry, the elevator suddenly malfunctioned, leaving the players stuck inside. “Apparently the lights went out, it was extremely hot in there, they were shoulder to shoulder the whole time,” Castleberry recounted post-game. “There were a few claustrophobic guys who were rather uncomfortable.” Player Ansley Almonor recalls, “The lights went off and we were just like, ‘Oh, no.’ We’re trying to press the button and the button lights aren’t coming on. It was crazy. One of my teammates was in there with me, he was claustrophobic. He panicked a little bit, but for me, it wasn’t anything too bad. It was just getting hot though. It was getting really, really hot. We were sweating in there.”

The Rescue

Eventually, firefighters came to rescue the trapped athletes. Once the game actually started, Fairleigh Dickinson secured an 84–82 overtime victory. Afterward, FDU’s Twitter account managed to find the humor of the situation. After all, it’s a lot easier to laugh at these things after the fact. Almonor joked, “It’s probably a top-three most memorable night of my career. This is up there. This is a funny, funny, funny moment. I’ll never forget this one.”

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Honestly, we can all laugh at the idea of super-fit athletes refusing to walk three flights of stairs. Maybe they were just trying to conserve their energy for the game. Something tells us that these basketball players won’t be opting to take an elevator again anytime soon.

Conor McGregor Is Back in Action on the Ultimate Fighter

Welcome back, fight fans! This week, we’ve got some exciting news for you – Conor McGregor is making his return to weekly television on ESPN, starring in the new season of The Ultimate Fighter. Joining him will be Michael Chandler, as the two compete in veterans vs. prospects format, sure to create plenty of drama and excitement. Let’s dive into what this could mean for both fighters and the UFC.

The Ultimate Fighter Is Back

Conor McGregor’s Triumphant Return

McGregor has had an undeniable impact on the world of MMA, executing one of the most sensational runs in the sport’s history between 2015-2018. With epic fights under his belt, like his 13-second knockout of José Aldo and a legendary two-fight series against Nate Diaz, there’s no denying that he brings a level of excitement to any event he’s involved with.

Conor McGregor’s Triumphant Return

The Irish fighter then shocked the world as he stepped into the boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. Although it seemed like more of a far-fetched idea initially, the fight happened and added another notch to the entertaining career of McGregor. He took a hiatus after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, and his appearances have been sporadic at best since then.

Now, as McGregor returns to weekly programming on ESPN, he stands to infuse even more life into UFC and bring increased attention to the sport as a whole. Fans of MMA everywhere will be tuning in to watch him make his return, eager to see the drama and excitement he’s sure to provide in The Ultimate Fighter.

Michael Chandler’s Time to Shine

Michael Chandler has been patiently waiting for an opportunity like this, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Previously fighting in Bellator, Chandler has been passed over for opportunities like this before, often not receiving the respect he deserved. Now, with the chance to participate in TUF alongside McGregor, Chandler can finally show the world just what he’s made of.

Chandler will undoubtedly benefit from the increased exposure this season brings, and his participation alongside one of the sport’s biggest stars could be just what he needs to further propel his career. Don’t be surprised if Michael Chandler becomes a household name after appearing in this season of TUF.

Michael Chandler’s Time to Shine

As we await anxiously for the new season to begin, mark your calendars and ensure you catch every episode of The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN. With Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler ready to face off, captivating storylines, and intense matchups, you won’t want to miss a single moment!