Women's Basketball

02/10/17 9:08pm

Takeaways from Penn women's basketball's 64-54 win against Columbia

Coming in as the Ivy League’s only remaining undefeated team, Penn certainly looked the part on Friday night, as the Quakers led for all but two minutes of the game in their 64-54 victory over Columbia.
02/08/17 8:04pm

Red-hot Penn women's basketball ready to maintain first place standing

Time to hit the road. Having just finished a seven-game stretch at home, Penn women’s basketball will leave the comfort of the Palestra for its first away competition in a month
02/08/17 7:32pm

It's all or nothing for Penn fencing at Ivy League Championships

"Alright, we’ve had our fun over the last couple of days, but may the real Ivy League championship contenders step forward..." Entering from stage right is coach Andy Ma and Penn fencing, poised this weekend to take another shot at collecting the coveted Ivy League Fencing Championship titles.
02/08/17 7:25pm

Penn men's basketball seeks first conference win in Columbia, Cornell doubleheader

Coach Steve Donahue of Penn men’s basketball is not keen on the phrase “must-win.” In fact, in a past interview, he has described the phrase as “for the media” (guilty as charged) and “not what we focus on.” However, with the Red and Blue (7-12, 0-6 Ivy) hosting two immensely important games against Columbia and Cornell this weekend, he had seemingly no choice but to use the vaunted expression. “In terms of making the tournament, I think both of the games this weekend are must-win,” Donahue admitted.
02/08/17 4:44pm

Penn gymnastics hopes to snap skid in difficult road Quad Meet

Penn gymnastics will take to Piscataway, N.J. to show they judges how they balance out against Rutgers, Maryland, and Ivy League rival Yale. The event will mark the team's third quad meet of the season and will be a chance to prove to itself and its opponents that its fundamentals are sound as a beam and its ability to execute is not up for debate.
02/08/17 1:08pm

Penn squash wraps up regular season against Cornell, Columbia

For a Penn squash program anticipating a major postseason, it's the last chance to tune up. This weekend, both the men's and women's teams will take on the final two matches of their regular seasons, facing Columbia and Cornell to wrap up Ivy League play.
02/07/17 10:48pm

Penn men's basketball falls to a red-hot Princeton, 64-49

Penn men’s basketball fell to its archnemesis Princeton, 64-49, in a high-stakes rivalry match that kept the Quakers rooted to the bottom of the Ivy League and solidified the Tigers’ grip at the top. Despite the packed crowd at the Palestra there to celebrate the Cathedral of Basketball’s 90th birthday, there was no celebration for Penn (7-12, 0-6 Ivy) and its players’ hopes of topping their fiercest rivals (13-6, 6-0) in the first match between the two during the school year since 2012.
02/07/17 10:06pm

Darnell Foreman leads the lackluster Quakers in defeat to Princeton

In the most highly-anticipated game of the year, Penn men’s basketball fell to archrival Princeton, 64-49, to keep the Quakers languishing at the bottom of the Ivy League. In his postgame press conference Tuesday night, coach Steve Donahue lamented that his players really didn’t play that badly — they just aren’t good enough at their current level. With that in mind, here are our player ratings from Penn’s loss to Princeton at the Palestra:
02/07/17 9:58pm

Pollack | Penn's two losses to Princeton tell the story of its season

I went to both Penn-Princeton men's basketball games this year, and they tell the story of our team's season. They tell the story of a team that had the ability to hang with the best of the league, but just couldn't put it all together. They tell the story of a squad that had ample opportunities to earn their way back into competition, but faltered when it mattered most.
02/06/17 10:55pm

Students, fans gear up for big game at the Palestra

On Tuesday, when Princeton storms into town to take on the Red and Blue, students from across the university will flock to the Palestra to view in-person the storied basketball rivalry matchup that the Ivy League has boasted every year since 1903. Several groups on campus are taking advantage of this valuable opportunity to give their members a break from the stresses of academics.
02/06/17 10:51pm

The Daily Pennsylvanian | A hearty, healthy "Puck Frinceton" from us to you!

