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Discussion in 'Drexel Dragons' started by MetSox, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. MetSox

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    Timer, if you can sticky this up I'd appreciate it. Just wanted to make a thread that we can place links to all article's during the year.

    Drexel's Marginean moves easily from one court to another

    Starting out with a column on the girls team which is different, but it works. I had no idea Gabby played tennis too... wow. She's quite a talent.
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  2. Fan of the Year

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    I'm sure I mentioned it before about Tennis. There was an article about it in the spring I think. I've said plenty of times, it's scary how good she was even with some holes in her game (passing, 3 point shot, etc.)
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    http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/vi ... p?t=301987
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    ABOUT DAMN TIME.
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  5. DBALL

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    IMO, I would stick with playing St Joe each year and when the new building gets built in 2020, we can talk about scheduling against the city schools. St Joe's is the only one that plays it fair. Once St Joes finishes their expansion, I wonder if it'll be one at the Palestra, one at St Joe. I have mixed feelings about going to see us play at Penn's building, but I won't stay away based on ceremony. Bru stands a better shot at placing the ultimatum on the administration- find us a bigger home or else.
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    I dunno. We played at Hawk Hill awhile back and Phil still hasn't returned the favor. That was Marvin O' Connor's SR year and they slaughtered us up there. I'm still waiting for the return game.
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  7. RGS

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    Nice article on Evan from the Daily Pennsylvanian:
    http://media.www.dailypennsylvanian.com ... 1322.shtml

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    :) I remember that- you're going way back. St Joe is the last Big 5 team to play at the DAC, something like 1990.
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  9. RGS

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    Postgame interview with Bru and Frank here
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    Great job of calling out Penn and the city schools. At some point though we need to just stop playing them. It's hard to bitch about if you keep bowing down to them.
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    What's everyone's thoughts on the idea that, let's say we stopped playing these games? Do you think we could find suitable, quality replacements? I'd like to think the CAA has gotten to the point where we are now viewed as a quality opponent.

    I personally think finding 3-4 replacement games wouldn't be that big of an issue. Granted we're giving up a lot with fitting into the city 'dynamic,' but I really wonder how much that gets us.
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  13. DBALL

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    Even if you give up the city games, you would still run in to the same problems- scheduling quality opponents with the hope of getting a game in the DAC, which won't happen. It's too small a place, but I won't harp on that again.

    If you dump the city opponents, which I can go along with, you're simply making a statement.
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  14. RGS

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    I think it would be a big mistake on insisting the Big 5 play at the DAC. Insisting on the games being played at the Palestra makes sense. The attendance last night was 6,656 and the atmosphere was something we would could never match at the DAC. Until we build the Armory (2009-2010?) we have absolutely no leverage.
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    I wouldn't say we have no leverage. From the sound of it, a very large Drexel contingent made their way to the Palestra, all of who purchased tickets, most of who probably bought programs, food, etc. You can't tell me that Penn didn't pull in some nice change from this game. You think they are going to get that from some other OOC game? Time for Drexel to put an end to this. There is NO reason Penn can't walk up 33rd St. and play at the DAC every other year.
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  16. MetSox

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    My guess is that Drexel pulls in more proceeds at the Penn games than you think. They may give up the home advantage, but not all the $.

    6,656 made for a great atmosphere. I wonder when we play Robert Morris-Howard at the City Classic at the Palestra how many fans will be there? I realize that one ticket buys 2 sessions, but it'll still be a morgue. Those games may as well be played at each other's courts.
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  18. DUwiota

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    Great weekend for Drexel!

    I'm hoping someone will find articles with pictures because I really want to see just how dominant the DAC was at the Palestra. We clearly are the much better fans :D
    I wasn't really expecting a turn-out like that I guess, otherwise I surely would've brought my own camera. It would've produced good pictures too (since I was surrounded by an endless mob of blue and gold). Honestly I was a little peeved that the upenn guards moved the dac pack to make room for 8 people who couldnt sit anywhere else in the nearly empty penn side.

    ah well

    Please someone with pictures of the game/crowd...please...post them. There really is a lack of "media" out there right now.

    wooooooooooooo GO DREXEL!
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  19. DrexelDragons99

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    Hey Guys I put up some pictures from the games and some video footage I took of the Unveiling of the New Banner in the DAC on my facebook so here are the links below to them for you.

    Drexel vs. Penn @ The Palestra
    http://drexel.facebook.com/p.php?i=10516076&k=42LT23VYQWT13DAIXF2Y

    The New NIT Banner Unveiling
    http://drexel.facebook.com/p.php?i=10516076&k=4VD33XSRR6T13DAIXF2Y

    Drexel Home vs. Navy @ The DAC (not a lot of pictures but still good)
    http://drexel.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2082185&l=11b56&id=10516076

    Hope you guys all like them!
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    Nice article by Greenberg. Good to see Bru aware of his freshmen and their inexperience with clock and game management.

    Per the above posts, guys, you're pissing into the wind. We stop playing Philly schools, we lose inches in the Philly papers. End of story.
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  22. philcski

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    Jay Bilas' Monday blog:

    Players of the week


    Michael Beasley, Kansas State (62 points and 37 rebounds in his first two games)
    Brian Roberts, Dayton (31 points, five assists, 9-15 FG vs. ETSU)
    James Florence, Mercer (30 points, three rebounds, four assists, four steals vs. USC)
    Sam Young, Pittsburgh (averaged 19 points and 9.0 rebounds and shot 65 percent in Pitt's first three games)
    Tyrone Kent, Toledo (27 points vs. Missouri State)
    Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis (averaged 23.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals in Memphis' first two games)
    Derrick Rose, Memphis (averaged 19 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks in Memphis' first two games)
    Robert Vaden, UAB (26 points on 8 of 13 3FG vs. Georgia State)
    Roy Hibbert, Georgetown (23 points, eight rebounds vs. William & Mary)
    Gerald Brown, Loyola MD (27 points, eight rebounds vs. Penn)
    Frank Elegar, Drexel (24 points, 14 rebounds vs. Navy) Brian Butch, Wiconsin (24 points, 13 rebounds vs. IPFW)
    Travon Hughes, Wisconsin (25 points, five rebounds, five assists vs. IPFW; only 42 points all of last season)
    Anthony Morrow, Georgia Tech (31 points, 10 rebounds vs. Tennessee State)
    Chris Knight, Bowling Green (freshman forward from Cincinnati had 24 points and eight rebounds vs. Cincinnati)
    Kevin Love, UCLA (22 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, 75 percent FG v. Portland State)
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  23. MetSox

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    And to be honest with you, Frank didn't even play that well this week...
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    This you Metsox? You should be working and not chatting to Kyle...

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=18074

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  25. MetSox

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    Hmmm... That does read a lot like Metsox's rambling style of prose... I'd bet it's him.

    I think my boss is officially putting me on burnout watch, so I'm not getting much backlash to hitting up the zone, espn, porn, etc, while I'm at the office.
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    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/col ... third.html
    "In the first half we made them hit tough shots," said Florida Gulf Coast coach Dave Balza, who had hoped his team could join conference-mates Mercer, Gardner-Webb and Belmont in pulling a big upset.

    A big upset! Guess that means we've arrived. 8)
    USC, Kentucky, Cinci, DREXEL.
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  28. MetSox

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    Daily News Article They got a local down there to write it, I always appreciate when they do it instead if just using the AP clips. One of the reasons I'm considering switching from the Inky to the DN.

    News-Press Story as well
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    The DN sports coverage blows the Inqy out of the water. Other than sports, though, its a complete rag.
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