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Exhibit Brings Drexel's Football Alumni to the Libraries

Alumni join in the discussion at the Opening Reception

January brought football to the Libraries for two Dragons on the Gridiron events on Wednesday, January 18th and Saturday, January 28th. This exhibition, tracing the history of football at Drexel University, was unveiled at 4 p.m. at the Opening Reception on January 18th to an audience of students, staff, and football alumni. Materials and memorabilia from the University Archives were used in the exhibit.

The opening reception featured a dynamic conversation about the evolving role and increased emphasis of athletics in higher education, and current Drexel director of athletics, Dr. Eric Zilmer, helped to add an insider perspective to the discussion.

Dragons on the Gridiron: A History of Football at Drexel

By Rob Sieczkiewicz, University Archivist

January will bring football to the first floor of W. W. Hagerty as the Libraries open Dragons on the Gridiron, a new exhibition that traces the history of football at Drexel, on and off the field.  Featuring historic photographs, game programs and other documents -- as well as materials on loan from alumni who played football at Drexel -- the exhibition will explore the passion, the excitement and the hard work inherent in the nation’s favorite sport.

Candid Campus, circa 1894

Calling all football enthusiasts!  Today's Candid Campus features a photograph of the 1894 Drexel Football team from the University Archives' collections.

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