Men's Basketball

04/18/17 9:32pm
It was a big-time stage for a big-time game — but by the slimmest of possible margins, Penn baseball couldn’t get the big-time win it’d been seeking for decades.
04/18/17 7:14pm
Two and a half years after being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 36th round of the 2014 first-year player draft and committing to pitch for the Quakers, Wilpon found himself walking away from the game for good. 
04/18/17 6:34pm
It's been 60 years since Penn last hosted the East Regionals in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, when the Palestra saw March Madness played out under its roof for four straight years in 1954-57.
04/17/17 11:26pm
We started out the season trying to find our identity. While we had many of the same players, it was not the same team. We battled through some tough losses, but only to come out stronger. We were able to do that by focusing on one possession at a time. We took that mentality through to the end of the season.
04/16/17 11:37pm
It was just one of those days. That's all that needs to be said to describe Penn rowing's performances this weekend. The women's, men's heavyweight and men's lightweight squads all took encouraging yet frustrating second-place finishes in their respective meets.
04/16/17 8:55pm
At this time last year, Penn baseball was looking up at Princeton in the Ivy League standings after dropping three of four games away in New Jersey. Now, a year later, the Quakers celebrated enthusiastically in their dugout following a massive four-game home sweep of their bitterest rivals.
04/16/17 8:38pm
The women’s squad (10-8, 3-2 Ivy) rebounded from a 0-2 start in Ivy play and roared into impressive form, with a weekend sweep of Brown and Yale leading them to three straight wins. The men (14-9, 1-3) responded to a 3-0 deficit against Brown to complete an impressive 4-3 comeback. With this weekend producing some of the Red and Blue’s best tennis, it seems right to highlight some of the stars on the court this weekend.
04/16/17 7:03pm
To pick just one star from Penn baseball’s four-game demolition of bitter rival and defending Ivy League champion Princeton — a series that saw the Quakers take four wins by a combined score of 35-12 — seems like it’d be a crime. But even in a weekend full of standout performances, the consistent offensive dominance from senior outfielder Tim Graul stood out from the pack.
04/15/17 5:34pm
Talk about living up to the moment. With its back against the wall and the Ivy League Tournament on the line, Penn men’s lacrosse recovered its early season form just in time, defeating Harvard 14-10.
04/12/17 9:15pm
The Ivy season may not even be halfway done, but Penn Tennis is starting to see the puzzles pieces fall into place across the league.
04/12/17 6:44pm
With the advent of Quaker Days, students from all over the world have come to Penn this week to see what the University has to offer. This weekend, we’ll be getting even more. Penn track and field’s annual Transatlantic Meet will take place at Franklin Field on Saturday, with Ivy League heavyweights Cornell coming to Philadelphia along with a pair of English powerhouses in Oxford and Cambridge.
04/12/17 4:50pm
Win or go home. Penn men’s lacrosse will be headed up to Harvard this weekend in what is likely a must-win game for both teams if they hope to make it to the Ivy Tournament for a chance at an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament in May.
04/12/17 2:48pm
Penn men's golf, heavyweight crew and lightweight crew all had disappointing efforts last weekend — and here's how they can turn things around.
04/11/17 7:02pm
Penn women's basketball may have ended its season almost a month ago, but the awards haven't stopped coming in, recognizing the team's standout season. Junior forward Michelle Nwokedi was just named a member of the All-Big 5 First-Team of the season, while senior center Sydney Stipanovich picked up a Second-Team honor herself. 
04/11/17 6:23pm
Operating from the defensive midfield, the senior might go unnoticed by the casual observer. For those interested in the Quakers solely for the highlight reel goals and doorstep saves, a player like Kreinz might not even be on their radar. He clears, he plays defensively, he scoops up ground balls, and he provides the occasional transition tally, but he’s by no means a goal scorer.
04/11/17 3:10pm
For Penn baseball and softball, Ivy League weekends are action packed marathons of excitement. A lot can change in four games in two days, so any weekday action is often a welcome break from the chaos of the conference title races. This Wednesday, Penn baseball and softball get such a chance.
