Women's Basketball

01/05/17 10:54am

Princeton awaits Penn men's basketball in Ivy League opener

Out with the old and in with the new. The 2016 portion of the Penn men’s basketball season is over, and with it the bulk of the non-conference schedule.
01/04/17 6:24am

Penn women's basketball set to start Ivy season with high-stakes trip to Princeton

Penn women's basketball knows the road to an Ivy League championship goes through Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. After all, it was in that very building that the Quakers won the Ivy title last year and officially punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament.
01/03/17 9:50pm

Buchta | Penn women's basketball made progress in LA, but they're not there yet

LOS ANGELES — The team that came to California was not going to defend its Ivy title. It isn’t just that Penn women’s basketball hadn’t been playing well — though that was certainly the case.
01/03/17 1:58am

Penn women's basketball completes California sweep with win over UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In the City of Angels, a star was born. Thanks to a team-high 15 points from freshman Phoebe Sterba, Penn women’s basketball completed a sweep of its California adventure with a 71-55 win over UC Riverside on Monday.
12/30/16 10:56pm

Late comeback boosts Penn basketball to win over Fairfield

Everything looks better from above .500. Penn men’s basketball topped visiting Fairfield, 74-68, today in its second and final winter break home matchup. Freshman AJ Brodeur led the Quakers to a hard-fought victory with a career-high 27 points.
12/30/16 5:00pm

Aghayere's career night pushes Penn women's basketball to win at CSUN

Behind a career-high 13 points from sophomore forward Princess Aghayere, Penn took unquestionably its top win of the season, topping Cal State Northridge, 47-36, in a gritty defensive battle.
12/28/16 8:37pm

Penn men's basketball downs Drexel in Battle for 33rd Street

Only 0.6 miles separate the basketball facilities of Penn and Drexel, and somehow that proximity is reflected on the scoreboard whenever the two teams play.
12/13/16 12:59am

Penn men's basketball hosts two non-league foes over the holidays before Ivy play begins

Penn men’s basketball will take a vacation over the next few weeks, with its next game coming December 28 against Drexel at the Palestra.
12/13/16 12:57am

Penn women's basketball Cali-bound for winter break road trip

A lot can happen in three weeks. When Penn women’s basketball next takes to the court, three weeks will have gone by since the team’s last outing. Last Saturday, the Quakers won a nail-biter against Richmond 47-44, but now they’ll have a new challenge, not playing basketball. “It’s a chance for us to take a little bit of a pause and reflect on where we are at,” coach Mike McLaughlin said.
12/13/16 12:57am

Penn men's and women's squash ready to defend high national rankings over the break

The Penn women’s and men’s squash teams go into the winter break having two somewhat distinct experiences to start their seasons.
12/13/16 12:57am

Penn fencing ready for winter break grind

With only preseason tournaments under their belt thus far, Penn’s men and women fencing teams will look to use winter break as one of the final tune-ups before the rigors of the conference season begin.
12/12/16 11:15pm

Weitzman | On and off the floor, we should Trust The Process

“Trust The Process.” The phrase is only three words, but for Philadelphia 76ers fans, it has come to mean so much more.
12/12/16 11:13pm

Pollack | Penn Athletics a different experience — but that's okay

If I told you that Penn could be a great place to be a college sports fan, how would you react? You would probably laugh at me, and for most people, this statement doesn't hold up.
12/12/16 10:43pm

Penn men's basketball stuns UCF in Orlando upset, 58-49

All season long, Penn men's basketball appeared to be on the verge of improvement in coach Steve Donahue’s second year in charge, but the Quakers still needed that signature win to prove to the college basketball world that they were for real. Thanks to a breakout performance from junior Sam Jones, that big-time victory is in the books.
12/11/16 11:12pm

Roundtable: What was the best Penn Athletics moment of 2016?

