Cost of injury a big risk for NBA teams, owners

On Aug. 1 in Las Vegas, the heartbreak was tangible. There was a special silence; one intensified by the sudden transition from boisterous cheering to thousands of gasps crying out all at once. With a little over nine and a half minutes remaining in the USA Basketball Showcase, the Houston… Continued

Hinkie, Sixers play waiting game in drafting Embiid

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver approached the podium to announce the beginning of the 2014 NBA Draft, the fates of a number of franchises were up in the air. Would the Philadelphia 76ers trade up to the top spot to get Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins? Would the Cleveland Cavaliers… Continued

Men’s basketball changing guard

On a campus with no football team, it’s never too early to think about hoops. The Drexel men’s basketball season ended just under nine weeks ago, but the past 62 days have been packed with big developments — both positive and negative — for the team. The first big news… Continued

CAA WOMEN’S BBALL TOURNEY PREVIEW

The Drexel women’s basketball team will head into the Colonial Athletic Association Championship as the No. 4 seed with a quarterfinal matchup against the No. 5 seed, the Hofstra University Pride. The Dragons ended the regular season 14-15 but finished 9-7 in conference play. Their conference record was tied with… Continued

A season-long lesson in humanity via basketball

I texted my editor, Bryan Fyalkowski, Sunday night because I didn’t know how to write my weekly story about the Drexel men’s basketball team. I wanted it to be something with substance because a straight-up game story six days after the event actually happened would be a waste of column… Continued

MEN’S CAA TOURNEY PREVIEW

“Everything That Happens Will Happen Today” — the title of a 2008 album from David Byrne and Brian Eno, and the perfect description for the approach of the Drexel men’s basketball team to the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. Senior guard Frantz Massenat has started 127 games for Drexel. Graduate… Continued

Women’s basketball routs Towson on Senior Night

After a brutal loss March 2, the Drexel women’s basketball team responded with a blowout victory against Towson University March 5 to head into the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. The week began with a demoralizing 60-58 loss Sunday afternoon at Hofstra University. Drexel went from looking like they were going… Continued

Men’s bball seniors go out with 56-45 win

Fall 2010 was as important a three months as the Drexel men’s basketball program has ever seen. In the three years preceding that fall, the Dragons had compiled a combined record of 43-50 in their previous three seasons, good for a .462 winning percentage. Those three subpar seasons came on… Continued

W. bball defeats UNCW to end brief losing streak

This past week, the Drexel women’s basketball team lost an overtime heartbreaker to slip into a three-game losing streak, but recovered a few days later to get back on track. The Dragons let one slip away Feb. 23 against Northeastern University. On their home floor in Boston, the Huskies won… Continued

Inconsistent scoring plagues men’s basketball team

The Drexel men’s basketball team runs a guard-oriented offense based on the personnel available to head coach James “Bruiser” Flint and his coaching staff. This much has been evident, and intentional, all season long. What has become more readily apparent as the season has worn on — both to fans… Continued