04/10/17 5:56pm
There are 35 international student-athletes at Penn with 19 different countries represented, ranging from Hong Kong to Egypt to French Guiana. We wanted to highlight some of the athletes that best exemplify the character international students give to the university. These are their stories.
04/10/17 5:30pm
For Wharton 2016 grad, Sam Mattis, the decision to continue his discus training after college wasn’t a hard one. Mattis came up just short of his ultimate goal at the 2016 Olympic Trials, but Mattis knew all along that he wasn’t done with discus.
04/09/17 11:42pm
Heading into this weekend, Penn men’s tennis knew that this was going to be one of, if not the toughest, pair of matches the team would face all season. The Quakers took on Columbia and Cornell this weekend, dropping both matches to the top-25 ranked programs.
04/09/17 9:49pm
It was a busy day for Penn's rowers on Saturday, with the three squads having mixed results. The men's heavyweight crew found themselves on Lake Carnegie, racing against host Princeton and fellow Ivy League rival Columbia.
04/09/17 9:17pm
The Quakers finished 11th out of 14 teams at the Princeton Invitational, a 54 hole tournament at the par-71 Springdale Golf Club. Penn finished with a total team score of 897, or +45, placing them behind five Ivy opponents in Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell and Columbia, and two spots ahead of Brown.
04/09/17 9:13pm
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.
04/09/17 6:11pm
On a hot streak for the ages with an 11-1 record over its last 12 games, maybe it would’ve been useful for Penn baseball to get a taste of humility in its second Ivy League weekend of the season. Unfortunately, Yale and Brown gave the Red and Blue a bit more than they were bargaining for.
04/09/17 3:44pm
On Saturday, Penn track and field continued a string of impressive and record-setting performances at the Virginia Quad Meet. The women's squad finished first overall, while the men came in second, falling only to the host school. The Quakers continued the trend of building up stronger performances as the season progresses, recording 15 top-10 record marks, including three new school records.
04/08/17 4:11pm
Everything in the early going truly pointed to a Penn men’s lacrosse victory, but Brown’s resiliency proved too much to handle, resulting in an 11-8 loss. The Quakers (4-5, 1-3 Ivy) are now on the brink of Ivy League Tournament elimination, as they once again failed to play the complete 60 minutes of lacrosse. 
04/05/17 7:53pm
In sports, records and statistics are often used to tell stories about a player’s journey. For Penn men’s tennis player Nicolas Podesta, his 4-0 record in singles this year certainly tells one story, but it leaves out the incredible journey that brought him to this stage.
04/05/17 7:32pm
The weather may be turning nice, but for Penn tennis, there’s a storm brewing this weekend. Both Red and Blue teams will have their hands full with their first Ivy League doubleheader weekends of the season.
04/05/17 5:06pm
Penn baseball has been on a roll as of late. This weekend, Red and Blue fans will find out just how legit the team really is. The Quakers fresh off a 11-2 shellacking of Big 5 rival Villanova Tuesday, will dive back into conference play this weekend as they travel north for a four-game series, playing Brown and Yale twice apiece.
04/05/17 4:36pm
After falling just short of pulling off a seven-goal comeback against Ivy rival Yale, the Penn men’s lacrosse team will face another tough test this weekend against conference foe and national semifinalist Brown on Saturday.
04/05/17 1:49pm
In yet another action-packed weekend for Penn Athletics, a slew of rowing, golf and track squads will be testing their talents around the country once again.
04/04/17 9:27pm
With women's lacrosse ranked in the top 10 nationally, track and field seeing school records fall left and right, baseball having won ten of its last 11 games and more, the season has seen some supreme successes already — but only one athlete can stand out as the best. Our sports editors take to the roundtable to debate: Who is the Penn Athletics spring season MVP so far?
04/03/17 6:20pm
The first thing one notices about Kevin Gayhardt is his height. At 6-foot-6 inches, the men's lacrosse senior defenseman towers above his own teammates and makes the average observer wonder if lacrosse is the right sport for him. But now? He’s the heart and soul of the defense.
