Paying college athletes isn't as simple as it sounds, though. First of all, where does the money come from? The way I see it, there are multiple ways players could be compensated, but each comes with its own caveat.
Beneath all of this lies a simple theoretical doctrine at the core of the economic system we’ve all been taught to love: capitalism’s insistence that the work you do must be compensated with a wage.
In their home and Ivy League opener, Penn football failed to muster much offense against Dartmouth before losing, 28-15.
The fact that the Red and Blue were in that position, where a single play could give them a great chance at a win, should be viewed as a positive moving forward.
I don’t think Penn football will be particularly good this year. I also hope they prove me wrong.
Penn women’s soccer lost their opener, yet this game may have been the next big step towards national relevance for the program.
If Penn Athletics has a goal to increase student attendance at basketball games, this season’s schedule is a major swing and miss.
When you play a sport, you know how much time, effort, and passion go into it. On the flip side, you also know how many people think you just show up and play.
At this point, there is nothing stopping Penn men's lacrosse from winning the NCAA Tournament.
With all the excitement this past weekend, Penn men's lacrosse's Ivy League title clinch might have flown a bit under the radar.
Sports have the amazing ability of fostering a greater sense of community, irrespective of individual backgrounds. A sense of community has valuable implications for mental health.
There are several things I’d like to note in the recently published DP articles which argued for and against the compensation of collegiate athletes.
The Red and Blue didn’t show their wear and tear, getting off to a hot start against the visiting Eagles.
Why are class absences due to varsity sport competition not recognized under school policy as excused absences?
Professional athletes get paid for their talents. So why can't college athletes also get compensated?
Optimism for next season won’t make the Red and Blue feel any better. The Quakers fell tantalizingly, agonizingly short. That hurts.
Penn handled Harvard the same way Sunday’s foe, Princeton, handled a much worse Cornell team. Unfortunately, Saturday's games don't matter on Sunday.
All that to say: Penn men’s basketball lost in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament. This season was still a success.
After all the hand wringing, all the tight losses, and all the anxiety-ridden weekend nights, the Quakers are right where we expected them to be: playing in the Ivy League Tournament.
If you happen to be within 50 miles of campus as spring break winds to a close, your butt needs to be in a seat. Scratch that — don’t sit.