The Quakers come into a Saturday night tilt at the Palestra against Wagner while in the midst of a losing streak after dropping back-to-back games on the road against Lafayette and No. 14 Villanova.
Quite simply, that wasn’t the ending that Billy Ragone, Sam Chwarzynski, Ryan Becker and the other seniors deserved.
Now the number one goal for the Quakers is to make a statement — and history — with a victory over No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced that Penn Director of Athletics Steve Bilsky is retiring, effective June 30, 2014.
With a soft stretch of schedule coming up soon, it is time for the frustration from Penn’s press conferences to turn into energy and results on the floor.
After playing a game with very little offense at Penn State a year ago, the Quakers watched the Nittany Lions put on an offensive clinic, putting up 47 points in the first half alone before beating Penn, 83-71.
After just a few minutes of play, it was clear that the Quakers were indeed “Not Penn State.” But on Saturday, that wasn’t something that made Penn fans proud.
Al Bagnoli has become one the most important people in Penn sports and will leave behind a remarkable legacy when he eventually steps away from the game.
Despite high expectations for Penn football heading into 2013, Bob Surace and his Princeton Tigers had their moment in the sun while spoiling Penn’s Homecoming.
After a 9-22 season, the Red and Blue are back in the lab to find the right chemistry to make 2013-14 a winning season.
Princeton has taken the last four Ivy League titles and lost just twice in conference play during that time. This year, Penn and Harvard are looking to dethrone the Tigers.
Penn women’s basketball started from the bottom but after four years of the Mike McLaughlin era, the Quakers are ready to make the rise and challenge for the Ivy League championship
Sophomore point guard Keiera Ray will miss the first month of the season due to an injury but the Quakers are ready to replace her minutes thanks to senior point Meghan McCullough and others.
The win over Brown keeps the Quakers (13-3, 5-1 Ivy) just a game behind first place in the Ancient Eight, setting up a winner-take-all matchup with first-place Princeton next weekend.
What’s scary about Penn basketball in 2013-14?
After Bagtas told the DP that the coaching staff said he would “run the team” this year, many were skeptical. But after seeing him on the court, there may be some merit to the idea.
With starting quarterback Billy Ragone out, Penn turned to fellow fifth-year senior Ryan Becker at QB and didn’t miss a beat, beating Yale, 28-17, to avenge the Quakers’ only loss in Ivy play from last season.
With Billy Ragone playing inconsistently through five games and now dealing with an injury, Ryan Becker needs to take a more prominent role at quarterback for Penn football.
The Quakers are not satisfied with the status quo offensively, as the team feels it has room to improve after their 2-2 start.
It hasn’t been a good season for Columbia football. Or last couple years. Or last decade. You can easily say that the state of Columbia football program is bleak at best and it doesn’t look like 2013 is going to help that outlook at all.