There’s nothing quite like catching up with old friends.
This weekend, Penn basketball coach Steve Donahue will face off against Cornell — a team he coached for a decade — part of a back-to-back road set also featuring a trip to Columbia, which will be the Quakers’ third Ivy weekend of the season.
As the winter sports start to head down the final stretch, we discussed which Penn Athletics team has the most critical games this upcoming weekend.
Penn basketball swept Dartmouth and Harvard over the weekend at the Palestra. How did the Quakers manage to secure their first two Ivy wins of the season?
The mystique of Philadelphia college basketball has been well-documented – with the Palestra being named the nation’s most “Hallowed Hall” in a December 2014 NCAA.com feature – and that allure makes it quite difficult for local figures to stay away.
For Penn men’s basketball, consider Joe Mihalich Jr. the latest victim.
Penn basketball, playing with newfound confidence, continued to move in the right direction by recording its second straight Ivy League win in a 67-57 thrashing of Harvard.
It took awhile, but the Quakers are on the board in the 14-game tournament.
Penn defeated Dartmouth 71-64 at the Palestra on Friday night to notch their first Ivy League win of the season.
When Wesley Saunders’ final three-point attempt clanked out last March in the first round of the NCAA tournament the Crimson spotlight immediately shifted to Siyani Chambers.
It may not be a triumphant return of a beloved tradition, but the Red and Blue could sure use a triumph or two this weekend.
It was early March when Jake Silpe, in the midst of his second semester as a senior in high school, received some very unexpected news.
Jerome Allen, the University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball head coach, had just been fired, with several games still left to play on the Quakers’ schedule.
Allen had recruited Silpe to Penn, and once he signed his letter of intent, Silpe was fully under the assumption Allen would be his coach for his college basketball career.
Better late than never.
For Penn Athletics, the timeless idiom has never been more true, as several transfer students have found their respective ways to 33rd Street and quickly made an impact on the Quakers’ athletic program.
Penn basketball was handed 23- and 6-point losses by Yale and Brown this weekend.
And I was still excited by what I saw.
Behind 26 points, eight rebounds and five blocks from the 6-foot-9 superstar, the Bears held off a feisty Penn squad in a battle of the final two winless Ancient Eight squads, taking an early lead and holding on for a wild 89-83 win.
All season long, Penn basketball's first-year coach Steve Donahue’s mantra has been simple: “We’re trying to build this into a championship program.”
On Friday night, he may have gotten a first-hand view of what one looks like.
On non-conference schedule:
I thought we had some solid performances. We had some games where we would have liked to have played better and closed it out with some leads and some games.
If the Penn football team beats Cornell at Franklin Field to win the Ivy League title and Brian Seltzer is not in the booth to provide commentary, did it really happen?
Ever since 2008, the 2007 college graduate has been the voice of Penn football.
Despite reports in December that the Ivy League was on the verge of announcing a postseason tournament to crown a conference champion, the actual pace of action seems to be a good deal slower.
For me, it’s a no-brainer. The Ivy League needs a conference tournament for basketball.
When you look at Ivy Athletics as a whole, there’s something left to be desired for those students who are fans of NCAA athletics as a whole.
On Wednesday night, Penn men’s basketball was beaten by a much better team.
The Red and Blue were routed by Saint Joseph’s, a well-oiled juggernaut of a squad that sits as the nation’s 30th-best team by RPI.
And it was a beautiful night at the Palestra on Tuesday for the Quakers. That is, until their game got fully underway.
Behind the efforts of former Penn Athletic Director and current Big 5 executive director Steve Bilsky, a “Big 5 Classic” doubleheader will return to 33rd Street tonight in a celebratory event to honor the 60th anniversary of the group’s inception.