Football's Selection Sunday is here, and it's a good reminder that strength of schedule matters. It matters for whether teams make their tournaments, it matters for seeding, and it helps signal to onlookers which teams are formidable and which are feasting on cupcakes.
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VILLANOVA, Pa. — Penn men’s basketball has played nine games. The Quakers have won five — two against power-conference teams in enemy territory as double-digit underdogs. Of the four losses, two have come against nationally ranked opponents in games that were closer than the final score indicated. But then there are the other two losses — both of which came against worse teams and by large margins.
The remainder of the Penn volleyball season is canceled, Penn Athletics announced on Wednesday.
The Ivy League polls are in, and the consensus is second place. Penn fans should take that as the minimum.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Look, it’s kind of silly to watch a team’s third straight conference loss and try to root around and pull evidence for hope from it. It’s pretty much always the wrong take when you point to a bad result and claim it as some sort of victory.
Penn football has 18 Ivy League titles, tied for the most with Dartmouth. They will not win a 19th this season.
There are a number of reasons why college athletes deserve to be paid that I’m sure anyone reading this has been made well aware of: the huge incomes they generate for the schools, the lack of any meaningful amateurism in today’s NCAA landscape, the lack of substantive education top-tier athletes receive, the racial dynamics of the unpaid workforce (especially in the “revenue sports” of football and men’s basketball), and the huge professional risks players take on by participating.
The only thing pretty about that was the uniforms.
I’m usually wrong about these sorts of things, but this time I’d be happy about it.
The fall sports season is just around the corner — the first kickoff features women's soccer on Aug. 30, when the group takes on Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. With last year's senior leaders gone from campus, the Daily Pennsylvanian Sports editors took a look at which underrated underclassmen are poised for breakout seasons. Here are the three little known players most poised to fill the shoes of departing seniors.
There are plenty of big moments in Penn Athletics history, from the undefeated football team of 1897 to the upset of No. 17 Villanova at the Palestra a year ago. This year brings a fresh slate of big games to Penn's campus — here are five dates Penn sports fans should circle on their calendars this academic year.
The scandal began on July 20, 2018 — a full year ago. Then, Jerome Allen was a former Penn men’s basketball coach, a Penn Athletics Hall of Famer, and known as one of the best Penn men’s basketball players of all time. Now, a year later, Allen has been convicted of a federal crime, is no longer in the Hall, and is synonymous with one of the biggest scandals to rock the Ivy League in recent memory.
For the second straight season, Penn women’s track swept the Indoor and Outdoor Ivy Heptagonal championships. With the latest win has come a slew of conference awards, which were announced for both men’s and women’s track on Wednesday.
On May 6, just over a month after he was hired, Penn Director of Strength and Conditioning Cory Walts announced that he will replace nearly his entire staff.
Coming fresh off a doubleheader sweep in a series win over Harvard, Penn softball couldn’t manage to stick to its winning ways and suffered an unexpected loss to Rider at Penn Park on Wednesday afternoon.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Penn women’s basketball fought and scratched, but couldn’t turn in a performance good enough to get to the NCAA Tournament.
NEW HAVEN, CONN. — Penn women’s basketball turned in its most complete performance of the season in their first postseason game of the year. You don’t need me to tell you that’s a good sign.
NEW HAVEN, CONN. — How do you measure success?
The Ivy League Basketball Tournaments are set to get underway on Saturday, but neither tourney has a clear, runaway favorite. Both the No. 2 co-champion women and the No. 4 men will face Harvard in the semifinal on Saturday.
The scope of the Jerome Allen scandal expanded last week when he testified that Ira Bowman, Allen's former assistant coach, had knowledge of the payments, but Penn Athletics declined to comment on the implications of the revelation.