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With an eye toward the future, FBS transfers consider more than football

(09/11/18 1:27am)

There are many benefits that a prominent college football program can offer to recruits that Penn simply can’t. Crowd numbers pushing six digits week in and week out. Facing the top competition in the nation every time one steps on the field. The chance to be a household name before even being of legal drinking age.

Which Ivy League team has had the best individual season?

(09/06/18 3:18am)

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?

Which Ivy League teams have had the most success over the past decade?

(08/28/18 2:31am)

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?

A Decade in Ivy League Sports: How we completed our study

(08/24/18 12:45am)

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?

(08/02/18 7:00pm)

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. 

Four star athletes, teams to watch for in Penn track and field's last tuneup before Penn Relays

(04/19/18 11:28pm)

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.