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Kenny Kasper

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Penn men's basketball and rival Villanova heading in opposite directions

Playing on the road, the Quakers (2-4) will take on a 7-0 Villanova squad that made national headlines with wins over then-no. 2 Kansas and then-no. 23 Iowa to capture the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament championship, vaulting the squad from unranked to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll.

December 3, 2013

Kasper | Both heart and strategy lacking for Penn basketball

Why did Penn look so flat-footed and ill-prepared at the defensive end in the first half? Did it come down to strategy or motivation, head or heart? If you ask Fran Dougherty, it’s the latter.

November 16, 2013

A must-win for Penn women's soccer with NCAA Tournament in mind

For the first time in four seasons, Penn will play Princeton without a chance at an Ivy League title. But the Quakers still have a lot to play for.

November 7, 2013

Penn women's soccer prevails in defensive skirmish

Playing in front of a home crowd at Rhodes Field, Penn avenged last season’s disheartening loss with a 1-0 victory over the Big Green.

October 19, 2013

Penn women's soccer's Hammond has strong weekend

The Red and Blue secured their first conference victory of the season, snapped a four-game winless streak and kept their Ivy title hopes alive.

October 4, 2013

Rano fits in anywhere on the field for Penn women's soccer

Senior captain Brianna Rano is the only remaining defender from that team’s back line, so she was a natural choice as a leader of the defense — or so it would appear.

September 18, 2013

Kasper | Offense will define Penn women's soccer's season

Today, the women’s soccer season commences, and thus, it’s time for us sportswriters to get together and make predictions on matters about which we know not.

September 5, 2013

So close, yet so far away: the highlights of Penn women's soccer in 2012

Counting down the top five moments from a Penn season that ended up just short of Ivy hardware

September 5, 2013

Kasper | Despite increased security measures, Relays will still triumph

The parallels between the Penn Relays and the Marathon are undeniable. They are each the oldest events of their kind in the United States, dating back to the twilight of the 19th century, when they first captured the imagination of the American public.

April 23, 2013

Can Penn softball keep up its streak?

Armed with hot bats and a well-rounded pitching rotation, the Quakers (17-13, 0-2 Big 5) will take on Villanova (14-20, 2-2) Thursday night at Penn Park.

April 10, 2013

Uneven playing field for Penn softball

Due to Ivy League regulations, until this year Ancient Eight squads have been prohibited from starting their seasons before March 1. Across other conferences, many squads start in the second week of February.

April 1, 2013

Penn softball sweeps Harvard, splits with Dartmouth

In their opening weekend of conference play, the Quakers (13-11, 3-1 Ivy) swept Harvard for the first time since 2003, defeating the defending-champion Crimson on Friday at Penn Park, 6-3 and 7-2.

March 31, 2013

Comics in the infield for Penn softball

Charming their teammates with mischief and athleticism alike, seniors and New York natives Stephanie Caso and Samantha Erosa anchor the Quakers’ defense at shortstop and second base, respectively.

March 28, 2013

Kasper | Comparing Fran Dunphy and Jerome Allen

The ending to Jerome Allen’s tale is yet to be written, but he and Fran Dunphy deserve comparison, if for no other reason than because Dunphy’s success represents the lofty expectations of the program.

March 20, 2013

Penn softball's offense looking to improve at home

After a rough start to the season, the Quakers will have their first games at Penn Park and hope to continue the trend of doing well on their home turf.

March 14, 2013

Kasper | Will Hicks make his Penn basketball teammates look good too?

Tony Hicks already has the flash and flair to make himself look good. That said, it will be his ability to make his teammates look good too that will determine whether Penn reclaims the Ivy crown in his time.

February 22, 2013

Penn basketball hits the road for first Ivy road trip of season

When the Red and Blue (5-17, 2-3 Ivy) confront Harvard (13-7, 5-1) Friday in Cambridge, Mass., the Quakers will look for Cartwright to score early and often.

February 14, 2013

Kasper | Penn basketball needs to start getting results from Allen

The loss to Yale has to fall squarely on the shoulders of Penn coach Jerome Allen, as the Quakers have narrowly fallen in consecutive games to mediocre Ivy League teams. It’s unclear precisely what Allen’s decisions are down the stretch, but the bottom line is that they are not getting results.

February 8, 2013

Against Lions, Penn men's basketball hopes to conjure old magic

With the return of Fran Dougherty and the recent success of Darien Nelson-Henry, Penn will have the challenge to contain Columbia’s solid three-point shooting a year after Penn’s last-second win.

January 31, 2013

More than a transition for Penn's Greg Louis

After opting to have surgery in his freshman year at Penn, sophomore forward Greg Louis returned to the hardcourt, and one year later than expected, he finally began his college career.

January 29, 2013

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