Sprint Football

11/05/15 12:20am
Bill Wagner, who has headed Penn’s sprint football program for the past forty-five years, has coached thousands of players during his time in Franklin Field.
11/01/15 11:43pm
Technically, two teams stepped on Franklin Field to play a game of sprint football. Based on the final score, however, only one actually showed up.
10/29/15 3:09am
There might not be much left at stake, but there is still plenty to play for. After being eliminated from CSFL championship contention in last week's double overtime lose to Army West Point, the Penn sprint football team (4-2) looks to reset and finish the season on a high note against rival Princeton (0-6) in the season finale this Friday.
10/25/15 9:19pm
Close, but no cigar.
10/19/15 11:04pm
So that's what the sprint in sprint football stands for.
10/11/15 11:46pm
The team travelled to Ithaca, N.Y. — Cornell’s home turf — to take on the Big Red in a key Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) matchup. As the fourth quarter clock ran down, the score read 29-12 in favor of the Red and Blue.
09/30/15 1:11pm
Penn football’s recent upset victory over Villanova — the program’s first in more than 100 years — has sent tremors throughout the Penn Athletics community.
09/28/15 12:26am
Number 29 got the ball with just under seven minutes left in the first quarter of Penn sprint football’s home opener. With the Quakers already up 7-0, the freshman running back looked like he wasn’t going to gain any yardage as multiple Franklin Pierce players made contact with him.  But he shocked everyone by fending off the Quakers' opponents before reeling off another 20 yards into the endzone.
09/21/15 12:47am
The game was over, and although he stood watching on the sidelines for the last 12 minutes of the fourth quarter, Max Jones was still registering the results of first collegiate game.
09/16/15 11:28pm
While Mike Beamish may have graced the gridiron at Franklin Field last Saturday, Penn sprint football will have to adjust to life without its former star and captain this season. Beamish participated for the fifth time in the program's annual Alumni Game last weekend, but not as a member of the Quakers' current team.
09/16/15 11:28pm
Out with the old, in with the... Wait, not this week. Penn sprint football played its annual Alumni Game last Saturday, as the current Quakers' squad took on a group of recent program graduates.
09/16/15 11:27pm
Up in Rindge, N.H., lies Franklin Pierce. Perhaps it’s not an institution that Penn students hear about frequently in the world of Penn athletics, but for the 49 players on the Quakers’ sprint football roster, it’s a household name nonetheless. This weekend, Penn sprint football will officially begin its season against its New England counterpart, under the sun at Franklin Field on Saturday.
09/16/15 11:27pm
What is one of, if not the fastest-growing intercollegiate varsity sport in the United States? If you guessed sprint football, you’re correct!
02/23/15 11:43pm
For Penn sprint football, Eric Furda is something more than the Dean of Admissions.
10/08/14 1:29am
The Red and Blue (2-1) is quietly putting together a strong resume heading into its week four matchup with Franklin Pierce (1-2) on Friday night.
09/17/14 11:00pm
Penn sprint football is usually not the target of a national audience. But things will be different for the Quakers’ season opener.
09/10/14 3:31am
By the end of the 2013 season, Penn sprint football thought it had found a gunslinger in quarterback Mike McCurdy. And as the 2014 campaign dawns, the time is now to develop the strong-armed sophomore into a pure passer.
09/08/14 11:50pm
With a strong alumni game, a government shutdown and the mercy rule, Penn sprint football had an interesting 2013 to say the least.
11/02/13 4:52pm

Penn sprint football closes season with 35-14 loss at Navy

Penn took on Navy after their originally scheduled matchup was cancelled due to the government shutdown earlier in the season. The Midshipmen punished Penn on the ground, racking up four rushing touchdowns en route to a 35-14 victory over the Quakers.
10/25/13 11:46pm
The Quakers were able take apart an undermanned Princeton squad on senior night and obliterate the Tigers, 72-29, to win the Ivy League title in their seniors’ final game at Franklin Field.
10/14/13 12:37am
After Penn jumped out to a 24-13 lead in the first half, the defense continued to give up big plays that ultimately led to a loss.
10/03/13 12:48pm

Sprint football vs. Navy cancelled due to government shutdown

The government shutdown at Washington already had wide-reaching effects at Penn. Now it is touching Penn athletics, as Penn vs. Navy sprint football has been postponed
10/01/13 8:05pm
For three consecutive seasons now, the Penn sprint football team has enjoyed the coaches’ dream of having three returning starters on its offensive line. These three seniors: Chris Nagle, Matthew Paige and Jordan Colbert, have provided a bedrock for the running game and a great wall for the passing game.
09/27/13 11:56pm

