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.
Penn women's soccer announced that David Brush, 1982 College graduate and Penn Soccer Executive Board Chair, and Karen Clark Brush, 1982 Wharton graduate, would be donating $1.5 million to the program to create the Douglas N. Brush Head Coach of Women's Soccer Endowed Fund.
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.
From June 7-10, four athletes from Penn women's track & field competed on the biggest stage that collegiate running has to offer. The women traveled across the country to the University of Oregon to represent the Quakers in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
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.
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.
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.
The undefeated Sea Wolves scored the game’s first seven goals and didn’t slow down much from there on their home field, cruising to an 18-5 win to end the Red and Blue’s season.
After Quakers freshman Zoe Belodeau finished her fifth goal of the evening with only 14 seconds left in the second overtime, it was the Red and Blue who would survive after winning an instant classic, 15-14 game over the Nittany Lions.
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 never led in the contest, and Princeton scored the game’s final three goals, earning a 13-10 victory and the accompanying automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.
Despite allowing No. 3 seed Dartmouth to finish the game on a 7-1 run, No. 2 Penn held on for a 16-14 win, advancing to Sunday’s conference championship likely against No. 1 seed Princeton.
With Saturday’s 14-11 victory at Yale, Penn women’s lacrosse cemented another fantastic season and earned itself its 11th league title in the past 12 seasons.
“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.
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.
Last weekend, Penn took two of three against Cornell and is hoping to keep up the momentum. Princeton is coming off a tough series loss to Columbia.
However, a slow start and numerous penalties doomed the Quakers in a 21-8 road loss at the hands of the Tigers for Penn's first conference loss of the season.
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.
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.
Natalie Stefan joined Penn women’s lacrosse as a midfielder, but she will leave the program as a defender. After suffering multiple ACL injuries over the course of her college career, the senior has moved to a new role on the team, and she’s thriving.
The No. 10 Quakers (11-2, 5-0 Ivy), the only undefeated team in the league, can clinch at least a share of their third straight conference title with a win, while the No. 18 Tigers (8-5, 4-1) can create a three-way tie atop the Ancient Eight standings by pulling off the upset.
It’s tough to have a shot at victory and come up just short.
On Sunday, Penn softball completed its three-game weekend series against Cornell. The Quakers won two games in a Saturday doubleheader before suffering an 8-4 loss on Sunday.
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.
Belodeau had already comfortably broken the school’s single-season freshman points record entering the weekend, but even in such a historic year, this might have been her top performance yet.
The movement, sponsored by the Penn Women in Computer Science student organization, aims to “putting a face to these statistics."
Led by five different players each securing at least five points, the Red and Blue held on in a 24-13 victory, maintaining heir undefeated record in the Ivy League and setting the school record for goals in a conference game in the process.
Philadelphia is becoming a national athletic powerhouse, and Penn's tennis program is part of the reason why.
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.
After Penn softball's seventh-inning rally came up short in a 10-6 loss, the team has to regroup quickly for the games that really count.
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.
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.
The No. 10 Quakers (10-2, 4-0 Ivy) are gearing up for their Senior Weekend game against Harvard where they will honor their six senior captains.
The tournaments will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play and will conclude the Quakers’ season, which began months ago in late September.
Penn beat its best team score of the season with a mark of 193.925, and also had standout performances from gymnasts competing individually, including a first team All-American performance from junior Caroline Moore.
The recent five-game winning streak that the Red and Blue were on came to a halt this weekend, as Penn was swept in a three-game series against Harvard that included a double header on Saturday.
It was a busy Fling weekend outdoors for Penn's athletes as men's golf, men's and women's tennis, rowing, and track and field were all in action.