With several important upperclassmen from last year parting ways with the program, the Red and Blue will count on the underclassmen to produce, and Howard will be looked upon to lead the way.
Mike Lintulahti isn’t one for the spotlight. For him, basketball has always been about the players first and foremost. And now, taking over as one of the assistant coaches for Penn men’s basketball, Lintulahti has the chance to shape the players in this program in ways that he never could before.
Luckily for Penn basketball, all the negativity surrounding the program is external. Inside the Palestra, the atmosphere pervading Jerome Allen’s players is one of positivity, optimism and belief. And it starts with two of the four seniors on the roster.
Having lost several key players – either due to graduation or other reason – from last year, the Red and Blue will look to a talented freshman class to help get the program back on track and moving in the right direction.
Penn basketball fans, it is time to commence freaking out: the Quakers are going to finish seventh in the Ivy League.Oh wait, that’s just the Ivy League Preseason Media Poll, so you might want to hold your horses.
Penn basketball announced its 2014-15 schedule, highlighted by the Quakers' Big 5 rivals as well as a trip to Vanderbilt
Trying to discern the real Tyrone Gilliams remains a fool’s errand for many who have heard his drumbeat of popularity, even if that drumbeat is muted for now.
While Penn's coaches and players have remained tight-lipped "tightlipped" about the program's internal issues since the end of the season, the Red and Blue's resiliency in recruiting has done some talking in its own right.
Fenwick High School (Ill.) senior power forward Dan Dwyer committed to join the Red and Blue next season, becoming the fifth member of Penn’s next recruiting class.
On Monday night, the problems with Penn basketball came to a head, as The Daily Pennsylvanian confirmed that freshman Tony Bagtas , sophomore Julian Harrell and junior Henry Brooks were off of the team
A day after it was confirmed that Tony Bagtas left the program, sophomore Julian Harrell and Henry Brooks also are officially leaving Penn basketball.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Pera, Penn's recruiting coordinator for the last two seasons, will leave Penn for Rice, where he will be a member of new coach Mike Rhoades' staff.
Massanutten Military (Va.) senior center Ryan Singer, who
had previous committed to Penn on Jan. 5, has reopened his recruitment. He was
previously the fourth commit in the class of 2018, joining forward Mike Auger,
small forward Sam Jones and guard Antonio Woods.
All that’s left to say after the final permutations of “This is unacceptable” for this season have been uttered is that that culture needs overhauled as soon as possible.
In their final game of the season, the Quakers came out and nearly upset Princeton before ultimately falling 70-65.
The Big Red couldn’t give the game away, though, because the Quakers wouldn’t take it. A night after Princeton came into Newman Arena and blew out Cornell by 40 points, Penn won by just four, seeing every mistake the Big Red made and raising it another.
Going up against the worst team in the Ivy League, Penn held on thanks to Dau Jok's 21 points, defeating Cornell, 69-65.
There are a lot of bad teams in college basketball, but Penn is not just bad. The Quakers are an undisciplined, insubordinate squad.
Columbia and Penn basketball are both changing the status quo in the Ivy League, but in very different ways.