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February 21, 1994 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was told when the season began not to even bother coming out for the team. He decided to walk on, anyway. No one gave him much of a chance, least of all Drexel, which didn't even list him on its preseason roster. So yesterday was sweet redemption for Chris Kohles. The 6-foot-6 junior forward from Abington High picked up a crucial offensive rebound and scored what proved to be the winning basket as Drexel beat Northeastern, 71-64, to go 20-3 overall, 10-1 in the North Atlantic Conference.
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November 14, 2007
Who: Drexel (2-0) at Florida Gulf Coast (1-0) When: 7 o'clock Where: Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Fla. TV/Radio: None/WNTP (990-AM) Note: This is Florida Gulf Coast's first home game since moving up to Division I. The Eagles are 80-11 all time at Alico Arena.
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October 20, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A receiver got loose behind the secondary, a pass found him as he reached the end zone. Text messages started flying around Philadelphia. "You watching the Notre Dame game?" The receiver, the touchdown-scorer that night, wasn't with the Irish. He was with the other guys, Arizona State. And he was John Rankin's kid. So a retired Philadelphia police officer, Rankin's old partner, high-fived his television and started dancing his own version of an end-zone celebration - "I started to get my little shuffle on. " A college basketball coach in South Jersey, one of Rankin's old coaches, said to himself, "Who can I text this late at night?"
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March 11, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
There are many sides to Drexel coach James "Bruiser" Flint that are frequently displayed over the course of a single game, a practice, or certainly within 24 hours in the often turbulent world of college basketball. With Drexel hoping to earn its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1996, Flint has earned more exposure than usual this season. The 19-game winning streak, the 27-6 record, give the Dragons hope of getting one of Sunday's at-large bids, despite their 59-56 loss to Virginia Commonwealth in a pulsating Colonial Athletic Association tournament final Monday at the Richmond Coliseum.
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April 10, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Drexel's unbeaten varsity eight won its third race of the season at yesterday's sixth annual La Salle University Invitational Regatta. Boats from 22 schools participated on the Cooper River in Camden County Park. Drexel, coached by Steve Orova and victorious over George Washington and St. Joseph's in previous regattas, stroked powerfully over the 2,000-meter course to win in 6 minutes, 12.1 seconds, in a cold, sharp crosswind. Bucknell was many lengths back in second place and later triumphed in the women's varsity eight.
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February 21, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delran's Christine Kasprzak, a three-year starting midfielder, will play her college soccer at Drexel. Kasprzak signed a letter of intent with Drexel on Thursday evening. She was a first-team all-Burlington County Liberty Division selection last fall, when the Bears went 17-3-2 and were ranked fifth in South Jersey by The Inquirer. An unsung midfielder also known for her defensive skill, Kasprzak scored six goals as a senior. Kasprzak said she received a partial academic and a partial soccer scholarship.
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February 5, 2010
Drexel will travel to Bradley on Feb. 20, during the NCAA's Bracketbuster Weekend. The game, scheduled for 7 p.m., is considered an official Bracketbuster contest since it will not be televised. The event provides programs from 14 participating conferences, a chance to face top nonconference opponents about three weeks before Selection Sunday. Drexel and Bradley will have to win their respective conference tournaments to reach the NCAA tournament. Drexel is 13-11, while Bradley is 11-11.
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March 20, 2012
In their final game wearing a Drexel uniform, Kamile Nacickaite and Tyler Hale finished with 11 points apiece, but the Dragons lost, 65-43, to Syracuse in second-round women's NIT action last night at the Daskalaskis Athletic Center. Drexel kept it tight in the first half and trailed, 44-41, with 6:18 to play before the Orange opened an insurmountable 21-2 run. Syracuse (20-14) was led by a double-double from Kayla Alexander (16 points, 11 rebounds). Drexel finished 19-14, its best record since the 2008-09 season.
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January 18, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tim Whitworth led Drexel to an 80-76 victory over William and Mary in a seesaw Colonial Athletic Association game last night. Whitworth, a graduate of Chestnut Hill Academy, scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half. That included a three-pointer that broke a 74-74 tie with 29 seconds left. Drexel (8-6, 3-2 Colonial) and William and Mary (4-11, 1-5) followed a roundabout route to that tie. William and Mary had led by as much as 11 in the first half. Drexel, which trailed by 38-35 at halftime, led by as much as 14 in the second half.
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October 27, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robots playing hockey, even driving. Gaming gear that enables 3-D examination of human cells. The world's largest video game. These are part of the creative legacy of Drexel University. Then there's the experiment headquartered at Suite 402 in Drexel's Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center. "I call this a disruptive innovation in higher education," Donna De Carolis said of the goings-on she leads there. It's the new Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, the first such freestanding school in the nation to offer degrees - currently a bachelor's in entrepreneurship and innovation.
