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September 26, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rodney Williams is one of the newest 76ers. The undrafted rookie free agent out of Minnesota recently signed a partially guaranteed, multiyear contract with the Sixers, a team source confirmed. The organization also announced the signings of first-round picks Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams on Tuesday. Noel, however, actually signed his contract Sept. 16. Rodney Williams, a guard-forward, will be on the team's roster when it opens the season against the Miami Heat on Oct. 30. Williams could spend a portion of this season with the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers' NBA Development League affiliate.
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October 28, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a thought that the 76ers would waive Rodney Williams or Gani Lawal before the cut-down deadline. It turned out the Sixers released both players before Saturday's 5 p.m. league-mandated roster cut. The team could make an addition since it is one player under the 15-man limit. Williams is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Minnesota. He missed the first five preseason games with a strained right hamstring. The swingman scored a total of two points and finished with three blocks, three rebounds, a steal, and an assist in the Sixers' final two preseason games.
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July 13, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - A player with a reputation as a highflier, Rodney Williams says he yearns to make the 76ers as a defensive stopper. "That's what I want to do," said Williams, an undrafted rookie swingman on the Sixers team in the Orlando Summer League. "I want to get out there and show some energy on the defensive end. And like I said, let the offense come to me. " The 6-foot-7, 205-pounder was known primarily as a dunker at Robbinsdale Cooper High in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.
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December 17, 1994 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It took three years to the day from the time Rodney Williams was arrested until a jury began deliberating the fate of the young man accused of killing the only son of Chestnut Hill obstetrician Lynda Thomas. But the verdict yesterday was swift. In just more than an hour, the jury found Williams guilty of killing Derrick Thomas, 19, a Hampton University freshman gunned down in broad daylight for his gold necklace. The six men and six women convicted Williams, 22, of first-degree murder, robbery and a weapons offense.
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June 22, 2013
Two football players from South Jersey announced their college commitments Friday. Rodney Williams, a defensive back who will be a senior this fall at Cherry Hill West, committed to Syracuse. Gerald Owens, a running back who will be a senior at West Deptford, chose Michigan State. Williams visited Syracuse on Thursday and attended a camp run by Orange coaches. Syracuse projects him as a safety. Owens visited Michigan State in April. He ran for 3,325 yards and 53 touchdowns over the last two years, helping West Deptford to the South Jersey Group 2 title each season.
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February 9, 2015 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Tavon Allen had 18 points with five assists and Drexel won its fifth straight with a 59-45 victory over the College of Charleston on Saturday. The Dragons (9-14, 7-5 Colonial Athletic Association) pulled within a game of Northeastern (16-9, 8-4) for third place in the association. Allen made four three-pointers on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. Damion Lee, the CAA's leading scorer, added 12 points with two treys for the Dragons, who hit 9 of 15 from beyond the arc (60 percent)
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October 21, 2013 | By Ryan Hagerty, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Cherry Hill West's senior captain and quarterback, Rodney Williams, went down with a bruised leg in the second quarter, sophomore tailback Tyrone Williams stepped up. Tyrone Williams carried the ball 28 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Cherry Hill West to a 34-33 victory over Woodrow Wilson in a West Jersey Football League interdivision game full of twists and turns. The win - secured when West blocked a Wilson extra-point attempt with 7 minutes, 51 seconds to play - was the third in a row for the Lions (4-1)
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February 16, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Sunday at 5 p.m. Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: The Comcast Network; www.gragons.com . Records: Hofstra 16-10, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association; Drexel 10-14, 8-5. Coaches: Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 16-33); Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 237-187). Last meeting: Drexel lost, 86-58, at Hofstra on Jan. 21. Hofstra's top three: Ameen Tanksley (17.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.), Juan'ya Green (17.4 ppg., 6.6 ppg., 4.4 rpg.)
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February 8, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Saturday at 5 p.m. Where: TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. Radio: www.elgragons.com Records: Drexel (8-14, 6-5 Colonial Athletic Association); College of Charleston (7-17, 2-9). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 236-187); College of Charleston, Earl Grant (1st season, 7-17). Last meeting: Drexel won, 53-51, at home on Jan. 24. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (21.5 ppg., 6.5 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.8 ppg., 3.0 rpg.), Rodney Williams (7.8 ppg., 7.1 rpg.)
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September 17, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
They were almost evenly matched. Give Abdul Elijah a slight edge. He was on crutches. Rodney Williams had his hands shackled behind his back. As a result, Williams, 20, got the worst of the sudden and unexpected violence in a Common Pleas courtroom yesterday where Williams was about to be tried in the shooting and robbing of Elijah's brother. Williams was seated at the defense table, talking with his lawyer, Jerome Mallon, waiting for Common Pleas Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan to show up. Suddenly, Elijah, 22, hobbled up on his crutches and began punching and biting Williams.
