It was a fitting end to a career: a huge win over Princeton to clinch the Ivy League title, followed by the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003-2004.Most players would decide to hang up their shoes after such a successful career, but Alyssa Baron has never been most players.
After a colorful Penn baseball career and an additional season as a Blue Devil, 2013 graduate Ryan Deitrich’s big league dreams are still alive and well.After a successful campaign in his final year of eligibility at Duke as a redshirt senior this spring, the slugger was signed by the Evansville Otters, a professional minor league club that plays in the independent Frontier League.
And with that, the United States’ 2014 World Cup campaign came to a close. The USMNT’s future, however, is far from dismal.
Since head coach Steve Dolan took control of the then-floundering program a few years ago, he has always prioritized the importance of the journey over the destination.
This weekend, Penn’s Class of 1923 Arena will host a unique celebration of United States armed forces veterans at Saturday’s Army Veterans vs. Navy Veterans arena football game. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
With an Ivy League title in hand and his college career coming to a close, Dolezal came to a crossroads. Would he continue to pursue soccer at the professional level or leave behind the game that had given him so much throughout his life?
For Penn track and field, the past weekend was the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.After months of hard work and continuous team improvement, three of Penn’s top athletes got the chance to represent the school at collegiate track and field’s most elite and competitive meet: the NCAA Finals.
Since the end of the dreadful 2013-14 season for Penn men’s basketball, we’ve seen three players and two assistants leave the program. But we’ve also seen coach Jerome Allen go to work.While things seemed to be crumbling around him, Allen kept on moving, introducing his former Penn teammate Nat Graham as his assistant while adding four recruits.
Rising senior defense Meg Markham spent the past weekend trying out for the U.S. women’s lacrosse team along with 83 of the best lacrosse players from around the country. Though Markham didn’t make the final roster, the experience was definitely a valuable one for one of Penn’s key returning starters.
A lot has happened in the world of international soccer since the last World Cup was held four years ago in South Africa.All-time greats like Ronaldinho have faded away from their once seemingly untouchable positions of supremacy.
As part of the FIFA World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party, ESPN has selected Bethlehem SteelStacks as one of very few venues around the country where it will look-in live at crowd reactions during the USA vs. Ghana game on June 16.
If you enjoy watching basketball to any degree, then Philadelphia University became heaven on earth this weekend as The Basketball Tournament took over the Gallagher Center.
In the end, I was left with a resounding feeling that this was the epitome of what basketball can be.I’ve been to plenty of basketball games in my life at a variety of skill levels, but The Basketball Tournament was different.
Trying to discern the real Tyrone Gilliams remains a fool’s errand for many who have heard his drumbeat of popularity, even if that drumbeat is muted for now.
While Penn's coaches and players have remained tight-lipped "tightlipped" about the program's internal issues since the end of the season, the Red and Blue's resiliency in recruiting has done some talking in its own right.
Fenwick High School (Ill.) senior power forward Dan Dwyer committed to join the Red and Blue next season, becoming the fifth member of Penn’s next recruiting class.
A few notes:
On Monday night, the problems with Penn basketball came to a head, as The Daily Pennsylvanian confirmed that freshman Tony Bagtas , sophomore Julian Harrell and junior Henry Brooks were off of the team
A day after it was confirmed that Tony Bagtas left the program, sophomore Julian Harrell and Henry Brooks also are officially leaving Penn basketball.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Pera, Penn's recruiting coordinator for the last two seasons, will leave Penn for Rice, where he will be a member of new coach Mike Rhoades' staff.
Massanutten Military (Va.) senior center Ryan Singer, who
had previous committed to Penn on Jan. 5, has reopened his recruitment. He was
previously the fourth commit in the class of 2018, joining forward Mike Auger,
small forward Sam Jones and guard Antonio Woods.
All that’s left to say after the final permutations of “This is unacceptable” for this season have been uttered is that that culture needs overhauled as soon as possible.
In their final game of the season, the Quakers came out and nearly upset Princeton before ultimately falling 70-65.
