Blog Posts by Laura Resnick

10/15/06 8:37pm

Norries Wilson press conference

Maybe you've heard about it, maybe you've read about it on The Buzz, but here it is, unedited, all 6:15 of it.
08/10/06 10:57pm

Fred Smoot on campus?

Harvard lost a second key component as a result of a preseason suspension, head football coach Tim Murphy announced.Quarterback Liam O'Hagan was suspended five games for an unspecified violation of team rules.
06/29/06 8:17am

NBA Draft, Penn style

We've written a few articles over the last year about how many potential 2006 NBA draftees Penn has played against recently.
04/29/06 6:03pm

Give us a break

Close to 50,000 people turned out today for the Penn Relays at Franklin Field -- about 20 of them were Penn students.It's a shame that more students didn't take a study break on such a beautiful day and head down to the Relays.
04/29/06 11:36am

Better than caffeine

Now here's a good way to wake people up on a Saturday morning: get four Jamaican teams in a high school 4x400m relay.
04/28/06 4:43pm

Whitehurst "pretty happy" with hurdles performance

Many of you know sophomore David Whitehurst as a starting guard on the Penn basketball team, but once the spring season starts he's arguably Penn's best hurdler.
04/26/06 9:23pm

Dunphy vs. Miller: A nonconference comparison

A big knock on Fran Dunphy has been that he's been dominant inside the Ivy League but not as good against noncoference opponents.
04/24/06 2:04am

Softball ties school wins record

Just under an hour ago, a remarkably upbeat group of Penn softball players walked into the dorm where I live.
04/21/06 9:46pm
At Hey Day today, Penn president Amy Gutmann gave the juniors a three-question quiz before officially pronouncing them seniors.Question 1: Which famous coach just left the Red and Blue for the Maroon and the Blue?You stumped me Dr. Gutmann.
04/15/06 1:40am

Who needs sleep?

Congratulations to 1996 Penn alumnus Dan Leibovitz, the former Temple assistant who was officially named the new head men's basketball coach at Hartford yesterday.While the implications of the hire were covered in today's DP, I can't help but note here something Leibovitz said at his press conference today, when asked the inevitable question about his former boss John Chaney's legendary practice schedules."No we're not going to practice at 5:30 a.m.," he said.
04/12/06 1:48am

Thanks Professor Dunphy

It's certainly sad to see Fran Dunphy leave Penn. He was a fantastic coach, a great guy and to me -- as well as countless other sportswriters at The Daily Pennsylvanian -- the greatest journalism professor at Penn.You see, this University has a lot of things (heck, we even have a huge white button sitting in the middle of campus) but one thing it lacks is a journalism department.
04/11/06 1:03am

A momentous day for Dunphy

There was quite a crowd up at the Liacouras Center this afternoon to welcome Fran Dunphy as the new coach of Temple.
04/10/06 11:32pm

Dunphy press conference audio

Here's some audio from today's press conference at which Fran Dunphy was introduced as the new head coach of Temple men's basketball:Press ConferenceComments from Fran DunphyComments from John ChaneyComments from Bill BradshawComments from Andy TooleComments from Mark TyndaleComments from Vince Curran
04/10/06 3:02am
If you're reading this while sipping your morning coffee, the word officially went out late last night that Fran Dunphy has accepted the offer to become Temple's head coach.When I first heard the news, I was not surprised, but I nonetheless could not help lamenting the end of an extraordinary era of Penn basketball.
03/26/06 8:52pm

A major accomplishment

Congrats to George Mason, the No. 11 seed that defeated No. 1 UConn to earn a spot in the Final Four.
03/19/06 3:29am

Seventeen thousand words

DALLAS -- We've just posted a big photo gallery of Friday's Penn-Texas game on, which you can view by clicking here. Enjoy.
03/16/06 3:16pm

Press conference day

DALLAS -- Greetings from the bowels of the American Airlines Center, where the Dallas Mavericks' practice court has been transformed into the media center for this weekend's NCAA Tournament games.
03/15/06 9:19pm

DP does Dallas (Day 1)

DALLAS -- Life is good when you're a basketball player. While the team flew directly from Philadelphia to Dallas this morning, last minute tickets like that weren't quite affordable on a sportswriter's budget.
03/10/06 3:27pm

The true last amateurs

Four years ago, longtime college basketball writer John Feinstein published a book called The Last Amateurs which dealt with the Patriot League and its lack of athletic scholarships, specifically in basketball.
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