Senior point guard Frantz Massenat and the Drexel Dragons have played the equivalent of 2.75 basketball games in their last two outings, participating in two consecutive triple-overtime games. But they seemed no worse for wear in the home opener Dec. 4, as a number of players put up exceptional performances in an 85-82 triple-overtime victory […]
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The Drexel men’s basketball team has the opportunity to prevent the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off’s “predetermined” championship matchup from taking place when the Dragons take on the No. 5 University of Arizona Nov. 27 in New York City in the semifinals of the tournament. The majority of the country saw the tournament as a […]
Four games into the still-young 2013-14 season, the Drexel men’s basketball team has already begun to craft a winning recipe. In their victories in the opening rounds of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off over Elon University and Rutgers University at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Dragons followed a similar pattern. They used steady defense […]
Bouncing back from a close loss can be a difficult task for any college basketball team. Bouncing back from a close loss to a nationally ranked opponent whom you almost forced to overtime in your season opener has to be exponentially more difficult. Yet, after a frustrating loss in Los Angeles, the Drexel men’s basketball […]
The wait is over. The Drexel men’s basketball team kicks off its season Nov. 8 with a contest in Los Angeles against the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruins pose a serious challenge for the Dragons on opening night, as they are ranked 22nd in the Preseason Associated Press Poll and 23rd in the […]
Junior Damion Lee stands at 6 feet 6 inches, 200 pounds. He’s a lanky, sprawling shooting guard whose three-pointer is one of the most deadly in the Colonial Athletic Association. He’s also probably the most soft-spoken player on the entire men’s basketball team. But don’t let that fool you — he means business this season. […]
The Dragons’ home since 1975, the Daskalakis Athletic Center, is a mouthful. Students, alumni, local sports aficionados and the like abbreviate the name by calling it the “DAC.” It may not be the regal and fabled Palestra, but the DAC certainly packs a punch, as do its patrons. The most notable of these patrons are […]
College sports are a constantly rotating turnstile; out with the old, in with the new. The ability to attract young, talented players on a consistent basis defines any program’s long-term viability. This year’s Drexel men’s basketball team will rely heavily on the old guard — pun intended — to lead the team throughout the season. […]
The men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season Oct. 2, and it looks both promising and challenging. The Dragons kick off the schedule with road games against the University of California, Los Angeles and Illinois State University, a one-two combination of talented, out-of-conference opponents, in the second week of November. A big-time, […]
Last season, Drexel’s Frantz Massenat was named the men’s basketball Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year. Coming into his own as the best player on a team “destined” for the postseason, big things and increased production were expected from the point guard. During the year, Massenat took 43 more shots than he did […]
As Drexel students, we know that our school operates differently from other colleges around the country. We operate on the quarter system instead of a semester system, many of us have full-time jobs as early as sophomore year, and classes run year-round. This year, add another oddity to the Drexel list: The men’s basketball team […]
Eighteen months and 10 days ago, the Drexel men’s basketball team had a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. It was an extremely realistic chance if you ask any of the college basketball analysts who wrote articles the next day about the Dragons being snubbed from going dancing. Alas, the 2011-12 men’s basketball team […]
To the casual sports fan, it may seem like baseball’s regular season has ended. To the casual sports fan, the main storyline in baseball at the moment might appear to be the downfall of a disgraced former superstar and his impending suspension. After all, the important parts of the season, like games and pennant races, […]
Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers July 22 for the final 65 regular-season games and any potential postseason games of the 2013 season. I’ll give you three guesses as to what he was suspended for. Yes, once again, Braun was tagged by the league for performance-enhancing drug involvement and abuse. For […]
The Philadelphia Flyers experienced this past season what nobody in the City of Brotherly Love expected: regression. After tangoing with, and topping, the rival Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs just one season before, this year was a marked step backward. The team underperformed at every position, and the […]
With 27.9 seconds remaining in the most important game of his career thus far, LeBron James buried a 19-foot jumper. They were points 34 and 35 of the night for James, ensuring that his career average in Game 7s — the highest in NBA history — would increase. Twenty-eight seconds later, he would be an […]
The Drexel men’s basketball team began the 2012-13 season with sky-high expectations. The Dragons were predicted by their peers to win the Colonial Athletic Association and seen as capable of making some noise near the top 25 in the nation. Instead, Drexel finished 13-18, and with its previous campaign not going as planned, the team […]
This fall, the Drexel men’s wrestling team will begin competition in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, and head coach Matt Azevedo thinks a batch of incoming recruits will be able to contribute. During the Dragons’ first year in the EIWA, they will be facing an elevated level of competition, and they will look to a […]
Seeing a former athlete in the broadcast booth has turned into a common occurrence in today’s sporting landscape. However, a sport like crew typically lacks big-name stars, so when Drexel University graduate Alexandra Paulin found her way into the 6ABC booth for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta May 10 and 11, it was quite the […]
Now in the conference semifinals round, all four series in the NBA playoffs currently stand deadlocked at 1-1 as of May 8. In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat and New York Knicks used their second games in the series to recover from befuddling losses to lower-seeded opponents in their respective series openers. In the […]
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