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From overlooked to impossible to ignore: Mataya Gayle’s rise to Ivy League stardom

(02/07/24 11:53pm)

Almost everything in basketball is coachable. Coaches can teach a player how to shoot, defend, dribble, but there's one quality that even the best can’t teach: passion. Not the type of passion that means enjoying winning or loving to play the game, but the kind of passion that means absolutely hating to lose. It's something freshman guard Mataya Gayle has never had to be taught.

Penn women's basketball pulls out physical win over Cornell 67-54

(01/16/24 2:16am)

The last time Cornell women’s basketball left the Palestra with a win, most of the current Penn team hadn’t even been born yet. The Quakers have had 22 long years of dominance at home versus the Big Red, upheld by generation after generation of athletes. Facing their perennial Ivy League foe once again, the Red and Blue hoped to extend the winning streak to 23 years.

100 days of misery for Philadelphia sports

(02/15/23 5:23am)

When I sat down last Sunday, I let myself dream of a potentially dominant Eagles’ Super Bowl win. The team had soared into Arizona, beating its past two opponents by a combined 55 points. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was allowed to sit back and watch as his team ran all over the Giants and 49ers on offense, and dominated the line of scrimmage on defense. Confidence was high as the Super Bowl approached, and many fans — including myself — believed an Eagles win was certain.

Penn and the NBA: Comparing Penn men's basketball players to NBA stars

(02/12/23 9:46pm)

Every basketball player grows up idolizing the greats. With NBA games filling TV screens across America, the transcendent players that play in the Association serve not only as a dream for the youth of the sport to chase, but as an example for them to model their game after in hopes of becoming the best player they can possibly be. 

Despite leading at halftime, Penn men’s basketball falls to Princeton 72-60

(01/17/23 1:36pm)

For one of Penn men's basketball's biggest games of the year, the Palestra crowd was rocking Monday night as the Quakers (9-10, 2-3 Ivy) faced off against Princeton (13-5, 4-1) in another edition of a heated rivalry. The two teams were ranked first and second, respectively, in an Ivy League media poll before the season, and each had something to prove after suffering tough losses in recent matches.