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.
2016 has already been a noteworthy year for two Penn basketball players no longer with the team.
From the warmup, you could tell that something was special about this Penn basketball game.
The Palestra crowd, often all too sparse in recent years, was today sizeable, raucous and often on their feet.
Freshmen play clutch minutes in near-victory
Penn basketball guard Antonio Woods has been declared ineligible for the remainder of the season.
On Tuesday, The Daily Pennsylvanian confirmed that Hicks had elected to play his final season at Louisville in 2016-17. We spoke to Hicks by phone Wednesday afternoon.
Tony Hicks, the former Penn basketball star who was slated to serve as a team captain in his final season with the Quakers before leaving the program in October, will transfer to Louisville.
The 80-45 win was the largest margin of victory for the Red and Blue since the 2005-06 season, when the then-Fran Dunphy-led Quakers demolished Cornell by 40
Against No. 17 Villanova, Penn was overwhelmed in the first half of a 77-57 loss and never fully recovered.
In the world of Philadelphia basketball, 33rd Street has belonged to Drexel since 2006.
Following Tuesday evening, by the slimmest of margins, the road will remain Dragon territory.
Time for an encore.
In its first Big 5 game of the season against La Salle, Penn basketball snapped out of a funk to capture its biggest win in several years.
Philadelphia is known for a lot of things.
When it comes to men's basketball, the Ivy League is unique, but it looks like that's about to change.
And it's about time.
On the road against George Mason, the Quakers fell behind early and couldn't make up the lost ground, culminating in a 63-44 loss.
An uneventful evening at the Palestra suddenly erupted with excitement after nearly 38 minutes of one-sided basketball when sophomore guard Antonio Woods connected with junior forward Matt Howard on an emphatic alley-oop.
Penn will welcome Navy to the Palestra, looking to repeat last week’s performance and keep its home record unblemished.