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Sports Columns

03/21/19 7:44pm
Why are class absences due to varsity sport competition not recognized under school policy as excused absences?
03/18/19 11:09pm
Professional athletes get paid for their talents. So why can't college athletes also get compensated?
03/17/19 7:46pm
Optimism for next season won’t make the Red and Blue feel any better. The Quakers fell tantalizingly, agonizingly short. That hurts. 
03/16/19 11:47pm
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. 
03/16/19 4:43pm
All that to say: Penn men’s basketball lost in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament. This season was still a success.
03/10/19 12:13am
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.
03/08/19 11:39pm
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. 
03/02/19 2:01am
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.
02/27/19 9:00pm
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.
02/23/19 11:29pm
Moments of brilliance, like the win over Villanova in December, are nice, but poise that lasts for an entire season? That’s magical. 
02/23/19 12:04am
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. 
02/21/19 10:12pm
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.
02/17/19 1:55am
Penn men's basketball isn't a lost cause yet, but the Quakers need to turn the ship around and quick.
02/09/19 10:06pm
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.
01/31/19 12:00pm
The focus for too many fans will be the race for fourth place rather than the quest for first.
01/19/19 8:48pm
Penn men’s basketball has notched yet another unlikely 'first': Big 5 champions, for the first time in seventeen years. 
01/12/19 7:24pm
Now it’s time to be concerned. Penn men’s basketball is in serious trouble, and the slump is coming at a pretty inconvenient time. A four-game losing streak is always a bad sign, but the way in which the losses came was the most discouraging sign of all. 
01/05/19 10:41pm
Penn women’s basketball outplayed the defending Ivy League champions thanks to team defense and fewer mistakes. An hour after that game finished, Princeton men’s basketball did the same.
01/02/19 8:00am
Penn will travel to New Jersey to play the Tigers on Saturday, and next week the Quakers will return to Philadelphia to host their Ivy League foe on Jan. 12. On the surface, this scheduling doesn’t seem to make much sense; looking deeper doesn’t reveal any solid justification either. 
12/31/18 11:28am
With a new year full of big games, fresh faces, and untold stories on the horizon, it’s time to suggest a few New Year’s resolutions for Penn Athletics.