The Big Red couldn’t give the game away, though, because the Quakers wouldn’t take it. A night after Princeton came into Newman Arena and blew out Cornell by 40 points, Penn won by just four, seeing every mistake the Big Red made and raising it another.
Going up against the worst team in the Ivy League, Penn held on thanks to Dau Jok's 21 points, defeating Cornell, 69-65.
There are a lot of bad teams in college basketball, but Penn is not just bad. The Quakers are an undisciplined, insubordinate squad.
Columbia and Penn basketball are both changing the status quo in the Ivy League, but in very different ways.
The loss marks the Quakers’ third straight and the seventh loss of the season by 17 points or more
Night? Over. The Ivy League title race? Eliminated from contention. Nothing
left to play for? Not quite.
The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to several prominent donors and members of the Penn Athletics Board of Overseers for their reactions to the state of Penn basketball.
Allen Iverson and Jerome Allen shared an NBA court once. Both had similar dreams, but only one is still being lived.
No more chances for this class of Quakers to rejuvenate the Red and Blue faithful at the Palestra. No more opportunities to get fans believing instead of grieving at the Cathedral again.
Despite a spirited effort to kick off Saturday night's game, Penn simply could not stop Sears or any other part of the Bulldogs balanced attack.
It’s not often that high school teammates compete for the same team in college. But Wendy Zhao and Luona Wang, two members of the Penn women’s fencing team, are doing just that.
In a state-of-the-art fencing center sporting electronic target simulators and championship banners, the Penn fencing team meticulously prepares for an upcoming tournament.
For Penn fencing, this weekend is all about Ivy, as the Quakers head to Brown to compete in the Ivy League Championships.
In the latter half of our two-part look at Penn winter sports, we focus on men’s hoops, swimming, track and field and fencing.
The men’s side had a strong weekend, going 5-0, while the women’s side fell vs. Northwestern and Temple yet still finished with a respectable 3-2.
Coming off a successful showing two weeks ago at the Penn State Invitational, both Penn’s men’s and women’s fencing squads look to continue to harness that momentum at the Philadelphia Invitational.
At the culmination of a spectacular season in which the junior recorded just five losses, Mills emerged the best sabre fencer in American collegiate fencing.
This year, Penn will send nine fencers – six men and three women – to the NCAA Fencing Championships in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, which will be broadcast on ESPN3.
This week, an announcement of which Penn fencers have qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships will be made. The announcement follows the NCAA Mid-Atlantic South Regional, which took place Saturday at Lafayette College.
Since the team considers the Round-Robin its most important tournament of the season, there may never be a better time for Penn to have the kind of momentum it has right now.
This past Sunday, Penn foil won the National Squad Championships, officially earning it the title of ‘best foil team in the country.
Saturday morning, the No. 8 Penn men’s fencing team defeated No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 St. John’s at the Temple Invitational before hitting the road with the No. 10 women’s fencing team for the third U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships hosted by Ohio State on Sunday.
This weekend, the teams will face their final test before the rescheduled Ivy tournament, which takes place on Mar. 2-3.
David Xu has taken up the sport of wheelchair fencing under Penn assistant coach Mickey Zeljkovic and is already considering competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Both the men’s and women’s squads swept the competition of Stevens Tech, MIT, Boston College and Brandeis.
Midway through the season, Penn men’s and women’s fencing seemed to have defined their statuses at the Philadelphia Invitational, held at Temple Saturday, as they went 6-0 and 4-2 on the day, respectively.
Sophomore year in high school, Mills began traveling 45 minutes into Manhattan in order to practice inside the biggest club in the city – the Fencers Club – with the Peter Westbrook Foundation, a nonprofit which mostly works with inner city youth.
Despite losing to the Nittany Lions, both the men and women were able to register victories over fellow guests Duke, Haverford and North Carolina in their first action of the semester.
The Invitational promises tough competition for fencing as the Quakers take on a handful of teams — in addition to powerhouse Penn State — in the first in a long string of dual meets.
The region is the lifeblood of both Penn fencing and the school’s student body, as fencing has historically been most popular in the Northeast.
The USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships
illustrated the ups and down of Penn gymnastics.
