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A look back on Kobe Bryant's high school games at the Palestra

(02/03/20 2:11am)

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. 

Weekend preview: Cross country Regionals highlights busy weekend for Penn teams

(11/14/19 1:09am)

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.

Freshman year they cried over cheese fries. Now seniors, Grasela and Sterba are captains.

(11/04/19 1:30am)

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.

What will it take for Penn to upset Villanova? Here are three keys to victory

(12/11/18 3:42am)

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.

The comeback — after years of fighting adversity, Antonio Woods is ready to lead

(11/05/18 4:02am)

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.