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Vivek Sivakumar


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Sivakumar | Lessons learned along the way

If you had told me in the summer of 2008 that I would eventually become a staff writer for one of the most accomplished student papers in the world, I would’ve laughed.

May 10, 2012

Women's basketball swept at home by Yale and Brown

In the penultimate home weekend of the season, the Penn women’s basketball team dropped a 72-60 decision to Yale on Friday and fell, 59-55, to Brown in overtime Saturday.

February 5, 2012

Penn women's basketball has three Big 5 games left

Though the Red and Blue secured a monumental victory against La Salle last season, it was the team’s only win in the city series since 2004.

January 12, 2012

Women's hoops defeats Army, 70-60

After suffering a 31-point loss at Notre Dame, Penn women’s basketball was staring at two losses on the young season. Down 10 in the first half to visiting Army, the Quakers responded to their first real bout of adversity and rallied for a 70-60 win to continue the best start in program history.

December 11, 2011

History books in reach for Penn women's basketball

The Quakers (3-1) are off to their best start since 1982-83, and with a win tonight at Lafayette (2-4), they will have their first ever 4-1 start in program history.

November 30, 2011

Women's basketball eyes history books with strong early play

With all of the positive energy built up after last year’s dramatic turnaround, the fast start has galvanized the team.

November 29, 2011

Alyssa Baron carries load in women's basketball's overtime win

Penn women’s basketball was prepared for a battle in its opener against St. Francis. But the Quakers weren’t exactly expecting an overtime nail-biter against a team that’s never beaten them.

November 14, 2011

Loss to Brown dooms men's soccer to losing season

With the rain and snow that pelted the northeast this weekend, Saturday’s men’s soccer match between Penn and Brown was shaping up to be unpleasant no matter the result.

October 30, 2011

Penn soccer preps for 'Separation Saturday'

Heading into Saturday’s match with Dartmouth, Penn men’s soccer finds itself locked in a tie for third in the Ivy League with the Big Green and two other squads.

October 14, 2011

Quakers cruise through Penn Soccer Classic

Penn men’s soccer had two rainy, muddy, yet comfortable victories over Stony Brook and Long Island.

September 26, 2011

Penn soccer's Baker cooks Villanova with two goals

The result was eight shots and two goals for Baker, who paced the Quakers to a 2-1 victory over Villanova.

September 18, 2011

Football Preview | Big shoes to fill for Penn's next kicker

This season, coach Al Bagnoli has the unique task of replacing the most prolific kicker in Penn history, Andrew Samson

September 16, 2011

Undefeated, Penn heads to sunny Southern California

The men’s soccer team travels out to sunny California this weekend for the San Diego Central Tournament, hosted by San Diego State.

September 8, 2011

Penn blows by St. Joe’s, remains undefeated

Although the Quakers (2-0) eventually ran away with the match, things didn’t start well for the Red and Blue as they fell behind the Hawks (0-2) early on a 19th-minute goal by freshman Jake Nelson.

September 6, 2011

M. Lax sees growth in struggles

Quakers headed in the right direction after a season of several ups and downs.

May 26, 2011

Penn torches Hawks’ defense in win

The No. 13 men’s lacrosse team was the huge favorite against winless Saint Joseph’s, and played like it, dismantling the Hawks, 13-5, for its seventh win of the season.

April 21, 2011

Working overtime yet again

Saturday in Cambridge, the No. 15 Penn men's lacrosse team picked up its first away victory against Harvard in a double-overtime win.

April 18, 2011

Quakers fall back in Ivy race

Brown — previously winless in conference — dealt a tough blow to the Quakers' regular-season title and NCAA tournament hopes with a 13-12 win.

April 11, 2011

Lax loves lock-down defense

Defense never sells any tickets or shoots any commercials. But Quaker fans shouldn't sleep on Penn’s defense — these guys are good.

March 31, 2011

Penn notches another upset

With a 21-year losing streak against No. 11 Princeton on the line, the Quakers delivered an 8-3 defeat to the Tigers Saturday.

March 21, 2011

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