The last time we hosted you guys during a normal damn time of the school year to host one’s biggest rival (seriously, Ivy schedule-makers? FIVE years?), Penn won. That was also the last time we did these columns. So this game is pretty much in the bag.
02/06/17 10:50pm

The Daily Princetonian | They hate us cause they ain't us

What’s the exact opposite of the remarkable 5-0 start the Tigers are enjoying this season? And the opposite of an eight-game winning streak, with victories against the likes of Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, and Brown?
02/06/17 10:18pm

Happy 90th birthday, Palestra!

When the Palestra hosted its first game all the way back in 1927, the 10,000-seat arena was one of the largest indoor stadiums in the world. Today, that capacity has been downgraded to a little over 8,000, but the thousands in attendance at the Penn-Princeton men's basketball game on Tuesday night will still get one of the highest-quality experiences in all of the sport.
02/06/17 10:18pm

Throwback to the Penn and Princeton men's basketball faced off during Penn's school year

On Tuesday, Penn men's basketball will face off against rival Princeton in the Palestra for the first time during Penn's school year since 2012. The game will celebrate the Palestra's 90th anniversary, as it will be the schools’ 236th meeting with each other. But before the Quakers and Tigers tip off in Tuesday's crazily anticipated matchup, take a look back at the last time the teams met during the school year in the rivalry’s 225th edition.
02/06/17 10:18pm

PA announcer Richard Kahn feels right at home at the Palestra

For the past 12 years, every game that’s tipped off inside the Palestra has been called by none other than Richard Kahn. But if you hadn’t noticed, he wouldn’t be offended.
02/05/17 9:32pm

Papazekos | It's not too late for Penn men's basketball to do something special

Last November, Aaron Rodgers predicted his struggling team would “run the table”. At the time, Rodgers' Packers were 4-6, two games out of first place in the division. By season’s end, they had done exactly that. Penn men’s basketball team finds itself in a somewhat similar position. 
02/05/17 9:24pm

Penn gymnastics struggles for second straight week in disappointing fourth-place finish

At the Quakers' second home competition of the year, Division II Bridgeport stunned all in attendance to take the quad-meet victory by beating NC State by just 0.257 points, while Cornell took third and the Quakers took a frustrating fourth place.
02/05/17 9:24pm

Penn women's squash prevails while men split on New England road trip

The thing about momentum is that it builds. After stringing together seven consecutive victories, there may be no stopping Penn women’s squash.
02/05/17 9:24pm

In final tune-up before Ivy Championship, Penn fencing finds success at Northwestern Duals

With the Ivy League Championships coming up, it could have been very easy for Penn fencing to look ahead and not focus on the match at hand. But the men’s and the women’s teams would do no such thing, dominating the competition at the Northwestern Duals this weekend.
02/05/17 9:23pm

Fitzsimmons | Penn women's basketball ought to start thinking about March

It’s time to start thinking about the big picture. These past two days have been demonstrative of Penn women’s basketball’s Ancient Eight dominance. But the team needs to be careful to not allow the Ivy League bubble obfuscate its awareness of the talent exhibited by the rest of the NCAA.
02/05/17 9:23pm

Penn men's basketball on the brink of elimination after losses at Harvard, Dartmouth

On its farthest road trip of the Ivy League season, Penn men’s basketball dropped two critical games to Harvard and Dartmouth, blowing an early lead in Cambridge before falling to the previously-conference-winless Big Green. After jumping out to a massive early lead, Penn basketball regressed substantially over the game’s final 30 minutes en route to a 69-59 loss to Harvard Friday night.
02/05/17 4:58pm

Penn Athletics Weekend MVP: Anna Ross

Every week, there's one star across Penn Athletics that shines bright enough to merit extra recognition. The decision is often tough, but for this weekend, the answer is clear-cut: no one at Penn shone brighter than women's basketball star Anna Ross.
02/04/17 9:21pm

Staying perfect, Penn women's basketball cruises to two wins over the weekend

Penn women’s basketball tallied a pair of wins over Harvard and Dartmouth on Friday and Saturday to take firm control of first place in the Ivy League. The Quakers (12-6, 5-0 Ivy) made easy work of them both, beating a Harvard team (16-3, 4-2) ranked 20th in the RPI by 20 points and a decent Dartmouth side (6-13, 1-5) by 30.
02/03/17 10:27pm

