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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With each step up the ladder to cut down the nets, senior guard Hollie Mershon was closer to realizing a dream she has had from the moment she stepped onto Drexel University’s campus. Words couldn’t express the feeling that she and fellow seniors Taylor Wootton, Renee Johnson-Allen and Nicki Jones had after completing the greatest [...]
Coming off a close defeat in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game to the University of Delaware, the Drexel Dragons headed into postseason play with high hopes that that loss wouldn’t define their season. As a result, head coach Denise Dillon and her team put together a string of wins that led them to the [...]
If you follow college basketball, chances are you have become tired of hearing the term “conference realignment.” If not, you don’t watch enough SportsCenter. While the hottest-profile realignment situation has been the disbandment of the Big East and the creation of the American Athletic Conference, Drexel sports fans know that the Colonial Athletic Association has [...]
As the Drexel men’s basketball team traveled to Harrisonburg, Va., to take on James Madison University Jan. 12, head coach James “Bruiser” Flint was shorthanded, as the Dragons had only seven players healthy and available to play. Senior forward Daryl McCoy, who had been playing through a foot injury in the team’s previous two games, [...]
As the Drexel men’s basketball team entered Colonial Athletic Association play with a disappointing 4-8 record, the Dragons looked to extend their 16-game winning streak in regular-season conference play. First on the schedule was a trip to Georgia State University Jan. 2 to face the Panthers. The Dragons held a slim 37-33 halftime lead on [...]
Something has been lost in the disappointing 2-6 start for the Drexel men’s basketball team. Samme Givens graduated last year, and Chris Fouch is lost for the season, which sure has given us a lot to talk about in the midst of the team’s early-season struggles. Still, we fully expect our Dragons to bounce back. [...]
Collaboratively written by Ian Crumm and Devon Harman Hip hop artist and rapper Dev, along with opening acts DJ Sliink and Dirty South Joe, performed Nov. 3 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center to rally students for the upcoming basketball season at Midnight Madness. The DAC Pack led the production of Midnight Madness. DJ Sliink and [...]
The Drexel University women’s basketball team took to the court Oct. 28 for an exhibition game that was open to the public against the Bloomsburg University Huskies at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The scrimmage served as a final warm-up for the Dragons before they kick off their regular season against the Providence College Friars Nov. [...]
For the Drexel men’s basketball team, the upcoming season has a chance to be the most prolific campaign in recent memory. After receiving five votes in the AP Top 25 preseason poll, the term “mid-major” is merely a label as the Dragons reach the final throes of their season preparations. While having junior Frantz Massenat [...]
The DAC Pack, Drexel’s official student section, announced Oct. 9 that Dev will headline at this year’s Midnight Madness. The event, which is the official kickoff to the basketball season, will be held Nov. 3 in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Dev officially agreed to perform at Midnight Madness Oct. 5, and the DAC Pack made [...]
The Drexel men’s basketball team will kick off its season Nov. 9 against Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The Dragons will play their home opener Nov. 15 against Illinois State University, and just two days later, Drexel will face its 33rd Street rival, the University of Pennsylvania. The Dragons will then travel to Anaheim, [...]
The Drexel women’s basketball team has announced its schedule for the 2012-13 regular season. The Dragons are scheduled for at least 29 games this upcoming season, with the possibility for many more. The Dragons will open the season on the road for only the second time in the past five years, as they are set [...]
Spanning19 days, the 2012 Summer Olympics brought the best athletes from 204 nations to London to compete in front of a global audience. 85 of those 204 — from Afghanistan to Venezuela — earned a total of 962 medals. Over 10,000 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 different sports. For the fifth consecutive Summer [...]
For 19 days this summer, the world’s biggest stage will be in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Women’s soccer will kick off the games Wednesday, July 25, men’s soccer follows July 26, and the opening ceremony is scheduled for July 27. The U.K. will be sure to showcase its vast history and pride during [...]
On the front page of the Drexel University Dragons’ website, there is a new YouTube video. The two-minute compilation encompasses the wide variety of athletes and teams that make up the athletic program with a central message: “I am a Dragon.” It is a video geared toward incoming students, alumni and current students, meant to [...]
Moments before the start of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers, a very familiar announcement was heard. “A six-foot guard from Georgetown University, number 3: ALLLLLLLLLEN IIIIIIIIVERSON.” The Wells Fargo Center erupted as “The Answer” took the court donning a Lou Williams jersey and Sixers cap. [...]
Drexel alumnus John A. Daskalakis donated $3 million to the Daskalakis Athletic Center already bearing his name to fund renovations scheduled for summer 2012, according to a March 29 Drexel Athletics press release. “John Daskalakis’ commitment for a $3 million gift and his subsequent donations, which have been numerous, make him the most important donor [...]
After a heartbreaking overtime loss to James Madison University at home Feb. 9, the Drexel women’s basketball team held an 11-11 overall record, and all hopes of postseason play seemed bleak. Over the next three weeks, the Dragons went 5-1, the only loss being a 40-39 defeat at the hands of the 10th-ranked University of [...]
If you have been following the Drexel men’s basketball team’s incredible season, you may assume that forward Samme Givens is the team’s lone senior. However, there is another member of the team who is playing out his senior season on the sidelines: Steven Graber. Graber is the team’s head manager, and he is responsible for [...]
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