The sun was shining down on Franklin Field on Sunday afternoon for Penn football’s annual intersquad spring game. Unlike most traditional Division I spring games, the Quakers don’t keep score, but rather simulate realistic in-game situations with full contact and referees.
When one envisions a two-sport athlete, images of superhuman athleticism coupled with instant collegiate stardom may come to mind. But some two-sport competitors start like most other college athletes — being recruited for one sport.
330 players were invited to one of the final chances to prove their worth to scouts before the NFL Draft in April. Of those, 15 quarterbacks were invited — a small number, but Torgersen was ranked by Sports Illustrated as the 10th best QB available for the NFL Draft, and more recently even moved up to eighth on the list.
Terrell Owens is hands down one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. Yet, for the second straight year he has failed to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The fact that less than the 80 percent of the 48-person selection committee voted to induct him yet again is a joke.
This Sunday, Tom Brady will start his seventh Super Bowl, and it makes me so hopeful about Penn football. Yes, you read that sentence right. Penn football and the Super Bowl? How are those even remotely related beyond that fact that they're part of the same sport? The answer lies in our quarterback, and NFL draft hopeful, Alek Torgersen.
If there were ever a football version of on-campus recruiting, the East-West Shrine game would come pretty close.
Penn football’s Alek Torgersen has been ranked as the No. 10 quarterback prospect in this year’s NFL Draft by Sports Illustrated.
On Saturday afternoon in St. Petersburg Florida Penn senior quarterback Alek Torgersen will continue his quest towards becoming an NFL quarterback when he competes is the prestigious East-West shrine game against other prospects.
A year ago, after Penn football won a one-third share of the Ivy League title, I wrote in the columnist issue that Ancient Eight football championships should not be shared.
And this year, Penn football has forced me to put my money where my mouth is.
On Monday, Lovett beat out Watson for the Bushnell Cup, the second straight time Watson has finished second in the award's voting.
In with a win, out with a win.
Penn football’s senior finished things off the way they came in, winning their final game against Cornell the same way they took down Lafayette to open the 2013 season.
It may have taken four years and 30 games, but Alek Torgersen finally has his weekly award.
Two years ago, no one saw this coming.
When Penn football staggered to a 2-8 finish in Al Bagnoli’s final season, there were few reasons for optimism.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Since Ray Priore took over Penn football, the Ivy trophy has found a steady home in University City. That won’t change for another year.
That’s all that stands between Penn football and a record-tying 18th Ivy League title. No one else matters, no scoreboard watching is needed. One game is all that’s left.
Take an easy-going, gun-slinging quarterback from California.
It was a big week for Penn sports, with three athletes receiving individual awards.
In the movie business, sequels rarely hold up to the original. It’s tough enough to make one good movie, and even more difficult to make another one with the same cast of characters.
After entering the 2015 season ranked sixth in the Ivy League preseason media poll and dropping three of its first four games, Penn football won six straight to share the Ancient Eight title with Harvard and Dartmouth.
For the second consecutive year, the Red and Blue upset the Crimson in the penultimate game of the season.
“We’re capable of performing a lot better.”
Penn football’s coach Ray Priore didn’t mince words when he assessed his team’s performance in their 28-0 loss at Princeton last weekend.