Howard, Foreman can't push Penn men's basketball past Harvard

Penn men’s basketball’s trip to Cambridge was supposed to be the beginning of the Ivy League resurgence. Coming off a big win at La Salle, Quaker fans — and coach Steve Donahue — were hoping the momentum would continue. It did, just for about 15 minutes. Then came the collapse.
02/03/17 10:10pm

Penn men's basketball blows large early lead in 69-59 loss to Harvard

After jumping out to a massive early lead, Penn basketball regressed substantially over the game’s final 30 minutes en route to a 69-59 loss to Harvard Friday night.
02/03/17 9:49pm

Ross scores a perfect 10 in Penn women's basketball's destruction of Harvard

Penn women's basketball beat a team ranked 20th in the RPI while hardly pulling out of first gear on Friday night, with a 63-43 demolition of Harvard taking the Quakers to the top of the Ivy League.
02/03/17 9:12pm

Penn women's basketball cruises past Harvard in a 63-43 win

Penn women's basketball topped Harvard 63-43 in a highly-anticipated affair that never really lived up to its billing. Penn (11-6, 4-0 Ivy) locked the game down from the get-go and never gave the Crimson (16-2, 4-1) a chance to work their way back into the contest.
02/01/17 10:19pm

Following massive upset, Penn gymnastics seeks redemption in annual Pink Meet

This Sunday, Penn will return to the Palestra for its second home competition of the year, hosting North Carolina State, Bridgeport and Cornell in the team’s annual “Pink Meet” to raise breast cancer awareness.
02/01/17 10:17pm

Mid-week triumphs over Princeton for Penn squash to provide springboard into weekend Ivy matches

Imagine a sport where every single team in the conference was nationally ranked and half of them were within striking distance of winning a collegiate national title every season.
02/01/17 10:11pm

Looking to get back into playoff picture, Penn men's basketball travels to Harvard, Dartmouth

Harvard (11-6, 3-1 Ivy) has perennially been one of the toughest outs in the Ivy League, and with point guard Syani Chambers back after missing last season with an injury, they are firing on all cylinders again. 
02/01/17 9:13pm

Roundtable | Which Penn team is under the most pressure to perform this weekend?

Around Penn Athletics, there will be no shortage of high-octane matchups across the board this weekend. All in all, seven Penn teams will be in regular season action over the next three days, with the majority of them getting deep into the crucial stretch of conference play. With such an action-packed weekend ahead, our sports editors head to the roundtable to debate: which Penn team is under the most pressure to perform this weekend?
02/01/17 8:31pm

Penn women's basketball prepares to face a new threat to its Ivy League crown

The calendar has turned to February, and it's conference play the rest of the way for Penn women's basketball. But that might not go quite as smoothly as the defending champs would hope.
02/01/17 8:20pm

Penn fencing heads to Notre Dame for final tune-up before Ivy Championships

With the all-important Ivy League Championship just a week away, Penn fencing travels to Notre Dame this weekend to compete in the Northwestern Duals. The two-day event will feature tough opponents on both the men's and women's sides, as several ranked teams will be among the list of entrants.
01/31/17 7:05pm

Tennis Issue | Meet the captains for 2017's squad

Senior captain Matt Nardella and junior captain Josh Pompan were chosen to lead Penn men's tennis to success in this upcoming season as they will face some high competition and competitive rivalries. 
01/31/17 7:03pm

Tennis Issue | Women seek first win against Temple

Kana Daniel and Penn women's tennis have high expectations on the court this season. This weekend, they'll get the chance to back them up. Penn (0-2) hosts Temple (3-2) this Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the Hecht Tennis Center.
01/31/17 6:44pm

Tennis Issue | Upward trajectories prevailed in a positive 2016 season

Despite not winning a team Ivy League title in either the men’s or women’s side, both Quaker teams had impressive seasons. Penn women’s tennis, with their best finish since 2008, finished their season ranked No. 48 nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Rankings (ITA). Meanwhile, Penn men’s tennis had a three-win improvement from the year before in the Ivy League.
01/30/17 10:18pm

Penn squash set to take on arch-nemesis Princeton in midweek tilt

Yep, the countdown to Penn-Princeton basketball is finally into single digits. But honestly, Penn squash may just hold the most exciting matchup against the Tigers.
01/30/17 10:18pm

