When I arrived on campus a year ago, football season was my first major introduction to Penn Athletics.
Penn football found itself in an unfamiliar spot on Friday night. And no, that spot isn’t only the winner’s column.
After Penn football’s week two victory against fourth-ranked Villanova, my colleague Colin Henderson made a bold statement: The Quakers' win was no fluke.
Five games into the season, with the Red and Blue sitting at 2-3 heading into Friday’s game against Yale, I still didn’t know what to make of that statement.
On to the next.
Now that the dust has cleared, there’s not much more to say about Penn football’s win on Saturday.
It’s honestly hard to know what to make of Penn football after four games.
Two years ago, then-sophomore quarterback Dalyn Williams thought he had led Dartmouth to a seemingly improbable win over Penn.
Going into the 2015 Ivy League football season, I expected a few things: Penn would be better than its underachieving final year under Al Bagnoli.
Villanova's star quarterback John Robertson didn’t play against the Quakers on Thursday night. And it just didn’t matter.
As a first year coach, there is reason to be nervous about a lot of things. But delivering a successful snap to the quarterback isn't necessarily one of them.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — They are what we thought they were.
Coming into its first game of the season, no one thought Penn football would be flawless.
Anyone who says numbers never lie didn’t watch Penn’s offense last season.
A year ago, then-sophomore quarterback Alek Torgerson was near the top of not only the Ivy League, but the entire Football Championship Subdivision in multiple passing categories.
In the lexicon of collegiate coaches, “expectations” has become somewhat of a taboo subject.
As an illustrative example, think about the approach of Penn’s famously process-oriented track and cross country coach, Steve Dolan.
To the unknowing passersby, the wet heat and high pitched buzzing emanating from the stairwell was indicative of a boiler room on overdrive.
It’s a running joke that sports interviews are decidedly uninformative. At best, they involve a string of very sincere platitudes. At worst, they are with Jerome Allen.
Penn women’s soccer coach Darren Ambrose didn’t have much to say to me when I asked him what changed in the second half of his team’s 8-0 win over NJIT, the first game I ever covered (they only scored three goals in the final 45 minutes).
There’s really only one way to describe the end of Penn baseball’s season: Frustrating.
Hopefully there's more of this on the way.
As the 2014-15 academic year draws to a close, so too do the seasons for Penn Athletics' spring sports.
Scheduling big opponents used to be a staple of the Quakers’ slate.