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October 23, 2014
The NWCA All-Star Classic is coming to the Palestra on Nov. 1, and three area wrestlers will compete in the showcase matches - two from Penn and one from Drexel. Penn's Lorenzo Thomas, who finished sixth at nationals, will wrestle Rider's Clint Morrison. The Quakers' C.J. Cobb, who moved up to 149 pounds, will take on Virgina Tech's Devin Carter. Drexel's Kevin Devoy Jr., who is ranked 17th in the nation at 133, will face Ithaca's Alex Gomez, the runner-up at last year's NCAA Division III Championships at 133 pounds.
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October 23, 2014 | BY DAVID DRIVER, For the Daily News
BALTIMORE - The Drexel men's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association last season, but, only a few weeks later, in November, Damion Lee was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The Dragons plan to have Lee in the starting lineup for the Nov. 14 opener at Colorado, but the departures of standout point guard Frantz Massenat and Chris Fouch might be two reasons Drexel was picked to finish fourth yesterday at...
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October 20, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carla Hall, two-time Top Chef finalist and cohost of ABC's The Chew , is enlisting 15 students from Drexel University to help her launch her first restaurant, to open in New York in the spring. James Feustel of the culinary arts program at Drexel says the partnership is a great chance for his students to work on solving real-world problems for an operating restaurant. Drexel created a "restaurant lab" class for the project, where students will source ingredients, compute costs, test equipment, and help with kitchen design and recipe development for Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen.
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October 14, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Led by individual champion Brandon Matthews, Temple captured the Temple Invitational on Sunday at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. Matthews fired his second consecutive 1-under-par 69 for a 36-hole score of 138 and a 3-stroke victory over Joseph Leavitt of Rhode Island. The Owls had three other players - Patrick Ross (74-146), Calvary Christian graduate Mark Farley (71-147), and Hatboro-Horsham alum Matt Teesdale (77-147) - in the top 10 in posting an 18-shot win over Hartford.
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September 22, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel University 's plan to name its law school for plaintiff's lawyer Thomas R. Kline , for his pledge of $50 million in cash and real estate, is the second time that school has sold naming rights. In 2008, Drexel said the law school would be named for 1959 grad Earle I. Mack , the real estate mogul who ran Mack-Cali Realty Corp. , in exchange for Mack's pledge of a $15 million matching grant, once Drexel found a second $15 million. The recession hammered charities and law school enrollments.
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September 20, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
They say it is good to be king. It might be better, though, to be a very successful trial lawyer. Thomas R. Kline, who unveiled a $50 million gift to the Drexel University law school on Wednesday, and Shanin Specter, his partner at Kline & Specter P.C., would seem to fit that description. From its founding in 1995, the firm has grown to 35 lawyers and 115 employees overall, the largest personal-injury law firm in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country. The firm is known for big-ticket, emotional cases, and devotes considerable time to screening matters before agreeing to represent a client, with three staff members, a nurse, and two lawyers, one with a nursing degree, doing the intake.
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September 19, 2014
LABORATORY safety regulations typically dictate that no food should be found within close reach of the experimental action - no one needs nitric acid in their nachos, after all. Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, however, is a different kind of lab, one that's earned an exception to this rule since fussing with food is all they do there. The sixth floor of the Paul Peck Problem-Solving and Research Center, at 33rd and Arch streets, is home to the Drexel Food Lab, a collective that lends its brain to corporate and nonprofit clients.
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September 19, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
In one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. law school, Drexel University said Wednesday that Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline would give the eight-year-old school $50 million to bolster its effort to reach the top ranks of legal education. Drexel president John A. Fry said the money would be used to fund scholarships, add faculty, and expand the law school's trial-advocacy program, which provides training for lawyers who plan to focus on courtroom practice. Included in the gift is the former Beneficial Saving Fund Society building at 12th and Chestnut Streets, an imposing Classical Revival-style structure that has been vacant since 2001 and that will house the law school's Institute for Trial Advocacy.
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September 15, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
How do you get a giant creature named after you? The world's largest dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus schrani - Schran's Fearless - honors Adam Schran , founder of a Philadelphia software firm, who looks and sounds as if he is still a student at brainy Haverford College, where he graduated in 1998. Schran's name was pinned on by the dinosaur's discoverer, the rugged, precise scholar Schran calls "Dr. Ken. " That would be Drexel paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara , whose team found fossil bones of the 65-ton creature in Argentina's barren Patagonia region, shipped them home to Philly, and put scholars to work decoding them in his top-floor lab at Papadakis Hall.
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