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Sports

Sailing Team on a Boat

Students on Sailing Team Raise $30,000 to Compete in France

Every weekend during the fall and spring, members of the Drexel Sailing Team pile into their cars and head to competitions up and down the East Coast, from Connecticut to Virginia. It’s a lot of travel, but that’s nothing compared to the team’s next trip.

Football players

What Does the Northwestern Football Ruling Mean for College Sports? A Q&A With Ellen Staurowsky

Late last month, the National Labor Relations Board announced its landmark ruling that Northwestern University football players should be considered school employees – not students – and that those players had the right to form unions.

Ben McIntosh

Men's Lacrosse Team Sets Sights on First-Ever CAA Tournament Title

The 2013 season was a wild ride for the Drexel men's lacrosse team, filled with thrilling comebacks. This year, the team has its eye on its first-ever CAA tournament championship.

Skiing and holding the flag

Thailand's First Winter Olympian, a Drexel Professor, Will Watch Others Compete for the First Time

Thailand's second- and third-ever Winter Olympians will compete this month in Sochi. Who was the first? Prawat Nagvajara, a Drexel computer engineering professor.

Boathouse

What the Partnership With Bachelors Barge Club Means for Drexel

Since Drexel moved into the historic Bachelors Barge Club as its main tenant, its rowing teams have experienced unprecedented success. But now that Drexel has taken over the facility's management, the partnership also presents an opportunity for faculty and staff, including those who've never held an oar.

Frantz Massenat

Men's Basketball NIT Tip-Off MSG

Drexel’s men’s basketball team will take the court at Madison Square Garden over the holiday to compete against some of the top teams in the nation at the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off. The Dragons will face Arizona on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will play either Duke or Alabama on Nov. 29. Both games will be aired on the ESPN family of networks.
2013 CAA Champs

Men's Soccer Wins 2013 CAA Championship

Drexel's men's soccer team used an early goal and a sterling defensive performance to bring home its first Colonial Athletic Association title with a 1-0 victory over William & Mary at Vidas Field. Freshman defender Jameson Detweiler's first-half goal proved to be the difference in the tightly contested match.
Men's Soccer

Mens Soccer CAA championship

With a dramatic victory over Delaware in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament Drexel’s men’s soccer team earned its first trip to the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. The Dragons will face William & Mary for the championship at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Vidas Field.

Jared Girard

Mens Soccer 2013 CAAs

Drexel’s men’s soccer team will vie for its first Colonial Athletic Association title this week as the top-seeded Dragons host the CAA Tournament at Vidas Field. Drexel will face its rival Delaware in the semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the tournament are free with a valid student ID.

 

Drexel Sport Management Student Union Hosts Sport for Social Change Conference

Drexel University’s Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) will host its First Annual Sport for Social Change Conference on Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special guests will present on topics including the responsibilities of athletes to give back to the community and be role models; the role of sports in youth development; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues in sport; access to sport for disabled athletes; and safety issues in sport.

Glass Squash Court at Daskalakis Athletic Center

Drexel Inks 10-Year Deal With US SQUASH to Host U.S. Open

The U.S. Open Squash Championships will have a home in Philadelphia for the next 10 years as the association signed a deal with Drexel University to continue hosting the tournament through 2023.

Drexel Announces Launch of New Academic Unit in Hospitality and Sport Management

Drexel University announced the launch of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, reporting directly to the provost. Formerly in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, the freestanding Center will include programs in sport management, hospitality management, culinary arts and food science. It will be headed up by Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, who previously directed Drexel’s hospitality, culinary and food science programs.