Penn Athletics' investigation of bribery allegations against Jerome Allen is well underway. But what can be expected for the school's athletic program moving forward?
As the legal situation unfolds, the debate will continue: could Morris Esformes have been recruited by Penn men’s basketball without any intervention from his father? The Daily Pennsylvanian looked to Morris’ past to find out.
In the immediate aftermath of bribery allegations against Jerome Allen, Penn Athletics announced that it is hiring outside legal counsel to handle the investigation.
Esformes allegedly gave Allen more than $74,000 between cash payments and paid trips to Miami, including a flight in his private jet, according to prosecutors.
The Harris Family Foundation, run by Josh and Marjorie Harris, is giving $1 million over five years to the program, including $500,000 to create the Joshua J. Harris Wrestling Assistant Coach Endowment.
Following a standout year for the Quakers and his sixth year as an assistant for the storied program, Bowman will be leaving the team. He'll be headed down south, to join the Auburn Tigers as an assistant to storied head coach Bruce Pearl.
Penn officially announced the long-awaited renovation of the Ringe Squash Center, which will commence in a little over a month and will involve a full overhaul of the building and the squash facility within.
The crux of last season's championship squad remains intact, and if these four new faces can provide a lift, Penn could be setup for a repeat performance.
This year’s event was the ninth edition of the tournament, the last eight of which have been contested in the Philly area. The championship was contested in the rugby sevens format, with six pools of four teams each on the men’s side and four pools of four teams each on the women’s side.
The lightweight and heavyweight rowing teams wrapped up their seasons on June 1-3 at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship. The regatta was held on Mercer Lake in New Jersey, where high winds and rough conditions caused many of the days races to be cancelled. Although the regatta was shortened, it capped off a successful season for both of Penn men’s rowing teams.
While only die-hard Ivy sports fans would have an ILN subscription, over 70 million households have access to ESPNU, which is half the monthly price.
Junior Rachel Lee Wilson, freshman Ashley Anumba, sophomore Nia Akins, and junior Anna Peyton Malizia all punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship after all delivering qualifying performances this past weekend at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
It was already shameful that the conference moved its showcase away from its best and most historic venue. But the choice of Yale’s Lee Amphitheater as the Palestra’s replacement makes the decision a travesty.
After two years at the Palestra, the Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are moving to New Haven, Conn.
Though superstar midfielder Christian Pulisic is yet to join the squad, Rhodes Field has played host this week to players from big-name clubs including forward Timothy Weah, of Paris Saint-Germain, and defender Matt Miazga, of Chelsea.
This year, 14 members of the women’s team and nine members of the men’s team qualified for the prelims. The teams will travel to Florida from May 24 to May 26 to compete in the NCAA East Region Prelims.
The Quakers spent a week in total touring Europe, visiting Rome, Milan, and Lake Como in Italy and Lugano, Switzerland. In that time, the team also played three exhibition games against Italian professional and amateur teams, winning two.
One of the biggest highlights this weekend came when junior Rachel Lee Wilson achieved a throw of 61.89 meters to finish third in the women’s hammer. The effort was far enough for a new school record, smashing Wilson’s old mark by over a meter.
After two days of competition, the women scored a program-high 177 points to win behind 10 individual champions, and the men claimed second place with 142 points behind five event winners.
Penn men’s lacrosse was thoroughly dominated by No. 1 Yale in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal, falling by the score of 21-6.
Penn baseball came into this weekend’s series against Columbia having to win at least two of the three games in order to keep its hopes for a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series (ILCS) alive. Despite putting themselves in a position to win a pair of games, the Quakers came up just short in this feat.
“We call it the Penn track and field family," Steve Dolan said. “It really grows because you add the alumni that come back and support the team, so it’s kind of a big party for us to have everybody together. It’s great, the culture and the camaraderie of the whole Penn track group is at an all-time high, and it’s very exciting.”
Each year, Penn Relays punctuates an otherwise stressful time on Penn’s calendar with a weekend of fun, hype, and glory at Franklin Field. The Relays’ 124th edition did not disappoint.
