As we march towards a future with dwindling attendance and a steadily aging donor base, Penn Athletics needs to figure out how it can once again be part of the culture, part of the true Penn experience.
And with a new AD in place and renewed energy around the department, the time is now.
There was no fanfare. No big overpriced ceremony. But there was no need for any of that. That’s because Calhoun doesn’t seem to be seeking the spotlight and instead is simply getting down to work.
Since the end of the dreadful 2013-14 season for Penn men’s basketball, we’ve seen three players and two assistants leave the program. But we’ve also seen coach Jerome Allen go to work.
While things seemed to be crumbling around him, Allen kept on moving, introducing his former Penn teammate Nat Graham as his assistant while adding four recruits.
There is an old saying that history only remembers the winners. And that’s a shame.
After six seasons as the head coach of Penn wrestling, Rob Eiter has decided to resign.
There wasn’t any shame in that loss. It was simply a Drexel team flinging off the concept of seeding and proving itself in front of a national audience.
After taking care of business against Harvard to win the Ivy League Tournament, the Quakers were awarded the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Red and Blue will face Drexel in the first round of the tournament, a game that will be played at Franklin Field on May 11 at 3:00 p.m.
After falling behind, 10-7, to No. 11 Cornell in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal in Cambridge, Mass., No. 10 Penn unleashed a furious comeback, as Losco scored four goals in the fourth quarter to push Penn past Cornell.
While one overtime wasn't enough for Penn women's lacrosse, a second OT treated the Quakers just fine.
This is a pretty hectic weekend for Penn Athletics
Whenever someone asks him a question about himself at a press conference or after a practice, Bagnoli immediately deflects the question, preferring to speak about his student-athletes and his fellow coaches
Outgoing-Athletic Director Steve Bilsky announced that the long-time Penn head coach would retire after the 2014 season at a press conference. Bilsky also officially revealed defensive coordinator and associate head coach Ray Priore as Bagnoli’s successor.
The Daily Pennsylvanian confirmed that Bagnoli will retire after his 23rd season coaching the Red and Blue. According to the Philadephia Inquirer’s Mike Jensen, defensive coordinator Ray Priore will succeed Bagnoli as Penn’s head coach.
Fenwick High School (Ill.) senior power forward Dan Dwyer committed to join the Red and Blue next season, becoming the fifth member of Penn’s next recruiting class.
Penn football announced its four captains, all seniors, for next season as wide receiver Conner Scott, tight end Mitchell King, linebacker Dan Davis and safety Evan Jackson received the honor.
A few notes:
Nwokedi spoke with the DP about why she chose Penn and following the team this year
During Penn baseball’s Sunday doubleheader against Cornell, it was clear that the Quakers had all the fundamentals in place to let their big arms do the talking when all was said and done.
A day after it was confirmed that Tony Bagtas left the program, sophomore Julian Harrell and Henry Brooks also are officially leaving Penn basketball.
College freshman Anthony Bagtas, facing charges for allegedly burglarizing the Quad in March, is now charged with another burglary on the same day in March and two more burglaries this academic year.