04/03/17 6:17pm
On Monday, Penn Athletics became the first Ivy League athletic program to take the “It’s On Us” pledge against sexual violence, an awareness campaign launched in September 2014 by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to help end sexual assault on American college campuses.
04/02/17 10:33pm
If every journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step, then every championship season must begin with a single victory. Or in Penn baseball’s case, two.
04/02/17 9:11pm
This weekend, Penn track and field found itself strewn across the country in three different states and two different time zones to compete in three separate meets: the Stanford Invitational, the Danny Curran Invitational, and the Pepsi Florida Relays. Despite being forced to compete without their teammates, the Quakers made the most of their time apart, registering a number of personal bests and shattering four program records.
04/02/17 1:00pm
It may be a given that the Class of 2021 will have some major athletes — but where will they come from? In the spirit of admissions season, DP Sports set out to find out. Here's a top ten list of the high schools to produce the best current student-athletes at Penn.
04/01/17 5:49pm
Sometimes it’s not all about how you finish. Penn men’s lacrosse is proof of that, losing to Yale 14-12 despite scoring six goals in the game’s final eight minutes.
03/29/17 9:28pm
After a disappointing 2-9 start to the season, Penn baseball has rattled off seven straight wins, thanks in large part to a five-game stretch against the Leopards.
03/29/17 5:28pm
One goal. That was the margin of defeat for Penn men’s lacrosse in both of their games against Yale in 2016, including an 11-10 overtime defeat in their first meeting of the season in New Haven. On Saturday, the Quakers (4-3, 1-1 Ivy) will have an opportunity to avenge those losses.
03/29/17 5:24pm
It's a major weekend for Penn Athletics, with a high-stakes women's tennis matchup against three-time defending champion Princeton leading the way in a jam-packed slate.
03/29/17 5:17pm
Penn track and field is going places this weekend. You’ll be able to find Quakers across the country: distance runners will be at the Stanford Invitational out west, sprinters, jumpers and throwers will be at the Florida Relays down south, and developing athletes will be back east here, at the Danny Curran Invitational at Chester, Pennsylvania.
03/28/17 8:46pm
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.
03/28/17 8:42pm
We go to Penn, where people don't remember, and probably never knew, the name of the player who screwed up in the game a few days ago. They probably don't know there was one big mistake that had a huge impact on the game at all. Most of them don't know the game was lost, or even played.
03/28/17 4:24pm
“Preparing Boys for Life.” That is the motto of The Haverford School, an elite preparatory day school that has funneled top-end lacrosse players to Penn and across the country. 
03/26/17 9:25pm
On Sunday, Penn fencing closed out its season at the 2017 NCAA Fencing Championships at the Indiana Farmers’ Coliseum. The Quakers came home with an eighth-place finish, scoring 107 points in the co-ed team championship tournament.
03/26/17 9:15pm
The Quakers beat Lafayette in four straight games this weekend at home. Penn (8-9) swept the Leopards (2-22) in back to back doubleheaders at MeikleJohn Stadium, outscoring them 22-7 in the process.
03/26/17 6:26pm
Well that’s one way to start a season. Penn track and field kicked off the outdoor portion of the 2017 campaign with a bang, as both the men’s and women’s squads took first on their home turf at the Penn Challenge.
03/26/17 6:22pm
It was a tremendously busy weekend for Penn Athletics, and the successes on the field weren’t limited to the record-setting meet from track and field or the huge Ivy League wins to keep men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse in their respective title races.
03/26/17 5:07pm
With a performance that saw him tie a career-high in points in Penn's 10-9 victory over Cornell, this week's Penn Athletics Weekend MVP goes to men's lacrosse's sophomore Simon Mathias. The Quakers (4-3, 1-1 Ivy) needed a win this weekend after dropping their Ivy opener to Princeton last weekend, and this one was certainly well fought.
03/25/17 5:22pm
It may not have been pretty, but Penn men’s lacrosse needed a win and somehow found one in Ithaca against Cornell.