Throughout the summer, the old track surface will be completely excavated and replaced with a new one in time for fall season practices beginning in early September.
The freshmen of 2014 will be relied on to fill the holes left by graduating seniors.
It didn't take long for coach Steve Donahue to get going.
The new man in charge of Penn basketball reeled in Fairleigh Dickinson guard Matt MacDonald, the first transfer the Quakers have added in nearly 15 years.
It’s November 23rd, 1998 and Penn basketball is up against a tough task, No. 7 Temple, a team that has had the Quakers’ number for the past 17 meetings.
But that night was different.
It’s just a few minutes until tip-off as Jerome Allen strolls out of the locker room and onto the Palestra floor for Penn basketball’s penultimate game of the season.
It’s a running joke that sports interviews are decidedly uninformative. At best, they involve a string of very sincere platitudes. At worst, they are with Jerome Allen.