Channeling his inner Bo Schembechler, Penn football coach Ray Priore preached the importance of standing together heading into Saturday’s Ivy League tilt with Yale.
Coming off a bye week, the well-rested Quakers will look to start the second half of their Collegiate Sprint Football League season on a positive note when they take on winless Post under the Friday night lights of Franklin Field.
The team has cruised to a dominant 6-0 start in Colonial States College Hockey Conference play and boasts an overall record of 7-2. Their last game against Seton Hall University ended in a lopsided 9-1 Quaker victory.
Sailing mainly against schools with varsity teams, the Quakers have consistently found themselves near the top of the national rankings over the past several years. The women’s team is currently ranked 16th in the country, while the co-ed unit stands as the 25th best team nationally.
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 football is in trouble after falling to 0-2 with a loss to Columbia. But, in the grand scheme of the Ivy title hunt, are the Quakers down for the count, or are their backs simply against the wall?
At Friday’s Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, the men’s side came in 24th of 35 total teams, and the women placed 31st from a pool of 33. Saturday’s Princeton Invitational saw the Quakers finish in seventh of 21 teams on the men’s side and ninth on the women’s of 20.
The Quakers had multiple opportunities in front of the Big Green's goal, but failed to score in their 4-0 loss at Rhodes Field.
Priore has shied away from calling Penn's situation a quarterback controversy. He insisted instead that it was merely a quarterback competition. Now there is no doubt.
Penn football fell to Columbia, 34-31 in overtime. The Lions (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) crawled back from a 21-7 deficit by scoring 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter before walking off in overtime on a 24-yard touchdown to wide receiver Josh Wainwright.
At halftime, the Quakers lead the Lions 14-7.
Penn is tasked with facing Dartmouth at Rhodes Field on Saturday night. The match will be critical for momentum going forward, as the Quakers venture into the second half of their campaign.
The Quakers hope to continue their upward trend this weekend at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin.
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Penn (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) visit Columbia (4-0, 1-0) on Saturday in a critically important bounce back opportunity. Penn has a twenty-game winning streak against the Lions, and the Quakers hope to continue this trend this weekend.
With the teams almost halfway through the season, Penn's top two rookies have had a significant hand in the success that both the men’s and women’s teams have achieved, helping to score points at the past three meets and contribute to the dominance of the program.
After a fourth-place finish at the Paul Short Invitational, Penn men's cross country walked away from Lehigh University ranked second in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the NCAA. With their No. 2 ranking, the Quakers have approached historic territory, matching the best ranking in program history.
From the moment he stepped onto that track in Franklin Field, Dolan knew he had a special runner in Chris Luciano.
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.
Mills only has six games left before he becomes a full-time engineer. He’ll undoubtedly leave an impact on each one.
As we hit the midpoint of the semester, all of Penn Athletics' fall teams now have their seasons underway. Many players have stood out with strong starts to their campaigns, but who has been the MVP thus far? Our editors tackle the question below.
Saying Penn sprint football's Eddie Jenkins had a bounce-back performance is a gross understatement.
After struggling mightily offensively against Army last week, Penn sprint football bounced back against Cornell in a commanding 45-14 win.
Penn football struggled for all but 10 glorious minutes against Central Connecticut State (CCSU) in a 42-21 loss. Injuries and sloppy play made it hard for the Quakers (2-2, 0-1 Ivy) to get anything going.
The move adds yet another bump in Torgersen’s road as he continues to seek out his break into the National Football League.
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.
Beyond the raw emotional reaction of losing on a walk-off touchdown on national television, Penn’s performance left something to be desired. Coach Ray Priore rightly credited Dartmouth for a well-played game, but the loss highlighted weaknesses in the Quakers' squad that had not been made evident in the non-conference slate.
Penalties, turnovers and a missed field goal were a few of the many miscues that doomed Penn in a 24-14 defeat at home against Army.
Despite the season's early woes, the Quakers (1-6-1, 0-0-1 Ivy) entered the competition with energy and confidence. However, Penn's early dominance was met by an offensive onslaught by Cornell in the second half and overtime.
Two plays in the last five minutes — one on each end of the field — made the difference between Penn football and Dartmouth as the Quakers came out on the wrong side of a 16-13 loss under the Friday night lights of Franklin Field.
The Quakers trail Dartmouth at halftime of their Ivy League opener, 10-7.
There is no better storyline in sports than two siblings competing against one another. During Penn men's soccer’s game against Cornell this weekend, Penn freshman Alex Touche will face off against his twin brother Charles.
Did I lie to you all last week, when I went against my 15 fellow Swamis and said Penn would lose? I wouldn't call myself a liar, but I wouldn't call myself a truther.
Penn football’s running backs have stepped up after senior and 2016 first-team All-Ivy selection Tre Solomon left in the first quarter of the season opener with an apparent ankle injury.
With parity in the Ancient Eight arguably the highest in recent memory, a single play could spell the difference between a championship and fourth place. Penn’s next opponent, Dartmouth, gave a great example of this last week.
Now, riding an incredible wave of momentum, the Quakers turn their attention to the Paul Short Invitational. After the Red and Blue take the 90 minute trek up to Bethlehem, both the men and the women will be greeted with the longest course that they have seen thus far. The men have an 8K, and the women face a 6K —a mile longer than the previous longest course.
A sophomore from Pittsburgh, Jenkins knows, as the cliche goes, that he has big shoes to fill as the team's new starting quarterback. But fortunately for the entire Penn sprint football program, Jenkins has no wishes to shy away from the challenge.
Penn sprint football has cruised to a dominant 2-0 start this season thanks to the help of some key freshman talent. So far, the Quakers have outscored their helpless opponents 89-13 with new faces contributing on both sides of the ball.
Despite losing two starters from last season, the Quakers still managed to upgrade their offensive line with the additions of sophomore William & Mary transfer Matt McDermott and highly accomplished high school freshman guard Jack Schaible.
Two undefeated teams enter. Only one will come out. Those are the stakes for the Saturday night sprint football showdown at Franklin Field between Penn and Army West Point.
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.
As of now, Yale and Harvard sit atop the conference with 1-0 records in the Ancient Eight, while Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Columbia all are 2-0, but have yet to start conference play. Brown and Cornell currently sit in last place, each with 0-1 conference records.
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.
Even though Penn sprint football’s offense did not score as much as it did against Caldwell, the defense turned in another strong performance, holding Chestnut Hill to seven points in a 20-7 win on Friday night.
A hard-fought match ended in defeat for Penn men's soccer, who came into Saturday's game against Drexel seeking their second win of the season. Although the outcome of a 2-1 loss may have been disappointing, the game provided the youthful Quakers something more valuable: experience.
Penn football toppled Lehigh on Saturday afternoon in a thrilling shootout victory, scoring nine touchdowns en route to its second win of the season, 65-47 — the most the Quakers have scored since 1946. The 112 total points scored were the most in a Penn game ever.
Penn football is locked in a shootout with Lehigh, with both offenses cashing in early to crank the score up to 35-28 at halftime.
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.
On June 26, Jason Calhoun was named Penn's next men's golf coach. This is the fourth time he has worked at the same university as his wife, Penn Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun.
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