Penn football’s running backs have stepped up after senior and 2016 first-team All-Ivy selection Tre Solomon left in the first quarter of the season opener with an apparent ankle injury.
With parity in the Ancient Eight arguably the highest in recent memory, a single play could spell the difference between a championship and fourth place. Penn’s next opponent, Dartmouth, gave a great example of this last week.
Penn sprint football has had perhaps the strongest alumni presence in the program out of any Penn Athletics team. The alumni culture around the team is that of a family — no matter how far life takes them, everyone stays involved in one way or another.
Now, riding an incredible wave of momentum, the Quakers turn their attention to the Paul Short Invitational. After the Red and Blue take the 90 minute trek up to Bethlehem, both the men and the women will be greeted with the longest course that they have seen thus far. The men have an 8K, and the women face a 6K —a mile longer than the previous longest course.
On Friday, the Quakers will take a trip to New Haven, Conn. to face off against Yale and on Saturday, they will head up to Providence, R.I. for a match against Brown.
Coming off a stunning victory at defending Ivy League Champions Harvard this past weekend, the Quakers (2-5-2, 1-0 Ivy) are taking aim at visiting Cornell at home this Friday.
A sophomore from Pittsburgh, Jenkins knows, as the cliche goes, that he has big shoes to fill as the team's new starting quarterback. But fortunately for the entire Penn sprint football program, Jenkins has no wishes to shy away from the challenge.
Penn sprint football has cruised to a dominant 2-0 start this season thanks to the help of some key freshman talent. So far, the Quakers have outscored their helpless opponents 89-13 with new faces contributing on both sides of the ball.
Despite losing two starters from last season, the Quakers still managed to upgrade their offensive line with the additions of sophomore William & Mary transfer Matt McDermott and highly accomplished high school freshman guard Jack Schaible.
Two undefeated teams enter. Only one will come out. Those are the stakes for the Saturday night sprint football showdown at Franklin Field between Penn and Army West Point.
Penn Athletics will be hosting their first Fan Fest of the season this Friday before the Red and Blue’s Ivy League opener again Dartmouth. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Shoemaker Green, which is the green field right in front of the Palestra, and right next to DRL (David Rittenhouse Laboratory).
As of now, Yale and Harvard sit atop the conference with 1-0 records in the Ancient Eight, while Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Columbia all are 2-0, but have yet to start conference play. Brown and Cornell currently sit in last place, each with 0-1 conference records.
On Saturday against Lehigh, sophomore running back Karekin Brooks dominated with 268 rushing yards and four total touchdowns to carry Penn to its 65-47 victory. His 268 yards might have not been quite enough to break Penn’s all-time record of 272, but it was enough to earn him the honor of DP Sports’ Player of the Week.
After defeating Cornell at home on Saturday 2-0, Penn field hockey completed the undefeated weekend on the road with a 3-2 overtime victory over American. The Quakers (4-4, 1-0 Ivy) entered both games as underdogs with Cornell (5-2, 01) and American (7-3) both getting off to impressive starts this season.
Welcome to the Ivy League, Katie Schumacher-Cawley.
In her first-ever Ivy League match as Penn's coach, Schumacher-Cawley and Penn volleyball lost in straight sets to a tough Princeton opponent.
Even though Penn sprint football’s offense did not score as much as it did against Caldwell, the defense turned in another strong performance, holding Chestnut Hill to seven points in a 20-7 win on Friday night.
Last week, my colleague argued that we still didn't know much about this team. But after the game against Lehigh, we do know a few things: they can spread the ball around, they can score, and they can force key turnovers.
In a game characterized by back-and-forth action, the Quakers were able to secure a crucial 1-0 road win in Cambridge to start off their Ivy League campaign, handing Harvard its first loss since October 24, 2015.
A hard-fought match ended in defeat for Penn men's soccer, who came into Saturday's game against Drexel seeking their second win of the season. Although the outcome of a 2-1 loss may have been disappointing, the game provided the youthful Quakers something more valuable: experience.
Penn football toppled Lehigh on Saturday afternoon in a thrilling shootout victory, scoring nine touchdowns en route to its second win of the season, 65-47 — the most the Quakers have scored since 1946. The 112 total points scored were the most in a Penn game ever.