Upon hearing the name “Penn” before last Sunday, many people might have first thought of a certain school in State College, but the Red and Blue’s respectable showing has earned them America’s admiration.
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 might be done for the year after the loss to Kansas, but the future for this team is so bright.
Though Penn's fans were heavily outnumbered by Kansas' fans in Wichita, the Quaker faithful more than made themselves heard.
In a game that saw Penn stick around with No. 1 seed Kansas but ultimately fall by a score of 76-60, the biggest disparity between the two teams was free throw shooting.
No. 16 seed Penn men's basketball fell to No. 1 seed Kansas 76-60 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Penn men’s basketball might have come short of pulling off the greatest upset in college basketball history, but the Quakers have so much to be proud of.
Behind a strong first 20 minutes, the Quakers trail Kansas 33-26 at the half. The Red and Blue led for most of the way, until the Jayhawks stormed back late in the half to take the lead.
Before Penn tries to pull off what may just be the greatest upset in college basketball history, get to know four of the star players from each team.
“I think they’re gonna compete, and make Penn proud,” said class of 1979 Penn basketball legend Tony Price. “They’ve done that all year, I’m very proud of the team.”
Foreman sought to add another chapter to legacy of Penn basketball, and in the process has become somewhat of the team historian.
It’s time to give us the biggest game of all: Penn’s administration needs to throw its weight behind an Ivy Football Championship.
Though Penn men's basketball made history with its first March Madness appearance in 10 years, that was far from the only Penn team to put up some serious numbers over spring break.
On Tuesday afternoon, Penn students and employees gathered outside the Palestra in the dozens to send Penn men’s basketball off to the site of its first round NCAA Tournament game against Kansas on Thursday: Wichita, Kansas.
If the Quakers are going to shock the world and pull off the historic upset, here's four things they will have to do.
The No. 16 Red and Blue have a date in the Big Dance with No. 1 seed Kansas on Thursday. The Quakers will look to make history as the first ever No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the modern era of the NCAA Tournament.
Regardless of what happens against the Jayhawks, AJ will now always be able to call himself something that, for the last eleven years, had been virtually taboo within the halls of the Palestra: a champion.
A lot of hype surrounds this monumental showdown versus the top-seeded Jayhawks on Thursday — so let’s get to know them and see how Penn stacks up.
At the most basic level, this can be seen through the many different basketball rating systems that have the Quakers as an extremely underrated and under-seeded team.
More than a few prominent college basketball analysts and publications have gone on the record giving the Quakers a fighting chance.