Despite his unusual path, Penn men's basketball forward Michael Moshkovitz is planning on bringing his unique experiences and talents to help the Quakers reclaim the Ivy League crown in the upcoming season.
Basketball is finally back for the Red and Blue. Penn men’s basketball enters the season fourth in preseason polls in the Ivy League while the women will start ranked second in the conference. Here are five of the biggest games of the season.
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.
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 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.