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June 9, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Philadelphian James "Bruiser" Flint, an assistant coach at UMass under John Calipari, will replace his departed boss as head coach of the Minutemen, university officials said yesterday. Calling it a "dream come true," Flint, 31, said he was eager to continue the winning ways at UMass, which reached the Final Four for the first time last season. "I just can't tell you what this opportunity means to me, and I believe this is the beginning of a long marriage between myself and the university," said Flint, a graduate of Episcopal Academy and St. Joseph's University.
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March 10, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
I TEXTED John Calipari not long after I heard that Drexel had told Bruiser Flint he was out as coach Monday morning. I asked if he wanted to talk about his longtime friend and colleague. The Kentucky coach got back to me Monday night, but I missed the call. He left a classic 80-second voice mail, an impassioned defense of Flint and a call to get rid of the graduate-transfer rule that allows players who have graduated with eligibility to go to another school without having to sit out a year.
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March 26, 2012
Drexel athletic director Eric Zillmer announced Monday that Bruiser Flint, the Dragons' head men's basketball coach, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension to remain at the school. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Flint, who recently completed his 11th season at the school, led the Dragons to a school record 29 victories in 2011-12. The Dragons won 19 straight games at one point, including 16 straight CAA contests, that shattered the old school mark of 16 straight wins.
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February 5, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
Bruiser Flint. From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Bruiser: bru-zer noun: a big husky man. Flint flintn 1: a hard quartz that produces a spark when struck by steel. Flinty adj: harsh and unyielding.   So maybe he's not so much the big and husky part of that definition, although he is a long way from being frail, but made of flint? Bruiser Flint? Unyielding? Oh yes. You bet. And if you're going to coach basketball at Drexel University, you'd better be flinty, because you're going to spend your days and nights beating your head against the unpadded walls trying to earn the 3 Rs: Recognition, regard, respect.
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October 29, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Saturday Brandywine Battlefield 5K, Brandywine Battlefield Park, 1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford. Start: 8:30 a.m., fee: $20. brandywinebattlefield5k.com 13th Annual Philadelphia City 6 5K 9 a.m. Starts at 33d and Market Streets (Drexel Recreation Center). $20 pre-reg. Benefits Coaches vs. Cancer. Many of the City Six basketball coaches will be there, including Bruiser Flint and Fran Dunphy.  
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April 2, 2011
Drexel basketball coach Bruiser Flint has received an oral commitment from Damion Lee, a 6-foot-5 swingman who is currently attending St. Thomas Moore Prep in Connecticut. For a team that went 30-7 this season, the versatile Lee averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Under NCAA rules, Flint cannot comment on Lee until the player makes his choice official by signing a letter of intent. The signing period begins April 13. Already in the Drexel fold are 6-6 forwards Kazembe Abif (Elizabeth, N.J.)
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December 22, 2008 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Drexel men's basketball coach Bruiser Flint was suspended by the Colonial Athletic Association last night for one game and will not be on the sideline this afternoon when the Dragons play at No. 23 Memphis. Flint was assessed two technical fouls with 20 seconds left and ejected from the game in Saturday's 81-75 nonconference loss at Bucknell. The conference, in an e-mail, cited Flint's violation of its standards of sportsmanship. "I was trying to get a technical, but I wasn't trying to get tossed," Flint said from Memphis last night.
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February 6, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Thursday at 7 p.m. Where: In Elon, N.C. Radio: www.elgragons.com Records: Drexel (7-14, 5-5 Colonial Athletic Conference), Elon (11-12, 3-7). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 235-187), Elon, Matt Matheny (6th season, 87-91) Last meeting: Drexel won, 71-64, in NIT Season Tip-Off on Nov. 18, 2013. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (21.7 ppg., 6.4 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.6 ppg., 3.0 rpg.), Rashann London (7.3 ppg., 2.2 rpg.)
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November 12, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Sports Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It was two years ago, the night before Thanksgiving at Madison Square Garden, the preseason NIT semifinals, Drexel leading unbeaten Arizona, 27-8, early and still leading by three points midway through the second half. With seniors Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat along with junior Damion Lee, coach Bruiser Flint had a team that promised to be one of the best in school history. Then, Lee, while making a move across the lane, tore his right ACL. By the time he was able to play again, Fouch and Massenat were gone.
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November 23, 2012 | BY JOSEPH D'HIPPOLITO, For the Daily News
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The work in progress that is Drexel men's basketball succumbed to a pivotal performer at this year's Olympics in the first round of the DirecTV Classic. Australia's Matthew Dellavedova scored a career-high 32 points to lead St. Mary's to a 76-64 victory on Thursday at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Dragons (1-3) will face Xavier at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) in a consolation game. Xavier, like St. Mary's (4-0), reached the Sweet 16 in last season's NCAA Tournament.
