The year was 2011. The Dallas Mavericks had just won their first NBA title. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” was named the number one song of the year.
As a bookish, unathletic high school freshman, Elton Cochran-Fikes shuddered at the idea of anything having to do with sports.
Little did he know that, less than a decade later, he would become the first Ivy League athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes.
Early in the Ivy League season, Penn basketball nearly lost one of its freshman phenoms to injury.
Since 1942, the Palestra has played host to the playoffs of the Philadelphia Catholic League, the city’s athletic organization for Archdiocesan schools.
With a history stretching back one and a half centuries, competitive rowing constitutes one of Penn’s oldest traditions.
Following his sophomore season, C.J. Cobb stepped away from wrestling after a decade and a half of hard work and success. But he does not regret his decision one bit. In fact, it was his decision to walk away that made him fall back in love with the sport.