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Olympic Games

NBC's Olympic Coverage Chief Jim Bell to Speak at Drexel

The Olympic Games are some of the most-watched TV events in history, with millions of viewers tuning in from around the world. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Jim Bell, executive producer of the Olympic Games for NBC Sports, will visit Drexel University to give a behind-the-scenes look at how that coverage comes together.ell’s talk, which is co-hosted by the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, is free and open to the public and will take place at 6:30pm in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St).

Erin Sheridan catching up with Drexel faculty member Nyree Dardarian at the Men’s Basketball Semifinals at the World University Games. Photo credit: Drexel Athletics.

Dispatch from Drexel’s Delegation to the World University Games

After a successful two weeks abroad, Drexel’s students and faculty report back on their international sporting experience.
The opening ceremonies for the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Drexel Well-Represented at World University Games

At an international competition held in South Korea this year, Drexel students and faculty are giving the University a strong presence at a high-level, high-profile athletics event.
Sean Joyce, left, from the Drexel Athletic Department standing with Kevin Murray, Undergraduate Student Government Association president and sport management major, working during the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four. Courtesy of the Drexel Athletic Department.

Drexel Hosts NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships

Under blue skies, Drexel Athletic Department worked to host the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field.
Mehdi Rhazali (R), head tennis coach at Drexel, talks with a student-athlete.

Drexel's Inaugural Coaches Conference Brings Together Established and Aspiring Coaches from Across Philadelphia

Bringing together established and aspiring coaches of all levels and in a variety of sports, Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will host its inaugural Philadelphia Coaches Conference on Tuesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The conference aims to encourage professional development and growth through a series of educational sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
Sports Management Professor Ellen Staurowsky

Professor Weighs in on Implications of the College Football Playoff

In the wake of the first-ever playoff-decided national championship in major college football championship, Drexel sport management professor Ellen Staurowsky reflects on the successes and failures of the new system and what it means for the business of the game moving forward.
Sonny Vaccaro is a former marketing executive and college athlete advocate

Sonny Vaccaro Joins Drexel for Annual Sport for Social Change Conference

Sonny Vaccaro, one of the most “influential and controversial” (Washington Post) figures in sports, will join Drexel University on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 – 14 as the keynote speaker for its annual Sport for Social Change Conference. The conference will feature discussions on social justice in sport, athlete’s rights, the future of the NCAA, the misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport and youth participation in sport. The conference is hosted by the Drexel University Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU), an undergraduate student organization, and the Department of Sport Management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management.
Soccer stadium

Is the World Cup a Blessing or a Curse? A Q&A With Eric Zillmer

As the 2014 World Cup approaches, all eyes are on Brazil. The country has been plagued by claims that it is unprepared to host the massive sporting event and protests over the billions of dollars spent on construction costs.

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.