Sports Features

11/30/16 12:12am
Managing the academic workload at Penn isn’t easy. Balancing that rigor with the demands of being a varsity athlete is only a further challenge. So handling the student-athlete grind while formally helping others do the same should be downright inconceivable.
11/28/16 11:31pm
Championships are won in the offseason; so goes the age-old cliché. This saying holds true for the members of the Penn Squash team as well, but there’s another, more accurate saying for what they do in the offseason: championships are won all over the world. Just as it does with other sports, the offseason presents an extended opportunity for squash players to hone their craft and improve specific aspects of their game, be it fitness, technique, or movement.
11/28/16 11:30pm
Freshman Kristen Sun is swimming her heart out on both ends of the Pacific. Sun represented Hong Kong, her home country, in the 2016 Asian Championships, in Tokyo Japan, from November 17 to 20.
11/28/16 11:29pm
Not only did Nexxt Level train Penn sophomore point guard Jake Silpe, but they also worked with Villanova’s sophomore point guard Jalen Brunson. In fact, the two New Jersey natives met regularly for workout sessions over the summer at Nexxt Level’s training facility in South Jersey.
11/27/16 10:57pm
When Nicole Vaiani first started learning how to fence, she would beat her older brother all the time.
11/21/16 11:29pm
It sounds paradoxical: Matt MacDonald is, at the same time, a veteran, a captain, and a first-year player. That is, of course, due to the fact that the junior guard is a transfer.
11/21/16 10:03pm
Training alongside Penn’s thirty-one grapplers are four wrestlers working full-time to win gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
11/21/16 10:03pm
Counting the three games this year, Penn basketball has played 62 games in the past three seasons.