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Calder Silcox


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Silcox | Remembering Owen Thomas

A few weeks ago, a tweet from Penn football’s standout kicker and 2011 graduate Andrew Samson hit me like a train.

May 10, 2012

Calder Silcox | No tourney is the way to go

Though the Ivy League is considering instituting a four-team postseason basketball tournament, they should ultimately decide against it.

April 18, 2012

Zack Rosen has high hopes for pro career

Beginning with the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a showcase for elite college seniors running from April 11-14, Rosen will look to impress professional scouts in the hopes of hearing his name called during the NBA draft on June 28.

April 2, 2012

Rookie catcher Austin Bossart demonstrates responsibility beyond his years

Coach John Cole said he had a pretty good idea coming into the season that the rookie would take the starting job, filling the void left by catcher Will Davis, a Phillies signee last year.

March 21, 2012

Jerome Allen moonlighting as CBS hoops analyst

Allen, who was enlisted by CBS as a tournament analyst, will be working double duty until his Quakers finish their run in the College Basketball Invitational.

March 19, 2012

Basketball playoffs resume in the Palestra

On Monday night, the Quakers will take on Butler in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational.

March 18, 2012

Harvard falls to Vanderbilt, 79-70

In its first tourney appearance since 1946, Harvard fell, 79-70, to SEC tournament champion Vanderbilt in Albuquerque, N.M.

March 16, 2012

Calder Silcox | Faculty and staff should be fans too

The faculty and staff are just as much a vital part of this community as the students are, but are rarely seen at Penn basketball games. They should come be a part of a part of the Penn community Monday night at the Palestra.

March 15, 2012

Former coach Dick Harter passes away

Harter grew up in Pottstown, Pa., only 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia and enrolled at the university in the School of Education. He was a reserve guard on the men’s basketball team before graduating in 1953.

March 14, 2012

Quakers to host postseason game Wednesday at the Palestra

After missing out on a bid to the National Invitational Tournament, the Quakers will host a game in the College Basketball Invitational, Wednesday against Quinnipiac at the Palestra.

March 12, 2012

Penn basketball beats Brown for sixth-straight win

Behind a game-high 19 points from Rosen and 10 from senior Tyler Bernardini the Red and Blue pulled away from the Bears (8-22, 2-11 Ivy) late in the second half to win their sixth straight game, improving to 10-2 in the Ivy League (18-11 overall), still a half game behind Harvard.

March 2, 2012

Cal Silcox | Quakers’ veterans know best

Whereas Harvard Coach Tommy Amaker sat senior forward Keith Wright, the reigning Ivy Player of the Year, in the final minutes of Saturday’s game, Penn Coach Jerome Allen depended on his seniors for the win. And they stepped up. Especially Tyler Bernardini.

February 26, 2012

Steve Rennard steps into the spotlight

After playing just 47 total minutes his freshman year, Steve Rennard has emerged as coach Jerome Allen’s go-to spark off the bench.

February 22, 2012

Calder Silcox | Doc, at the buzzer

Every one of the 4,103 under those baby blue rafters knew whose hands would be trusted with the final shot: Zack Rosen. So, of course, it was Fran Dougherty, sweet baby Fran, who caught the inbounds pass from Miles Cartwright in midair and delicately kissed it off the glass for two points as the clock wound down to 0.5 seconds Saturday night against Columbia.

February 19, 2012

Penn Athletics upgrades digital presence

Penn’s ticketing and digital products are joining the 21st century. This week, Penn Athletics and its content provider, NeuLion, announced a multi-year contract extension, which will include a bevy of new services.

February 15, 2012

Calder Silcox | Time to televise the Ivies

On Friday night, the Quakers hosted the Crimson in what was one of the biggest Ivy hoops games in recent memory. Trouble was, if you weren’t there, you likely didn’t see it, and that’s a shame.

February 13, 2012

Silcox | The new Evil Empire

Harvard is the antagonist to the Ivy saga this year — a growing danger, challenging the “traditional” Ivy power structure of Penn and Princeton.

February 9, 2012

Penn basketball alum Matt Maloney elected to Big 5 Hall of Fame

From his first Red and Blue scrimmage in November 1992, to his final game, a loss to Alabama in the NCAA tournament in March 1995, he dominated Penn’s backcourt alongside Jerome Allen. The Quakers did not lose an Ivy League game during his Penn career.

February 7, 2012

'Battle of 33rd Street' on hiatus

This year, pride will have to wait. For the first time since 1997, there was no neighborhood matchup.

January 25, 2012

Calder Silcox | Zack Rosen is in good company

Why the heck is this Ivy Leaguer Zack Rosen a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award? National writers can barely spell his name right, and you’d better believe they don’t botch Jardine.

January 24, 2012

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