November 14, 2013 |
NORMAL, Ill. - Guard Chris Fouch made a coast-to-coast, season-starting road trip feel a little shorter for Drexel. Fouch, a graduate student granted a sixth season by the NCAA for a medical hardship, paved the way to a smooth homecoming by scoring a game-high 26 points on just 14 shots from the field in the Dragons' 78-70 victory over Illinois State in front of 4,313 at Redbird Arena. Fouch made amends for his 3-for-15 shooting performance in the season-opening loss at UCLA on Friday.
November 14, 2013 |
NORMAL, Ill. - Guard Chris Fouch made a coast-to-coast, season-opening road trip feel a little shorter for Drexel. Fouch, a graduate student who was granted a sixth season by the NCAA for a medical hardship, paved the way by scoring a game-high 26 points Tuesday night in the Dragons' 78-70 victory over Illinois State at Redbird Arena. Fouch made amends for his 3-for-15 shooting performance in the season opener at UCLA on Friday. "That was a big motivator," Fouch said. "I don't like those bad shooting nights.
November 12, 2013 |
You see something. You hear something. You want to tell the cops. But you don't want to be seen, heard, or traced calling 911? In Philadelphia, you can use your phone keyboard to text PPDTIP, then a message. Anonymously. That's at least one fewer step than in, say, New York, where people are asked to type both a text code (TIP577) and a destination code (CRIMES), then answer questions. Other towns have smartphone apps you have to download. You don't need that in Philly.
November 9, 2013
The Drexel men's basketball team begins the season on Friday night at No. 22 UCLA. Time: Midnight. TV: Pac-12 Network.
November 9, 2013 |
Dancers, drummers, and workshops take center stage this weekend as the Community Education Center, in partnership with Drexel University, continues its DanceAfrica Philadelphia festival. All activities will take place at the university's Main Building. At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium, a DanceAfrica concert will be hosted by artistic director and founding elder, Charles "Baba Chuck" Davis. The concert will feature performances by Philadelphia troupes Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble; Kariamu & Co.: Traditions; and Illstyle & Peace Productions, and a guest percussion dance performance by troupe Farafina Kan from Washington.
November 8, 2013 |
A DEEP run in March can kickstart a program. The morale around an entire campus can change with one miraculous stretch of games during March Madness. March and April of last season were times that the Drexel women's basketball program will not soon forget. The Dragons took home their first-ever WNIT championship with a 46-43 win over Utah. "It has been interesting, it seems to be coming up a lot," coach Denise Dillon said. "Obviously we finished the year on a great run, winning that championship.
November 8, 2013 |
Both player and coach remember the February conversation well. "I told him that whatever you do, make the decision by what is best for you," Drexel coach Bruiser Flint said to then fifth-year senior Chris Fouch. "I hated the fact that my college career was going to end like this, out of my control," Fouch said. "I didn't know what was going to happen, so I just stayed positive. " Months had passed since Fouch suffered a season-ending broken ankle against Penn three games into the 2012-13 season.
November 7, 2013 |
It all comes down to: Drexel needs its big men to provide some offensive post presence to take pressure off the three scoring guards. Reserve players also need to produce. Shouldering the load: Damion Lee, Frantz Massenat and Chris Fouch should be offensive forces. Few teams in the nation have three scoring, experienced guards. Lee and Massenat are All-CAA preseason first-team selections. Fouch is a second-team choice. After being chosen the CAA preseason player of the year, Massenat struggled last season and wound up a second-team All-CAA pick.
November 6, 2013
WITH SENIORS Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat ready to start their final seasons at Drexel (barring something like the season-ending injury Fouch got a year ago), the Dragons needed some young guards. The first two members of the Drexel Class of 2014 were Roman Catholic point guard Rashann London and Chelsea, Mass. combo-guard Sammy Mojica (The Brimmer & May School). Yesterday, coach Bruiser Flint got a third verbal commitment - Tyshawn Myles, a 6-8, 225-pound forward from New York City's Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)
November 6, 2013 |
Drexel's basketball team received an oral commitment from Tyshawn Myles, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound senior at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in New York. Myles had received offers from Marshall and Long Island-Brooklyn, according to his coach, Josh Krinsky. The forward averaged 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocked shots last season, Krinsky said. "He is very athletic and can outrun other bigs," Krinsky said. "He is an excellent rebounder and rim protector and his offense is getting better but needs to improve.