Sports

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As the 2016-17 school year nears its close, there have been some incredible Penn Athletics feats to reflect upon. But with so many Penn teams having such thorough success this year, there’s one natural question to ask — which one was best? DP Sports set out to find out.
04/25/17 12:00am
From the implementation of a 30 second shot clock to prevent teams from holding the ball in 2012, to the ever-evolving faceoff rules designed to get the ball out and moving, to the elimination of the multiple clearing timer requirements in favor of a single 30 second count, collegiate lacrosse has always embraced its dynamism, never afraid to change itself in the hopes of improving the quality of the game. However, while the NCAA proved adept at fixing these subtleties of gameplay, a more ominous problem emerged, one that had been ignored by the NCAA for too long.
04/25/17 12:00am
I didn’t love football immediately. I played tackle football for the first time in eighth grade on a team of 16 players and decided I wanted to play quarterback the day before my first practice. My coaches let me because I could remember all the plays, and I didn’t mind touching the center’s butt before every play — quite a consideration for 13 year olds.
04/24/17 10:25pm
Aside from personnel, tactics have changed significantly this season as the team has rolled out a brand new defensive scheme. The old standard of man-to-man defense was exchanged for a more fluid zone system, in part to adapt to the new shot clock rule.
04/24/17 12:04am
Sophomore Zareh Kaloustian was cut from Penn men's golf at the start of the 2016 season. In his time away from competition, he found his confidence on the course again.
04/23/17 9:33pm
Spring Fling has a very different meaning for freshman Isis Trotman. For most Penn students, Fling weekend is a chance to forget about school, go to concerts and party.
04/23/17 9:17pm
Just keep winning. If last weekend’s four-game sweep of Princeton wasn’t the biggest weekend of the season for Penn baseball, then maybe this weekend was.
04/23/17 9:17pm
The Quakers began what was arguably their toughest road weekend of the season against No. 44 Dartmouth. After dropping the doubles point to the Big Green, Penn began an epic series of singles contest. After two routine, straight-set losses, The Quakers were down 3-0 on the brink of defeat. Still, the Red and Blue would not quit.
04/23/17 7:00pm
With just four games left of the 2017 softball season, senior right fielder Leah Allen is doing all she can to cement her legacy as one of the greatest players to ever grace Penn Park.
04/23/17 5:58pm
One team needed to win to keep its season alive. The other had the chance to move into first place in the Ivy League with a victory. And both took care of business.
04/23/17 4:33pm
While the majority of Penn students were busting out new fling tanks and party hopping, Penn rowing had a busy weekend in a different way — but with mixed results.
04/19/17 10:35pm
No. 10 Penn women’s lacrosse took one giant leap towards the top of the Ivy League standings with a pivotal 17-12 win over No. 7 Princeton on Wednesday night. Saturday’s clash at Harvard is now even more important, as the Quakers could conceivably return to the top of the conference, should league-leaders No. 11 Cornell slip up.
04/19/17 9:28pm
In a rollercoaster matchup between Big 5 rivals that saw three lead changes in the final three innings, the Quakers fell to Saint Joseph's by the score of 5-4 on a two run, walk-off single. This loss is the fifth straight and six out of seven for the Red and Blue (15-17, 5-7 Ivy), who were swept in a four-game weekend set at home against Princeton.
04/19/17 7:53pm
For Morales, coming to Penn came with the luxury of ambiguity not usually afforded to athletes of her caliber. Part of that comes from the niche nature of the sport of wakeboarding; another explanation is her humble comportment.
04/19/17 7:30pm
If things go their way, Penn women’s tennis could end up with slice of this season’s Ivy League title, but if you ask anybody on the team, it’s clear that they have better things to focus on. Yes, wins are important, but for coach Sanela Kunovac’s side, this season has been made to be about one thing – the process. After an incredible spring break trip down to Florida saw the Quakers win four out of five matches, the team (10-8, 3-2 Ivy) hit a setback when it dropped its opening two matches of Ivy play to Princeton and Columbia. Things have been different since then.
04/19/17 5:45pm
With just three matches left in the season, Penn men's tennis is in the home stretch. Currently three matches behind first place, the Quakers’ (14-9, 1-3 Ivy) do not have a chance of winning the Ivy League, but their two opponents this weekend – Dartmouth and Harvard – are still in contention.
04/19/17 5:24pm
As finals week approaches for students around campus and the stress in the air seems to outnumber the pollen count, tensions are rising in the sports world as well. Spring regular seasons are coming to a close, and only several meets stand in the way of Penn track and field's pursuit of regional and national success.
04/19/17 5:05pm
While most of the campus will be out celebrating Spring Fling on Saturday, Penn men’s lacrosse will be faced with a must-win game for the second week in a row if it wants to keep its Ivy League and NCAA Tournament hopes alive.
04/19/17 4:55pm
It's title time. This Friday, Penn’s men's and women's golf will take to the course for the Ivy League Championship.
04/18/17 9:32pm
It was a big-time stage for a big-time game — but by the slimmest of possible margins, Penn baseball couldn’t get the big-time win it’d been seeking for decades.