The year was 2011. The Dallas Mavericks had just won their first NBA title. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” was named the number one song of the year.
The madness of the NHL Trade Deadline in Philadelphia, which passed at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, did not limit itself to the Flyers’ offices at the Wells Fargo Center.
It touched Penn’s campus as well.
After scheduling quirks forced the Calgary Flames away from the usual venue in which teams visiting the Flyers practice and to Penn, a pair of the squad’s sessions at the University’s Class of 1923 Arena quickly verged into the surreal as the team’s management wheeled and dealed earlier this week.
On Sunday, the Flyers hosted their annual Flyers Wives’ Carnival, a massive charity event that took up the entire floor at the Wells Fargo Center and featured a Ferris wheel that fit inside the building by — quite literally — an inch.
As spring break quickly approaches, Penn men’s tennis is excited to depart frigid Philadelphia for New Mexico, a destination as physically hot as the Quakers’ recent play.
After getting a first taste of live pitching, real grass and natural sunlight last weekend in Florida, Penn is set to head down to Virginia for a baseball-filled spring break.
Now, the games really count.
Penn women’s lacrosse will dip into Ivy play on Saturday for the first time in the 2015 season, as they will travel to take on Brown.
The numbers tell the story: Penn basketball has been anything but successful in Ivy League play this season.
In the midst of a seven-game losing streak, the Quakers have only three contests remaining before wrapping up their 2014-15 campaign.