While most of Penn's — and America's — attention went west to Arizona for the Super Bowl, Penn fencing headed north to Ithaca, N.Y. for the Ivy League Championships.
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Outside of the United States, the game of football commonly refers to players kicking a circular ball with checkered hexagons in hopes of putting it in the back of a net on either side of a field. However, on Jan. 22 in Tokyo, a completely different kind of football was played.
Penn men's basketball will arrive at the Palestra on Saturday with what may prove to be the turning point of their season ahead of them. The Quakers currently stand at 2-4, and have not won a game in conference play since Jan. 7. Even though they currently stand seventh in the Ivy League table, there is a four-way logjam ahead of them at 3-3. A win would put Penn in striking distance of the all-important top four, while a loss would drop the Quakers to 2-5 in-conference and make the second half of the Ivy season that much more difficult.
At 11 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 21, many in Philadelphia were rejoicing after the Eagles dominated the New York Giants 38-7. However, halfway across the world, in Tokyo, another game was just getting started: the Ivy League Dream Bowl.
Penn Gymnastics opened their season Jan. 6 with a strong team performance at the Keystone Classic, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, and also featuring Villanova and Temple.
Senior guard and captain Kayla Padilla was named the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association after back-to-back 20-plus point games on Jan. 6 and 7, where Penn defeated Cornell and Columbia, respectively.
This game marked the mid-point of Penn men’s basketball’s season, both numerically and symbolically. It was the 15th of 29 games the team will play, it began the team’s New Year, and it marked the Quakers’ first Ivy League contest.
Christmas came early for women’s basketball, as Kayla Padilla gifted the Quakers one of her best offensive performances of the season, scoring 28 and the game-winner in a come-from-behind victory over Temple.
Starting as a young boy at summer camp interested in learning to sword fight and competing now as a Division I fencer with 75 bout wins in just two seasons, senior foilist Emerson Blutt has come a long way.
A few weekends ago, Penn fencing set out for its first meet of the season at the Temple Open. Despite a new season with new faces, it was senior captain Sarah Hilado who showed through for Penn, earning a second place in women’s sabre.
A coach usually doesn’t like to see his players fight, but this weekend, head wrestling coach Roger Reina watched intently as the team faced off in intrasquad bouts during this year’s wrestle-offs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On Saturday afternoon, Penn football had its biggest loss in the smallest state.
Don’t judge a book by its cover, or in the case of Penn sprint football, don’t judge a game by its final score.
If you ran into Charles Tauckus in the dining hall or in the Quad, you might not realize that he is currently the leading tackler on sprint football, or that already he has already been turning heads across the Collegiate Sprint Football League in just his freshman season.
October is perhaps one of the most exciting months in sports, as the buildup towards the World Series crosses paths with an accelerating NFL season, and engines are just beginning to rev in the NBA and NHL. Here at Penn, several fall sports teams are barrelling forward in exciting win streaks, while some teams are just picking up the keys to claiming consistent victories.
They say the best teams are like a family. In the case of Penn’s sprint football team it couldn’t be closer to the truth.
Many Penn sports have been looking up or tracking through a positive groove as the fall season rumbles toward its peak. Ivy League conference games are also beginning to stack many Quakers' schedules, and this past weekend marked a revival of Ancient Eight rivalries for the 2022 fall season.