After dominating the race, the reigning 2017 world champion and five-time Olympic medalist took a minute to speak with The Daily Pennsylvanian on the field in an exclusive interview.
Despite not being invited to the NFL Combine, Watson garnered a lot of attention before the draft with a stellar pro day and strong showing at the Senior Bowl.
A number of Penn track and field athletes have competed to varying degrees of success. While some have walked away feeling disappointed, the team has also scored its second relay win in three years after a 42-year title drought.
The Quakers have had a successful outdoor season thus far, with both teams setting multiple records throughout the year.
Thousands of athletes of all ages will converge on University City for the 124th Penn Relays this weekend, including a number of Olympians. Superstars like Justin Gatlin grace the Relays practically every year, but there are some high schoolers and collegiate athletes that will also draw eyes this weekend.
Penn baseball never got its bats going and ended up losing to Delaware 3-1. After scoring at least six runs in each of their last five contests, the Quakers’ bats were stymied by effective pitching and timely defense by the Blue Hens.
There's no shortage of big events to catch over the three days of Penn Relays this weekend, but with so much action going on, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide which ones are must-see. With that in mind, here are five events that you certainly won't want to miss.
It was a Cinderella story. Not once, but twice.
Without professing to be a draft analyst, and keeping Watson’s strengths and weaknesses in mind, here are the reasons why Penn’s best player in the past decade will and won’t get drafted by each of the NFL’s 32 teams.
It’s tough to have a shot at victory and come up just short.
The Quakers finished their first spring season in the Main Line League with an unprecedented 8-0 record and capped their perfect season by securing the league title.
Penn men’s golf posted a fifth-place finish at the Ivy League Championship this weekend. Meanwhile, the women finished last, a total of 45 strokes off the lead.
Penn lost its final home series of the year to Cornell two games to one, including a 7-6 loss on Senior Day at Meiklejohn Stadium.
In the final meet before the 124th annual Penn Relays next weekend, the Red and Blue looked more than prepared as they tallied a total of five top-ten records in program history.
The Quakers picked up 10-9, double overtime victory over the Big Green, a win that could be the crucial difference-maker in whether the team plays another game this season.
Philadelphia is becoming a national athletic powerhouse, and Penn's tennis program is part of the reason why.
After spending the summer at both the Rookie and Class A Short Season levels, Lescher and Bleday have progressed to the Class A Midwest League, while Cousins has not been assigned to a full season team this spring and remains on the Doubleday roster.
With the Penn women ranked No. 1 in the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region and the men up at No. 4, it’s no secret that this entire season has been historic for the Red and Blue. But ahead of this weekend’s meet, here are a few specific athletes and teams to watch out for.
Penn baseball is on the fringe of contention for the Ivy League title, and it'll need junior first baseman Sean Phelan to keep up his dominant offensive play to get there.
The cox is, quite simply, the coach of the boat. Sitting typically in the stern (or the back) of the boat, the coxswain’s job is to steer the boat.
Keating was the Denver Outlaws' first-round pick, while McGeary went in the sixth round to the Boston Cannons.
While the Ivy League might be known for its prowess in academics, there’s another set of ranking lists that are a familiar home to the members of the Ancient Eight: the national men’s heavyweight, men’s lightweight, and women’s rowing rankings.
In the case of rowing, the early bird catches the brutal, strenuous daily workouts.
The majority of competitions for Penn men and women’s rowing are relatively nearby and don’t require too much travel, but for a few exciting trips each year, the teams get to leave the Northeast and compete far from home.
However, despite winning 68 percent of the faceoffs and committing three less penalties than its opponent, Penn men's lacrosse lost to St. Joes in a gut wrenching 12-11 loss that all but eliminated its chances at an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Penn baseball trounced La Salle 17-7 in a non-conference showdown at Meiklejohn Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. After finding themselves down 3-0 entering the bottom of the second, the Quakers came alive by scoring a whopping 12 runs in the second frame.
When Penn men's golf then-sophomore Zareh Kaloustian earned All-Ivy honors last year, there was something that made the day truly special: he was cut from the team only months prior.