With whom does the credit for this preparedness lie? Look no further than the Red and Blue's offensive and defensive scout teams.
With so many individual stars to pick from, though, one has to be the best. And so our associate sports editors take to the roundtable to debate, who's been the MVP of the spring for Penn thus far?
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse has a furious comeback, track breaks even more records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
10 months after Yale ended the Quakers’ season in a four-overtime Ivy League semifinal match for the ages, the Red and Blue couldn’t get their payback in the teams’ first matchup since. Victimized by a 5-0 run spanning the first and second quarters, the Quakers could never claw back in a 12-6 loss in New Haven.
On Saturday, the Quakers venture up to New Haven to face No. 4 Yale in a rematch of last years epic quadruple overtime Ivy League tournament semifinal.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse got a stellar offensive effort, women's track breaks records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
After exploding for 10 goals in the first half, Penn men’s lacrosse faltered in the second, losing to rival Cornell 20-13.
And when that defeat comes to end your season, in a playoff showdown against your bracket’s No. 1 seed, in only the second four-overtime game in your program’s history, that sting gets just a bit stronger.
For stretches of Penn’s dominant performance, Junkin appeared as if he couldn’t be beaten, stopping multiple shots from point blank range and stifling nearly every outside attempt he faced.
Allegedly, a shot clock is coming full time next season. Coach Mike Murphy believes this will undeniably speed up the game.
Fortunately for the entire Penn men’s lacrosse program, the staff took a risk and offered an unpolished, still-developing long stick midfielder a spot on the team. And, as the old adage goes, the rest is history.
Walk-on Penn men's lacrosse junior goalie Alex Andersen is not your typical athlete. After injuries forced the premature end of one career, a new one began for him this spring.
With Penn men's lacrosse's returning players accounting for 212 out of the 220 points scored last season, this offense should have nothing to fret about.
364 days after losing to Princeton at home in game that wasn’t even as close as the 17-8 score would indicate, Penn travelled to New Jersey and turned the tables on the Tigers, earning its first Ivy League win of the year, 14-7.
It is easy to forget – given Penn men’s basketball recent ascension to Ivy League champs and March Madness – that a number of other teams are in the thick of their seasons right now, battling for similar glory. Outside of the basketball programs, seven other Penn squads will be searching for wins this weekend.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's and women's lacrosse rely on their goalies, wrestling clinches NCAA bids, alongside men's basketball, who won the Ivy title.
Basketball may have taken the headlines, but the rest of Penn Athletics has been equally busy.
The momentum gained from such an important victory will be put to use right away because Penn’s schedule does not relax whatsoever following a showdown with the nation’s premier program.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's basketball comes up with another big output offensively, swimming and track and field win Ivy titles, and both lacrosse teams along secure huge wins alongside men's basketball.
Bounce-back win after a tough loss? Check. Comeback win after trailing in the fourth quarter? Check. Taking down the No. 1 program in the sport? Check. Biggest win in program history? Check.