If the Quakers are going to shock the world and pull off the historic upset, here's four things they will have to do.
The No. 16 Red and Blue have a date in the Big Dance with No. 1 seed Kansas on Thursday. The Quakers will look to make history as the first ever No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the modern era of the NCAA Tournament.
Regardless of what happens against the Jayhawks, AJ will now always be able to call himself something that, for the last eleven years, had been virtually taboo within the halls of the Palestra: a champion.
Penn women's basketball saw its season extended after the National Invitational Tournament selection committee announced that the Quakers will take on Albany in the first round.
A lot of hype surrounds this monumental showdown versus the top-seeded Jayhawks on Thursday — so let’s get to know them and see how Penn stacks up.
At the most basic level, this can be seen through the many different basketball rating systems that have the Quakers as an extremely underrated and under-seeded team.
More than a few prominent college basketball analysts and publications have gone on the record giving the Quakers a fighting chance.
The sophomore forward was a star among stars for Penn men’s basketball, leading the team to an Ivy League Championship, punching Penn’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
Basketball may have taken the headlines, but the rest of Penn Athletics has been equally busy.
Penn women’s basketball lost to Princeton, 63-34, in the Ivy League Tournament championship on Sunday afternoon. The Quakers missed their chance to make it to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year and join the men in the Big Dance, falling instead to a rampant Princeton team for the third time this season.
Just hours after Penn men's basketball's 68-65 victory over Harvard in the Ivy League Championship game, the NCAA tournament selection committee announced that the Quakers will be taking on Kansas in the Round of 64.
Penn men’s basketball won the double, securing a ticket to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 11 years. And it was glorious.
As disappointing as that is, I’m not writing this to shame all the bandwagoners. I’m writing this to welcome everyone aboard.
Using a 24-0 run spanning both halves, No. 2 Penn men's basketball overcame a 13-point first-half deficit and held on by the skin of its teeth to knock off No. 1 Harvard, 68-65, to clinch the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament spot for the first time since 2007.
In the championship game of the Ivy League men’s basketball tournament, No. 2 Penn and No. 1 Harvard are locked in an incredible battle midway through the contest. Finishing the period with an NBA-range Darnell Foreman three-pointer with two seconds left, the Red and Blue have a 34-32 edge going into the halftime break.
If the real Red and Blue surface tomorrow, then it'll be a classic Penn-Princeton battle: physical, intense, and down to the wire. But if this team shows up, it won't even be close.
No. 2 Penn women’s basketball grinded past No. 3 Harvard in the first round of the Ivy League Tournament, topping the Crimson, 57-52, in a gritty and low-scoring affair. The Quakers will face off against No. 1 Princeton in the final on Sunday for the right to go to the NCAA Tournament.
Penn men’s basketball dominated Yale out of the gate, just a week after a loss to the Elis prevented the Quakers from claiming the Ancient Eight title outright. Now, Penn will meet co-champion Harvard in the conference final.
In the second semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, No. 2 seed Penn men’s basketball was all over No. 3 Yale from start to finish, opening up a 23-point first half lead and cruising to an 80-57 victory.
In the second semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, the Quakers are all over the Bulldogs at the break, holding a 44-25 lead with a spot in the Ivy title game on the line. AJ Brodeur leads both teams with 17 points as the Red and Blue have dominated all of the opening 20 minutes.
Before the Quakers square off against the Elis for the third time this season, here are three major storylines to follow.
Nwokedi is the clear social butterfly of Penn women’s basketball. Senior Anna Ross used a different word: socialite. Perhaps most notably, Nwokedi is a master storyteller.
Just days ahead of the biggest weekend of the season for both Penn men’s and women’s basketball, individuals on both teams got some good news.
It took her three years, but Reeham Sedky finally got the championship she wanted.
For the first time since the 2006-07 season, Penn men’s basketball has won an Ivy League championship.
