There's a lot to catch up on, but here's an overview of the seven Penn Athletics programs in competition this fall:
McMahon, in only his second full MLL season, has developed into one of the best lacrosse players in the world. The rangy six-foot-four cover man who led the 2014 Quakers to an Ivy League Tournament title has since become a takeaway artist and the backbone of the Machine Defense, and as such, he was named to the All-MLL Team.
This fall season will feature 25 Ivy League matches on ESPN’s live internet streaming network, ESPN3. Penn will feature in six of these games across four different sports. Here is a look at the Quakers' matchups to be featured on the ESPN channel throughout this fall.
Quaker teams and fans can start setting their calendars for fall sports’ seasons.
Penn athletic teams have continued to release 2017-2018 schedules throughout the summer. Student-athletes and coaches can begin gameplan preparations and fans can clear their schedules for all the marquee games.
In the recently released Ivy League Preseason Football Poll, media from around the Ancient Eight predicted the final standings for the upcoming season. The results: Princeton and Harvard tied for first, with Penn coming in a close third.
Former Penn football quarterback Alek Torgersen saw his first NFL action on August 10, stepping in under center for the Atlanta Falcons in a preseason Thursday night game against the Miami Dolphins.
In today's college basketball landscape, there truly is no offseason. Coaches at all levels flock to AAU tournaments across the country throughout the summer to catch a glimpse of the premiere high school talent.
Right now, Jeff Luhnow is one of the hottest names in the MLB, but few would have ever saw that coming six years ago when Luhnow began his tenure as the Houston Astro's general manager (GM).
Rising junior and defending first team All-Ivy cornerback Mason Williams led the Ancient Eight with six interceptions in a breakout sophomore season, but the rising star is taking his talents to the ACC.
The summer is not an off season for any Division 1 athlete, especially not Mark Andrew, a rising junior on the men’s swim team.
Andrew competed at the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 27 to July 1, one of the most competitive meets in the country.
Lights! Camera! Penn football?
After it’s second straight shared Ivy League championship in 2016, Penn football will once again be in the spotlight in 2017 with nine of the team’s games scheduled to be televised.
Rhodes Field: home to Penn men’s and women’s soccer, the US men’s national team, and Swansea City AFC.
No, you didn’t misread that; Penn’s soccer stadium hosted a Premier League team and a national team in the midst of a major tournament within the span of just a few days this past week.
But while there aren’t many questions regarding who will take the field when the 2017 season rolls around, it’s no secret that one uncertainty still hangs over the squad, one that by and large may determine whether Penn can turn its three-peat dreams into a reality — who’s going to be calling the shots on offense?
Instead, seven Quakers have ventured out to the USA Track & Field’s two championships, the junior and senior outdoor, held in Sacramento, CA spanning June 22 to 25. These are not taken lightly by the athletes, as the top two juniors in each event will see themselves through to Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, while seniors have a shot at London’s IAAF World Championships this summer.
On Monday morning, Penn Athletics revealed that Jason Calhoun, who served as the La Salle women’s golf head coach in 2016-17, is taking over the Penn men’s job, effective immediately.
For many, summer is a great time to relax and recover from nine months of late-night cramming and early-morning rising. But for Penn student-athletes, summer isn't much of a rest. It might be the offseason, but few athletes can afford to take the summer off. On top of all of the training, throw in a full work day in the office and suddenly, a warm summer's day doesn't seem so pleasant anymore. For DP Sports' three varsity student athletes, however, it is nothing they aren't used to. Check out how they are balancing it all below.
Now, a new set of freshmen are up to bat.
While the class only has five players, it is replacing an even smaller group of seniors that boasted only one major contributor in Matt Howard.
Karl Racine, the current Washington, D.C. Attorney General and a 1980s Penn men’s basketball standout, is leading a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump.
Pitchers Billy Lescher and Jake Cousins were taken by the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals in the 17th and 20th rounds, respectively, and fellow pitcher Adam Bleday went in the 27th round to the Houston Astros. Closer Jake Nelson rounded the group out, going in the 33rd round to the Tigers.
Major League Baseball’s amateur draft kicked off Monday night. With more thanforty rounds taking place through Wednesday, over 1,200 aspiring big leaguers will be matched with the organization with which they will begin their professional careers. A handful of recent Penn grads hope their name will be among those selected.
Sean Clarke was the lone Quaker representative to embark on the trip to Eugene, Oregon for the biggest collegiate track meet of the year. While Clarke had grown accustomed to having the support of his teammates, being the only Penn athlete forced Clarke to adjust his game.
Over Thanksgiving break next season, the Quakers will be heading down to the Bahamas to participate in the Junkanoo Jam, the team announced earlier today. The annual event consists of two separate four-team bracket, with two guaranteed games for each team.
Many athletes wearing the Red and Blue will trade in their uniforms for suits and ties during the summer for a 10-week crash course of knowledge and experience in various industries such as finance, engineering, medicine and technology.
But just because an athlete may have an internship doesn’t mean their normal commitments as a college athlete are ending.
