Penn senior forward Mark Zoller (center) and his teammates, junior guards Brian Grandieri (right) and Mike Kach (left) live in a house that Zoller says serves as the Quakers' "home base." The three players, along with seniors Ibrahim Jaaber and Stephen Danley, headline this year's squad and hope to defend their Ivy League championship title.
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The exterior is much like many houses located adjacent to Penn's campus. As the guys found out, one hazard of living in the heart of West Philadelphia is the threat of break-ins. "There was one time [someone was trying to break in], and I walked out in my skivvies," Kach reflected. "I started banging on Brian's door; I was scared!"
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The holiday season might have passed a long time ago, but it's Christmas everyday at the Zoller, Grandieri and Kach household. Brian -- the self-proclaimed "event chairman" of the house--says that he expects the festive furnishings to be up for at least the next two and a half years.
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Like anyone else living in urban residences, the players have mice troubles. But they don't mind sharing the space and have even befriended their furry roommates. "They leave us alone and we leave them alone," Brian explained of the implicit human-rodent code of ethics established in the house. "We're pretty much all friends," he joked.
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Brian shows off his flashy (and never-been used) set of golf clubs that have been propped up in a corner of his bedroom since he bought them.
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Besides the unused clubs, Brian has a fish tank beside his bed -- with nothing in it. "I just never got around to putting anything in it," Brian said of the vacant watery domicile. "I'll probably get fish eventually, but I like it the way it is in the meantime."
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The low ceiling of the bathroom isn't exactly conducive to Mark's six-foot-seven frame. Here, the forward demonstrates how he has to duck while brushing his teeth. Mark can be found blasting AC/DC in his domain that has been termed "The Dungeon," mostly because of its subterranean location and lack of heating. "It's a lot of space but it's always like 22 degrees in here!" Mike exclaimed.
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Mike -- who is nicknamed "The Bear" because he is a heavy sleeper -- shows off the house's infamous creaking doors. Just be sure to knock when he's up and around the house. "Mike loves walking around in his skivvies," Brian revealed. "Oh yeah, it's true, I'm ok with it," Mike admitted.
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Like many college students, the refrigerator's main use is to store leftover remnants of takeout food. But as Mark shows, they do use it for at least one other purpose. In a throwback to elementary school, Mike's quiz (which he received an 97 percent on) is hung prominently for everyone to see.
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