If Smith can keep finding ways to get the most out of his recruits while the Quakers stay mired in mediocrity as they have been for the past seven seasons, the perceived gap between the two schools will continue to shrink.
Columbia now stands in a very different place. Currently, they sit in the middle of the pack even after losing twice this past weekend.
Either Allen finally unlocks the code to this team that he’s put together, or it won’t be his team for much longer.
Despite the fact that Penn men’s hoops hasn’t lived up to expectations in 2013-14, we can reflect on a squad that raised itself to great heights in 2005.
The choice is clear: Penn basketball can transform itself in the dwindling time it has left this season or it can stay lifeless and numb. Either way, a change must come.
Spoiler: There is no good to be taken away from this rout.
After hanging tight early, the Quakers let the high-powered Crimson run away with an 80-50 victory, and subsequently lost their second Ivy contest in as many nights.
The Quakers went up to Hanover, N.H. and laid an egg against the Big Green, falling in an upset loss, 67-58
The Ivy League favorites will be short one weapon as Harvard center Kenyatta Smith re-injured his foot, making him done for the year
For Penn basketball’s senior class, the upcoming trip to Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Saturday will be the start of each player’s final time through the 14-game tournament that is Ivy play.
For the first time, Penn women’s basketball will donate a month of the proceeds from its Charge for a Cure program to help benefit the Dut Jok Youth Empowerment Foundation, an organization founded by Penn men’s basketball’s Dau Jok.
With league play kicking into full gear this weekend, I’ll take my chance at predicting how the 14-game tournament that is the Ivy season will pan out for the Quakers with these four predictions
In the latter half of our two-part look at Penn winter sports, we focus on men’s hoops, swimming, track and field and fencing.
With Ivy play finally underway, we take a look around the Ivy League to see how each team finished nonconference competition, and how they fared early on in the Ancient Eight.
When Penn plays a near-complete game, when the Quakers limit their boneheadedness to a sole phase of the game, they tend to come out on top.
We went behind enemy lines with Highlanders coach Jim Engles about the difficulties of being the lone independent program in Division 1 and how he plans to handle the Quakers.
The Quakers host NJIT at the Palestra desperate to eliminate the bad memories of last weekend’s disappointing loss to Saint Joseph’s.
Tony Hicks’ recent offensive surge could pay off big time in Ivy play for Penn basketball if the sophomore plays with more consistency.
8:00 a.m. — The doors to the Palestra open. Soon afterward, buses from Temple and La Salle show up filled with students (some visibly drunk) ready to support their respective squads in the 12:00 game.
It was an anticlimactic ending to a day filled with so much excitement surrounding Penn basketball as it all went downhill from the opening tip for the Quakers.