Penn women’s basketball defeated Brown 67-56 to finish the regular season on a three-game winning streak. The Quakers topped Yale 64-52 the night before.
Sometimes for Quakers fans, it’s also great to watch Penn women’s basketball score on the first possession of the game, lead by as many as seventeen points in the first quarter, and never trail for the entirety of the game.
On Friday night, Penn mens basketball suffered a 80-79 loss to Yale following a last second layup from Paul Atkinson.
Coming off of an exciting performance at the Ivy Classic this past weekend at Brown, Penn gymnastics is ready to take on the upcoming weekends of spring break with full force.
While Great Britain in March might not seem like the ideal vacation destination for many, it is for Penn men's golf.
The Quakers didn’t miss a beat in their 19-9 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night at Franklin Field. What was a close game in the first couple of minutes quickly turned into an absolute rout.
Penn men’s and women’s fencing are looking to parry, counter-attack, and riposte their way to victory at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional championships in Easton, Pa.
11 Quakers — six women and five men — will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the College Squash Association Individual Championships.
We have an incredible opportunity to both learn more about Penn Athletics and give our support on March 10 and 11 as the second annual Ivy League tournament tips off in the historic Palestra.
Penn men's basketball will travel to Yale and Brown this weekend for its final tune-up before post-season play. The Quakers (21-7, 11-1 Ivy) will look to lock up the number one seed for the Ivy League Tournament the next week.
With Ivy league playoffs just around the corner, Penn women’s basketball will play host to Yale and Brown this weekend.
This spring break, the Quakers will head to Clearwater, Florida to play their opening games of the season in the USF Under Armor Invitational. The Quakers will play a total of 11 games in a span of just seven days.
As another February and another Black History Month come to a close, it is important to take time to reflect on the history and triumphs of black culture across the world.
Though Penn scored a season-high 193.875 total points, the Quakers came up short of their first Ivy title in three years. Yale, after losing to Penn in January by just 0.425, finished first this time at Brown on Sunday with a season-high total of 195.025 points. Cornell took second place, with the Red and Blue only topping the host Bears.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's basketball comes up with another big output offensively, swimming and track and field win Ivy titles, and both lacrosse teams along secure huge wins alongside men's basketball.
However, no performance was as impressive as the one delivered by long-distance runner Abby Hong. Dubbed the “distance queen” by Penn Athletics, Hong concluded the weekend by dominating the 5,000m race.
Penn women’s track and field returned to the Ivy League throne on Sunday after a 22-year drought, winning the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships to end the indoor track and field season. The men made history of their own, posting a momentous second-place finish, their highest since 2002.
The women (29-11, 5-4 Ivy) had a very strong performance, going 4-0 in the invitational. The Quakers defeated Johns Hopkins 19-8, St. Johns 17-10, Temple 15-12 and Princeton 14-13.
One night after losing a heartbreaker to Harvard, Penn women's basketball recovered to end its weekend on a high note, lighting up the floor against Dartmouth and cruising to a comfortable 79-50 win Saturday night in Hanover.
They've gone 17-3 in regular season Ivy play since that dreadful loss. And Donahue has led them through it all.
The Quakers took down the Crimson, 74-71, at the Palestra, getting revenge for Harvard’s 76-67 win two weeks ago in Cambridge, Mass.
Fresh off a stellar college debut with one goal and three assists, freshman Zoe Belodeau took it to an even further level on Saturday. The rookie led Penn with four goals, including one to break a tie with only 52 seconds left, carrying the Red and Blue to a wild 12-11 win.
Use this interactive feature to predict the outcomes of the remaining men's and women's Ivy League basketball games and see who will go to the tournament!
Penn men's basketball kicked off its final home stand of the year with a 74-46 blowout over Dartmouth. Ahead of a huge showdown with Harvard, here are four takeaways from the action.
Only two weeks after Penn men’s basketball barely eked out a 64-61 win at last-place Dartmouth, the Quakers looked like an entirely different team altogether in the teams’ rematch at the Palestra.