Three Drexel mat men qualify for NCAA Tourney

The Palestra on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania may hold a special place in Philadelphia basketball lore, but from March 8-9 it played host to a different sport: wrestling. The Drexel wrestling team was there along with the rest of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association for the EIWA… Continued

Sport Management Director Passes Away

Dave O’Brien, former director of athletics, sports law scholar and director of the sport management program in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University, passed away March 1 at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer. O’Brien was a mentor, role model, educator and father… Continued

Mat men unable to claim the Cheesesteak Trophy

The Drexel wrestling team finished up its regular season, dropping duals to both Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania over the weekend. However, there was a silver lining, as the program honored five seniors on Saturday’s Senior Night. The Dragons finished the regular season with a 7-15 team record… Continued

Trio of mat men will be honored

Three years ago, when Matt Azevedo took over Drexel University’s wrestling program from Jack Childs — who was retiring after 35 years as head coach — the wrestlers entering their sophomore seasons were going to play an important role. They would have three seasons under Azevedo to grow into contenders… Continued

Wrestling feeds off crowd for wins

The Drexel wrestling team continued its late season push Feb. 7 and 8, extending its winning streak to three with victories over Rider University and Franklin & Marshall College. The wins improved the Dragons to 7-13 on the season and 1-4 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. It all began… Continued

Mat men fall to Army despite bold strategy

The weekend looked promising for the Drexel wrestling team as they got their star redshirt senior, Brandon Palik, back from a rib injury, but the Dragons ultimately fell to both Hofstra University and the United States Military Academy. Drexel’s weekend started with a trip north to visit Hofstra Jan. 24,… Continued