For the second consecutive season, the Red and Blue Crew has taken the lead in planning Penn basketball’s tip-off event, which will be held Saturday at the Palestra.
To celebrate the conclusion of its $125 million fundraising campaign, Penn Athletics’ declaration of Nov. 9 as Student Appreciation Day makes perfect sense as an all-in effort to woo Penn students to 33rd Street.
Now in his fourth year coaching the Hawkeyes after making three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances with Siena, we caught up with the old Penn standout.
It’s all too easy to forget about the hoops rivalry between Penn and Drexel these days, especially since it’s not an annual thing anymore. The Red and Blue will not square off with the Blue and Gold in 2013-14, just like they didn’t in 2011-12.
The DP caught up with former first-team All-Ivy Penn guard and current Colgate coach Matt Langel to see what it was like coaching under Fran Dunphy for seven years at Penn and Temple and more.
On Monday, the Quakers picked up their first commitment for their upcoming recruiting class in Mike Auger. We sat down with Auger to discuss why he chose Penn, his relationship with the men’s hoops coaching staff and his role on the basketball court.
Most of the Ivy League has taken notice of St. Andrews (Del.) wing Myles Stephens, who received an offer from Penn last week.
In addition to taking the floor in the Delco Pro-Am league, rising senior Miles Cartwright, the premier point guard for the Quakers, has taken his ambitions and passion to the West Coast, working for the Sports Challenge Leadership Academy.
A week ago, Bill Bradshaw, Temple Athletic Director and Big 5 chair, entered into retirement.
This summer, Penn will be using its basketball program’s illustrious history to bring some modern flair to the Palestra.
With Big 5 director Bill Bradshaw having officially retired on Monday, he leaves the organization on life support.
Currently, a good number of Penn players, from veterans Dougherty and Miles Cartwright to incoming freshman Matt Howard, are participating in the Delaware County Pro-Am Summer League, taking place at Haverford College.
In mid-June, the Red and Blue had Newark East Side (N.J.) forward Ismael Sanogo on campus for a visit.
Penn basketball recently adopted inRecruit, a new sports recruiting platform that seeks to make it easier for coaches to evaluate prospective players.
Earlier this week, the NCAA released last year’s Academic Progress Rankings, used to assure that every collegiate squad maintains strong enough standards. If a score falls below a certain number, the school is penalized.
Even though the first men’s hoops tourney is played in Memphis, the Palestra will remain a potential site for future tourneys, since both the women’s and men’s tournaments are both expected to move on a rotating basis.
Like a high school freshmen, the newly-formed American Athletic Conference has a few issues.
This past weekend, I had the chance to talk to recruit Jack Williams about his visit to Penn, his place in the recruiting process and his thoughts about his playing ability on the court.
Thanks to 1996 Penn graduate Nasia Muoto, Dau Jok will travel at the end of May to Nigeria as a fellow for We Play to Win, a foundation started and run by Muoto.
I asked Robert Morris coach Andy Toole about and former Penn basketball player Andy Toole Thursday about his relationship with fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice did have a lot to say about the state of Robert Morris’s program following a memorable first-round NIT home win over Kentucky last month and why he never wants to go up against Penn again.