The most interesting thing about this weekend’s Penn-Columbia football game is going to be the memories.
David Pottruck is often described as legendary.
While an undergraduate in the Wharton school in the late 1960's, Pottruck played football and wrestled, earning MVP honors in both sports during his senior seasons and being named captain of the wrestling team in 1970.
Penn football looks good right now. After the Quakers started off 0-2, the Dartmouth game was over before halftime, and Central Connecticut State proved to be the non-conference softie we suspected they might be.
There are just six Ivy games left in the season, and it’s hard to imagine feeling as though the Quakers could realistically be in a much better spot than they current are.
When you see the word “leader”, what comes to mind? Perhaps it is a historical figure, maybe it is an innovator in the tech industry.
I have an admission of guilt. I’ve now lived in Philadelphia for three and a half years, and I have never seen Rocky.
Let me be more specific about my Rocky ignorance.
The preseason hype surrounding Penn football was unreal – 13 returning starters from a championship team will do that.
Forget the first two games of the season.
Penn football plays higher-caliber teams at the beginning of every year.
Will Snow, Sports Editor:
The best team headed into Ivy play has to be women's soccer.
Beware the comments section.
It’s a nasty, nasty place where productive discussions turn vile, where attacks are not based on arguments but the people who produce them.
Four years of publishing articles and I’ve only had one foray into the pseudo-cyber bullying the comments section breeds.
Ever since I started playing sports, almost every coach I’ve had has talked about resilience as if it was their big secret.
With the Ivy League ban on postseason play, Penn football’s non-conference matchups aren’t the team’s top priority.
Being a student-athlete is hard. Plain and simple.
And when it comes to mental health, student-athletes are not necessarily more at risk than their peers.
You know how some days just suck?
You oversleep your alarm. You’re late to your 9 AM lecture.
On Saturday evening, Penn football showed that they are a good Ivy League team, just not a great FCS team.
It turned out that Penn football didn’t need a new vision; it needed to remember why it had been the Ivy League’s dominant program for more than 20 years.
That’s what will be important to keep in mind this fall: Penn football may have won the Ivy League title last season in an unexpected comeback, but they only won a third of it.
“Safety School! Safety School! Safety School!”
The year is 2007. I am a brazen and beautifully snarky middle school student sitting with a group of 10 friends at Jadwin Gym for a Princeton-Penn men’s basketball game.
Last Sunday was the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. It was also the inaugural week of the 2016 NFL season.
Oddly enough, it seems like patriotism and what our flag stands for – and whether we choose to stand for it – is at the forefront of the nation’s conscience.
There are nine days until Penn football kicks off its 2016 campaign. That’s 22 days after the first college football game of the season.
Sports buffs out there will know that the first game, a matchup between Cal and Hawaii on August 26 in Sydney, Australia, is in the FBS division whereas the Quakers' first game against Lehigh on September 17 at 5 p.m.
It seems the lack of success last year can be attributed to two main points: youth and injuries to the team’s few experienced leaders.
In 2016, look for those issues to be almost completely resolved.