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June 28, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
IN THE FIRST game of his youth baseball career, 9-year-old Zach Spiker stood in the on-deck circle, with the game tied in the bottom of the ninth inning. Spiker sprinted from the dugout, bat in hand, to get a few practice swings in. The batter ahead of him walked. The bases were loaded. Spiker was going to get a shot at winning the thing. He trotted to the batter's box with a confidence - not a cockiness, his father, John, asserts years later - that he has since carried with him at all times.
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March 31, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
ZACH SPIKER grew up a West Virginia basketball fan, watching the Mountaineers during their days in the Atlantic 10, dueling with Saint Joseph's and Temple. One of his first trips to Philadelphia led him to the 700 level at Veterans Stadium for an Eagles game against the Cowboys. He knows how this city operates, and how integral its sports teams are. "I think it's a great draw and a great attraction," Spiker said of the city's sports culture. "I think it attracted me to be a part of Philadelphia basketball.
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March 10, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Columnist
I've suggested jobs for Bruiser Flint before that he had no interest in taking, so let's do it again. This job, admittedly, is a bit off the wall, since it doesn't actually exist. Czar of Philadelphia hoops. Flint, whose time at Drexel ended Monday, already counts, by anyone's educated estimation, as one of the leaders of Philly hoops. He's a connector to virtually every part of the local basketball community. So how could that be more official? Those people who are hoping to raise $25 million to build a sports and education complex on the Logan Triangle - put Flint in charge.
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March 10, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
I TEXTED John Calipari not long after I heard that Drexel had told Bruiser Flint he was out as coach Monday morning. I asked if he wanted to talk about his longtime friend and colleague. The Kentucky coach got back to me Monday night, but I missed the call. He left a classic 80-second voice mail, an impassioned defense of Flint and a call to get rid of the graduate-transfer rule that allows players who have graduated with eligibility to go to another school without having to sit out a year.
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March 9, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
IN A PROFESSION filled with spin, James "Bruiser" Flint apparently does not understand the concept. His news conferences after Drexel games, win or lose, were classics. There were no hidden agendas, no players immune from his tough love, no questions avoided. In fact, if the right question was not asked, Flint would find a way to explain concepts that the questioners never considered. I will miss those times. And I will miss the moments after the press conferences when Bruiser would linger to talk about what was going on in the city and how his great friend John Calipari was complaining that Kentucky was "only" 26-2.
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March 6, 2016 | By David Driver, CORRESPONDENT
BALTIMORE - Drexel freshman guard Terrell Allen grew up in nearby Upper Marlboro, Md., so he had plenty of family and friends in attendance here on Friday night in the first game of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament at Royal Farms Arena. "I had a lot of people come out. I tried to show them what I can do," said Allen, a product of famed DeMatha Catholic High in Hyattsville, Md. He did just that as Allen, named to the CAA All-Rookie team on Thursday, hit a leaning jumper with 25.1 seconds left in the contest to give No. 9 seed Drexel a 57-56 victory over No. 8 seed Elon.
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February 29, 2016 | By Mark Perner, For The Inquirer
Saturday was senior day at Drexel's Daskalakis Athletic Center, and Dragons senior Tavon Allen gave the home crowd something to remember him by, at least for one half. But the team gave coach Bruiser Flint what it's given him all year: a solid effort, with a five-minute span of what-were-you-thinking basketball, and a defeat. Despite Allen's early performance, the Dragons allowed Northeastern to go on a 15-0 run late in the second half and suffered a 61-59 Colonial Athletic Association defeat.
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February 27, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
Drexel can't shoot. The numbers don't fib. Going into Thursday night against Delaware at the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons were converting 38.7 percent from anywhere, 32.3 from three. So it wasn't unusual when they were 11 for 32 in the first half, 1 for 12 from deep. But it was a really big deal when they went 14 for 21, 4 for 6 in the final 20 minutes. And maybe not coincidently, they were able to turn a one-point intermission deficit into a 74-64 win, which gave them their first winning streak since last season.
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February 26, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
DREXEL CAN'T shoot. The numbers don't fib. Going into Thursday night's game against Delaware at the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons were converting 38.7 percent from anywhere, 32.3 from three. So it wasn't anything that unusual when they were 11-for-32 in the first half, 1-for-12 from deep. But it was a really big deal when they went 14-for-21, 4-for-6 in the final 20 minutes. And maybe not coincidentally, they were able to turn a two-point intermission deficit into a 74-64 win, which gave them their first winning streak since last season.
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February 19, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, Staff Writer
IN THE END, Bruiser Flint said Thursday evening, the knot of his navy-blue tie loosened and askew, you've got to have some pride. Flint, long regarded as a defensive stalwart in a blue-collar city, didn't see nearly enough pride out of his downtrodden Drexel team in an 81-76 loss to visiting Elon (15-13, 6-9 Colonial Athletic Association). His Dragons (3-23, 1-14) bounced and swaggered to a 10-point lead in the first half on the back of five three-pointers. Senior Tavon Allen hit his shots, corner threes from each side.
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