'Not A Normal Year': Reflecting On The Strangeness Of CAA Basketball
Apr 2, 2021Like thousands of fathers across the country, Martin Inglesby’s bond with his sports-loving son has grown one morning at a time. But neither he nor his son really enjoyed what the daily ritual evolved into over the last few months.
Drexel Falls Short To Illinois But Proud Of First NCAA Berth Since 1996
Mar 22, 2021The goal for Illinois is to be the team cutting down the nets on the first Monday of April — something that obviously did not work out — so head coach Brad Underwood’s opening statement following the top-seeded Fighting Illini’s 78-49 win over no. 16 Drexel in Friday’s NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional opener was about as bottom-line and businesslike as possible.
Zach Spiker & Drexel Attempt The Impossible vs Championship-Minded Illinois
Mar 18, 2021Twenty-one years ago in Indianapolis, Michigan State won what is still today the last national championship claimed by a Big Ten Conference program.
Drexel Endures Chaotic Season En Route To First NCAA Tournament In 25 Years
Mar 10, 2021Zach Spiker appreciated how many friends and former co-workers wanted to text him as late Monday night seeped into Tuesday morning. But with the biggest game of his career awaiting in mere hours, Spiker shut off his cell phone.
Drexel Punches Ticket To CAA Championship As Dragons Look To End Drought
Mar 9, 2021Twenty-five years ago this month, Bill Herrion quipped that “people don’t know who Drexel is."
Tightened Schedules Mean Fewer Minutes For Walk-Ons
Feb 26, 2021The life of a walk-on is not a glamorous one, but it’s generally a predictable one.
In The Midst Of A Pandemic, A Subdued Senior Day For College Hoops
Feb 24, 2021Zach Spiker, a veteran of 12 Senior Days as a head coach at two different stops, figured there’d still be some of the familiar trappings in a most unfamiliar season. Maybe he’d commission paintings of seniors, as he did during his seven years as Army’s head coach. Maybe he’d oversee the framing of their uniforms.
Charleston Surges In CAA, Plus Drexel & Hofstra Complete A Satisfying Split
Feb 9, 2021No Grant Riller, who graduated last spring.
Cinderella Candidates From The CAA: Who's Ready To Dance In March?
Feb 4, 2021The St. Louis Blues and Washington Nationals mounted two of the most remarkable in-season comebacks in sports history to win championships in 2019. But there were no Blues or Nationals-type stories to be found in the sports that were able to crown champions during the pandemic-dominated 2020.
On The Free Throw: How CAA Teams Earn Points From The Charity Stripe
Feb 3, 2021Free throws are exactly as advertised — points free from defense or the game clock. That’s the idea, anyway.
James Madison's Stifling Defense & Hot-Shooting Hofstra In The CAA
Feb 2, 2021As pleased as Mark Byington is with James Madison becoming accustomed to winning games on short notice, he’d surely prefer if it ceased to be a thing no later than the end of this season.
The Weekend That Was: Northeastern Positions Itself Well Within The CAA
Jan 20, 2021Bill Coen possesses an affable cautiousness not often found in basketball coaches. And even if he wasn’t so low-key, his resume as one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in CAA history ensures he’s not prone to hyperbole when comparing past and present feats at Northeastern.
The Weekend That Was: Northeastern, Hofstra Earn Sweeps In CAA Play
Jan 4, 2021Hofstra’s imperfect sweep of the opening weekend of CAA play left acting head coach Mike Farrelly relying upon one of the most famous quotes in NFL history — words uttered just a few hundred feet from where he sat Sunday afternoon.
CAA Coaches Evaluate Their Teams Ahead Of Opening Conference Weekend
Dec 31, 2020Along with a new year, the Colonial Athletic Association ushers in a new phase to the unusual 2020-21 season with the upcoming tipoff of the conference slate.
There's 'No Template' For Unique Season As CAA Moves To Conference Play
Dec 31, 2020Let the record show the first Division I team in the 2020-21 season to sweep the same opponent on back-to-back days was Drexel.