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Drexel University Names Bucknell’s Maisha Kelly New Director of Athletics

Following a national search, Drexel University has named Maisha Kelly, a seasoned collegiate athletics administrator with deep Philadelphia roots, as the University’s new director of Athletics. Kelly, currently serving as Bucknell University’s senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, will start at Drexel in mid-July and will succeed Eric Zillmer, PsyD, director of Athletics, who decided to step down in the spring after more than two decades of incredible service.

Eric Zillmer attending a Drexel men’s basketball game versus Saint Joseph’s University on Nov. 17, 2014 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Photo credit: Drexel Athletics.

Athletic Director Emeritus Reflects on 23 Years in College Athletics

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, shared some of what he saw and experienced during his run of more than 23 years at the helm of collegiate sports for the University — and what comes next.
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President John Fry To Serve As the CAA Representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors

Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio has announced that Drexel University President John Fry has been selected as the Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
Drexel basketball and wrestling student athletes, coaches and staff recount the 2020–2021 season’s differences, delays, setbacks and triumphs.

One and Done: How ‘High Risk’ Drexel Sports Teams Made it Through a Pandemic Season

In their own words, Drexel basketball and wrestling student athletes, coaches and staff recount the 2020–2021 season’s differences, delays, setbacks and triumphs.

The new 8,500-seat Atlantic Union Bank Center on the campus of JMU, site of the men’s CAA Basketball Championships.

A Magical Season: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2021 Championship Season of Drexel Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Drexel’s Director of Athletics shared what it was like for both Drexel basketball teams to make the NCAA Tournament.
Boathouse Row lit up in blue and gold.

Philly Lights Up in Blue and Gold for Drexel’s March Madness Runs

On the night of March 18, well-known landmarks and buildings on campus and throughout the city shone in the University’s colors to support the Dragons.
Black History Month cutouts in the DAC.

A Very 2021 Way of Honoring Black History Month at Drexel

Cardboard cutouts of historical and local Black figures were placed in the stands of Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center in recognition of Black History Month.
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Drexel Announces Changes to Fall Intercollegiate Athletics

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.

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President John Fry Elected Chair of Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors

Drexel University President John Fry has been elected as chair of the Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years. The Board of Directors is composed of the presidents and chancellors of the CAA’s member institutions.
A conditioning group exercise class taught on Zoom by Drexel instructor and alumna Johanna Burns. Photo credit: Bryan Ford.

Drexel’s Rec Center Pivots to Host Virtual Trainings and Sessions

With campus closed, the Recreation Center is now hosting group exercise classes and training sessions on Instagram and Zoom, and will do the same for eSports tournaments and virtual town halls.
The entrance of the Drexel Recreation Center.

Drexel Recreation Center Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

Drexel's Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics discussed what the Recreation Center has accomplished over the years, from hosting 6.7 million visitors to improving the University’s capacity for fitness and wellness.
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A Year in Review: Top 2019 Drexel Athletics Moments

Director of Athletics and Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology Eric Zillmer, PsyD, looked back at Drexel’s athletic successes of 2019, from a club sport’s national championship to one coach’s 300th win.
The inflated bubble over the Buckley Recreational Field. Photo credit: Drexel Athletics.

Athletic Bubbles Inflated to Improve Athletic Programming

For the first time ever, all-weather dome structures have been installed over the tennis courts at the Vidas Athletic Complex and the turf field at Buckley Recreational Field.