As a Sports Editor, I was part of a team that was intent on leaving our mark. And along the way, I had the chance to witness some incredible sporting events.
The Quakers dropped two games to Dartmouth on Saturday before sweeping Harvard the following day in Boston to earn a split on the weekend.
The likely goal for Penn and Lafayette this weekend, as they play a set of home-and-home doubleheaders against one another, will be to make some final tweaks to the rotation and round into form.
Palestra custodian Dan Harrell plans to retire at the end of this school year after 23 years tending to the Cathedral of College Basketball.
The atmosphere at the Palestra and the circumstances surrounding Penn’s 74-63 victory over Quinnipiac Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational were just bizarre.
The seniors are putting it all in the line heading into the final weekend of their Penn basketball careers.
After barely escaping the Palestra with a weekend sweep of Cornell and Columbia, the Quakers have positioned themselves for a huge weekend road trip against Dartmouth on Friday and first-place Harvard on Saturday.
When the Quakers host Cornell and Columbia this weekend — two teams that Penn defeated on the road five weeks ago — they understand that Round Two will have a much different look. What happened last time has no bearing come Friday.
With each passing game, more and more credence is being lent to the idea that maybe, just maybe, the Quakers have a shot at the Ivy title that has been all but handed to the No. 23 Harvard Crimson.
Toughening league competition and Princeton’s quirky academic calendar are the two main factors that brought about this year’s Monday night special at the Palestra.
Now, a year later, that same St. Joseph’s team will return to the Palestra on Saturday. However, much has changed for both teams.
On Friday night, the annual Levien Gymnasium tilt welcomed an unscathed Penn team primed for its brand new Ivy season run, and the Quakers emerged with a 66-64 victory.
Be ready when your number is called. It’s what all bench players are told, but it’s hard to understand until they get their opportunity.On Wednesday night at the Palestra, Steve Rennard got that opportunity.
Yes, over the first four games, Rosen has played out of his mind. But, in a way, this should have been expected.
Penn’s defense forced 14 turnovers in the first half alone en route to the 59-45 win.
Jerome Allen’s story is one of humility, immense success and the willingness to adopt the best qualities of those around you.
Penn and Brown’s mudbowl in Providence, R.I., wasn’t the only football game affected by Saturday’s storm.
On Nov. 19, just before the Quakers kick off their final home game of the season against Cornell, a statue of the man they call “Concrete Charlie” will be unveiled.
The Quakers and the Red and Blue Crew will host “The Line,” an annual tradition at the Palestra, where students will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets and meet both the men’s and women’s teams.
Though the men’s soccer team has been blanked in its last two games, its offensive prowess will be a key advantage when Penn heads to New York to play Columbia on Saturday.