Philadelphia is known for a lot of things.
Not only am I from the Lone Star State, but I may have a slight obsession with the place I call home.
When I went home for Thanksgiving break a few weeks ago, I engaged in all of the holiday-season small-talk with family that one might expect.
Yes, I was enjoying life at school.
For all of their accomplishments this year, and they were many – earning a share of the Ivy title, finishing the season on a six-game winning streak, garnering 11 All-Ivy award winners – Penn football was not the most successful team on campus this year.
Not even close.
When it comes to men's basketball, the Ivy League is unique, but it looks like that's about to change.
And it's about time.
When Penn football marched on to the field in Bethlehem Pennsylvania on Sept. 19th, it did not resemble Ray Priore’s team that was crowned Ivy League champions on Saturday.
Saturday's game at Franklin Field was not a competition. It wasn't even a celebration. It was a coronation.
When I arrived on campus a year ago, football season was my first major introduction to Penn Athletics.
Penn football found itself in an unfamiliar spot on Friday night. And no, that spot isn’t only the winner’s column.
After Penn football’s week two victory against fourth-ranked Villanova, my colleague Colin Henderson made a bold statement: The Quakers' win was no fluke.
Five games into the season, with the Red and Blue sitting at 2-3 heading into Friday’s game against Yale, I still didn’t know what to make of that statement.
On to the next.
Now that the dust has cleared, there’s not much more to say about Penn football’s win on Saturday.
It’s honestly hard to know what to make of Penn football after four games.
Two years ago, then-sophomore quarterback Dalyn Williams thought he had led Dartmouth to a seemingly improbable win over Penn.
Going into the 2015 Ivy League football season, I expected a few things: Penn would be better than its underachieving final year under Al Bagnoli.
Villanova's star quarterback John Robertson didn’t play against the Quakers on Thursday night. And it just didn’t matter.
As a first year coach, there is reason to be nervous about a lot of things. But delivering a successful snap to the quarterback isn't necessarily one of them.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — They are what we thought they were.
Coming into its first game of the season, no one thought Penn football would be flawless.
Anyone who says numbers never lie didn’t watch Penn’s offense last season.
A year ago, then-sophomore quarterback Alek Torgerson was near the top of not only the Ivy League, but the entire Football Championship Subdivision in multiple passing categories.