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.
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.