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Penn women's basketball thrashes NJIT by 30

Following a 26-point loss to Big 5 rival Villanova on Wednesday, Penn women's basketball was prepared to rely on its seniors and stars to get the squad back in the win column.

Maybe it didn't have to.


Penn swimming to compete in season's final home meet

Throughout its season, Penn swimming often has fewer home contests than any other sport. With a majority of the program’s meets taking place on the road, it’s on the Quakers to make the most of their

As a result, this weekend, the Red and Blue will try to make the most of a rare opportunity as both the men’s and women’s squads prepare for matchups with Delaware at Sheerr Pool on Saturday.

In what will be the second and final home meet for both of coach Mike Schnur’s squads, Penn’s matchups with the Blue Hens will be the first of three consecutive nonconference meets before the program swims in the Ivy Championships starting on Feb. 19.


Quakers' chance to stand alone

The last time Penn women’s basketball played a team from Philadelphia, the Quakers did something never before seen in program history, clinching a share of the Big 5 title in dramatic fashion.

Now, with the Red and Blue set to do battle against another local rival, the squad has the opportunity to cross another seldom achieved goal off its bucket list: beat Villanova.

Having already knocked off La Salle, St.



Penn women's hoops hangs on against UMBC

Last season, Sydney Stipanovich became the first player in Ivy League history to win the Ancient Eight's Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season.

If the sophomore puts together a few more games like her performance on Monday night against UMBC, she may add Player of the Year to her already loaded trophy case in the near future.

Nine days after Penn women's basketball's disappointing loss to Drexel, one in which Stipanovich notched only eight points and three rebounds in 23 minutes, the Red and Blue rebounded in style with a 69-63 win over the Retrievers due in large part to the second-year center's incredible outing.

Despite battling a UMBC (5-5) frontcourt highlighted by three players over six-feet tall, Stipanovich recorded 29 points and 14 rebounds while senior forward Kara Bonenberger added 14 points and eight boards of her own as the Quakers (5-4) won for only the second time in December.

After the game, Penn coach Mike McLaughlin was not only impressed with his frontcourt's production, but the ability of his team to respond to a short winter break.

"This is a group that only got four or five days home for Christmas yet they all probably wanted to spend more time at home," McLaughlin said.



Penn basketball routed by Vanderbilt, 79-50

Tennessee has certainly not been kind to Penn's basketball teams this season.

The Red and Blue's two basketball programs have both traveled to the Volunteer State to take on SEC opponents over the past month.





Penn football announces defensive coordinator hire

Four days after officially taking over the reins of Penn football, head coach Ray Priore hasn't waited long to put his own stamp on the program.

With the defensive coordinator position vacant after Priore's promotion, Penn Athletics has confirmed that current Albany defensive coordinator Bob Benson will fill the same position with the Red and Blue.

"I'm thrilled to add someone of Bob's experience to our staff," Priore said in a statement.







Steele | Time to honor Al Bagnoli

Although this will also be his last campaign on the Quakers’ sideline, Bagnoli made it perfectly clear before the year started that he never wanted his impending retirement to overshadow what his players did on the field.





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