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March 31, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
ZACH SPIKER grew up a West Virginia basketball fan, watching the Mountaineers during their days in the Atlantic 10, dueling with Saint Joseph's and Temple. One of his first trips to Philadelphia led him to the 700 level at Veterans Stadium for an Eagles game against the Cowboys. He knows how this city operates, and how integral its sports teams are. "I think it's a great draw and a great attraction," Spiker said of the city's sports culture. "I think it attracted me to be a part of Philadelphia basketball.
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March 31, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Zach Spiker has his work cut out for him as Drexel's new men's basketball coach, but at least he comes to Philadelphia with some awfully impressive references. Spiker, the head coach at Army for seven seasons, was introduced Tuesday as the 26th basketball coach in Drexel history. The 39-year-old Spiker replaces Bruiser Flint, who was at Drexel for 15 seasons but went just 6-25 this season and 17-44 over the last two. There was no better reference than the one from Mike Krzyzewski.
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February 27, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
Drexel can't shoot. The numbers don't fib. Going into Thursday night against Delaware at the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons were converting 38.7 percent from anywhere, 32.3 from three. So it wasn't unusual when they were 11 for 32 in the first half, 1 for 12 from deep. But it was a really big deal when they went 14 for 21, 4 for 6 in the final 20 minutes. And maybe not coincidently, they were able to turn a one-point intermission deficit into a 74-64 win, which gave them their first winning streak since last season.
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January 11, 2016 | By Mark Perner, For The Inquirer
Drexel just wouldn't go away. Beating College of Charleston to almost every loose ball and playing with dogged tenacity on defense despite an early six-point deficit, the Dragons remained patient and hung on for a big Colonial Athletic Association win, 61-54, Saturday at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Drexel was 2-12 going into the contest, but the Dragons had dropped six of those games by seven points or fewer and had not won a game against a team outside the city limits this season.
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December 7, 2015 | By Tom Reifsnyder, Daily News Staff Writer
The Drexel Dragons have waited a long time to feel the thrill of victory in a regular-season college basketball game. To be exact, it had been 281 days since Bruiser Flint's squad prevailed at William and Mary in late February to halt a four-game losing streak at the end of their tumultuous, injury-ridden 2014-15 campaign. Roughly three-quarters of a year later, the Dragons got back in the victory column with a 66-53 win over City Six rival La Salle on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena, ending their six-game losing streak to start the season.
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November 23, 2015 | By Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 20 minutes, Bruiser Flint thought his team might have figured it out. Felled by self-inflicted wounds in two losses to start the season, his Drexel Dragons held a high-flying Monmouth offense to 35 percent shooting in the first half of Saturday's 82-74 loss at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Drexel forward Rodney Williams had 10 points on four shots in the first half, and Flint's offense was humming, shooting 50 percent from the field. And then, without warning, the mistakes came, swift and unforgiving.
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November 13, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bruiser Flint laughs about it now. "When I sent texts to my guys telling them that Damion was leaving," Flint said of Damion Lee, "they all asked if he was putting his name in the draft. " With one year of eligibility remaining and a Drexel diploma in hand, Lee chose to play his final season at Louisville rather than in University City. He was the nation's fifth-leading scorer at 21.4 points a game last season. As his former teammates prepare to open the season Friday at St. Joseph's, there are no hard feelings toward a player who could have made them one of the favorites to win the Colonial Athletic Association title, something they last accomplished in 2012.
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March 2, 2015 | By John Harvey, For The Inquirer
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Drexel basketball coach Bruiser Flint admitted that his team is deficient when it comes to perimeter shooting. Freddie Wilson and Tavon Allen showed otherwise Saturday afternoon, leading the Dragons to an 80-66 victory over William and Mary at Kaplan Arena. Wilson scored a career-high 24 points, and Allen chipped in 22 as Drexel (11-18, 9-9) snapped a four-game losing streak. The Dragons shot 49 percent from the field and were 11 of 21 from three-point range as they spoiled the Tribe's hopes of clinching the regular-season conference title.
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February 16, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Sunday at 5 p.m. Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: The Comcast Network; www.gragons.com . Records: Hofstra 16-10, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association; Drexel 10-14, 8-5. Coaches: Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 16-33); Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 237-187). Last meeting: Drexel lost, 86-58, at Hofstra on Jan. 21. Hofstra's top three: Ameen Tanksley (17.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.), Juan'ya Green (17.4 ppg., 6.6 ppg., 4.4 rpg.)
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February 12, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
STOP THE presses for the University City student newspapers! There's a winning streak in the neighborhood! With Penn flailing on the other side of 34th Street at 7-12 and Drexel starting the season 2-11, a streak seemed improbable. But the Dragons have done just that, ripping off six straight wins, including last night's 53-49 victory over Towson. All six wins have come against Colonial Athletic Conference opponents. In a conference devoid of a powerhouse, Drexel's hot streak positions the team to be in play for the CAA title.
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