Although the Quakers bowed out in the first round of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, potential for success at a national playoff may just be found on the fencing strip. This weekend, Penn fencing looks to close out its impressive season at the 2018 National Collegiate Fencing Championships.
But even after losing a program-record three players to the professional ranks, not to mention two more former first team All-Ivy picks who didn’t hear their names called, Penn is dead set on reloading rather than rebuilding.
For the past five years, the team has been working with the Vs. Cancer Foundation, shaving their heads annually in order to gain support and fundraising for childhood cancer research.
Each season, the program recruits players who can fill voids in the lineup and contribute right away, and Yurkow works with them as soon as they arrive on campus.
For the 2018 season, Ivy League baseball has created a new schedule format, much simplified from its original organization.
On Monday, it was announced that former Penn football linebacker and 2013 graduate Brandon Copeland signed with the New York Jets.
After a record-setting four years with Penn football, wide receiver Justin Watson is trying to take his game to the pros. And Monday was a big step towards that.
Despite tough competition, three of Penn’s wrestlers made the second day of the tournament, and one even reached the Round of 12, one win away from a spot on the podium.
And when that defeat comes to end your season, in a playoff showdown against your bracket’s No. 1 seed, in only the second four-overtime game in your program’s history, that sting gets just a bit stronger.
For stretches of Penn’s dominant performance, Junkin appeared as if he couldn’t be beaten, stopping multiple shots from point blank range and stifling nearly every outside attempt he faced.
Upon hearing the name “Penn” before last Sunday, many people might have first thought of a certain school in State College, but the Red and Blue’s respectable showing has earned them America’s admiration.
Allegedly, a shot clock is coming full time next season. Coach Mike Murphy believes this will undeniably speed up the game.
Fortunately for the entire Penn men’s lacrosse program, the staff took a risk and offered an unpolished, still-developing long stick midfielder a spot on the team. And, as the old adage goes, the rest is history.
Walk-on Penn men's lacrosse junior goalie Alex Andersen is not your typical athlete. After injuries forced the premature end of one career, a new one began for him this spring.
With Penn men's lacrosse's returning players accounting for 212 out of the 220 points scored last season, this offense should have nothing to fret about.
364 days after losing to Princeton at home in game that wasn’t even as close as the 17-8 score would indicate, Penn travelled to New Jersey and turned the tables on the Tigers, earning its first Ivy League win of the year, 14-7.
It is easy to forget – given Penn men’s basketball recent ascension to Ivy League champs and March Madness – that a number of other teams are in the thick of their seasons right now, battling for similar glory. Outside of the basketball programs, seven other Penn squads will be searching for wins this weekend.
It’s a shame that Penn’s great season couldn’t have been rewarded by capping it with March Madness upset, and a lot of the blame should go to the Committee.
Penn men's basketball might be done for the year after the loss to Kansas, but the future for this team is so bright.