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Papazekos | Despite pair of bad losses, Penn has shown it poses a problem for top teams

(12/05/19 4:39am)

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. 






Papazekos | The NCAA's failure to pay college athletes is anti-capitalist

(10/14/19 10:24pm)

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. 




Roundtable: Which Penn fall athlete is most underrated?

(08/26/19 10:42pm)

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. 


Five Penn Athletics events to look forward to this school year

(08/20/19 10:06pm)

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. 


A year after the scandal broke, Penn Athletics remains quiet on Jerome Allen

(07/20/19 9:09pm)

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.