The vote by the eight Ivy League football coaches to end tackling at in-season practices is Penn Athletics' philosophy in action.
For Penn football, and the other seven Ivy League programs, two questions remained unanswered: Will the coaches’ proposal to eliminate tackling from regular season practices be passed? And if it does, what effect will it have on the players?
For a few, sunny hours on Franklin Field, Penn football was back on Sunday.
Capping off spring practices for the Quakers, the two-hour Spring Game gave alumni and students a glimpse of what the Red and Blue would look like once their quest to defend the Ivy title begins in September.
“We don’t get to play many games so coming out here, even if it’s our own players, going aggressive and being able to tackle, it’s awesome for us,” junior quarterback Alek Torgersen said.
The game of football tends to dominate a lot of conversation around Franklin Field, but the game of life is so much more important.
Penn football announced the 2016 slate of games it will play in the quest to repeat last year’s Ivy title-winning campaign.
But now, following a nationwide change in the structure of the Uplifting Athletes organization allowing teams to raise money for multiple rare diseases, Penn will be taking its fundraising efforts to the next level.
Last week, at their annual meeting, the Ivy League’s eight head football coaches unanimously made an unprecedented decision to eliminate tackling from all regular season practices.
Better late than never.
For Penn Athletics, the timeless idiom has never been more true, as several transfer students have found their respective ways to 33rd Street and quickly made an impact on the Quakers’ athletic program.
If the Penn football team beats Cornell at Franklin Field to win the Ivy League title and Brian Seltzer is not in the booth to provide commentary, did it really happen?
Ever since 2008, the 2007 college graduate has been the voice of Penn football.
Although Penn boasts countless spectacular student-athletes, the most impressive aspect of their success may not even be the athletic success itself.
When Weenies then-junior fullback/safety Matt Mantica proclaimed that the end of DPOSTM’s run of success was in sight at last year’s Kamin Cup, the incoming president’s prediction seemed ludicrous.
To the victor goes the spoils.
Fresh off leading Penn football to an Ivy League title, senior linebacker Tyler Drake was awarded the Bushnell Cup as the Ancient Eight's Defensive Player of the Year Monday.
In a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, Drake beat out fellow finalist Dartmouth senior linebacker Will McNamara for the honor.
"He's a tireless worker.
A dialogue about football’s future is brewing as we speak. Why shouldn’t the Ivy League take a part in leading that discussion?
Philadelphia is known for a lot of things.
Not only am I from the Lone Star State, but I may have a slight obsession with the place I call home.
When I went home for Thanksgiving break a few weeks ago, I engaged in all of the holiday-season small-talk with family that one might expect.
Yes, I was enjoying life at school.
For the second time this season, “College GameDay” will make its way to Philadelphia on Saturday in anticipation of the 116th Army-Navy game, which will be played at Lincoln Financial Field.
Awards season isn’t quite over for Penn football.
A week after coach Ray Priore was named Ivy League Coach of the Year, two Penn players — senior linebacker Tyler Drake and sophomore wide receiver Justin Watson — have been announced as two of the four finalists for the Asa S.
When Penn football marched on to the field in Bethlehem Pennsylvania on Sept. 19th, it did not resemble Ray Priore’s team that was crowned Ivy League champions on Saturday.
On Saturday, Penn football clinched its 17th Ivy title at Franklin Field with a 34-21 win over Cornell. Here is how the game went down, through the eyes of a reporter.