March 14, 2016 |
Cristian Cocuzza was working the counter of his family's Powelton Village pizza shop last Sunday when a college-age customer stormed in holding his phone like it was toxic. Cristian did not need to ask him what was on the screen. He knew exactly what it was. It was the story. The horrible story that so many mistakenly thought had something to do with his family's business. "It no us!" Cristian told the customer, something he feels like he has said a thousand times this past week.
March 12, 2016 |
American Realty Advisors of Glendale, Calif., is taking an $18.1 million equity stake in the 3201 Race St. residential tower on Drexel University's campus, according to Holliday Fenoglio Fowler L.P., which brokered the investment. HFF said in a release Thursday that it also arranged for a $35.4 million construction loan from Santander Bank N.A. for the 16-story, 164-unit project being developed by Radnor Property Group of Wayne. The tower, which will feature a 13,840-square-foot child-care center operated by Nobel Learning Communities on its ground floor, is scheduled for completion in 2017.
March 11, 2016
AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP/Saturday, March 12 Vermont at Stony Brook, 11 a.m. BIG SKY CONFERENCE At Reno, Nev. FIRST ROUND/Tuesday, March 8 Portland St. 74, Northern Colorado 67 North Dakota 85, Southern Utah 80 Sacramento St. 79, Montana St. 75 Eastern Washington 74, Northern Arizona 52 QUARTERFINALS/Thursday, March 10 Weber St. 78, Portland St. 74 North Dakota 83, Idaho St. 49 Montana 70,...
March 10, 2016 |
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.
March 10, 2016 |
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.
March 9, 2016
ISSUE | WEST PHILADELPHIA Drexel has failed to fulfill its civic duty Drexel University has been an anchor to a changing West Philadelphia for more than 100 years. A tax-exempt, nonprofit institution, Drexel has a significant responsibility to advance the quality of education in its surrounding communities. University president John Fry asserted in his commentary about the Schuylkill Yards development that "inclusion . . . is at the heart" of Drexel's vision ("Giant step in Philly growth," Friday)
March 9, 2016 |
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.
March 6, 2016 |
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.
March 4, 2016
DREXEL 74, TOWSON 33 The visiting Dragons used balanced scoring and a 17-0 first-half run to breeze by the Tigers and secure the second seed in next weekend's CAA Tournament in Upper Marlboro, Md. Sarah Curran (13 points), Meghan Creighton (12) and Alexis Smith (11) led the way for Drexel (17-12, 13-5), which will open tournament play in the 5 p.m. quarterfinal on Thursday, March 5. Brittany Tarr and Sianni Martin each had nine points for Towson (6-23, 3-15). MASSACHUSETTS 81, LA SALLE 65 The Minutewomen shot 53 percent in taking the Atlantic 10 first-round game in Richmond, Va. Micahya Owens had 27 points and nine rebounds for the 14th-seeded Explorers (5-25)
March 4, 2016 |
Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 33 points, hitting a conference record 11 three-pointers, and No. 2 Michigan State woke up in the second half to rout Rutgers, 97-66, Wednesday night in Piscataway, N.J., handing the Scarlet Knights (6-23, 0-17 Big Ten) their 17th straight loss. Eron Harris added 15 points and Denzel Valentine 14 for the Spartans (25-5, 12-5), who made 16 three-pointers in winning their fifth straight game and ninth in 10. Miami 68, Notre Dame 50 - Angel Rodriguez matched his season high with 19 points, Sheldon McClellan added 17, and No. 7 Miami jumped to an early 18-point lead and beat host Notre Dame to move back into a tie with North Carolina for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.