Penn sprint football rolls over Cornell, 28-14

Penn broke out of its early-game passing struggles in the second half and also posted 311 total rushing yards en route to a commanding 28-14 victory, its second straight.
09/24/13 4:51pm
Penn has already seen major changes at quarterback, wide receiver and on the defensive line for a laundry list of reasons, ranging from significant injury, to personal issues, to good old-fashioned ineffectiveness.
09/20/13 11:56pm
Freshman quarterback Mike McCurdy delivered a timely statement performance, slinging four second-half touchdowns to spearhead the Quakers’ 42-14 shellacking of Mansfield at Franklin Field Friday night.
09/19/13 7:33pm
Penn (0-1) will host the Mounties (1-0) at Franklin Field this Friday night in hopes of earning a more comfortable victory than last year’s 16-13 nail-biter.
09/13/13 10:38pm

Army dismisses Penn sprint football, 35-12

It was another tough outing for the Quakers in West Point where the big play was the Achilles heel in the Penn Defense.
09/12/13 8:25pm
The defending CSFL champion Black Knights pose a daunting task for the Red and Blue, who have fallen victim to a number of injuries and unfortunate personnel changes.
09/09/13 6:11pm
This year the sprint football roster boasts four players from Moorestown, NJ, a city that has proven time and time again it’s a factory that churns out productive, intelligent, and gritty football players.
09/07/13 3:39pm
An explosive offense coupled with a hard-nosed defensive front was enough to notch Penn a 26-12 victory in the annual alumni game.
08/20/13 5:17pm

Sprint football looking to rebound

This year, sprint football hopes to return to championship form and transform those narrow defeats into comfortable victories.
11/05/12 12:12am

Senior Whit Shaw helps stave off late Princeton comeback

With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, it appeared the Penn sprint football team was about to give away a huge lead on its way to a disappointing season-ending loss. Whit Shaw would have none of that.
11/01/12 1:50am

Sprint football enjoys experience on both sides of the ball

Under the open philosophy of coach Bill Wagner, the Penn sprint football team has become a hotbed for players trying out — and often succeeding at — new positions on the field.
10/28/12 6:25pm
Besieged by problems on both sides of the ball from the outset, the Quakers were run over by Navy, 44-10.
10/24/12 11:03pm
Like any college team, the sprint football squad has its fair share of players recruited for the team. However, the majority of the team is composed of walk-ons.
10/24/12 12:38am

Offense not enough in sprint football loss

The Quakers’ last-place defense allowed Post score a season high in points as Post topped Penn, 48-27, at Franklin Field.
10/14/12 11:10pm

Sprint football trampled by Army

It was a tale of two halves for the Red and Blue, as a taut first-half affair quickly descended into chaos as Army’s Marquis Morris shredded the Quakers’ defensive front.
10/12/12 12:24am
The sprint football seniors, all eight of them, will take to Franklin Field this Saturday to lead a very young Penn team against undefeated Army.
10/09/12 12:02am
In the midst of his 43rd season as head coach of the Penn sprint football team, Bill Wagner has his squad performing as strong as ever.
10/07/12 10:56pm

Sprint football survives after late-game heroics

Holding on after a 20-yard Kai Peng field goal with just over a minute to play, the Quakers defeated Mansfield, 16-13, at Franklin Field on Friday night
10/04/12 12:49am
After following up a heartbreaking 42-34 six-overtime loss to Cornell with an exhilarating 24-20 win over Franklin Pierce on a 73-yard touchdown with nine seconds to play, the Quakers (1-1) have the world of Penn Athletics abuzz.
10/01/12 12:52am

BRIEF | Penn sprint football pulls out first win of year in final seconds

Pushed to victory by a 73-yard touchdown catch by senior Whit Shaw with only nine seconds left in the game, the Red and Blue defeated Franklin Pierce, 24-20.
09/09/12 11:59pm
Playing against former teammates in the annual Alumni Game, the sprint football team was dealt a 20-0 shutout loss.
10/30/11 11:10pm
Though Penn was not able to get the win it needed, the Quakers and Army put on an offensive display in their 58-44 duel, exchanging punch for punch over 60 minutes.
10/16/11 10:54pm

Sprint football quarterback Todd Busler bowls through Mansfield

Quakers quarterback Todd Busler manhandled the Mountaineers’ defense, throwing two touchdowns on 269 yards and running for three more in the blowout win.
10/13/11 12:24am
Two running backs with limited experience isn’t the ideal arsenal for most running games, but the strong relationship between the freshman duo has allowed them to make an instant impact.
09/28/11 12:03am
On the sprint football team, where players often find themselves at different positions or even on opposite sides of the ball.
09/26/11 11:58pm

Sprint football's title hopes take a hit

Navy once again showed why it is a perennial powerhouse in the Collegiate Sprint Football League, dominating the Quakers in a 56-0 rout that put Penn’s hopes for a second-straight conference title in jeopardy.
09/22/11 11:07pm

Sprint football channeling Miami pipeline

The Penn sprint football program can thank current NFL stars Andre Johnson, Ed Reed and Clinton Portis for over 10 percent of its roster.