Sports associate Andrea Mendoza argues that Penn football needs to shift its priorities to next season by playing younger players now.
While this victory for the Red and Blue should be applauded, in many ways, the performance left me with more concerns than assurances moving forward into the final six games of Ivy League play.
Penn football has shown flashes of greatness this season, but has more often than not looked unready to compete, leaving them on the outside looking in.
We know who the players for Penn football are, but do we know which team will show up on Saturdays?
Senior Sports Editor Brandon Pride argues that Penn football's two non-conference games before it faces off against Dartmouth will be key in the team's quest to find its identity.
While many look to dismiss Simone Biles' mental health troubles as trivial and meaningless, her struggles are not far removed from what many gymnasts end up experiencing during their careers.
In all likelihood, the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference Memphis Grizzlies will fall short of a ring this year, but the team’s 2020-21 campaign embodies the motto “Progress is perfection.”
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.