Columbia and Penn basketball are both changing the status quo in the Ivy League, but in very different ways.
On Friday and Saturday, the Red and Blue (19-6, 9-2 Ivy) will host Columbia and Cornell, the latter of which will be Senior Night, before finishing their regular season against the Tigers (18-7, 9-2) on Tuesday night.
Despite last weekend's losses, the Quakers saw Changed from received some strong individual performances, particularly from their talented junior class.
All it takes is one week to change everything for Penn women's basketball.
The Quakers began their season in the Lone Star state on Friday and Saturday, losing all three of their games against Dallas Baptist by scores of 5-4, 19-2 and 8-7, respectively.
Easily rebounding from Saturday’s loss to Dartmouth, the Red and Blue overcame a slow start thanks to the post play of junior forward Kara Bonenberger, beating the Bears, 70-54.
The Red and Blue have had to change things up this week after the Big Green clogged the lanes to shut down Penn’s inside game last weekend.
Penn released its schedule for the 2014 season, and the team will face six road games in its 10-game slate.
And while Penn still took care of the Big Green on Saturday, Friday night was a clear display of a new hierarchy in the Ivy League: Harvard ... and everyone else.
The Quakers began the weekend with a big victory on Friday at Harvard, 63-50, before last-place Dartmouth upset the Red and Blue on Saturday night, 53-50.
Penn women’s basketball went up to Cambridge, Mass. on Friday night and beat Harvard, 63-50. It was the first time Penn (17-5, 7-1 Ivy) beat the Crimson (17-6, 7-2) on the road in 10 years and paved the way for a first-place tie between Penn and Princeton, who faces Harvard on Saturday.
Penn women’s basketball heads up to Cambridge on Friday for a battle with Harvard for first place in the Ivy League, followed by a date with last-place Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.
Seven years ago, Harvard basketball was little more than an idea. And seven years later, the results are undeniable: five straight 20-win seasons, three straight Ivy League titles and the first NCAA tournament victory in program history.
Penn basketball already has four commitments in the class of 2018, but coach Jerome Allen in his staff are also working on the class of 2019, offering guard Isaiah Still of Union Catholic (N.J.).
On Tuesday, the website dedicated to the search for Penn's next athletic director added a new feature: a description of Penn’s next athletic director.
With Penn women’s lacrosse looking for its eighth straight Ivy title and men’s lacrosse looking to make the jump into the NCAA Tournament, the Quakers have scheduled some tough opponents to get them ready for an important season.
In a game that was over well before halftime, the Quakers dismantled Brown, leading by as many as 37 points before beating the Bears, 78-51
Freshman center Sydney Stipanovich put in another banner effort, breaking Penn’s program record for blocks in a season thanks to her eight blocks, giving her 77 blocks already on the year while helping Penn to victory
For Penn basketball, it seems that for every step forward, there is a subsequent step back. And after beating Cornell and Columbia last weekend to stay in the Ivy chase, Penn’s new step backward came in the form of yet another injury.
Over winter break, 6-foot-11 forward Ryan Singer committed to Penn basketball and joined its class of 2018. Here is an exclusive interview with the future member of the Red and Blue.