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In Photos: An exclusive look at Penn’s historic Final Four run, 45 years later

(04/02/24 11:17pm)

In 1979, Jimmy Carter was President of the United States, Superman was the highest-grossing movie in America, and, for about three weeks in March, Penn men’s basketball was atop the world. After going 13-1 in Ivy League play and clinching the second of five straight conference titles under then-head coach Bob Weinhauer, the Quakers secured a spot in the March Madness tournament. But that was only where the magic began.

Penn baseball wins pair of weekly conference awards

(03/19/24 2:03am)

After going 3-1 over the past week, Penn baseball saw a pair of athletes receive Ivy League honors, with sophomore outfielder Ryan Taylor named the conference's Player of the Week and senior right-handed pitcher Cole Zaffiro selected as Pitcher of the Week. This marks the fourth consecutive week that a Quaker has been honored by the Ancient Eight. 

Penn wrestling takes fourth at EIWA Championships

(03/12/24 2:25am)

This past weekend, Penn wrestling wrapped up its conference season with a trip to the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in Lewisburg, Pa. Following the conclusion of the two-day event, the Quakers finished tied for fourth overall and had five wrestlers earn automatic slots to the NCAA Championships in Kansas City. 

Greg Chimera seeks to continue winning ways as Penn football offensive coordinator

(02/01/24 12:45am)

Coaching turnover is a major yet unavoidable part of college football. At the end of a season, coaches leave, seeking greener pastures or a chance at more responsibilities at a different school. But once the sting of a coach’s departure has worn off, the opportunity for a program to partially reinvent itself under a new coach beckons. 

Penn women’s basketball smothers Dartmouth in 53-39 win

(01/13/24 10:34pm)

Heading into Saturday’s contest, Penn women’s basketball had won its last 16 games against Dartmouth. For the past eight years, the Quakers defeated the Big Green twice per season like clockwork, and last season, Dartmouth proved just as hapless against the rest of the Ivy League, going a dreadful 0-14 against conference opponents. 

Trio of Penn field hockey players share connection in Red, Blue, and Orange

(12/07/23 5:18am)

On the field, senior forward Lis Zandbergen, senior goalkeeper Frederique Wollaert, and sophomore forward Livia Loozen are a strong group. They each started all 17 games that Penn field hockey played this season, with Loozen scoring six goals to come in second on the team and Zandbergen adding three assists to her own pair of scores. In the net, Wollaert was a consistent presence for the Quakers, racking up a .744 save percentage and allowing under two goals per game. 

Penn Athletics has widespread gender-based funding gaps, DP analysis finds

(12/01/23 2:08am)

Penn Athletics has a series of wide-ranging funding gaps across a variety of sports, according to an analysis by The Daily Pennsylvanian of publicly available data. This includes significant disparities in the salaries of men’s and women’s coaches, recruiting expenses, and the costs of game-day and other operations. 

Penn men’s basketball goes 2-1 at Cathedral of College Basketball Classic

(11/27/23 5:00am)

While most of campus and the country was spending time with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, Penn men’s basketball (5-3) stayed in Philadelphia over the break, as the Quakers hosted the annual Cathedral of College Basketball Classic at the Palestra. One of several traditional ‘Feast Week’ tournaments, Penn played host to Lafayette, Belmont, and Monmouth over the weekend. 

Crain | Why can't Penn football be like this every week?

(11/06/23 4:12am)

Before I do anything else, I'd like to address the question posed in the title of this column. I'm aware that a team doesn't look the exact same every week. There are injuries — both the ones that keep players out of games and the ones that are played through — which are regularly sustained and recovered from in a sport as physical as football. There are fluctuations in game plans that come with different opponents, that require different players and aspects of the team to step up. 

First glimpses of Penn men's basketball's 2023-24 season showcased at Ivy Media Days

(11/01/23 2:52am)

It's often said that there's no such thing as a second chance to make a first impression. Last month, Penn men's basketball showed the first glimpses of its upcoming season at Ivy League Media Days, where coach Steve Donahue, senior guard Clark Slajchert, and senior center Nick Spinoso spoke to the media at large for the first time since last March. 

Explaining Penn men's soccer's path to an Ivy League title

(10/30/23 4:56am)

With one game left in the Ivy League soccer season, Penn finds itself locked in a three-way tie for the top of the Ivy table, as the Quakers, Harvard, and Yale have all picked up 11 points through their first six conference games. Therefore, this weekend's games will be all-important for both a regular season Ivy League title and seeding in the Ivy League Tournament, whose winner will have an automatic bid to advance to the NCAA Tournament.