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Alyssa Kress

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Farewell Column by Alyssa Kress | Right in front of me all along

I originally decided to go to UNC over Penn because I wanted to pursue sports journalism and spend four years at a place with lots of school spirit. The funny thing is, I found that opportunity and school spirit right here at Penn.

May 8, 2013

Stassen forever linked to televised college sports

It isn’t common for the Ancient Eight to be involved in disagreements with the NCAA. Yet former Penn President Harold Stassen led the University into a fight with the NCAA that nearly resulted in Penn’s expulsion from the organization.

February 13, 2013

Kress | Penn men's basketball must feel the need for speed

Size matchups have been a problem for the Red and Blue all season, especially as junior forward and captain Fran Dougherty has been sidelined with mononucleosis for the past five games.

January 14, 2013

Penn basketball falls to La Salle, 74-57

The Quakers fell to La Salle after coughing the ball up 21 times, including 15 times in the first half alone. It was Penn’s sixth-straight loss.

January 5, 2013

London called, but Rob Belcore said no

For four years wearing the Red and Blue, Rob Belcore planned on a professional basketball career in Europe. But now he’s officially pulling the plug on his 15-year basketball journey

December 4, 2012

Too soon to judge young Penn basketball team

It’s hard to make any generalizations about the Quakers four games into the season — no one can know how the young players are going to develop or how the team will gel.

November 18, 2012

Hoops Supplement | Learning to fly

With no seniors on the Quakers’ roster and a five-year stretch without an Ivy title, the Class of 2014 is in the spotlight.

November 8, 2012

Is this the end of The Line?

For current Penn undergrads, it is unimaginable that hundreds of students would line up hours before basketball tickets go on sale in order to reserve their seats — that type of devotion is reserved for a headlining act.

October 26, 2012

Penn football comes back to beat Columbia, 24-20

Trailing by three with 2:26 remaining on the game clock, Penn quarterback Billy Ragone led his team down the field, going 5-for-7 for 53 yards and finding senior running back Lyle Marsh in the end zone to give the Quakers a 24-20 win.

October 13, 2012

Kress | You can leave your toast at home

With the student body increasingly apathetic towards Penn Athletics, those in charge made the foolish decision over the summer to stop providing toast at football games. Fortunately for Penn fans, they quickly changed their mind.

October 2, 2012

Penn football set for a clean Ivy slate

In all but two games since 2006, including each of the last three contests, the game between Penn and Dartmouth has been decided on the final possession.

September 27, 2012

Kress | Penn football outcoached in loss to Villanova

The outcome of the football game Saturday wasn’t the result of the Quakers’ inability to execute plays. Rather, Penn’s loss to Villanova was due to the failure of the coaches to adjust to the demands of the game.

September 24, 2012

Penn football awaits familiar foe in Lafayette

For the third straight year, the Quakers open their season against the Leopards, marking the 89th meeting between the two programs.

September 14, 2012

Penn football player helps save life with bone marrow donation

In the offseason, junior defensive back Dan Wilk became a match to donate bone marrow through the football team’s annual “Be the Match” program.

September 11, 2012

Reporter's Notebook: Dancing with political stars

A Daily Pennsylvanian reporter recounts her experiences so far at the Democratic National Convention.

September 4, 2012

Men's basketball hires three new assistants

With three assistant coaching vacancies this summer, head coach Jerome Allen quickly found the right people to step into the positions.

August 28, 2012

Penn women's lax falls to Loyola, 10-9, in overtime of first-round NCAA game

Sixty minutes wasn’t enough to decide who should move on in the NCAA tournament. In the Penn women’s lacrosse team’s first round game at No.

May 13, 2012

Penn women's lax falls to Dartmouth, 6-4, in championship game

Despite a loss to Dartmouth, the Quakers earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will take on No. 6 Loyola.

May 6, 2012

Penn women's lax beats Harvard, will play in Ivy tourney final

Behind hat tricks from Meredith Cain and Courtney Tomchik, the Quakers beat Harvard, 9-5, in the semifinals of the Ivy League tournament. They will play Dartmouth Sunday for the championship and NCAA tournament berth.

May 4, 2012

Penn men's lacrosse team's tourney hopes end after loss

Penn trailed, 5-1, late in the third quarter and was down, 7-4, with four minutes left in the game. Although they cut the deficit to one, they couldn’t complete the comeback.

April 22, 2012

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