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.
Awarded to Women Leaders in College Sports members, the Administrator of the Year distinction recognizes administrative excellence at all levels of intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Calhoun, a Women Leaders in College Sports board member from 2013-2016, was aptly qualified for the honor.
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.
Good leadership can prove the difference between try and triumph, and Penn field hockey is rife with multitalented players. Unlike previous years, the team will now rely on three captains to take them to the NCAA Tournament and finally take down Princeton.
After playing one year at Wake Forest, Fran McCaffery transferred to Penn in 1978. In University City, his play earned him the nickname of "White Magic." After graduating Wharton in 1982, McCaffery stayed at Penn for one more season as an assistant coach.
After four stellar years at Meiklejohn stadium, 2015 Penn graduate and left-handed pitcher Ronnie Glenn was taken in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball draft. Since then, Glenn has been steadily working his way up the Los Angeles Angels’ minor league ladder; he currently is in his second season with the Single-A Burlington (IA) Bees.
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.
If you follow basketball at all, then it’s probably safe to assume that you’ve heard of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and his outspoken father, Lavar Ball. A better question, though, is have you heard of Lonzo’s agent and former Penn basketball player, Harrison Gaines?
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.
Athletes are creatures of habit. Whether it’s Dwight Howard singing “Single Ladies” on the free throw line, or Bryce Harper showering seven times a day, or senior sprint football linebacker Quinn Karam wearing the same upper body garment (I don’t think it qualifies as a shirt anymore) under his pads for every game for seven years, most athletes tightly clutch these insane superstitions or routines and swear they are essential for peak performance.
One of the most ubiquitous of these routines is the pregame playlist.
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.
Erica Higa really, really loved her first visit to Rwanda a year ago. So much so, as a matter of fact, that the Penn women’s soccer rising senior had to coerce a couple of friends to come along for round two.
For all the time that has passed since Title IX first made its way into federal law 45 years ago, a new report suggests that improving the status of women in intercollegiate athletics has largely stalled.