It has been a great start to the season for Drexel. The Dragons are 3-1, with the only loss coming in a close game (72-67) at #18 UCLA to open the season. On Wednesday night they will play on the New York City stage, taking on #4 Arizona, at Madison Square Garden, in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament.
The Penn Quakers will face their toughest test of the season to date on Friday night as they visit an undefeated University of Iowa squad at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Temple Owls are 1-2 here in the early going and next up they travel to South Carolina to play in the Charleston Classic, opening things up against Clemson on Thursday.
Tavon Allen scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Drexel to a 70-59 win over Rutgers in an NIT Season Tip-Off North Regional quarterfinal game Tuesday night.
After a stumbling start, the first encouraging news of the hockey season came the Flyers’ way.
After a solid split of a couple of tough road games to start the season, the Drexel Dragons are getting ready for the NIT Season Tip-Off. They will open that up on Monday when they play Elon in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Basketball fans on Hawk Hill are anxiously awaiting Wednesday night, when St. Joe’s plays its 2013-14 home opener, hosting Marist.
The Temple Owls are coming off another successful season on North Broad Street. In 2012-13 they won 24 games, including an NCAA Tournament game against North Carolina State.
It’s probably safe to say that the 2012-13 La Salle Explorers provided Philadelphia sports fans with the most exciting ride of the year to this point. After a 21-win regular season, the Explorers earned one of the last at-large berths for the NCAA Tournament.
Hopes for the 2012-13 season were very high for Drexel. Coming off a 29-win season in 2011-12 with most of the squad back, the Dragons were picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association. But Drexel started slow with two straight heartbreaking, overtime losses, and never found their pace.
It is not unusual for Division II college basketball teams to step up in exhibition games and take on Division I programs. The local scene has seen several area squads do just that over the last week, on both the men’s and women’s side.
Kyle Adams was recently named the new head women’s basketball coach for the Division II Cheyney Lady Wolves.
The Phoenix Mercury get a lot of attention in the WNBA. With a roster that includes Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, they have some of the biggest names in recent women’s basketball history. But they also have a player who has put together a career of remarkable consistency in former Temple star Candice Dupree.
It hasn’t take long for Steph Agger to make a lot of progress on her “bucket list”. This week “get a college head coaching job” was crossed off.
The most pressure on any of the guys the team picked or dealt last Thursday might be on the one the Sixers picked 11th, a point guard out of Syracuse named Michael Carter-Williams.