Just thought I'd post this NY Times article about Matthews Arena at Northeastern University in Boston, part of the prelude to the Classic. Matthews is to Boston what the Palestra is to Philadelphia, just with more of a hockey angle. Great place to see a game. The second link is the last minute of the BU-Northeastern game in November. The students traditionally fill up the balcony, and I usually describe the place as looking like the old Chicago Stadium without the second balcony.