Jet lag was not a factor for Penn men’s Rowing as both the lightweight and hreavyweight teams travelled to Sacramento this weekend for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship Regatta. Both teams turned in solid performances that they are hoping will build some momentum going into next season.
Penn football, women’s soccer, and field hockey all recently released their fall 2017 schedules. The Quakers are looking forward to a competitive and successful season across the athletics department.
Jack McCloskey, the former Penn basketball player and coach who went on to have a long and successful career in the NBA, died Thursday in Savannah, Georgia at the age of 91.
After one year at Penn, quarterback Michael Collins has announced his transfer to FBS Texas Christian University. As the heir apparent to Torgersen, Collins was expected to take the reins behind center in the program’s quest for a third straight Ivy Championship. Instead, he heads to Fort Worth to join an already crowded quarterback room.
After a record number of Penn athletes qualified for the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries in Lexington, Kentucky this year, hopes were high that Pen track and field would be able to continue their season’s success into the upcoming NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
On Thursday, Penn track and field heads to Lexington, KY to compete in their season-ending NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Red and Blue enter the NCAA East Preliminary Round in almost too-fitting fashion, sending a record 25 team members across both teams.
After graduating from Penn and coaching the wrestling team from 1986-2005, Penn Athletic Director Grace Calhoun announced Wednesday that Reina would be returning to his position as head coach. The news comes two weeks after Calhoun announced that former head coach Alex Tirapelle had resigned.
But now, Allen is facing a whole new kind of challenge. As an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics, Allen now has to help his team slow down the NBA defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
While the whole team battled to earn a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series, the Quakers leaned heavily on their seniors to guide the way.
While finals were ending and seniors were preparing for their last goodbyes at graduation, the Penn football team began a new era by announcing the incoming class of 2021.
Penn baseball fell to Yale in the Ivy League Championship Series in two games on Tuesday, 5-0 and 11-7.
The Quakers (23-22) were dominated all day long by the Elis (30-16) in every facet of the game.
While most Penn athletes were enjoying their first days of summer without games or classes, Penn’s rowing and track and field athletes were still hard at work over the weekend.
22 years ago, before most of the players on today's team were even born, Penn baseball won the Ivy League Championship. Since then, it has only returned to the championship series once, 10 years ago in 2007. Now, they’re back and only Yale stands in the way.
The Ivy League Basketball tournament will return to the Palestra in 2018 for its second year.
Penn wrestling coach Alex Tirapelle has tendered his resignation, Penn Athletics announced Wednesday morning.
No motivation was given for the sudden resignation, and an immediate successor was no announced.
There’s no stopping it. Your final game might end in heartbreak. It might end with injury. It might even be for an Ivy title.
Nobody remembers the team in second. Penn baseball knows this better than anyone: the past three years have been spent in the dreaded No. 2 spot. But now, at long last, the Quakers have finally gotten over the hump.
With a division-clinching win over Columbia, Penn baseball took home one of the most monumental wins in program history. And, quite simply, the response we saw today is evidence that coach John Yurkow’s Quakers have finally taken that elusive next step.
The Ivy League's track and field season came to a close on Sunday, and the women of Penn finished with their best performance in 11 years.
Heartbreak for Penn men’s lacrosse. Despite playing one of their best all-around games of the season, the Quakers (7-6, 3-3 Ivy) fell at the hands of the top-seeded Yale Bulldogs in the Ivy League Tournament semifinals, 13-12, after a tournament-record four overtimes.
Another year of Penn Relays is now history. And while Penn track and field may not have repeated the same success of 2016, which saw the team win its first Relay since 1974, the Quakers still made a number of finals appearances, and broke some records, too.
So it all comes down to this. Needing one win in two home games against second-place Columbia to clinch its first Ivy League Lou Gehrig Division title since 2007, Penn baseball failed to close out on Saturday afternoon, taking a pair of losses by scores of 14-4 and 7-5 to fall into a tie with the Lions.
Many expected Torgersen to be drafted, at least in the last round on Saturday, but the senior quarterback had to watch on as all 253 picks were revealed without his name in them. He was ranked by ESPN as the 10th best quarterback prospect — 10 quarterbacks were drafted, including those ranked one through nine, and number 11.
Penn track and field's sprinters have a busy weekend in front of them. As one of premier units on the team, both the men's and women's sprinters will be facing some of the best schools in the country this weekend at the Penn Relays. But that won't faze them, as they've shown throughout the year that they belong with the best.
The Penn Relays are upon us. And while the oldest and largest track and field meet in the nation is a sight to see, it can be tough to catch every event over the three-day bonanza. With that in mind, here are five events you should put on your calendar to get the best, most efficient Relays experience.
That touchdown pass was more than a key play in a regular season game. It was the moment Penn football was put back on the map. It was the moment Alek Torgersen burst onto the scene. And most of all, it was the first glimpse at a potential NFL quarterback.
With some of the world’s best athletes descending on Franklin Field for the Penn Relays, thousands will be in attendance to seem them compete. Although they might not be the main attraction, Penn track and field’s distance runners are hoping their performances will catch fans’ attention too.