Sports Editor-elect Jonathan Pollack: For me, the best part of Penn Athletics this year was sprint football winning its first outright CSFL title since 2000, so the best moment should come from that season.
12/11/16 3:13pm

Late run sees Penn men's basketball fall to George Mason, 79-60

With 8:42 remaining in the second half, junior guard Darnell Foreman’s jumper put Penn within two points of George Mason at 57-55. Between that moment and senior guard Matt Howard’s free throw with 3:07 left, the Quakers scored zero points on nine missed shots and a turnover.
12/11/16 12:33am

Penn women's basketball edges out Richmond, 47-44

For the second time this week, Penn women's basketball went right down the stretch. This time, however, it was much happier with the result.
12/08/16 12:34am

Brodeur, Howard fuel Penn basketball's blowout of Lafayette

It was poetic, almost, the transfer of dominance. After senior guard Matt Howard lit things up in the first half, scoring 12 of Penn’s first 15 points, freshman forward AJ Brodeur took over in the second period, tallying 16 of his 22 after intermission.
12/07/16 11:28pm

Penn women's basketball drops overtime heartbreaker on last-second shot

This was a game Penn should’ve won. With leads late in both the 4th quarter and overtime, it was the Quakers’ game for the taking.
12/06/16 11:46pm

Penn women's basketball set for Big 5 game against La Salle

Penn women's basketball, playing far better of late, will look for far better results in its second Big 5 contest. The Quakers (3-3) will be at home on Wednesday night to take on La Salle (4-4) for some midweek action at the Palestra.
12/06/16 11:38pm

Penn squash's Reeham Salah makes her mark at World Team Championships

Sometimes Red, White and Blue comes before Red and Blue. For Penn squash phenom Reeham Salah, that was the case when she joined up with Team USA for the Women’s World Team Championships last weekend in Paris, France.
12/06/16 10:41pm

Lafayette set to pay a visit to Penn basketball

Penn men’s basketball knew that its opening set of non-conference games to start the season would be challenging. The Quakers were right.
12/06/16 10:37pm

Penn basketball's managers quietly run a smooth ship

It's early on a Saturday morning. While you're asleep, Garrett Colvin is hard at work.  He’s taken on the responsibility of being one of the few, the proud, the Penn basketball managers. Student managers are a rare breed.
12/06/16 1:52am

Post play drives Penn women's basketball's success

Bigger isn’t always better. Just don’t tell that to Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin.
12/05/16 10:01pm

Transfers settle in for Penn basketball

Penn basketball juniors Matt MacDonald and Caleb Wood are wearing the Red and Blue for the first time this year — but that’s about all they have in common. Despite their age, the two juniors are in their first year on Penn's men's basketball team after they both arrived via transferring from other schools.
12/05/16 10:01pm

Early in his career, AJ Brodeur shines with Penn basketball

Undoubtedly, there are many people across Penn’s campus and the greater basketball landscape who are surprised by the immediate impact made by freshman AJ Brodeur. Just don’t count the 6-foot-8 power forward or his coach among them.
12/04/16 9:16pm

Buchta | Penn basketball lost to Temple for the same reason they made it close

There's something about Penn-Temple basketball. No matter how good or bad the teams are, you can always count on it being just about the best non-conference game featuring the Quakers all year.
12/04/16 9:16pm

Penn women's basketball blows out short-staffed Wagner, 63-39

Sometimes in sports, everything just clicks, and you make the game look so easy. That's what happened today for Penn's women's basketball, as they cruised to a 63-39 victory over Wagner.
12/04/16 9:16pm

Penn men's, women's swimming sweep competition at Total Performance Invitational

Both the men's and women's teams traveled to Gambier, Ohio, for their final meet of 2016: the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College. Over the course of the three-day meet, both teams cruised to first-place finishes, blowing out the closest competition.
12/03/16 7:46pm

Penn basketball loses close game to Temple after falling behind early

PHILADELPHIA — Penn basketball fought hard after falling behind big early, but fell short in a 70-62 loss against a superior Temple team on Saturday at the Liacouras Center. After falling behind 21-4 early in the game, the Red and Blue (2-4) rallied and had it within two points in the game's final minute, but were unable to complete the comeback against the Owls (6-2).
12/01/16 5:10pm

Penn volleyball head coach Kerry Carr resigns after 19 seasons

 Carr finishes her tenure as the winningest coach in program history at 282-221 (149-95 Ivy).
11/30/16 11:54pm

Penn women's basketball notches big win at Lafayette

Just what the doctor ordered. After a slow start to the season, Penn women’s basketball headed to Lafayette seeking a win to turn their season around.
11/30/16 11:54pm

Penn basketball set for second straight Big 5 tilt against Temple

In order to move on from their defeat at the hands of Villanova, the Penn men’s basketball team must internalize the immortal words of the great Chumbawamba: “You get knocked down, you get up again.”
11/30/16 11:54pm

Penn swimming and diving heads to Ohio for Total Performance Invitational

They're already Philly's finest; now it's time to take it nationwide. Penn men's and women's swimming are on the road to Gambier, Ohio this Thursday to compete in the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College.
11/30/16 12:04am

