On Thursday, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association honored Jok with its Most Courageous Award.
Penn basketball already has four commitments in the class of
2018, but coach Jerome Allen in his staff are also working on the class of
2019, offering guard Isaiah Still of Union Catholic (N.J.).
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Penn basketball’s descent into the surreal began before the team even stepped foot into Brown’s Pizzitola Sports Center.In a sign of things to come, the team’s bus ground to a halt on Main street, unable to continue in the swirling snow.
In a game that was close from the beginning, the Bears found a way to light a fire in snowy Providence and down the Quakers, 62-55.
Penn basketball is like a bad significant other. You take them out to dinner at a fancy Italian place and at the very least expect them to show up and act presentable the entire time.
Though the Bulldogs left the door open early for the Quakers to pick up an upset win and get back in the Ivy race, the Red and Blue decided to throw it away, committing foolish turnovers and costly fouls ad nauseam.
For Penn basketball, it seems
that for every step forward, there is a subsequent step back. And after beating Cornell and
Columbia last weekend to stay in the Ivy chase, Penn’s new step backward came
in the form of yet another injury.
A new string of
injuries. An extra night in Connecticut. Practicing in an opponent's gym. Throughout this season
of inconsistency, nothing seems to be out of the ordinary for the Red and Blue.
Over winter break, 6-foot-11 forward Ryan Singer committed to Penn basketball and joined its class of 2018. Here is an exclusive interview with the future member of the Red and Blue.
Penn senior guard Dau Jok is already well known in the Penn
community for his compassion and good works off the court.Now, he’s receiving national recognition for it.
Bulldogs the new bullies on the Ivy League block?
With offers from Stanford and Virginia Tech on the table, Howard
ultimately chose to play for Penn, providing coach Jerome Allen with a
player boasting an incredible basketball IQ.
This is the time of year when you suspend all the cynicism. Penn basketball takes on Yale on Friday, a matchup of young squads trying to keep the illusion of relevance up for yet another week. Each team wants a chance at turning a fling into something real.
It doesn’t matter that Penn basketball swept Cornell and Columbia this weekend. Not yet anyway.
Penn beats Columbia for an Ivy sweep, Harvard loses to Yale and all of a sudden, the Quakers have a pulse in the Ivy League. Here’s the Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the Quakers’ win over the Lions.
The Red and Blue reversed the results from last weekend two losses, pulling off a sweep that culminated in a Fran Dougherty-fueled win over Columbia on Saturday night.
Penn was able to hold on for a 90-83 victory in what was an absolute must-win game against the lowly Cornell Big Red. To examine further, here’s the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Quakers pulled out the ‘W’ against 1-18 Cornell. But if they don’t shore up their defense, they’ll be seeing red for the rest of the season.
With its back up against the wall, Penn basketball responded against floundering Cornell by putting on a dazzling first-half offensive display and hanging on late to beat the Big Red, 90-83.
Penn is a desperate, beaten team. It’s the 12th round, and one more punch is going to knock the Red and Blue out for good.