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 […]
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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. Fast-forward to the present day, just a few […]
Ryan Howard could not proceed any further. His ailing leg — which has a weak arch of the foot, a recovering Achilles tendon and a torn meniscus — eventually became too problematic. On July 8 it was deemed necessary that he get the torn meniscus surgically repaired, a procedure that is estimated to require six […]
Gary Player is one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game. He accumulated 25 career wins on the PGA Tour, including nine major championships that tie him for fourth all-time with the legendary Ben Hogan. In 2012, Player earned the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming the 10th individual to receive such an […]
Rarely does a country have the opportunity to host a FIFA World Cup, and rarely does a country have the opportunity to host the Summer Olympic Games. Even more rare, and almost unprecedented, is the opportunity to host the World Cup and the Olympics only two years apart. This is the opportunity that Brazil will […]
The Philadelphia Phillies are about to enter the most uncertain stretch of the season in their most uncertain season since 2000. Unable to play .500 or better baseball consistently, the Phillies will have a few major decisions to make as they approach the trade deadline. Four of their starting eight position players are unsigned beyond […]
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 […]
Coming off a record-setting eighth French Open title last month, 27-year-old Rafael Nadal was poised to make a run at Wimbledon and earn his 13th Grand Slam title overall. Instead, Nadal found himself on the wrong side of history in Monday’s first round at the All England Lawn Tennis Club when he fell to the […]
On June 18, 2007, the lowly Philadelphia Flyers lost the NHL Draft Lottery despite being the worst team in the league. The Chicago Blackhawks, only the fifth-worst squad that year, drafted a highly regarded American right wing with the No. 1 overall selection. His name was Patrick Kane. On June 9, 2010, Kane squeaked a […]
The 2013 Philadelphia Phillies still have some of the stars from the 2008 World Series championship team, but right now they look like a different ballclub entirely. The veteran group has a record of 38-41 so far this season and is trailing the Atlanta Braves by seven games in the National League East as of […]
Not many names have more clout in the sport of cycling than Lance Armstrong. Regardless of his performance-enhancing drug usage, he was one of the world’s most dominant athletes for nearly two decades. This past Sunday, June 2, three Drexel University alumni raced in the Philly Cycling Classic, the same event that Armstrong won back […]
There was one thing that my family and friends told me to do before I entered my first year at Drexel. “Get involved,” they constantly told me. I resisted at first; I was never one to load up on extracurricular activities, but I realized that college was as good a time as any to feel […]
Sports teams are often compared to cars. It is certainly not a surprising phenomenon, considering the growth in popularity of sports coinciding with the growth of the automobile industry in the United States. Analysts, coaches and fans throw around terminology like “well-oiled machine” and “firing on all cylinders” from time to time as appropriate accolades […]
Of all of the storylines that have emerged in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, the most intriguing one has to be that the final four teams left in the playoffs are the last four teams that have won it all. The Los Angeles Kings, the Boston Bruins, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins have […]
At a time when Rutgers University should be finding ways to make an impact in its new conference, the Big Ten, the school is instead trying to right the ship that is sinking amid many controversies and allegations over the past two months. Former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice came under fire April 3 […]
The San Antonio Spurs may be old, but they haven’t forgotten how to get to the NBA Finals. The Spurs needed only four games to dispose of their Western Conference Finals opponent, the Memphis Grizzlies, completing the sweep May 27. Although the Spurs have not been to the finals since 2007, this is a familiar […]
Having your Drexel co-op in Italy is amazing, but having your Drexel co-op in Italy while working for an Italian football team is just incredible. Luckily enough, that is exactly what two sport management students, Rene Coleman and Cullen Hynes, are doing. The Parma Panthers, based in Parma, Italy, are an American football team playing […]
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 […]
For the second consecutive May, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has landed on the disabled list. And for the second consecutive May, many questions surround the right-hander, his future and the future of the organization. The tipping point for Halladay’s struggles came May 5 when he surrendered nine runs and recorded only seven outs. It […]
In his first year in charge of making draft decisions for the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Chip Kelly chose pieces that he hopes can become the foundation for a winning formula in Philadelphia. Coming from the University of Oregon, Kelly is known for his innovative offense, so it came as no surprise that his first […]
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