Despite tough competition, three of Penn’s wrestlers made the second day of the tournament, and one even reached the Round of 12, one win away from a spot on the podium.
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.
Upon hearing the name “Penn” before last Sunday, many people might have first thought of a certain school in State College, but the Red and Blue’s respectable showing has earned them America’s admiration.
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.
It’s a shame that Penn’s great season couldn’t have been rewarded by capping it with March Madness upset, and a lot of the blame should go to the Committee.
Penn men's basketball might be done for the year after the loss to Kansas, but the future for this team is so bright.
Though Penn's fans were heavily outnumbered by Kansas' fans in Wichita, the Quaker faithful more than made themselves heard.
In a game that saw Penn stick around with No. 1 seed Kansas but ultimately fall by a score of 76-60, the biggest disparity between the two teams was free throw shooting.
No. 16 seed Penn men's basketball fell to No. 1 seed Kansas 76-60 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Penn men’s basketball might have come short of pulling off the greatest upset in college basketball history, but the Quakers have so much to be proud of.
Behind a strong first 20 minutes, the Quakers trail Kansas 33-26 at the half. The Red and Blue led for most of the way, until the Jayhawks stormed back late in the half to take the lead.
Before Penn tries to pull off what may just be the greatest upset in college basketball history, get to know four of the star players from each team.
“I think they’re gonna compete, and make Penn proud,” said class of 1979 Penn basketball legend Tony Price. “They’ve done that all year, I’m very proud of the team.”
Foreman sought to add another chapter to legacy of Penn basketball, and in the process has become somewhat of the team historian.