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March 2, 2001 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hey, Jay Wright. You've just coached Hofstra to its second straight America East regular-season title, ending the season with a national-best 15-game winning streak. What are you going to do next? We're going to the America East tournament to try to win it so we can get an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, Wright might respond, trying to sound excited. Wright, 39 and a Philadelphia area native, is not one to bemoan the way things are when you coach at a mid-major school.
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December 12, 2000 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Drexel University, which has competed in the America East conference since 1991, will take its 18-sport athletic program to the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2003-2004 school year. Drexel is one of four America East schools that are leaving for the CAA. The others are Delaware, Hofstra and Towson. They will join current association members George Mason, James Madison, North Carolina-Wilmington, Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth, and William and Mary. The official announcement on the addition of the teams to the CAA will be made tomorrow during a news conference in Washington, D.C. "Drexel is pleased to be joining the Colonial Athletic Association because of its record of strong academic performance combined with its great athletics," said Constantine Papadakis, Drexel's president.
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December 14, 2000 | By Ashley McGeachy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Candace Crabtree, six games into her tenure as the Drexel University women's basketball coach, soon will face perennial hoops power Old Dominion annually. Dragons men's coach Steve Seymour soon will recruit against James Madison, George Mason and William and Mary, despite having a significantly smaller basketball arena. Beginning with the 2003-04 season, Drexel's 18 sports programs will play in the Colonial Athletic Association, which yesterday announced the addition of the Dragons, Hofstra, the University of Delaware and Towson University to form a "new" CAA, which after this season will lose East Carolina, Richmond, and American to other conferences.
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March 6, 1999 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At this time last year, Drexel coach Bill Herrion and his Dragons were licking their wounds after finishing 13-15 and failing to reach the America East tournament final for the first time in seven years. Today, that same core group of players will visit Delaware for the championship game and the right to move on to the NCAA tournament. "Maybe we had to go through last season to get to this point," said Herrion, who last winter had his first losing season in seven years as the Dragons' coach.
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March 27, 2001 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The America East Conference is expected to announce this week that Drexel, Delaware, Hofstra and Towson will be free to play in the Colonial Athletic Association next season instead of in 2002-03, as originally agreed. America East presidents discussed the matter during a conference call yesterday. The new schools would be CAA members in all sports. Among the remaining America East schools, there was some discord about Delaware's hosting the conference basketball tournament again next season.
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January 23, 2000 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When he accepted the men's basketball head coaching position at Maine four years ago, John Giannini left a prosperous Rowan College program that he had just guided to a NCAA Division III national championship for a mediocre team in the obscurity of the far Northeast. Going into its games this weekend against Hofstra and Drexel, however, Maine was no longer an America East pushover. The Black Bears (13-5 overall, 5-2 conference) are off to their best start since 1960-61, and were tied with Hofstra for first place in the league before falling to the visiting Flying Dutchmen, 80-72, on Friday.
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March 28, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Colonial Athletic Association remains a six-team league for next season after America East presidents tabled expansion discussion Monday that could have released four departing schools a year early. America East spokesman Matt Bourque told the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., yesterday that no decision was reached on further expansion or the status of departing members Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra and Towson. In a conference call, the presidents decided only to meet again, but not before mid-April.
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May 27, 1999 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Kelly Griffith has earned first-team Mid-Atlantic Regional all-America honors for women's lacrosse, and Robyn Hill has been named to the second team. Griffith, a senior defender who graduated from Shawnee, and Hill, a senior midfielder from Washington Township, led Delaware to the America East title and were named to the all-conference first team. Griffith also earned all-tournament honors at the conference playoffs. Hill, who started all 18 games for the Blue Hens (13-5)
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June 9, 2000 | By Beth Huffman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Vince Vukovich (Eastern), Casey Fahy (Gloucester Catholic) and Chris Kolodzey (Cherry Hill East) helped lead the University of Delaware baseball team to the NCAA Division I tournament this season. The Blue Hens (37-20) were eliminated after two losses in the NCAA regional May 26-28 in Oklahoma City. Kolodzey, a junior outfielder, earned first-team all-America East honors and was named to the America East all-tournament team. He started all 57 games for Delaware and hit .347.
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February 4, 1998 | by Bob Cooney, Daily News Sports Writer
With a little over five minutes left in the game and their Dragons trailing by 16 points, the student body at Drexel's Physical Education Athletic Center started making its way to the exits. But a flagrant foul on Towson State's Derick Newton, a transfer from La Salle, made them stay, and they then were treated to one of the most thrilling comebacks in Drexel basketball history, completed when Mike DeRocckis hit two foul shots with .07 seconds left for an improbable 72-71 victory in an America East game last night.
