Playing away from the Palestra for the seventh straight game, Penn survived a streaky shooting night to defeat Lafayette 73-68 and earn its second victory in three nights.
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Penn men’s basketball came ready to play, but in the end, the nation's No. 4 team was just too good.
On Tuesday, the Ivy League announced the finalists for its Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards. Senior wide receiver Justin Watson was named a finalist for the offensive award and junior linebacker Nick Miller was nominated for the defensive honor.
Watson torched Cornell’s defense to lift the Quakers to a thrilling 29-22 victory and earned one last DP Sports' Player of the Week award in the process.
On Saturday, Penn men’s basketball opened Penn Athletics' triple-header with a 99-40 victory over Penn State Brandywine (0-2), and as the scoreline reflects, the Quakers (2-2) dominated from the very beginning. 15 players scored for the Red and Blue, with freshman forward Jarrod Simmons and senior guard Darnell Foreman leading the way with 16 and 14 points respectively.
Earning playing time on a varsity team as a freshman is no small task — but starring on one is something even more impressive. Several Penn rookies stepped up to the plate in this regard — but which one had the best season? A trio of DP Sports' finest debate.
Competing at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, the men and women saw their seasons come to an end as the teams both finished sixth. Both teams would have needed to finish in the top two out of more than 25 teams in each field to advance as a team to Nationals.
“Obviously I’m biased, but I would take those three over anybody in the league,” coach Steve Donahue said. “I feel strongly that they’re going to be really productive players in this league.”
While most eyes were focused on Penn football’s thrilling Homecoming victory over Princeton this weekend, more than half a dozen other teams were also in action for Penn Athletics — some playing their last competitions of the year, others playing their first.
On Saturday, the men’s and women’s teams held their annual Red and Blue Scrimmage. The women took the court first before the men played in the sequel. Both games were closely contested with the Red squad squeaking out a 65-62 victory in the women’s game and the Blue team was victorious 78-72 in the men’s game
For some championship-or-bust fans, it doesn’t even matter how well Penn does in its final four games — this season will be a disappointment.
With both athletics practices and on-campus recruiting (OCR) presentations often being scheduled for the evening to accommodate course-schedules and traveling job-recruiters, many in-season athletes struggle to balance a commitment to their teams with a desire to secure corporate internships and jobs.
Penn women’s soccer senior Erica Higa only had one shot on Saturday, but that one shot was enough to earn her this week’s DP Sports' Player of the Week.
After recording impressive results in the Quakers’ first three meets of 2017, including a second-place individual finish at the Main Line Invitation, Hong’s expectations for the season are higher than they have ever been before.
On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills announced that former Penn football captain and tight end Ryan O’Malley had been signed to the team’s practice squad. The announcement comes just a day after Bills tight end Charles Clay underwent left knee surgery, which is expected to keep Clay sidelined for multiple weeks.
The Palestra just saw a new shade of Red and Blue. On Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia 76ers held their Blue x White Scrimmage with the White squad squeaking out a nail-biting overtime victory in front of a raucous, packed- to-the-rafters Palestra crowd.
After defeating Lehigh 65-47 for its second win of the season, Penn saw not just one, but two of its players win conference-wide recognition. Sophomore running back Karekin Brooks was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week and junior linebacker Nick Miller was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.
On Saturday against Lehigh, sophomore running back Karekin Brooks dominated with 268 rushing yards and four total touchdowns to carry Penn to its 65-47 victory. His 268 yards might have not been quite enough to break Penn’s all-time record of 272, but it was enough to earn him the honor of DP Sports’ Player of the Week.
After defeating Cornell at home on Saturday 2-0, Penn field hockey completed the undefeated weekend on the road with a 3-2 overtime victory over American. The Quakers (4-4, 1-0 Ivy) entered both games as underdogs with Cornell (5-2, 01) and American (7-3) both getting off to impressive starts this season.
The Process is coming to Penn. On Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that the Palestra would be host to the team’s Blue x White Scrimmage on Sunday, October 1 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.