When you’re told to “expect the unexpected,” it’s easy to take that clichéd piece of advice with a desultory wave of the hand.
But let’s be honest.
Towards the end of spring break, the basketball teams -- and respective fan bases -- from Harvard and Yale gathered at the Palestra for the Ivy League's one game playoff.
When was the last time you heard of a Penn athlete who achieved national celebrity status? For most current Penn students, the answer to this question is probably “never.” This is not necessarily a problem of student apathy towards Penn athletics, however, but rather a reflection of Penn’s priorities as a university.
Now that it is about to wrap up, what can we say about Grace Calhoun’s first semester as Penn’s athletic director? One thing is for sure: is is moving in the right direction toward addressing student apathy.
If you fight the urge to look at your phone while strolling down Locust Walk, you might just notice a little something different amongst the sea of hurried people.
Greg Ambrogi and Justin Reilly proposed to their former classmates a mentoring network of Penn athlete alumni to be a resource for current student-athletes. The program is now gaining momentum