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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.
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In Its Final Round at the DAC, U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel This Fall

The most prestigious squash tournament on American soil will be contested at Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center one last time this fall. The 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships will bring the top players in the world to campus from Oct. 5-12. The tournament, which has been held at Drexel’s Kline & Specter Squash Center since 2011 will be moving to its new home, the Arlen Specter Squash Center, in 2020.

The 2019 Drexel University Paintball Club.

Drexel Paintball Racks Up National Championship Win

The 10-person team of Drexel students beat the University of Central Florida to take home the top prize in the National Collegiate Paintball Association National Championships.
David Florio '06 is surrounded by rowing history in the Button, where he has lived as the caretaker for five years. Photos by Charles Shan Cerrone.

Employee Spotlight: David Florio, the Assistant Crew Coach Living in Boathouse Row History

Assistant Crew Coach David Florio lives in the social club house of the Bachelors Barge Club that Drexel University rows out of.
The students who run Dragons TV are acutely aware of the highs, the lows and what it takes to move from internet streams to a regional NBC Sports TV deal.

Inside the Dragons TV Production Office

Most sports lovers don’t know what really goes into a live sports broadcast. The students who run Dragons TV are acutely aware of the highs, the lows and what it takes to move from internet streams to a regional TV deal.
The team won $1,500 in Dragon Dollars for their efforts, as well as bragging rights.

Recapping Drexel Homecoming 2019

Drexel’s weeklong Homecoming celebration saw more student involvement this year than ever before — and was more about showcasing school spirit and a strong community than about the outcomes.
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Top 10 Reasons to Watch Drexel Basketball This Season

Show your school spirit this Homecoming week and beyond! Follow the men’s basketball team this season for a great study break, free swag and celebrity sightings.
A scene from one of the men's wrestling team's matches in 2018.

Top 'Dragon Moments' for Drexel Athletics in 2018

Drexel University's athletic director offered his top 20 "Dragon Moments" that showcased the best of Drexel Athletics in 2018.