With Penn’s season opener at Florida State only weeks away, The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with coach Steve Donahue to see what can be expected from the team this year.
After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivy League basketball is back this fall, as the Quakers look to make their first trip to March Madness since 2018. Here’s how the Ancient Eight teams stack up heading into the 2021-2022 season.
After reading this list, expect to be a little more fluent in Quaker jargon — from the program’s storied past to its ever-changing present.
Despite Penn's lack of on-court presence, the school is well represented amongst the Bucks' front office, which includes two Penn alums and one significant Penn donor.
After a year in which the Quakers saw no playing time, they prepare to board on a group of recruits that include three frontcourt players and two backcourt players.
In 1967, the East Division Finals between the Sixers and Celtics began at the Palestra with the Sixers' typical arena occupied for the night. Decades later, the Sixers would also hold some open practices at the the Palestra.
In all likelihood, the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference Memphis Grizzlies will fall short of a ring this year, but the team’s 2020-21 campaign embodies the motto “Progress is perfection.”
In Taylor Jenkins' second year as head coach of the Grizzlies, he has led the team to an impressive feat, given the roster's apparent youth and lack of experience.
Almost seven years after his first start for Penn in his freshman year, Jones is now a video coordinator for the Houston Rockets.
In 1954, Penn president Dr. Gaylord Probasco Harnwell – the namesake of Harnwell College House – announced the formation of a new method of intercollegiate basketball competition. Rather than playing in a conference, five Philadelphia-area schools would play a round-robin series of games for a city championship.
In 1973, Massimino leveraged his time under Daly to become the head coach at Villanova, where he went on to win a national championship in 1985 after leading the eighth-seeded Wildcats to a number of upsets.
Ten days after a return to in-person classes for fall 2021 was announced, the Quakers moved into Ivy Phase IV and spring sports teams are now being allowed to have in-person competitions against local universities. As shifts towards a post-pandemic college atmosphere occur, we take a look at what the fall will look like on campus.
Arguably the best campaign in Penn history, the Red and Blue finished the 1978-1979 regular season with a 13-1 Ivy record and a 21-5 mark overall, entering the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament as Ivy League and Philadelphia Big 5 champions. And leading the way for this historic Quakers team was junior Tony Price.
On March 20, 1897, the Quakers faced off against Yale in their first-ever basketball game, which also served as one of the first intercollegiate five-on-five basketball games ever. Penn lacked a coach or captains for that game, and dropped the contest in the Bulldogs' home court by a score of 10-32.
Graduating magna cum laude in 1991, David Blitzer is the Head of Tactical Opportunities and Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group, the largest private equity firm in the world.
We asked Graham 15 questions about his basketball experiences, his coaching time in the Ivy League, his love for the British version of "The Office", and more.
Penn did not compete in the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19. But with March Madness in full swing this week, we explore some of Penn’s best runs in the NCAA Tournament.
After it was canceled a year ago due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will return this year on March 19. Unfortunately for the Ivy League, there will not be any teams from the Ancient Eight participating in this year’s tournament after the league canceled the winter season. However, there will be a handful of graduate transfers from the Ivy League who will still look to make an impact in March Madness.
Since the 1949-50 season, the Quakers have winning records against six of the seven other Ivy League teams, with the disparities being fairly lopsided. Below is a breakdown of Penn’s all-time matchups with each of the other Ivy League schools, ranked from highest winning percentage for Penn to lowest.
Prior to the Ivy League's announcement granting senior student-athletes graduate eligibility, many Penn athletes solidified transfer plans, in hopes of finishing their careers in action rather than on a practice field. The Daily Pennsylvanian checked in with four former Quakers at their new schools.