This is the grittiest team I’ve ever seen. Everything they do is gritty. The way in which the Quakers came up with two of the biggest wins in their career in a span of a week made me sure of it — Penn men’s basketball is the grittiest team in Philadelphia.
If the Quakers keep this up — or even if they don’t blow away Ivy opponents, but at least grind out results well enough to make it through — then fans could be clearing their calendars for mid-March. Hell, maybe even April.
If someone had told me three years ago that Penn men’s basketball would play an ACC team off the court and it wouldn’t even be all that big a surprise, I would have laughed until my sides split.
On Saturday night, Nov. 24, Penn men’s basketball scored over 100 points against Stockton University while Abner’s threw up an air ball, disappointing stunned and angry game fans with a broken promise of free cheesesteaks.
Six months, a few injuries, many miles, countless mishaps, and endless trials and tribulations later, I did it. Somehow. I think I ended up with ligament damage and a stress fracture, but it was totally worth it.
The Quakers have a very strong core of young talent, and they have potential to reach the pinnacle of the league soon. They just Priore and his staff to finally get the QB situation right to get there.
We are so lucky that these treasures all belong to Penn. The Palestra court, Franklin Field turf, and Penn Relays name should never be shared with any corporate entity. Otherwise, we’ll be like everyone else.
When the next hurdle in my life comes and I do not know how to get through it, I will look back at my senior year and remember exactly what it felt like.
Instead of featuring the strengths that Penn has developed during the latter part of the season, the Homecoming defeat highlighted the weaknesses that have plagued the Red and Blue throughout the year.
There is no doubt that the loss of Betley hurts but that isn’t important because as a unit, a multitude of guards can step up and fill the void left by the sharpshooter.
Both the men’s and women’s squads will be in the thick of the title hunt, and never in the last decade have both teams been simultaneously this good.
This win was on the juniors and sophomores. And if they can play like they did here against Cornell over the final two weeks, they might just set themselves up for a title run next year.
Penn has allied itself with an asset management firm at the expense of the student experience. Penn Athletics thought about its wallet before its student-athletes.
Playing at home against a backup quarterback with all the momentum on their side, the potential comeback was all but scripted. But the opportunity, like the snap, went right over their heads.
My story is different from most. While I never wanted to face it, I think it is time that I attempt to embrace my past and allow these last few months at Penn to redefine who I am.
It is still too early to know just how good the defense is going to be, but these first couple of games should be leaving Quakers fans optimistic.
Only one quarterback can start, and on Saturday against Bucknell, Priore elected to go with his dual-threat option in Glover.
The season starts later this week, and there is still so much we don’t know about them. This team is constantly going to be learning about itself and what it can be.
After months — even years — of speculation, debate, and controversy, NCAA men’s lacrosse is implementing a standardized 60-second shot clock.
The administration’s decision to hire Dr. Andrea Wieland as a new Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance is a commendable step in the right direction to address the issues at hand within the department.