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Over the past few weeks, our studies of the Ivy League’s recent athletic history have ranged from which schools had the best athletic programs to which individual teams had the best 10-year runs. However, there’s one natural question that pops up from that last one: even if we know which teams were the best over a decade-long span, which teams actually had the most impressive individual years?
Last week, we broke down which Ivy League universities had the top overall athletic programs over the past 10 years. But while a couple of schools, namely Princeton and Harvard, separated themselves from the pack, our first article still left another question on the table: Even if we know which schools were the best, which specific teams stood out as elite?
As you’ll see over the next few months, The Daily Pennsylvanian has begun an extensive project comparing the overall performances of the Ivy League’s eight athletic programs. Projects with similar motives have been done before; most notably, the NACDA Directors’ Cup compares all NCAA teams to one another at the end of each trimester. But the Directors’ Cup only considers up to 20 sports teams for any school, and it only rewards postseason success; for example, a national champion gets 100 points, a second-place team gets 90, and so on, down to 5 points for teams at the end of the top 100.
Jerome Allen allegedly took bribes to recruit a student-athlete. How good was the player to begin with?
In the immediate aftermath of allegations that former Penn men’s basketball coach Jerome Allen accepted bribes to designate Morris Esformes as a recruited student-athlete and increase his odds of admission, questions have arisen around one key issue: the qualifications of Esformes as a basketball recruit.
Only three days after allegations that former Penn men’s basketball head coach Jerome Allen took bribes in exchange for a recruitment slot, the school’s athletic department has taken official action.
Turns out, they aren’t No. 1 for nothing.
The NCAA Tournament is supposed to create moments that will be remembered forever.
Most people thought that a conference championship contest between the two regular season co-champions of the Ivy League would go back and forth.
Elyse Decker was the last person to find out she’d be starting in Penn women’s lacrosse’s Ivy League tournament opener on Friday afternoon at Princeton.
It’s time for the next chapter of what’s arguably NCAA women’s lacrosse’s favorite novel.
To pick just one standout in a game that featured Penn women’s lacrosse scoring 24 goals is very difficult. But the way freshman attackman Zoe Belodeau dominated every facet of the game cannot go without recognition.
This just might have been the most exciting blowout in Penn women’s lacrosse history.
All eyes will be on the Penn Relays once the legendary track and field meet hits Franklin Field on April 26, but the Quakers have some business to handle before that. In their final tuneup before next weekend’s three-day extravaganza, both the men and women are heading to the Larry Ellis Invitational, a meet hosted by none other than rival Princeton.
Roughly two-thirds into our phone call, I finally pulled off the impossible — I made Kyra Levi crack.
For Penn softball, it’s out with the old and in with the new — the really new.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Revenge will have to come another day for Penn men’s lacrosse.
Games that need extra innings in baseball are relatively common. But games that need extra days are something else.
For most teams in college sports, if you win a conference championship, finish the regular season ranked in the nation’s top 10 and make it to the NCAA Tournament, you’re not going to be too unhappy with your year.
On the biggest stage of the year, Penn gymnastics showed out with a title on the line.