If the one and only goal of the Ivy League presidents was to mitigate COVID spread, they would indeed cancel the season. But that clearly isn’t the case.
Girls don’t play baseball — that’s for boys, of course. Girls play softball. It’s not sexist, or anything … it’s just how it is. I know that. But no one’s ever been able to give me a reason why.
Athletes are celebrities. Millions of fans, many of them children, look up to their favorite sports stars as role models for how they should act.
To effectively combat the spread of coronavirus, the other NCAA Division I conferences throughout the country should join the Ivy League in canceling fall college sports.
A spring season would not only keeps players safe, it would expose Ivy football to a national audience and allow for a postseason to take place.
We need to think critically about the benefits and drawbacks of both options: allowing the game to continue as is, injuries and all, while examining the consequences of eliminating the program altogether.
I’m grateful for every moment that this program has given me. I’m grateful for the opportunity that my coaches gave me when they let me come to Penn and for everything that they’ve taught me here.
Not only were Penn’s classes pushed online, students required to leave campus, and in-person graduation canceled, but our frisbee season was cut short — an abrupt and far-too-early end to the seniors’ tenure as college ultimate players.
While the coronavirus is legitimately concerning, the logical jump from wanting to limit the size of large crowds to an outright cancellation of the tournament is not obvious when there were other options on the table.
The team's win over Brown officially clinched the Quakers’ trip to Ivy League Tournament, most likely as the second or third seed depending on the results of next week's games.
That’s my biggest takeaway: Penn rescued hope from the jaws of defeat with their normal basketball. But the fact that hope needed rescuing is more noteworthy than the successful rescue itself.
Some stats from that last minute and thirty-nine seconds: Zero points scored. Thirteen points allowed. Seven turnovers. Two reviews at the monitor. One astounding loss.
After Tuesday night's 80-44 drubbing of Penn, the No. 23 Tigers have won 18 straight games, are a perfect 10-0 in Ivy League play, and stand at 22-1 on the season.
AJ Brodeur scored just 20 points between two games in New England over the weekend.
I was there the day The Line died. To be more accurate, I was The Line the day The Line died.
Senior forward AJ Brodeur has been a consistent presence on the court from the moment he stepped into the Palestra almost four years ago.
It’s never smart to make these kinds of predictions too early, but Penn men’s basketball has shown enough.
The last 48 hours have shown a lot about this Penn team. The Quakers have proved that they have grit.
Even after a close win over Big 5 rival Temple, the Quakers knew that they had to show up for conference play, and they did Friday night against Harvard.
Some nights, we see a team that struggles to make shots, plays poorly against conference opponents, and — especially this season — doesn't effectively defend three-point shots.