Articles by Brian Palmer
Oct. 25, 2013
Tennis players lose early at ITAs
Senior Zeynep Mafa competed in both singles and doubles at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships at Harvard University Oct. 17-21. Cornell University freshman Marisa Cusick defeated Mafa 6-0, 6-0 in the first round.Collegiate tennis players from around the country competed Oct. 17-21 at the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championships held at the Murr Center at Harvard University. Players were competing for an automatic entry into the 2013 International Tennis Academy National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Flushing, N.Y. The Drexel tennis team sent several players to compete in the tournament.
Oct. 18, 2013
Dragon tennis prepares for Northeast Regionals
Senior Skyler Davis, pictured above, and junior Dan Koehler will form a doubles team for the Dragons in the main draw of the ITA Northeast Regionals Oct. 17-22. Davis and Koehler have been Drexel’s top men’s doubles team for the past two years.More than 100 women will compete at the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championships which will be held at the Murr Center at Harvard University Oct. 17-22. Singles and doubles champions will receive an automatic berth into the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Among those competing will be several members of the Drexel Dragons tennis team.
Oct. 11, 2013
W. basketball looks for Flanagan to be a leader
Along with Fiona Flanagan, Meghan Creighton will be one of two returning starters for the Dragons. The guard averaged 5.9 points per game in 38 starts last season.After watching their most recent practice, I believe that one thing is clear about the 2013-14 Drexel women’s basketball team: They are nowhere near the caliber of the team that won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament championship last year. They are a young, raw team trying to find out what type of team they can be.
Oct. 4, 2013
W. basketball freshman to play major roles
Head coach Denise Dillon will see an injection of youth on the floor this year.The Drexel women’s basketball team kicks off its new season with three freshmen who will be looking to make an impact on the team. Sarah Curran, Florence Ouattara and Alexis Smith will all make their debut for the Dragons this season.
Sep. 27, 2013
Thompson and Schluth return for women’s bball
The return of sophomore forward Jackie Schluth, pictured above, and the debut of junior forward Jamila Thompson will give Drexel depth despite the loss of four seniors.As good as the Drexel women’s basketball team was last season, there were two players missing from the team that won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament: forwards Jamila Thompson and Jackie Schluth.
Sep. 20, 2013
New stars must emerge for DU women’s bball
Last season, Drexel women’s basketball coach Denise Dillon led the Dragons through a season unlike any other. There was little expectation heading into the 2012-13 season, as the Dragons were picked to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association. They had lost their leading scorer, Kamile Nacickaite, and were heading into a tough CAA schedule with a freshman point guard. But led by four seniors — Taylor Wootton, Renee Johnson-Allen, Nicki Jones and Hollie Mershon — the Dragons had the best season in Drexel basketball history.
Aug. 23, 2013
Manuel fired as manager but Amaro keeps his job
Charlie Manuel speaks with the media Aug. 16 after being fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies by the team’s general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., left, who wipes away tears. Ryne Sandberg has taken over for Manuel on an interim basis.During the Aug. 17 Philadelphia Phillies game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, there were chants being yelled throughout Citizens Bank Park.
Aug. 9, 2013
U.S. soccer growing in popularity
AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli, right, tries to break free of Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez in first-half action in the third-place game of the International Champions Cup at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Aug. 7.Over the course of the past two weeks, soccer has become a popular topic in the United States. At the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that there would be four more teams added to the league.
Jul. 26, 2013
O’Bannon’s lawsuit against NCAA gains momentum
Curt Flood is a name that gets lost in the annals of sports history. His name becomes forgotten because his performance on the field pales in comparison to his accomplishment off the field. Flood, the former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, challenged Major League Baseball’s reserve clause in 1969 and changed the way professional athletes are paid in the United States by helping to usher in the notion of free agency.
Jul. 12, 2013
GM Hinkie starts to rebuild Sixers
Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday drives to the basket against Milwaukee Buckscenter Larry Sanders at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia March 27.Last offseason the Philadelphia 76ers were celebrating the arrival of 7-foot All-Star center Andrew Bynum and sharpshooter Jason Richardson. Bynum and Richardson were greeted to roaring crowds while Sixers fans dreamed of a playoff run led by their new big man and budding young star Jrue Holiday.