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February 18, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
SELECTION SUNDAY is 3 1/2 weeks away and while the majority of the 36-team at-large field is locked in, almost nothing else is certain. If last season's Kentucky team was playing this season, I could not imagine it losing. At this stage, I couldn't even tell you the favorite, much less predict a winner. Each of the 32 conferences gets an automatic bid. Here is a look as we roll toward March 13. America East (1) Stony Brook Jameel Warney, the 6-8 senior, has the nation's best set of career numbers for a team that has won 18 straight - 1,971 points, 1,189 rebounds, 259 blocks, 215 assists, 99 steals.
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February 12, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
FOUR WEEKS from Sunday (March 15), the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament will be revealed. Most of the at-large berths are spoken for, but a few remain in play. And those teams in the one-bid leagues are jockeying for seeding to try to win their conference tournament. Here is my conference-by-conference look at what the field looks like today, with a few projections mixed in. America East (1) Albany Still unbeaten in league play as the stretch run looms. American (4)
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February 20, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
IT IS 25 DAYS until Selection Sunday. Thus, it is time for the annual Field of 68 projections as we fly toward March. The selection committee loves quality nonconference schedules and wins, especially if they happen to be on the road. Here are my thoughts at the moment, conference by conference. There are now 32 conferences, so we are down to 36 at-large bids. America East (1) Vermont That Saint Joseph's won at Vermont in its season opener will be an at-large help, similar to La Salle's win last year at CAA regular-season champ Northeastern.
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March 22, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
JACOB IATI was not playing much last season. His prospects for playing did not look promising. He was ready to graduate, go for his MBA and get on with his life. He talked it over with his coach and they decided that he would give up his final season of eligibility at Albany and become a graduate assistant for Will Brown's team while working on that MBA. "I wasn't playing a lot," Iati said Thursday morning at the Wells Fargo Center. "They offered me to be the GA this year which would pay for graduate school.
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March 8, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DREXEL'S HOPES of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament disappeared the first week of December when it lost back-to-back games to Rider and Tennessee State. Ever since then, Drexel's season has been a prelude to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. The Dragons, the league's preseason favorite, need to win three games in 3 days starting with Saturday's first-rounder against George Mason to reach the NCAAs. Drexel (13-17) enters the league playoffs having won its last two games, just their second win streak all season.
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January 31, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
NOW THAT the NCAA has revealed that it is investigating its investigators, isn't it time to end this fraud once and for all. One of the great political mysteries is how an organization that generates ridiculous amounts of cash for the television rights to the NCAA basketball tournament and oversees a never-ending arms race among its member schools in search of endless revenue streams is able to maintain its tax-exempt status. Seems that everybody gets paid expect the players, aka, the "student-athletes.
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December 5, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Jake O'Brien, the adjustment from being a Boston University Terrier to a Temple Owl is huge. O'Brien transferred to North Broad Street this fall from BU, where as a freshman he was America East rookie of the year. With the 5-0 Owls, the 6-foot-9 forward is a role-playing sixth man. And that's fine with him. "I just have to be ready for that call," said the graduate student, whose Owls face Villanova in Wednesday's Big 5 game at the Pavilion. "I have to be ready at all times.
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March 4, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Peter Anderer scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half to rally Davidson to a 62-57 win over Furman in North Charleston, S.C., yesterday and give the Wildcats the Southern Conference title. With the victory, Davidson (21-9) earned a bid to the NCAA tournament for the seventh time - the second under coach Bob McKillop. "We're not just going there to make an appearance," said Davidson's Chris Pearson, who had 16 points and 13 rebounds. "We're there to win a game. " The Wildcats, in winning their 11th straight game against Furman (17-14)
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January 24, 2002 | By NICK DiFRANCO For the Daily News
Drexel broke a two-game losing streak against former America East rivals with an 84-74 victory over Hofstra last night. The Dragons joined the Colonial Athletic Association along with Delaware, Towson and Hofstra before this season. They lost to Delaware on Saturday and Towson on Jan. 12. In between, the Dragons beat James Madison. Last night, Drexel (9-9, 6-3) shot 64 percent in the second half and overcame a 13-point deficit in the first half to secure the victory. Junior center Robert Battle led four Dragons in double figures with 20 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
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March 29, 2001 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Drexel, Delaware, Hofstra and Towson have asked the America East Conference to let them know by tomorrow whether they will be free to join the Colonial Athletic Association a year earlier than planned. The presidents of the schools that make up the America East Conference postponed a discussion Monday that could have allowed the four schools to join the CAA next season. In January, after the four schools announced their intention to join the CAA, the America East agreed to let them go in 2002-03.
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