January 14, 2016 |
You can believe Drexel hoop player Tavon Allen when he says he's happy for former teammate Damion Lee, who has been impressive for Louisville this season after leaving the Dragons. Saying he's happy for him, Allen isn't just saying the right thing, since the right thing for Allen would have been for Lee to stay next to him, nailing those jump shots on Market Street instead of all around the Atlantic Coast Conference. But Lee wasn't just a teammate, he's a friend. "We talk all the time," Allen said this week.
December 20, 2015 |
Hello there A week after Stephanie arrived in Prague for a study-abroad program, her Italian roommate Valeria suggested they host a dinner party. Using two hot plates, Valeria and another Italian student created a feast that brought a dozen students to their dorm room. One of them was Nicholas. "It was friendship at first sight," said Stephanie, who grew up in Lindenwold and was studying professional sales at William Patterson University. She and Nicholas, a Louisville, Ky., native and economics and international-studies major at Bradley University, talked much of the night about food and travel.
November 18, 2015 |
A CITY COUNCIL committee yesterday approved zoning legislation for a $450 million casino and hotel project in South Philadelphia, despite hours of testimony from Philadelphians and out-of-towners who alleged the developer practices racially discriminatory tactics reminiscent of the segregated south. During a five-hour hearing, officials from the Cordish Cos., of Baltimore, said that the charges were "trumped up" and that the company had never lost a discrimination lawsuit in its 105-year history.
November 12, 2015 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It was two years ago, the night before Thanksgiving at Madison Square Garden, the preseason NIT semifinals, Drexel leading unbeaten Arizona, 27-8, early and still leading by three points midway through the second half. With seniors Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat along with junior Damion Lee, coach Bruiser Flint had a team that promised to be one of the best in school history. Then, Lee, while making a move across the lane, tore his right ACL. By the time he was able to play again, Fouch and Massenat were gone.
May 18, 2015 |
CHICAGO - D'Angelo Russell was a McDonald's all-American. He had scholarship offers from Louisville, Indiana, Xavier, and Purdue at the age of 15. But no one - not even Russell - expected what he's experiencing after just one season of college basketball. The 6-foot-5 combo guard out of Ohio State sat in the interview room at the NBA combine Friday afternoon, surrounded by a throng of media members and cameras, answering questions about being one of the top four prospects in the June 25 NBA draft.
April 25, 2015 |
Damion Lee, who had decided to transfer after playing three seasons at Drexel, will complete his final year of college basketball eligibility at Louisville. On Lee's Twitter account, there is a photo of Lee in a Louisville jersey with the words, "Louisville First Cards Forever. " The 6-foot-6 Lee, who was unavailable for comment, also mentioned on his Twitter page that he chose Louisville over Arizona, Gonzaga, Marquette, and Maryland. He will be eligible immediately and enroll at graduate school at Louisville after earning his undergraduate degree in general humanities social science at Drexel in June.
March 9, 2015
How is the race shaping up for the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament? Here is a look at the top contenders. Team Record Saturday Kentucky 31-0 W, Florida, 67-50 Virginia 28-2 L, at Louisville, 59-57 Duke 28-3 W, at North Carolina, 84-77 Villanova 29-2 W, St. John's, 105-68 Arizona 28-3 W, Arizona, 91-69 Wisconsin 27-3 idle (vs....
December 24, 2014 |
GIVEN THAT all the superpowers know they will be in the tournament before the season ever begins, regular-season games are rarely must-watch anymore. Kentucky at Louisville on Saturday is must-watch. The teams will arrive at the KFC Yum! Center, hard by the Ohio River in the 'Ville's downtown, with combined records of 23-0 and rankings of No. 1 (Kentucky) and No. 4 (Louisville). Rick Pitino's Cardinals team lost most of the key players from the 2013 national champs and last season's Sweet 16 team, which was knocked out by Kentucky.
September 15, 2014 |
I recently spent a week in Louisville, Ky., with my sweetheart, who was there for a conference. His days were heavily scheduled and he had only one evening free, so the only time we saw each other most days was for lunch and dinner. Thanks to the Urban Bourbon Tour, we found a terrific way for both of us to enjoy our time together. We stopped at the Visitor's Center, where we got our passports for the tour and had our picture taken with the wax figure of Colonel Sanders. The passport book contains information about Louisville's bourbon-related history, and how to properly sample bourbon.
July 29, 2014 |
WE WERE reminded once again yesterday, in what Bill Davis said and in what he didn't say, that the Eagles are kind of easing into this whole Marcus Smith thing. Fans might be underwhelmed by the news that Smith yesterday worked with the second defensive unit, after running with the third-stringers much of the spring. Progress, yes, but Smith was the team's first-round draft choice, 26th overall, just a few months back. The organization made it clear when he was drafted that Smith wasn't expected to step into a starting role as a rookie, the way Lane Johnson (2013)