February 12, 2016 |
In a cavernous concrete University City lab, about 80 Drexel University engineering students are working out the kinks on the future of public transportation. They're building a working model of a hyperloop pod. Championed by inventor Elon Musk, the guy behind Tesla electric cars, the hyperloop would move pods full of passengers, powered either electrically or magnetically, through depressurized tubes at up to 750 mph. A hyperloop pod would make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, for example, in about a half-hour between downtown stations.
February 11, 2016
TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA MEN Villanova 86, Depaul 59 AREA WOMEN Temple 74, Cincinnati 49 NATIONAL MEN EAST Monmouth (NJ) 87, Marist 61 Rhode Island 81, George Mason 63 Toledo 71, Buffalo 69 North Carolina 68, Boston College 65 SOUTH Cincinnati 69, UCF 51 Florida 77, Mississippi 72 Kentucky 82, Georgia 48 Maryland 93, Bowie St. 62 Miami 65, Pittsburgh 63 Mississippi St. 78, Arkansas 46 ...
February 8, 2016 |
Super Bowl Sunday is typically a day of mass consumption - when snacking is endless and the beer flowing. GoPuff.com - a 24-hour, online delivery service conceived by two Drexel University students - hopes to deliver plenty of both, especially the beer, to your home this weekend. It's another convergence: a Wawa on wheels - one that can deliver whatever you need - be it ice cream, toothpaste, a dog collar, and now a range of brews from Guinness to Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA - at whatever hour, and in 30 minutes or less.
February 7, 2016 |
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce said Friday that John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, will succeed Denis O'Brien, chief executive of Exelon Utilities, as chairman of the business group in October. Fry has been on the Chamber's board of directors since 2010, when he became president of Drexel after eight years as president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. Before that he had been a top executive at the University of Pennsylvania. Since arriving at Drexel, Fry has been working to make the school, prized for its cooperative-education model, a catalyst for technology start-ups and economic growth in the city.
February 5, 2016 |
IT'S BEEN 12 years since Matt Brady coached his last game at Saint Joseph's, those Hawks seconds away from the 2004 Final Four. Brady left Phil Martelli's staff soon after for his first head-coaching job at Marist and parlayed success there into the job at James Madison. He brought what might be his best JMU team to the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday night to play Drexel, which does not have one of its best teams. If you just walked in off the street with no context and no idea of the records, you would have thought early that it was Drexel on its way to 20 wins, not 20 losses.
February 4, 2016 |
SOME EARLY 21st Century unintended consequences include Donald Trump, Sam Hinkie and Drexel at 3-18. They resulted from five Republican popular vote losses in the last six presidential elections, the trade for Andrew Bynum and the graduate transfer rule. We will leave politics and the Sixers for another day. Today, we will focus on the graduate transfer rule which was designed to help college graduates with remaining athletic eligibility be able to take graduate courses at another institution without having to sit out a season as regular transfers do. Originally, players were only able to take advantage of the rule if the new school offered a graduate degree the old school did not. That requirement quickly got ignored; it became free agency and, this being college sports, the strong began to prey on the weak.
February 4, 2016 |
The season has consisted of one miserable loss after another, but somehow, the frustration of losing hasn't beaten down Drexel's Kazembe Abif. Even in a 3-18 season, Abif, a 6-foot-7, 227-pound graduate student, has dwelled on the positive. The biggest positive is that he has taken the court for each of the 21 games, with 20 of them in the starting lineup. "I have done everything I could to make sure I would be healthy this year," said Abif, who is known as Kaz. That is no small feat for someone who has had to deal with his share of physical adversity throughout his Drexel career.
February 1, 2016 |
Six days before Saturday's game against Hofstra, Drexel coach Bruiser Flint sat at the podium after the Dragons' fourth straight loss - a streak that reached five Thursday - and couldn't help but smile when asked about the inconsistency in the play of his leading scorer, senior Tavon Allen. Saturday evening, against a team tied atop the league standings, Allen showed what consistency might have looked like for this year's Dragons. Too bad his effort was wasted. Allen scored a career-high 33 points on the day he was honored before the game for becoming the 35th Drexel player to reach 1,000 points, and the Dragons let a lead slip away in a 70-64 loss at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
February 1, 2016 |
The patient was one the medic recognized. She had been to his home more than a few times. He was a diabetic who often slipped into hypoglycemic shock, and his family called medics over once or twice a week. The medic - a veteran with 13 years on the job - and her partner, a trainee, found the patient passed out in the basement. As they treated him, he started to come to. And that's when he reached under his pillow and pulled out a gun. "I'm not going to the hospital," he told the stunned paramedics.
January 29, 2016 |
BRUISER FLINT is not frustrated. A little disappointed, but not full-blown frustrated. He's seen it before. His team looks solid in stretches and then, just like that, usually at key moments, his team self-destructs. Thursday night, it happened again. Flint's Drexel Dragons held a three-point lead with 6 minutes, 38 seconds left in regulation. But they allowed Towson to go on a 14-4 run - shots not falling, passes not connecting, foul shots missed - en route to a 77-70 Colonial Athletic Association loss at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.