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Drexel Announces Changes to Fall Intercollegiate Athletics

July 17, 2020

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Drexel University has announced that its varsity athletics teams will not be competing in intercollegiate athletics this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes teams that would be competing in both championship and non-championship seasons.

"After conferring with our peer institutions in the Colonial Athletic Association and in the city of Philadelphia, we felt it would not be possible for Drexel Athletics to participate in intercollegiate athletics this fall," said Eric Zillmer, PsyD , Drexel's director of athletics. "The safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, and professional staff are our first priority and we are hopeful that our fall teams will be able to compete in the spring."

The members of the Drexel fall athletic teams will return to campus when the fall quarter begins in September. While following the University's health and safety guidelines, student-athletes on these teams will have the opportunity to practice and work with strength and conditioning coaches upon their return.

Drexel will explore the possibility of participating in fall sport competition during the spring. Decisions about winter and spring sports competition will be made at a later date.

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