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When the ball tipped off between Penn and Columbia on Saturday night, there were two major questions on the minds of Penn men's basketball fans: Would the Quakers prolong their season with a win, and would senior forward AJ Brodeur break the program's all-time career scoring record?
As classes pause for spring break, Penn sports keep going strong. As one of the final winter sports to remain active, wrestling faces postseason competition this weekend, while men's and women's lacrosse continue with more tough opponents.
The transition from high school to college can be difficult for many athletes, but they are bound to adapt and find their place on and off the court.
The most iconic moments from Kobe Bryant’s 20 years on the Los Angeles Lakers will forever be immortalized in basketball lore — the alley-oop pass to Shaquille O'Neal in Game 7, the 81-point explosion, the 60-point farewell, the list goes on. But before the world came to know Bryant — who died tragically on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna and seven others — his organized basketball career took shape miles from Penn’s campus at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa.
Multiple Penn Athletics teams will be in action this weekend as some fall seasons come to a close and some winter sports see their first action of the year. Ahead of a jam-packed weekend, here’s what to watch for from Penn cross country, men’s soccer and men's and women's fencing.
Seniors Phoebe Sterba and Kendall Grasela have accomplished an impressive list of feats during their careers for Penn women’s basketball: two Ivy League regular season championships, an NCAA Tournament appearance, a Big 5 championship, and 56 combined starts. For the 2019-20 season, they have both been named captains and will be expected to lead a team that once again has championship aspirations.
On Thursday, Penn Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun announced a re-branding of Penn Athletics' student development approach, in addition to its new name: the Center for Student Athlete Success.
It has been more than 15 years since Penn men’s basketball last defeated Villanova. Could this be the year the Quakers break the losing streak? It very well might be — the reigning national champion Wildcats have shown major vulnerabilities early on this season, and Penn is off to its best start in years. Here are three keys to the game if the Red and Blue are going to pull off the upset at home and prevent No. 17 Villanova from winning its sixth straight Big 5 title.
That didn’t take long.
College basketball is back.
In some ways, what Penn football alumnus and current NFL player Brandon Copeland will be doing in the spring isn’t that unique at all — he’s just going back to school.
It was March 22, 2012 — Antonio Woods was a sophomore in high school. His Cincinnati school, Summit Country Day, had just advanced to the Ohio Division III State Championship basketball game by beating Bedford St. Peter 49-41 in Ohio State’s Value City Arena. But all was not well for Woods and his team, even as they moved within one win of the school’s first-ever state championship.
On Monday, two Penn athletes were honored for their clutch performances on the field over the weekend.
By now, we've seen enough from each of Penn Athletics' fall teams to judge how they compare to what was expected of them at the beginning of the season.
This weekend, Penn football senior kicker Jack Soslow picked up right where he left off from his first team All-Ivy season last year.
At first it looked like it would be a blowout. And then it looked like it might be close.
With Justin Watson off to the NFL, many of the questions surrounding Penn football this offseason have been focused on how the Quakers will replace the production of the team’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving touchdowns.
It didn’t take long for senior caption Jerel Blades to help Penn men’s soccer find the back of the net this past Friday — and it also didn’t take long for Blades to earn recognition from the Ivy League.
Sometimes its better to be tall than to be good. On Friday against Monmouth, sophomore defenseman Alex Touche was both.
With the majority of fall sports kicking off this weekend, we at The Daily Pennsylvanian figured it was a perfect time to look ahead and think about endings. Our Sports Editors discuss which of Penn's teams have the strongest rosters and are likeliest to win a title — Ivy or otherwise.