I also leave having swallowed my share of reality doses when it comes to my dream job. I like to label them with #LifeOfASportswriter.
While I’ve spent the past several months in Witness Protection, now I’m being asked to revisit said predictions. In case anyone who read them needed a reminder of how awful they were.
Last year, everything the Quakers built during a trio of league wins crumbled to pieces in a nightmarish week. Penn believes this year will be different.
No Penn player has ever graduated without beating Princeton at the Palestra. In a 82-67 win Monday night, Quakers seniors Tyler Bernardini and Zack Rosen quickly made sure they didn’t become the first.
To get a sense of how popular Penn guard Miles Cartwright is in Southern California, consider this: When the Quakers travel to Anaheim to play UCLA on Saturday, the sophomore — though wary of making a “huge assumption” — said, “I feel like there might be more Penn fans than UCLA fans.”
After a shoddy five-game stretch that included four losses, the Penn basketball team got its mojo back at the Palestra Wednesday night.
In a normal year, the mismatches would end once the Ivy League season begins in January, but Harvard boasts an extremely athletic squad this year.
The Penn basketball team would need near flawless execution to beat a national power like No. 16 Pittsburgh. Friday night at the Palestra, the Quakers failed to play that perfect game.
The message-sending win, whose shockwaves would resonate throughout the Big 5? Ruined. The Quakers’ hopes of finally completing the victory that would revive basketball on this campus? Vanished. For a collection of players so determined to mesh into an elite team, the game wasn’t supposed to end the way it did.
In the earliest Big 5 game in history, the Quakers will host the Owls’ season opener Monday night at the Palestra.
One pair of brothers grew up in the prototypical basketball environment. The other rarely even encountered the sport in their home country. Yet both the Cartwrights and Joks found their callings in basketball, which has carried them to unforeseen heights.
The Nawrocki brothers’ parents “discouraged” them from watching pro wrestling, Penn senior Luke recalls, but the boys always found ways around it. Soon enough, the whole family watched as Chris tried out for the WWE on the “Tough Enough” reality show.
The first thing teammates and coaches noticed about the new-and-improved Fran Dougherty was his body. Over the offseason, the timid, slight freshman has grown into a sturdy sophomore.
Saturday at Franklin Field, Penn faces the unenviable task of defending top-notch Yale QB Patrick Witt, an NFL prospect.
Even after Jerome Allen reeled in seven intriguing recruits, the glaring need for a legitimate big man remained. That changed Thursday.
Though just as colorful off the court, Keith “Showtime” Saunders doesn’t view his own animated refereeing as a show at all — it’s just a second job.
Sunday night, Palestra folklore became reality, as NBA stars brought the magic back to the legendary arena.
DP’s resident NBA junkies debate what’s in store for Sunday’s NBA scrimmage, which features LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.
The Wildcats outshot the Quakers, 18-6, over the course of the game.
Saturday, for the first time in 51 years, it was not C.T. Alexander who held the position of Franklin Field’s public address announcer and the honor of relaying the game’s details to thousands of fans. It was the retired C.T.’s son, John.