It was already shameful that the conference moved its showcase away from its best and most historic venue. But the choice of Yale’s Lee Amphitheater as the Palestra’s replacement makes the decision a travesty.
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After two years at the Palestra, the Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are moving to New Haven, Conn.
The Quakers spent a week in total touring Europe, visiting Rome, Milan, and Lake Como in Italy and Lugano, Switzerland. In that time, the team also played three exhibition games against Italian professional and amateur teams, winning two.
Penn men’s golf posted a fifth-place finish at the Ivy League Championship this weekend. Meanwhile, the women finished last, a total of 45 strokes off the lead.
After spending the summer at both the Rookie and Class A Short Season levels, Lescher and Bleday have progressed to the Class A Midwest League, while Cousins has not been assigned to a full season team this spring and remains on the Doubleday roster.
The team’s best slugger doesn’t always notch a ton of hits, but so far this season, he’s made the most of them, making him this week’s DP Sports Player of the Week.
It’s a shame that Penn’s great season couldn’t have been rewarded by capping it with March Madness upset, and a lot of the blame should go to the Committee.
Penn men’s basketball won the double, securing a ticket to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 11 years. And it was glorious.
Penn men’s basketball dominated Yale out of the gate, just a week after a loss to the Elis prevented the Quakers from claiming the Ancient Eight title outright. Now, Penn will meet co-champion Harvard in the conference final.
Nwokedi is the clear social butterfly of Penn women’s basketball. Senior Anna Ross used a different word: socialite. Perhaps most notably, Nwokedi is a master storyteller.
Penn women’s basketball defeated Brown 67-56 to finish the regular season on a three-game winning streak. The Quakers topped Yale 64-52 the night before.
After 20 years as Penn men’s soccer coach, Rudy Fuller has moved from Rhodes Field to Weightman Hall. Fuller has accepted a promotion to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Intercollegiate Programs.
While it will be just the eighth game of the season for both these teams, Tuesday’s game will likely decide the league. The top seed is up for grabs. And Penn should win it.
Penn women’s basketball easily handled Dartmouth in a 65-47 win at the Palestra. The Quakers lead comfortably for the majority of the game, leading to an expanded bench, particularly in the second half.
Donahue has his team in exactly the right mindset. Penn fans learned last year how quickly a season can turn around. The first six games are important, but not as much as the next eight, or the two after that.
But in one of the most exciting Penn men’s basketball games in a season full of them, the Quakers came back and then held on late to beat Brown 95-90 in overtime.
This year, the goal of two Ivy Championships is very much in reach. With only a week and a half until championship weekend, both the men and the women fencers are confident they can pull off the double.
Penn women’s basketball freshman center Eleah Parker’s newest addition to an already long list of weekly awards puts her in record breaking territory. Her latest Ivy League Rookie of the Week award – her sixth – marks the most since her frontcourt companion and senior Michelle Nwokedi earned six in 2014-2015.
Alongside her second straight co-Ivy League Player of the Week, Parker also won her fifth Ivy League Rookie of the Week and became just the second player ever to win more than one National Freshman of the Week awards.
In a thriller, senior guard Anna Ross dictated exactly how the script would end: with the ball in her hands. It was her last-second bucket that proved the difference as Penn eked past Villanova 79-77.