Nowlan | Tradition of yearly 'Nova matchup a special thing for Penn basketball

Tuesday night was a success for Penn basketball. I say that, as one might imagine, for reasons that have nothing to do with what happened on the court.
11/30/16 12:04am

Penn women's basketball looks to right ship at Lafayette

A good night’s rest can make a big difference. That’s one thing Penn women's basketball will be hoping for when they step on the court against Lafayette on Wednesday.
11/29/16 9:11pm

Penn basketball mauled by No. 2 Villanova in 82-57 rout

What can you do when you’re playing against the best team in the country? Penn basketball had a tough night against No. 2 Villanova, who enforced its status as reigning NCAA champions in a 82-57 mauling at the Palestra on Tuesday.
11/28/16 11:31pm

Offseason competition takes Penn squash players all over the world

Championships are won in the offseason; so goes the age-old cliché. This saying holds true for the members of the Penn Squash team as well, but there’s another, more accurate saying for what they do in the offseason: championships are won all over the world. Just as it does with other sports, the offseason presents an extended opportunity for squash players to hone their craft and improve specific aspects of their game, be it fitness, technique, or movement.
11/28/16 11:30pm

No negative vibes in the pool for Penn swimming's Kristen Sun

Freshman Kristen Sun is swimming her heart out on both ends of the Pacific. Sun represented Hong Kong, her home country, in the 2016 Asian Championships, in Tokyo Japan, from November 17 to 20.
11/28/16 11:29pm

Penn's Silpe, Villanova's Brunson share off-court history

Not only did Nexxt Level train Penn sophomore point guard Jake Silpe, but they also worked with Villanova’s sophomore point guard Jalen Brunson. In fact, the two New Jersey natives met regularly for workout sessions over the summer at Nexxt Level’s training facility in South Jersey.
11/28/16 11:29pm

Rothman | Defending Champs visit, but that can't be the only story

Back in my freshman year (which indeed calls for the past tense, I swear), Penn basketball hosted Villanova at the Palestra.
11/28/16 11:28pm

Penn basketball set to host defending national champion Villanova

When Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating three to defeat North Carolina and give Villanova the NCAA national championship, the entire city of Philadelphia celebrated. Fast forward eight months, and the Wildcats are 6-0, ranked No. 2 in the country and playing like a team poised for another title run. On Tuesday night, Penn basketball will be taking on the defending champions and Big 5 rival at the Palestra for the Quakers’ home opener. 
11/27/16 10:59pm

Penn swimming and diving sweeps La Salle

Penn swimming and diving has hit the ground running. Figuratively, at least. On Tuesday, just before the holiday break, the Quakers decided to build on their already strong start to the season, sweeping La Salle's men's and women's teams, 161-132 and 163-122, respectively.
11/27/16 10:57pm

Vaiani siblings take over Penn fencing together

When Nicole Vaiani first started learning how to fence, she would beat her older brother all the time.
11/26/16 7:02pm

Penn basketball lets late lead evaporate, falls to Navy, 70-68

Disappointment. After putting themselves in an early hole, a valiant comeback from Penn men’s basketball fell short, resulting in a 70-68 loss at the hands of Navy.
11/22/16 11:06pm

Penn basketball's 14 treys help sink CCSU, 87-65

Caleb Wood is adjusting nicely to life with Penn basketball. The junior transfer dropped 25 points on eight of twelve shooting in just his third game as a member of the Red and Blue.
11/22/16 10:11pm

Penn women's basketball falls to 1-3 with St. Joe's loss

Death, taxes, and Penn women’s basketball having trouble with Saint Joe’s. Tuesday evening, the Quakers fell at home to the Hawks, 57-53, in the first Big 5 matchup of the year for the Red and Blue (1-3) as they fell to 2-40 all-time against Saint Joseph’s (1-3).
11/21/16 11:29pm

A transfer and a captain, Matt MacDonald is right at home with Penn basketball

It sounds paradoxical: Matt MacDonald is, at the same time, a veteran, a captain, and a first-year player. That is, of course, due to the fact that the junior guard is a transfer.
11/21/16 10:03pm

Anna Ross a steady force for Penn women's basketball

Counting the three games this year, Penn basketball has played 62 games in the past three seasons.
11/21/16 10:02pm

New Penn squash assistant has seen success against Quakers

Not all games are won on the court. Sometimes, the real differences are made on the sidelines, at the gym, or in the locker room.