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Drexel men's lacrosse celebrates its first-ever NCAA tournament victory by dumping Gatorade on coach Brian Voelker

Drexel Athletic Director Picks 20 Biggest Moments of 2014

In a year which featured a collection of Drexel Dragons competing at the highest levels, Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer picks his 20 favorite moments from 2014.
Drexel's growing sailing team

Drexel Sailing Team Getting Into Shipshape

Following the success of the team's trip to France, Drexel's sailing team finds its roster tripling in size as it prepares for the 2015 season.
DAC Pack

Drexel Basketball Set to Tip Off 2014-15 Season

Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their respective seasons this weekend and begin their quest for a Colonial Athletic Association title. The men are on the road against Colorado on Friday, Nov. 14; while the women host Cornell on Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
Sonny Vaccaro is a former marketing executive and college athlete advocate

Sonny Vaccaro Joins Drexel for Annual Sport for Social Change Conference

Sonny Vaccaro, one of the most “influential and controversial” (Washington Post) figures in sports, will join Drexel University on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 – 14 as the keynote speaker for its annual Sport for Social Change Conference. The conference will feature discussions on social justice in sport, athlete’s rights, the future of the NCAA, the misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport and youth participation in sport. The conference is hosted by the Drexel University Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU), an undergraduate student organization, and the Department of Sport Management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management.
The Drexel Paintball team is back and ready for action after a four-year hiatus.

The Comeback Kids

Drexel’s Paintball team is back after a four-year hiatus. Three Drexel alumni are coaching the team and have high hopes for a killer season.
West Catholic Prep cheerleaders at Maguire Field

Drexel and West Catholic Preparatory High School Open Athletics Field

West Catholic Preparatory High School and Drexel University celebrated the official opening of an open-grass area located within Drexel’s Vidas Athletic Complex that was converted into a synthetic field for both institutions to use. A $1.5 million gift from the Maguire Foundation made the transformation possible.
Nicol David

U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel This Fall 

The most prestigious squash tournament in the United States returns to Drexel University this fall. The top players in the world will take the court at the Daskalakis Athletic Center from Oct. 9-18 to compete in the 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships.
Men's basketball in China

Director's Blog: Men's Basketball Bids Farewell to China

Drexel Athletics Director Eric Zillmer, PsyD, shares highlights of the men's basketball trip to China.
Team in locker room

Han Dynasty Owner Gives Drexel Men's Basketball Team a Taste of China

In preparation for its upcoming trip to China for a series of exhibition games, Drexel’s men’s basketball team received some expert coaching in Chinese culture from Han Chiang, well-known restaurateur and owner of seven Han Dynasty restaurants in Philadelphia and New York City.
Zorbey Ege Canturk

How One Co-op Student Made a Splash at Work

Not many co-op students would swim half-naked in cold, rainy weather on behalf of their employers. Even fewer would have brought home a silver medal at a global sporting event. But clearly Zorbey Ege Canturk isn’t your average intern.

1958 soccer trophy

Hidden Treasures: Drexel's National Championship Trophy

Among the trophies that sit on shelves at the entrance to the Athletics Department office in the Daskalakis Athletic Center, one is easily the smallest and most unassuming. It’s made of wood and adorned with a small medallion showing a man kicking a soccer ball.

Posing with soccer team poster

Student's World Cup Trip Serves as Chance to Meet Family Members in Brazil for First Time

For this year’s FIFA World Cup, more Americans bought tickets to see the games than people from any other nation except for Brazil, the host country. Patrick LaFata was one of those Americans who scooped up seats to the international sporting event, but he received a unique two-for-one deal with his trip to São Paolo, Brazil’s largest city.