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US Open Squash

U.S Open Squash Championships Take Center Court at Drexel This Fall

The top squash players in the world will once again take to the courts at Drexel University this Fall to vie for the most prestigious title contested on American soil — the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championship. The hotly contested tournament, which features a field of world-class players, will be held at Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center from Oct. 6-13. 
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Redevelopment of 33rd Street Corridor to Expand Nexus of Athletics Activity for Drexel and Philadelphia

The hub of athletics activity on Drexel’s University City campus will soon have a new look — and even more activity. Announced today, renovation plans for the two-block stretch of 33rd Street adjacent to the University’s indoor varsity and recreational sports complexes, will expand its athletics and events space, and bring in US Squash, the national governing body of the sport of squash, as a new tenant and developer of the Pennsylvania Armory.
Taylor Townsend, who plays with the Philadelphia Freedoms, will compete this weekend at the DAC. She is currently undefeated in singles this year and is at a career high ranking of No. 61 in the world.

Tennis at the DAC? Yes, Get Ready For Another Championship, Philly!

Drexel University will host the World TeamTennis Finals at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Aug. 5.

5 Facts Drexel Recreation Center

Five Little Known Facts: Drexel Recreation Center

Whether you’re a gym pro or a novice, an individual or a group, a Drexel Dragon or community member, there’s something for everyone at the Rec Center. Don’t let these myths stop you from getting through the door and getting your workout on!

Credit: Emily Cheng

Player-Only Villages on College Campuses Could Hinder Student Development

“If you build it, they will come” seems to be the mantra of top football programs around the country that have invested in the creation of exclusive player-only villages. Coaches are behind the concept of the “Athletic Village,” believing it will enhance the togetherness of their team. However, researchers are raising caution to the exclusivity of these compounds – which may support the further segregation of athletes from the campus population that can cause significant social and personal drawbacks.

Drexel Quidditch Club

Drexel Quidditch Club Brings Storybook Sport to Life for Dedicated Students

The Drexel Quidditch Club was established in 2010, but is just now being recognized as a club sport and is looking toward competing on a national scale.
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Drexel's Philadelphia Coaches Conference to Tackle Industry Culture, Challenges and Opportunities 

Philadelphia’s sport coaching professionals will come together for the fourth annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference, hosted by Drexel University’s Sport Coaching Leadership program in the School of Education on Tuesday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference, organized “for coaches by coaches,” assembles coaches of all levels and backgrounds for a series of educational sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
Ryan Roe with Soohorang, the mascot of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

A Drexel Co-op at the 2018 Winter Olympics

One Drexel University student is currently in South Korea for a co-op working at the 2018 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics games.

Photo credit: Tommy Leonardi.

Steady as She Goes

Denise Dillon breathed life into the Drexel women’s basketball program when she took over coaching the team 15 years ago. She’s now the winningest coach in program history — and she’s just getting started.
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Help Drexel Win RecycleMania at Thursday’s Men’s Basketball Game

Besides cheering for the men’s basketball game at the DAC against the University of Delaware, you can help the University win its RecycleMania Game Day Challenge.
Joseph Roche, an entertainment and arts management student who helped set up and take down the stage in Justin Timberlake's halftime show. 

Dragons Fly With Eagles at The 2018 Super Bowl

It takes a team to throw a great Super Bowl party, and this year’s production involved many Drexel faculty, staff and students, whether for work or play.
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Dragon Scores With 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Eagles Co-op

Victoria Louca, a Drexel undergraduate sport management major, already had the co-op of a lifetime with her longtime favorite NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Then their Super Bowl run happened.
Samantha Bickel, left, and Kamille Watson, right, with the Pro Bowl trophy.

All-Star Sport Management Students Kick Off Pro Bowl Volunteering

Two graduate students in the online sport management program in the Center for Sport Management got up close and personal with behind-the-scenes activity promoting the 2018 Pro Bowl.