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Football struggles on offense, impresses on defense in two-score loss at Harvard

(11/13/21 8:55pm)

Coming off a surprising loss at home against Cornell last week, the (3-6, 1-5 Ivy) Quakers traveled to Cambridge, Mass., to take on the (7-2 , 4-2) Harvard Crimson during their senior day. The Quakers showed flashes of dominance, especially on the defensive end, but were unable to piece together a complete performance, as they fell to the Crimson, 23-7. 

Why the Palestra is nicknamed the "Cathedral of College Basketball"

(03/04/21 1:20am)

The Palestra, known as the “Cathedral of College Basketball,” is the iconic home for Penn's basketball teams. Built in 1927, the Palestra acquired its name from Greek professor William N. Bates after the ancient Greek term “palæstra,” a rectangular enclosure connected to a gymnasium in which athletes would compete in front of an audience.