With only a week until Penn-Princeton mayhem, University plans to hype the big game

February 7 is far and away the most important day of the Penn men’s basketball season. For the first time since 2012, Penn's students will be on campus to witness one of the most historic rivalries in college basketball when the Quakers take on the Princeton Tigers at home.
01/30/17 10:04pm

Brodeur unsurprisingly wins Ivy League Rookie of the Week

The freshman's game against La Salle wasn't just one of the best performances in the Ivy League last week. Brodeur scored more points in one game — 35, to be exact — than any other men's basketball player for Penn in the past 20 years. Despite his rookie label, the forward was quick to play down his inexperience.
01/30/17 8:42pm

A star is born as Penn gymnastics' Caroline Moore emerges as elite threat

Coming out of nowhere after an injury-plagued freshman season, Caroline Moore has become a sensation overnight for Penn gymnastics, seizing a leadership role for a Penn team that finds itself in the Ivy League’s driver’s seat in a situation that seemed impossible only months ago.
01/29/17 10:05pm

Roundtable | Which Penn Athletics winter team is exceeding expectations?

As we get deeper into the second semester, we’ve started to get a firm grasp on the true makeup of Penn’s winter sports teams. Though there unquestionably is still time for certain teams to flip the script, we’ve already seen enough from most squads to judge whether they’re contenders or pretenders at this point. With that said, our sports editors take to the roundtable to debate: which Penn winter team has exceeded expectations the most so far:
01/29/17 9:33pm

Penn women's basketball pummels Stevens Tech in 89-43 pounding

From the Quakers' perspective: trap avoided. In a game that was close for a total of five minutes, Penn women’s basketball dispatched Stevens Tech 89-43.
01/29/17 9:04pm

Takeaways from Penn women's basketball's 89-43 drubbing of Stevens Tech

In its final non-conference game of the season, Penn women’s basketball cruised to a 89-43 victory over Stevens Tech, breaking a few team records under coach Mike McLaughlin in the process.
01/29/17 8:23pm

Penn gymnastics stunned on the road by Division II West Chester

After a string of strong showings to start the season, the Penn women’s gymnastics team took a unexpected, tough loss to West Chester University on Saturday by a score of 193.400 to 189.350. The Quakers came into this meet riding an impressive wave of momentum after a historically great performance against Yale. 
01/29/17 8:22pm

Penn swimming and diving holds off West Chester in final regular season meet

Looks like all the hard work is done. Penn swimming capped off its regular season with dual wins over West Chester last Friday.
01/25/17 11:20pm

Penn swimming readies for last meet of the regular season against West Chester

The swimming and diving regular season comes to a close this Friday when the Penn men’s and women’s teams travel to West Chester University for a dual meet against the Golden Rams.
01/25/17 11:16pm

After a strong opening to the season, 2016 rematch will test Penn gymnastics

Coming off a huge comeback against Yale, Penn women’s gymnastics looks to parlay that momentum against a struggling West Chester squad which has lost its last three meets.
01/25/17 11:15pm

Brodeur's epic performance breaks the player ratings scale in Penn men's basketball's win at La Salle

This was a special performance. Brodeur started off the game hot with 14 first half points, but it only got better from there. Simply put, Brodeur dominated down the stretch. He finished the game with a career-high 35 points, including 13 in a row for the Quakers at one point, and also scored the biggest points of the game with two big free throws to put Penn up three with just two seconds left. Brodeur’s 35 are the most in a game for Penn since 1995.
01/25/17 11:15pm

Penn women's basketball fails to notch Big 5 win in thriller vs Temple

In its final Big 5 tilt of the season, Penn women's basketball just couldn’t keep up with Temple’s size and athleticism, falling by a score of 63-53. The score doesn’t do Penn justice, as the Red and Blue held a lead as late as 4:47 in the fourth quarter. The Quakers (9-6, 0-4 Big 5) finish winless in Big 5 play on the season, failing for the first time in five years to win a game in the mini-conference.
01/25/17 11:15pm

Takeaways from Penn women's basketball's close loss to Temple

Don’t let the 63-53 scoreline deceive you, the Penn women’s basketball took Temple’s explosive side down to the wire in tonight’s Big 5 finale.