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.
March 4, 2016 |
Drexel University president John Fry wanted his campus to expand into an adjacent neighborhood of innovative businesses, bustling retail, manicured parks, and soaring residential towers. So he decided to build one. The 125-year-old school is teaming with developer Brandywine Realty Trust to transform an expanse of parking lots and industrial buildings between its campus and 30th Street Station into a dense new addition to Philadelphia's University City district of educational, medical, and research institutions.
March 4, 2016 |
There has always been a lot for locals to love about our city's culinary soul. But as the city and its restaurants are landing on "best of" lists nationwide, it's clear the rest of the food world is sharing the love, with two Top Chef winners running restaurants here and local chefs regularly honored by the James Beard Awards. There are a lot of things driving Philadelphia's food scene forward, but one unlikely contributing force is Drexel University's Center for Hospitality & Sports Management.
March 3, 2016 |
Drexel University has apparently selected Brandywine Realty Trust to develop a huge swath of land it owns between its campus and 30th Street Station into a massive mixed-used project the school has discussed for the property. An email sent to members of Philadelphia's real estate community and others invites recipients to a Wednesday event at which Drexel president John Fry and Brandywine chief executive officer Jerry Sweeney will "unveil plans for the future of University City. " Drexel officials have said for months that the university was in the process of choosing a developer for the project, which it has referred to as an "Innovation Neighborhood.
February 29, 2016 |
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.
February 28, 2016 |
Sydney Stipanovich became the 21st player in program history to reach 1,000 points, but the feat was somewhat tempered as Penn women (20-4, 9-1 Ivy League) fell to Cornell, 51-46, Friday night in Ithaca, N.Y. The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the Quakers. Stipanovich finished the night with 16 points and eight rebounds. The junior standout also became only the sixth Quaker with at least 1,000 career points and 700 rebounds. Villanova 58, Xavier 55 - Villanova (18-10)
February 26, 2016 |
Mary Fetter Semanik, 86, formerly of Wayne, a standout lacrosse player who went on to become a longtime director of women's athletics at Drexel University, died Friday, Feb. 19, of cerebral vascular disease at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Semanik began work at Drexel in the 1950s as a teacher and coach. She and her husband, John, a 1956 Drexel graduate, carved out parallel career paths. He was Drexel's director of men's athletics from 1962 to 1991; she was the women's director from 1965 to 1991.