In our second article in this series on Penn players being drafted to play in professional sports leagues, we are analyzing Quakers who have been drafted into the NBA and how their careers stack up to that of the average pro basketball player.
Rimmer is among the Math Department's most beloved professors, but one of his largest claims to fame has nothing to do with differential equations or taking derivatives. Outside the classroom, Rimmer is one of Penn men's basketball's biggest fans and supporters.
Philip Esformes, who orchestrated a $1 billion Medicare scheme, used proceeds to pay former Penn men's basketball coach Jerome Allen a $300,000 bribe to ensure his son's admission to Wharton.
March 10, 2020 was a fateful day for Ivy League athletes, and, as we would later find out, an omen of things to come not only for the sports world, but the planet as a whole.
After losing stars Jerome Allen and Matt Maloney to the NBA, however, there were big questions about how the Red and Blue would hold up in 1995-96.
Coming off a tough losing streak against the Princeton Tigers and no Ivy League titles in the previous three years, the Quakers knew that something had to change.
Penn men’s basketball is a program built on community and collective effort, and for freshman forward Andrew Laczkowski, playing team basketball is second nature.
The 1994 team was led by senior forward Barry Pierce and junior guards Jerome Allen and Matt Maloney, who all averaged nearly 15 points a game.
Before assuming the head coaching position for the Quakers in 1977, Weinhauer served as Chuck Daly’s assistant for four seasons. He then coached the Red and Blue from 1977 to 1982.
1995 was yet another impressive year for the Penn's men basketball squad, clinching their third consecutive Ivy League title and securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in history.
The Quakers-Tigers series has all the components of a good sports rivalry: close geographical proximity, distinct styles of play, and passion for the game on both sides.
While two seemingly unrelated businessmen may seem to only have sports ownership in common, they share another connection: They’re both Wharton graduates.
Determined not to be second-best again, Dunphy pulled out all the stops and led his Quakers to an undefeated season, finishing 14-0 in the Ivy League and 22-5 overall.
With a strong freshman class joining a team that had all its starters from the previous year returning, the Quakers entered the 1987 season as favorites to win the league.
Nobody knows when the Ivy League will play again, but we're prepared for anything and are ranking the basketball teams heading into the season.
Slajchert is taking classes from home, hasn’t been able to meet any of his teammates in person yet, and found out that his freshman season would be canceled while waiting to enter a Zoom call in his childhood bedroom.
The Daily Pennsylvanian asked Penn men's basketball's Eddie Scott 15 questions about his sport, his time at Penn, and his life overall. Here's what the senior had to say.
Penn went 20-8 in 1980-81, including a dominant 13-1 Ivy League record. It even took a rematch with Princeton to decide who would win a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
For the first time in 55 years of games at the Palestra, the squad would start off the season with newly replaced floors since its construction.
Beck was born and raised in Philadelphia and chose to attend Penn over offers from other Big 5 schools Villanova and La Salle, along with Notre Dame.