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Archive: November, 2008

Dragons looking ahead to Hoyas

Friday, November 21, 2008, 1:07 PM
Tuesday was a real fun day at Drexel. Our team is used to being up early since we practice a few days a week at 6:30 because of classes, so our guys are used to getting up and playing as their classmates roll out of bed. It was a little different with the ESPN trucks out front and a nice set up for... Read more

La Salle lands in paradise.

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 1:11 PM
We were pleased with our opening win against Morgan State because they are a very good, if not well known, team that will win 20 games and be in the NCAA Tournament or the N.I.T. this season. We are extremely disappointed in our loss to Florida State. Our student support was awesome – thanks... Read more

Thoughts On The First Few Games

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 9:14 AM
Now that everybody in the city has played, it is time for some observations: * If Dante Cunningham is going to start getting 30 points on occasion, Villanova is going to be even better than I thought. And I always thought the Wildcats would be, at least, top 25 good. Fordham is almost certainly going... Read more

Villanova's Early-Season Injury Woes

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 6:15 AM
...Villanova has its top nine guys back, from the team that found a way to get into the NCAA Tournament at the end of the year, as a 12 seed, then got to the second weekend for the third time in four years. But the one thing you can't control is injuries, as Jay Wright has quickly found out. Last... Read more

Drexel seeking leaders

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 6:32 PM
Some notes from the DAC ... * Coach Bruiser Flint said he needs senior leadership from Scott Rodgers and Tramayne Hawthorne, the only two seniors on the team. Rodgers made some clutch free throws and only turned the ball over three times. Hawthorne seems comfortable providing a spark off the bench... Read more

Temple doing the Charleston

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 12:15 PM
Opening our Temple basketball season at the Charleston Classic allowed our program the opportunity to play three games in three days. That is great in one sense and hard in another. It gives our team an early sense of what a tournament will be like, with three quick games. The players have to make... Read more

Clark makes surprise return for 'Nova

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 2:17 AM
Just 10 days after arthroscopic knee surgery that was supposed to sideline him for 3 to 6 weeks, Villanova senior forward Shane Clark make a surprising return to the lineup Monday night. Clark had eight points on 3-for-5 from the floor and one rebound in 16 minutes in the Wildcats' easy 107-68 win... Read more

Morning Madness at Drexel

Monday, November 17, 2008, 7:36 PM
“Morning Madness” is occurring at the DAC on Tuesday. Penn (0-1) makes its first men’s basketball visit to Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center at 10 a.m. as a daytime feature of ESPN’s 24-hour hoops marathon. The game is Drexel’s season opener. The game is sold... Read more

Hawks ready for season's tipoff

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 2:34 PM
College basketball has been a treasure in Philly for over 50 years. To play a small part is very humbling. Thanks to the Daily News for allowing the Hawks to share our perspective through this blog throughout the year. Practice started on Oct. 18, but truth be told, the planning and scheming in my program... Read more

Dragons unfazed by preseason predictions

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 2:28 PM
Here at Drexel, we are excited to get the season under way. We’ve had a good few weeks of practice and I think our guys are ready to play for real. I think our team will be playing with a chip on its shoulder after being picked last in our conference. It’s not a surprise that we were picked... Read more
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