Articles by Cole Jacobson

03/16/18 9:03pm
Taking on Albany in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament, the Quakers overcame a rollercoaster first half to live for another day. Leading for all but 33 seconds of the contest, Penn jumped out to an 18-3 lead and held on the rest of the way in a 76-61 win, advancing to face St. John’s in the Round of 32.
03/16/18 8:01pm
In a wild game of runs, the No. 3 Red and Blue appeared to be cruising to an easy win early, but some hot shooting from No. 14 Albany has turned an apparent blowout into a ballgame. 
03/11/18 2:14pm
Using a 24-0 run spanning both halves, No. 2 Penn men's basketball overcame a 13-point first-half deficit and held on by the skin of its teeth to knock off No. 1 Harvard, 68-65, to clinch the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament spot for the first time since 2007.
03/11/18 12:51pm
In the championship game of the Ivy League men’s basketball tournament, No. 2 Penn and No. 1 Harvard are locked in an incredible battle midway through the contest. Finishing the period with an NBA-range Darnell Foreman three-pointer with two seconds left, the Red and Blue have a 34-32 edge going into the halftime break.
03/10/18 5:02pm
In the second semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, No. 2 seed Penn men’s basketball was all over No. 3 Yale from start to finish, opening up a 23-point first half lead and cruising to an 80-57 victory.  
03/10/18 3:58pm
In the second semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, the Quakers are all over the Bulldogs at the break, holding a 44-25 lead with a spot in the Ivy title game on the line. AJ Brodeur leads both teams with 17 points as the Red and Blue have dominated all of the opening 20 minutes.
02/23/18 8:50pm
Only two weeks after Penn men’s basketball barely eked out a 64-61 win at last-place Dartmouth, the Quakers looked like an entirely different team altogether in the teams’ rematch at the Palestra.
02/21/18 4:35pm
Only six days after Penn Athletics announced that former men’s soccer coach Rudy Fuller would be leaving his post in order to replace Sherryta Freeman as the University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director, the Red and Blue have already found their next leader on the pitch. 
02/17/18 6:39pm
Facing live competition for the first time since being stunned in the first round of last spring’s NCAA Tournament, the Quakers looked ready for redemption on Saturday against Delaware in both teams’ season opener. Led by seven combined goals from Alex Condon and Gabby Rosenzweig, the Red and Blue overcame a sloppy start to finish on a 7-1 run, turning a close game into a comfortable 12-5 win.
02/13/18 11:56pm
For nearly a decade, Swirbalus has trained with six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, forming a strong bond in the process.
02/10/18 6:47pm
The dream of an undefeated season is gone, and the cloak of invincibility for Penn men’s basketball has disappeared with it. And that’s one of the best things that could’ve happened to the Quakers.
02/10/18 5:30pm
This group of 11 female juniors combines to form a house — and in the process, perhaps one of the more unique bonds Penn Athletics has ever seen.
02/09/18 9:16pm
Putting its undefeated Ivy League record on the line against last-place Dartmouth, the Red and Blue struggled throughout the night, but a tiebreaking AJ Brodeur bucket in the last minute and a Max Rothschild steal on the Big Green’s last possession allowed the Quakers to hold on in a wild 64-61 win.
02/01/18 6:10pm
After going through this Eagles playoff ride that has been so emotional, so gritty, so against-the-odds — just so Philly — alongside the best fans in the world, I’ve finally come to my senses. So, mom and dad, though I’m sure you’ve been suspecting it for a while now, it’s time for me to come out with it: Philadelphia is where I want to be.
01/27/18 9:36pm
In their final Big 5 contest of the season, the Red and Blue finally broke their in-town losing skid, edging local rival Saint Joseph’s, 67-56, for their first Big 5 win of the season.
01/17/18 2:22am
Though most programs would hesitate to refer to a two-season title hiatus as a drought, the mentality for Penn gymnastics is clear. It’s “championship-or-bust time” for the Red and Blue, and the 2018 squad is more than ready to do so.
01/15/18 3:09pm
Both Red and Blue squads struggled in their final Ivy League meet of the regular season. The Quakers’ men fell to Harvard, 181-108, while the women fell respectively to Brown and Harvard by scores of 178-119 and 197-100. 
01/15/18 9:59am
A year after opening the 2017 season with an impressive second-place finish at the Lindsey Ferris Invitational, Penn gymnastics struggled to match that effort this time around, finishing in last place with a score of 190.375. 
01/12/18 12:33am
The absence of the Brown's men's swimming from the meet on Jan. 13 will change the approach that the Quakers plan to take in deciding this weekend’s lineups.  
01/09/18 8:37pm
If the Quakers have all of their best athletes on the floor, we think the Red and Blue men will drive home as tournament champions. As for the women, closing the gap with Columbia might be a tall task, not to mention that the women have a harder field because Temple does not have a men’s team. But still, we expect the Quakers to improve on last year’s effort with a second-place finish here.
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