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.
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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.
No Dingle, no problem.
One team came in 0-3 in the Big 5, the other came in 3-0. But after Saturday afternoon, neither team has 0’s in their records anymore.
For Penn men's swimming junior Matt Leblanc, competing at the Division I level seemed inevitable. Leblanc comes from a family with a history of success in the pool; both of his parents were Division I swimmers at Arizona State University.
There was no red wave in the Pennsylvania midterm elections this week, but a Crimson wave did come to Franklin Field and wipe out the Quakers on Saturday afternoon.
Adam Thomson went from completing a two-year mission trip to representing his home country in multiple wrestling world championships in under a year.
Penn rowing kicked off its season this past Sunday with all three teams — men’s heavyweight, men’s lightweight, and women’s openweight — competing at the Navy Day Regatta on their home waters of the Schuylkill River. The competition came one day after the opening of the Burk-Bergman Boathouse, an event that was long overdue for the Penn rowing program.
Not since 2003 has Penn football (4-0, 1-0 Ivy) had this strong a start to a season, and on Saturday, the Quakers will look to extend their winning ways against a Columbia (3-1, 0-1 Ivy) team that beat them last season 23-14. Four Daily Pennsylvanian Sports reporters make their picks ahead of Penn's second Ivy League game of the season.
This Friday at 7 p.m., Penn football (2-0) — coming off a gritty, defensive win against Lafayette last week — will travel to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth (1-1) in its third game of the season and its first in Ancient Eight play. Four Daily Pennsylvanian sports reporters make their picks ahead of the Quakers' first Ivy League game.