Penn baseball played and lost its first series of the season this past weekend. Despite the result of their first four games, there were plenty of positives as the team kicked off their 2024 season.
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Just under a year ago today, the Quakers pulled off an amazingly close win against Johns Hopkins with some magic in overtime. Today, Penn (2-0) needed no extra time to put away Johns Hopkins (3-2) as the Red and Blue reached up and clipped the wings of the 12th-ranked Blue Jays, 11-10.
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.
Seasons are described as marathons for competing teams. They are long and grueling campaigns that test your toughness — mentally and physically. If this analogy is true, Penn women’s basketball finds itself staring at its very own crimson red 15 mile marker in the form of Harvard.
Penn women's basketball's freshman guard Mataya Gayle is announcing her presence on the court in declarative fashion, as she starts her collegiate career off earning recognition for her play in multiple weeks.
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.
In the words of Joel Embiid: “It’s not a rivalry … they always kick our ass”
Freshman running back Malachi Hosley, junior defender Leo Burney, and junior forward Stas Korzeniowski received Ivy League weekly recognition for their performances over the weekend.
Penn field hockey played its final game of the season on Sunday as the Quakers headed to Delaware to take on the Blue Hens. After wrapping up its conference season, and securing the fourth seed in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament — to be hosted by Harvard this weekend — Penn was defeated 4-3.
Cutting through a rainy and gray Saturday afternoon, Penn football was looking to bounce back after a deflating defeat to Dartmouth. Following nearly four hours of play, the Quakers emerged victorious with a 42-39 victory over Georgetown — its third win of the year.
Justin Watson, Greg Van Roten and Kevin Stefanski faced some of the biggest challenges of the year so far as hardships hit Penn alumni across the league.
Take a break from Penn football and turn to the pros. It's time to recap Penn alumni’s performances in their second week of the NFL season.
After winning every Ivy League series last year, Penn baseball dropped its first conference series of the new season in deflating fashion.
Princeton has just shocked number two-seeded Arizona in the first round of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. The game was slow with each team showing out on the defensive end, but the Tigers emerged victorious.
Tulane likes to call itself a hidden Ivy, or an Ivy of the South. But when faced against a team from the actual Ivy League this weekend, the Green Wave were overwhelmed by the Quakers' multifaceted offensive attack.
Nearly one year to the day after losing a tightly-contested game to Johns Hopkins, Penn had a chance to avenge that loss and prove themselves a reinvented team versus a familiar opponent.
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.
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.
Revenge is often best served cold. But Saturday afternoon, revenge was served red hot, as Penn women's basketball rode to a well-earned victory over a Harvard team that had dominated them just a few weeks ago.
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.