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Farewell Column by Mike Wisniewski | They're kicking me out

I joke with my mom the fact that I was born a month late reflects my personality. When I get comfortable somewhere, I don’t want to leave. I said the same thing about high school that I’m saying now about college: they’re kicking me out the door — I’m not going voluntarily.

May 8, 2013

Q&A: The grind of going the distance

The Daily Pennsylvanian has run a series of pieces on marathon runners and long-distance running, and in preparation for the Penn Relays this weekend, has spoken to John Vasudevan, assistant professor of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Perelman School of Medicine.

April 24, 2013

Cause of student death in 2011 remains unknown

Lee, a Nursing and Wharton dual degree student who would have graduated from Penn last spring, collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Philadelphia Half Marathon on Nov. 20, 2011 and died shortly after being taken to Hahnemann University Hospital.

April 24, 2013

To safety and to family at the Boston Marathon

Maybe it was a generator explosion, Erica Denhoff thought. She asked the policeman if it was safe to continue. He said yes. They would tell her if it stopped being safe. But a few miles later, there were more Boston police officers and more frantic people trying to reach their loved ones on the phone lines that would be down for hours.

April 17, 2013

Wisniewski | Penn baseball now seeing fields of (Big) Green

John Cole’s squad could be looking at its first bid for a Gehrig Division crown since 2007 and its first run at an Ivy League title since 1995.

April 3, 2013

Penn runner training for race of a lifetime

Aadu, an Engineering junior with an ideal 6-foot-2, 155-pound runner’s frame, wants to experience the hurt of each half-mile. He wants to struggle through it, to feel as if he won’t make it and finally push through.

March 27, 2013

Penn women's crew opens spring season against St. Joe's

Roughly fifty strokes, or 500 meters, will be the main focus of the Penn women’s crew team when it takes on St. Joseph’s and George Washington this Saturday on the Schuylkill River in the first race of the spring.

March 21, 2013

Deciphering Ivy baseball stats

What stats signal a good Ivy baseball season? After comparing American League and Ancient Eight statistics, the numbers really don’t lie after all.

March 14, 2013

VIDEO: Penn v. Harvard postgame presser

See what Penn coach Jerome Allen and top scorers Tony Hicks and Darien Nelson-Henry had to say after the victory over Harvard.

March 3, 2013

Wisniewski | There are no words for Penn basketball

It’s pretty clear Penn’s level of irritation has reached the boiling point. In fact, it’s not just boiling, it’s overflowing. And it’s pretty clear why.

March 2, 2013

Skin, breasts 'n wings at WIP's Wing Bowl 21

Twenty thousand Philadelphians enjoyed strippers and wings at 6 a.m. Friday morning at the sold out Wells Fargo Center for the City of Brotherly Love’s annual answer to the Eagles never being in the Super Bowl.

February 3, 2013

Wisniewski | What did you really expect from Penn basketball?

A wide-open Ancient Eight stands ripe for the taking, and nearly any team stands a chance to claim it. It just won’t be Penn.

February 2, 2013

Wisniewski | Allen should be judged by his recruits, not his record

Just as one shouldn’t praise Jerome Allen solely due to last season’s 20-13 finish, one should also not judge him based on Penn’s current 3-15 campaign.

January 28, 2013

Wisniewski | For Cartwright, a new attitude yields new results

If Penn wants to find success in Ivy League play, Miles Cartwright will have to continue to take control.

January 24, 2013

Penn basketball falls short of upset in loss to Temple

The Quakers held the Khalif Wyatt in check and chugged along with small leads until the 5:25 mark when Wyatt hit yet another trey and gave Temple a 66-64 lead it would not relinquish.

January 23, 2013

Penn assistant coach Bowman returns home against Highlanders

In his four years as an assistant coach at NJIT, Bowman played a large role in helping the program achieve respectability — going from 1-30 in his first season to 15-15 and 15-17 in his third and fourth seasons, respectively.

January 16, 2013

Penn basketball returns from break empty-handed

Penn men’s basketball drops all four of its games over winter break.

January 8, 2013

Wisniewski | The Palestra vs. Hinkle Fieldhouse

The similarities between the Palestra and Hinkle Fieldhouse couldn’t be more evident, but only one arena takes the cake.

January 8, 2013

Wisniewski | For Penn basketball, it's gut-check time

The Penn basketball team has one glaring, fatal flaw. And the only way to fix it is through effort and a willingness to win.

January 3, 2013

Penn basketball bows to No. 17 Butler, 70-57

It was all No. 17 Butler down the stretch, and the Bulldogs closed out the game on a 21-5 run to coast to a 70-57 victory at the Hinkle Fieldhouse.

January 2, 2013

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