With a score of 190.15, the Quakers finished behind host Brown and Yale, but managed to edge out Cornell. After struggling to do so all season, the Red and Blue managed to top 190 for the third straight meet.
Penn gymnastics celebrated Valentine’s Day with a little
heart both on and off the mat.On Sunday afternoon at Hutchinson Gymnasium, the Quakers
scored a season-high 190.850 en route to a second-place finish in the “Think
When Penn gymnastics takes to the mats this weekend, it will be
for more than just numbers on a page. This Sunday’s meet against West Chester and Rutgers is the
annual Think Pink weekend.
The Red and Blue fought for every tenth to pull it together and, for the first time this season, surpass the 190 mark placing second behind Temple with 190.550.
Despite their lack of immediate success, the Red and Blue still have much of the season left to turn it around. And that turning point might just be Saturday.
With part of the season already underway, the Penn gymnastics team is seeing the impact of its new facility, the Nalitt Family Gymnastics Center.
Coming off an underwhelming performance in a loss to Yale last weekend, the Quakers will look to rebound this Saturday at the Ken Anderson Invitational hosted by Temple. The five-team invitational will feature Penn, Temple, Cornell, Ursinus and West Chester.
What started out as a possible turning point for the Red and Blue ended up with the Quakers posting their lowest score of the season thus far against Yale.
After a disappointing loss to Illinois State last weekend, Penn gymnastics is back on the road, this time for its first Ivy League matchup of the season.
On Saturday, Penn fell to Illinois State, 190.4 – 187.9, in their first non-exhibition meet in the renovated Hutchinson Gymnasium.
On Saturday, Illinois State comes to Penn, not only for the Quakers first home meet of the 2013-14 season, but also for the debut of new equipment.
Penn and Temple had the opportunity to show off their skills in a low-pressure environment in front of a home crowd.
On Friday, the Penn and Temple gymnastics teams will put on an exhibition, the first in the brand new Nalitt Family Center. And both squads couldn’t be more excited to show it off.
With their second highest score of the season (193.725), the Quakers eked by Cornell (193.250) to clinch their second ECAC title in a row.
This weekend, the Penn gymnastics team will be feeling the pressure. But for the defending ECAC champions, that comes with the territory. The Quakers will be heading up to Cornell hoping to win their second consecutive conference crown.
Even with a solid score of 191.525 in this weekend’s matchup against North Carolina, the meet did not end in the Quakers’ favor.
It’s no secret in the gymnastics community that a female competitor usually peaks around the age of 16, long before one enters college.
The Quakers started off their spring break strong, defeating Ursinus 189.425 to 185.375.
The Penn women’s gymnastics team was unable to hold onto its crown as the two-time defending Ivy League champions.
Nwokedi spoke with the DP about why she chose Penn and following the team this year
2013-14 will be one to remember for Penn women’s basketball, not for how it ended, but for the achievements of its players and how it will change the program moving forward.
Thank you for being the team that never quits.
There's no denying it: this loss hurts for Penn women's hoops. Badly.
The second half was all Longhorns as No. 12 Penn fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 79-61, despite 25 points from senior captain Alyssa Baron
After falling to Princeton in last year’s season finale, Pennwas “a team to look out for” in the Ivy League. And a year later, the Quakers are looking to be that team to
look out for once again, but this time on the national stage, taking on Texas
this Sunday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
While outsiders tend to focus on the accolades of her teammates, it is hard to say that anyone has had as big of an impact for the Quakers this season than McCullough.
For Alyssa Baron, an Ivy League title and a chance to rebuild a program is no longer a dream. It’s reality.
The Quakers (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) received a No. 12 seed and will play No. 5 Texas in College Park, Md. The game is scheduled for Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN.
As musical notes slowly
filled the Palestra, the building came to life.
After winning the Ivy League title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, Penn women's basketball is giving its fans a chance to join in the celebration.
But looking at the big picture, it is a full-team effort that has led to Penn shining the brightest. And at the end of the day, the individual accolades are simply a sign of the team’s overall success, not a sign that the team was driven by solely by those few players.
The good news for Penn women's basketball? This ride isn't ending any time soon.
