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Farewell Column by Anna Strong | Finding that Sunday morning feeling again

From sitting next to him at Sunday breakfast, I learned everything I know about sports and sports writing. We’d sit together and read a profile on an up-and-coming pitcher or a big feature on the college football bowl games. He taught me how to read box scores and stat sheets, and when breakfast was over and the weather was nice, we’d all go to the park with a wiffle ball and bat or a frisbee.

May 8, 2013

Penn baseball looks to take hold of Ivy League lead

The Quakers made a strong statement in their opening weekend of Ivy play, sweeping Dartmouth and splitting with Harvard. This weekend, they have the chance to start pulling away in the race.

April 4, 2013

Penn baseball seniors prep for weekend doubleheader

This season, Penn baseball’s freshmen have been impressive contributors and have filled some holes left by last year’s graduating class. But much of their success has been due to the upperclassmen leadership, particularly from senior captains and offensive powerhouses Ryan Deitrich and Spencer Branigan.

March 21, 2013

Southern spell brings Penn mixed results for Penn baseball

The Quakers spent the time off from academics on a three-team, nine-game tour of the South, making stops at Williamsburg, Va. to take on William & Mary, Durham, N.C. to play Duke and Rock Hill, S.C. to square off with Winthrop.

March 10, 2013

Strong | Once equals, Penn football now worlds apart from Notre Dame

Back when college football players didn’t wear shoulder pads and the most popular national sports were boxing and horse racing, Notre Dame and Penn were both competitive gridiron programs.

January 14, 2013

Greg Van Roten practicing on Packers' first team

Van Roten, who graduated from Penn in the spring of 2012, is now more than halfway through his rookie NFL season with the Green Bay Packers and serving as a backup center.

November 14, 2012

Women’s rowing copes without proper practice facility

Renovations of Hutchinson Gym have displaced the women’s rowing team from its normal indoor practice facility, forcing the squad to split time with the men’s programs in Hollenback and Franklin Field.

November 8, 2012

Strong | Ivy League’s player safety stance should be the norm

The Ivy League has a history of leadership in education and ground-breaking research, but this year it’s being recognized for its innovation in another category: student-athlete safety. “So what?” you might say.

November 6, 2012

Strong | Resilience has kept Quakers in contention

For better or worse, every single game Penn has played this season has been hard-fought from start to finish, and fourth-quarter scoring drives have become quarterback Billy Ragone’s specialty.

November 5, 2012

Penn football hoping history won't change

The Quakers are locked in a three-way tie for first place in the league with Princeton and Harvard, and the outcome of Saturday’s game will determine how the final stretch of the season plays out.

November 2, 2012

Strong | Penn’s in the eye of the storm

Let’s just say this up front: The first four games of the Penn football schedule were rough.But here’s the good news: Columbia and Yale are up next.

October 10, 2012

Strong | Penn must put the pieces together

What the Penn football team needs is to start a game strong, finish a game strong and keep up the momentum in between.

October 8, 2012

Strong | Not sorry for Harvard

Harvard will be without Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry, the school’s senior co-captain stars, for the upcoming basketball season. These are colossal, potentially season-ruining losses for the Crimson.

September 27, 2012

Strong | Penn football has fighting chance vs. ’Nova

Penn’s last win against Vilanova was a 22-0 victory at Franklin Field in October 1911. Still, the Quakers have what it takes to unseat the Wildcats this year.

September 20, 2012

Football Preview | Experience boosts O-line confidence

Last season, Penn’s offensive line consisted of one returning star and four question marks. This year, the line returns four starters, all but eliminating the lack of game-time experience problem.

September 14, 2012

Strong | Go with your 'Plan A'

Many recent Penn graduates have continued their athletic careers at a professional level by following ‘Plan A’ and fully committing to their dreams.

September 13, 2012

Penn graduate Greg Van Roten signs to Packers practice squad

Van Roten, a 2012 graduate, recently signed a deal with the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad after participating in the team’s training camp.

September 6, 2012

Penn rowing alum Francia wins gold again

Susan Francia became the first female Penn alum to ever win two gold medals in a single event.

August 28, 2012

Perseverance and pride on the ice

Penn doesn’t have a varsity figure skating team. But maybe now that 2012 graduate Ami Parekh is looking to become the first figure skater to go to the Olympics from the University, they may look to promote the club sport.

August 1, 2012

Barreiro signs with PR Islanders

Like Voiro and Van Roten, Barreiro said that while it’s not easy to go from Penn to the big leagues, persistence is the key to making it.

August 1, 2012

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