The winter sports season is right around the corner. In anticipation, our editors debated: Which team are you most excited to see play?
Sports Editor Tom Nowlan: For me, the answer has got to be men’s hoops.
A year ago, Steve Donahue’s first season as coach saw the Red and Blue overcome the loss of two star players: Tony Hicks sat out his final season of eligibility in order to use it at Louisville while Antonio Woods was ruled academically ineligible in January.
On Saturday, both Penn basketball programs offered a glimpse into their state of affairs with the annual Red and Blue Scrimmages at the Palestra.
A year removed from a fifth-place, 5-9 conference finish, Penn basketball has been tapped to finish fourth in the 2016-17 preseason Ivy League media poll.
Tommy Rothman, Sports Editor, Daily Pennsylvanian: You recently committed to Penn.
Penn men’s basketball unveiled their 2016-17 schedule Monday, and, much like the team, it will look quite a bit different than in past years.
The 27-game schedule features 13 games at the Palestra, including the standard seven versus Ivy opponents.
Men's basketball head coach Steve Donahue officially announced his six Class of 2020 recruits to the team recently to complete the roster for the 2016-17 season.
Or so we thought.
Donahue announced last week via a press release through Penn Athletics that one more addition has been made to the squad, in the form of a transfer student from Lassen Community College in northern California.
Penn basketball hasn’t sent a player to the NBA since 2000.
That player was none other than Ira Bowman, who still frequents the Palestra as assistant coach to the Quakers.
Though the Penn men’s basketball Class of 2020 has been more or less set for a while now, head coach Steve Donahue made things official when he unveiled the newest Quakers last week.
“These young men possess the type of talent and character that good programs are built upon,” the second-year coach said in a statement.
The Ivy League basketball tournament is finally here. ... So what exactly does that mean?
Ever since the Ivy League was formed in 1955, it has always stood apart.
While the season may be over for Penn’s basketball teams, the awards keep coming in.
The Ivy League Council of Presidents voted to approve a four-team post-season tournament for men’s and women’s basketball.
Although the Red and Blue roared back from a 17-point second-half deficit, a pair of last-minute, game-winning opportunities fell short, and Princeton escaped with a 72-71 victory
BOSTON – It’s pretty hard to win a game of basketball if the ball never goes through the hoop.
Over spring break Penn men’s basketball will be seeing many ends.
Setting career-bests in nearly every statistical category imaginable, the 6-foot-4 junior has seized a central role for Penn, leading a team already surpassed last season’s win total in both conference play and the regular season as a whole.
Penn basketball learned who they are last weekend at the Palestra. More importantly, they learned what they must do to get to where they want to be.
It was senior night at the Palestra on Saturday night. Unfortunately for Penn basketball, there wasn’t much more to cheer about after the opening tip as the Quakers would go on to lose to Columbia, 93-65.
It was senior night at the Palestra on Saturday night. Unfortunately for Penn basketball there wasn’t much more to cheer about after the opening tip as the Quakers would go on to lose to Columbia, 93-65.
Tremendous hands on defense catalyzed a game-opening 12-0 run for the Quakers, and Penn never looked back from there, leading for all 40 minutes en route to a 79-67 win and a season sweep of the Big Red.
They say there’s no “I” in team; all players are created equal.
But Penn men’s basketball will be soon be reminded that some players are more equal than others, as the Quakers will take on four of the conference’s top players when Cornell and Columbia visit the Palestra this weekend.
The Red and Blue will first square off with the Cornell (9-15, 2-8) on Friday night.