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.
But with the door open for the Red and Blue to get into a three-way tie for fourth in the Ivy League with the Bears and Big Red, they couldn’t make it through.
The Ivy League announced Wednesday morning that the League’s basketball tournament would rotate to every school in the conference through 2025. This is, simply, a complete travesty.
Moments of brilliance, like the win over Villanova in December, are nice, but poise that lasts for an entire season? That’s magical.
It doesn’t make much sense that a group that beat Villanova, Temple, and Miami (Fla.) this season has a 3-6 Ivy League record. But that’s what can happen when a team struggles to close games out in the final minutes.
With three weekends left to play, there seem to be three camps with different visions for how the remainder of the season will play out. Let’s take a look at some of the more likely possibilities.
Penn men's basketball isn't a lost cause yet, but the Quakers need to turn the ship around and quick.
There have been too many poor shooting games for it to be a coincidence. You can’t get unlucky this frequently. At some point it stops being an off night and starts being the norm.
The focus for too many fans will be the race for fourth place rather than the quest for first.
Penn men’s basketball has notched yet another unlikely 'first': Big 5 champions, for the first time in seventeen years.