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Football

09/14/12 1:26am
Last season, Penn’s offensive line consisted of one returning star and four question marks. This year, the line returns four starters, all but eliminating the lack of game-time experience problem.
09/14/12 1:25am

Football Preview | Playing time begins with special teams

When integrating new players into the team, coach Al Bagnoli and the Penn coaching staff employ a system which allows freshmen to work their way into the lineup starting with special teams reps.
09/14/12 1:25am

Football Preview | Ivy League full of talented wideouts

Ivy secondaries have struggled to defend a multiplicity of talented wide receivers. These pass-catchers will determine whether or not moving the ball through the air continues its upswing in the Ancient Eight.
09/14/12 1:22am
The Quakers come into 2012 with unusual depth at offensive skill positions, lots of new names on defense, and a chip on shoulders all around.
09/11/12 12:20am
Unlike some of its non-conference opponents, Penn does not provide athletic scholarships, putting the Quakers at a disadvantage.
09/11/12 12:15am
In the offseason, junior defensive back Dan Wilk became a match to donate bone marrow through the football team’s annual “Be the Match” program.
09/07/12 12:12am
While new backup quarterback Andrew Holland has no proven record to point to, the senior has practiced in Penn’s system for three full years and should perform well if and when he’s called upon.
09/06/12 12:37am
Van Roten, a 2012 graduate, recently signed a deal with the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad after participating in the team’s training camp.
09/06/12 12:36am
Quarterback Billy Ragone, though good at times, faltered in last season’s most crucial moments. If Penn is to reclaim the Ivy crown, the success lies with the quarterback.
08/28/12 11:10pm
After losing 33 seniors and 11 All-Ivy players a year ago, the Quakers entered 2011 the preseason favorite, but an unprecedented third straight Ivy title eluded the Red and Blue. But players, many returning this year, gained valuable experience along the way.
08/28/12 10:55pm
Picked first in this year’s Ivy Preseason Media Poll, it’s Harvard that is now watching the Throne. And the Quakers? They’re perfectly fine with that. In fact, they’re better than fine.
07/25/12 9:45pm
Van Roten will attend the Packers training camp, which runs from Thursday, July 26, to Tuesday, August 28, and includes preseason games against the San Diego Chargers, the Cleveland Browns, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs.
05/11/12 1:02am
Three seniors have been invited to participate in NFL camps this past week.
04/11/12 11:33pm
But when it came down to voting for the captain of the 2012 squad, only one player stood out: defensive end Brandon Copeland.
03/28/12 11:22pm

Seniors try to impress scouts at pro day

Four Penn football seniors showed off their skills Wednesday afternoon at Penn’s NFL pro day at Franklin Field.
12/06/11 11:43pm
Of the 1,696 players currently on NFL rosters, only six played their college ball in the Ivy League. If Erik Rask has his way, that number will be at least seven next season.
11/29/11 11:50pm
Rask had a stellar season for the Quakers, recording a team-high 83 total tackles. He also led Penn in passes defended, with eight on the season.
11/21/11 11:26pm
After capturing two consecutive Ivy League titles, expectations for the 2011 Quakers were sky high. But as the twin pillars of Penn football — defense and rushing — deteriorated, so too did the team’s chances for a title.
11/19/11 4:28pm
In a shootout at Franklin Field Saturday, Cornell notched its first victory over Penn football since 2006, winning the season finale, 48-38.
11/18/11 12:48am
Four years. Four losses. The 19 outgoing seniors on the Penn football team have won 23 Ivy League games and lost just four in their time wearing the Red and Blue. They will strive to win one more game in a Penn uniform when they take on Cornell this Saturday at Franklin Field.