The lunch pail was dreamt up by director of men’s basketball operations Brad Fadem and coach Steve Donahue early in their tenures at Penn. Donahue, with the help of Fadem and the rest of his staff, awards the lunch pail to the hardest working, grittiest player of that day of practice.
Wang is the highest rated recruit so far of coach Steve Donahue’s tenure at Penn, and that pedigree has shown so far in the preseason. Wang has been a standout performer, displaying his immense talent frequently in practices and scrimmages.
The most obvious answer seems to be junior Devon Goodman. After coming off the bench for 3.8 points and 14.0 minutes per game last season, coach Steve Donahue plans to at least open the season with Goodman in the starting five.
In every season, there are games with high stakes played on big stages that come to define a team.
With the start of the men's and women's seasons both coming within the next three weeks, here are a few players from both squads to keep an eye on after their impressive performances today.
On Saturday, Penn men’s and women’s basketball will play at home in the annual Red and Blue Scrimmage. The two intrasquad games mark the Quakers’ first public competition this season, giving both old and new players a chance to impress their coaches and shine in front of the teams’ fans.
On Tuesday, the Ivy League released its men’s basketball preseason poll. Last year's co-champions, Penn and Harvard, were voted to the top two spots, and received all but one first-place vote.
Allen announced his guilty plea in a statement issued by his attorney, Ronald Sullivan. Allen admits to accepting $18,000 in bribes, significantly less than the full amount alleged in the Esformes indictment.
Citing concern for player safety, the Philadelphia 76ers have postponed tonight's Blue x White Scrimmage that was set to take place in the Palestra.
Months after former star player and assistant coach Ira Bowman left Penn men’s basketball for Auburn in July, head coach Steve Donahue announced the promotion of one of Bowman’s former Penn teammates.
Inspired by the 76ers’ arrival on Tuesday, The Daily Pennsylvanian did some research to determine the best athletes to compete on Penn’s campus.
There are several Ivy League sports teams that have been the definition of the word “dynasty” in recent years. Yet as strong as some of these programs have been, only one can be the best of the best.
This season will mark the second time in the last three years that the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats visit the Palestra.
Penn Athletics' investigation of bribery allegations against Jerome Allen is well underway. But what can be expected for the school's athletic program moving forward?
As the legal situation unfolds, the debate will continue: could Morris Esformes have been recruited by Penn men’s basketball without any intervention from his father? The Daily Pennsylvanian looked to Morris’ past to find out.
In the immediate aftermath of bribery allegations against Jerome Allen, Penn Athletics announced that it is hiring outside legal counsel to handle the investigation.
Esformes allegedly gave Allen more than $74,000 between cash payments and paid trips to Miami, including a flight in his private jet, according to prosecutors.
Following a standout year for the Quakers and his sixth year as an assistant for the storied program, Bowman will be leaving the team. He'll be headed down south, to join the Auburn Tigers as an assistant to storied head coach Bruce Pearl.
The crux of last season's championship squad remains intact, and if these four new faces can provide a lift, Penn could be setup for a repeat performance.
It was already shameful that the conference moved its showcase away from its best and most historic venue. But the choice of Yale’s Lee Amphitheater as the Palestra’s replacement makes the decision a travesty.