Apr. 21, 2017
Players get contracts, teachers still don’t
According to philly.com, Central High School teacher George Bezanis is raising money for a plane to fly a banner over the NFL draft, and it won’t be about the Eagles — it’ll be about how it’s been more than three years since Philadelphia teachers have received a new contract.
Feb. 4, 2016
NCAA develops initiative on student athlete mental health
The Daskalakis Athletic Center was host to a visit by the senior vice president and chief medical officer of the Sport Science Institute, Dr. Brian Hainline, Jan. 29. Hainline was in Philadelphia for the weekend because he was being honored for his work in cardiac health by a group called the Simon’s Fund. He was asked by Drexel to give a talk about the new initiative launched by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Student Athlete Mental Health. The guidelines, released a week prior to Hainline’s visit, detail the best practices in assessing and maintaining a student athlete’s mental health and any subsequent treatment.
May. 16, 2014
State Rep and ESPN writer speak at Drexel Sports Pride Festival
Days after Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the National Football League, was recruited by the St. Louis Rams, The Good Idea Fund and entertainment and arts management junior Matthew Jolles hosted a Sports Pride Festival May 13 in the Mitchell Auditorium at the Bossone Research Center to talk about LGBTQ athletes within the sports world and on college campuses. The event’s keynote speakers were Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims and ESPNW writer and author of the book “The Reappearing Act” Kate Fagan.
Jul. 12, 2013
ESPN Mag publishes Body Issue
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is featured in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. Kaepernick, alongwith 20 other athletes from various sports, were pictured in nude poses sporting athletic stances.Gary Player is one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game. He accumulated 25 career wins on the PGA Tour, including nine major championships that tie him for fourth all-time with the legendary Ben Hogan.
May. 17, 2013
Sports aren’t perfect
I love sports. Trust me, they are the light of my life. Some of my most cherished memories involve sports, both as a fan and as an “athlete.” I am currently the assistant sports editor here at The Triangle, and I am set to graduate with a degree in sport management next March. Sports do “transcend,” as Micah Watanabe mentioned in his article in last week’s op-ed section, but it is important to realize that they are not perfect.