Led by senior captain Alyssa Baron and freshman sensation Sydney Stipanovich, Penn women’s basketball took down the heavily-favored Tigers and will await an unknown opponent in next week’s NCAA Tournament.
The Red and Blue (21-6, 11-2 Ivy) have gone full-circle in the past two months since that loss, winning 13 of their last 14 games going into Tuesday’s Ivy title matchup at Jadwin Gym with Princeton
For the first time in program history, Penn women’s basketball is postseason-bound for the second consecutive year.
Columbia was just the next victim of a ferocious Penn women’s basketball team overflowing with energy in its last home stand of the season.
On Friday and Saturday, the Red and Blue (19-6, 9-2 Ivy) will host Columbia and Cornell, the latter of which will be Senior Night, before finishing their regular season against the Tigers (18-7, 9-2) on Tuesday night.
The Penn women’s basketball program has come a long way and we could not have done it without you. As coach McLaughlin’s first recruiting class, we have witnessed and been a part of the continued success.
All it takes is one week to change everything for Penn women's basketball.
After six seasons as the head coach of Penn wrestling, Rob Eiter has decided to resign.
year long, we listened to the theme of how youth, inexperience, and a slew of
injuries resulted in a rollercoaster 2013-14 season for Penn wrestling.
No. 11 seed Lorenzo Thomas went 5-3 over a grueling three-day stretch at the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City to finish sixth and become Penn’s first ever 184-pound All-American, the 27th overall.
The Quakers are sending four wrestlers to Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena, including 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Assocation Championship runners-up junior Lorenzo Thomas and senior Brad Wukie
Even without an individual winner at this year’s edition of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, Penn wrestling is still feeling pretty good about its performance.
the Red and Blue are not loaded with the firepower of the last several years,
the blue-collar squad should contend seriously at multiple weight classes.
day has finally arrived for Penn wrestling.This
weekend, the Quakers will compete in the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling
Association (EIWA) Championships, at home in the Palestra.
With the most important
challenge of the year looming on the horizon, sometimes all a team needs is a
little morale boost.That’s exactly what Penn
wrestling got this weekend, going on the road to defeat rivals Princeton and
Drexel, 22-9 and 20-10, respectively.
Penn wrestling will finish up
the home stretch of its dual season close to campus this weekend.
It has been a season filled with adjustments, surprises and obstacles for Penn. With everything that has been thrown at them these past three months, the Quakers could have easily fallen apart. But they have repeatedly refused to let their circumstances get the best of them.
Not even Penn wrestling’s own roster can boast too many stories quite like Friedman’s, even if the sophomore pre-med student hasn’t been able to log much mat time this year for the Quakers.
“Overly focused, it’s far from the time to rest now,” the rapper Drake insists on 'Pound Cake', a recent record.The same goes for Penn wrestling, a team that issued a 24-10 pounding of Ivy League foe Columbia at the Palestra on Saturday.
Penn wrestling, the plan is simple as it takes on Yale this weekend and enters the final stretch of the
season: just compete and let the results unfold as they may.
The Quakers won six bouts en route to a comfortable 23-12 win over the Crimson on Friday before the Bears upset them with some late heroics from the following afternoon, 18-16. The loss was the Quakers’ first to Brown in their last 22 meetings.
After falling to Cornell, 32-(-1), in an embarrassing dual at home on Feb. 1, this weekend’s doubleheader will give the Quakers a chance to pick themselves up and reestablish their confidence on the mats.
If this season has taught Penn wrestling anything, it’s that Lorenzo Thomas isn’t like most people in that regard.
Saturday, the No. 4 Big Red returned to the site of their last Ivy loss and dealt the Quakers a smackdown, 32-(-1).
Penn wrestling has a ways to go before they become the premier Ivy League wrestling program, but Saturday marks an opportunity for Penn to make a statement against the No. 4 team in the nation.
This is the first of a two-part examination of how Penn’s winter sports stack up midway throug the 2013-14 season
The Quakers dropped their Sunday afternoon match to their EIWA foe, 21-13, at the Palestra despite two seniors returning to the lineup