For some, the new exception changes little, especially for those who didn't have any plans to go to graduate school or play another season. However, for others, it was a decision that came at an inconvenient time and impacted plans for next year.
Built in 1927, the Palestra acquired its name from Greek professor William N. Bates after the ancient Greek term “palæstra,” a rectangular enclosure connected to a gymnasium in which athletes would compete in front of an audience.
Two days prior to the Ivy League’s Feb. 18 decision to cancel all conference competition for 2021 spring sports, Penn men’s lacrosse addressed a letter to Ivy League presidents and athletic directors conveying why they believed that the cancelation of spring competition would prove to be extremely detrimental to student-athletes.
The Penn men's soccer team decided to take action and create a diversity and inclusion committee to promote social justice awareness and make a difference on the field, on Penn’s campus, and in the West Philadelphia community.
Justin Watson became the first Quaker in years to win a Super Bowl ring after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. Jim Finn, a fullback for the Quakers from 1995-1999, won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2007, but his road to a ring was the more unconventional one of the two.
In the wake of the protests and racial activism of last summer, Penn women's soccer, along with the other seven Ivy League teams, formed the Justice Coalition to further their commitment to advancing social justice issues in their communities.
In February 2021, Penn announced that current freshmen must enroll in a dining plan during their sophomore year, sparking confusion and backlash from students. For athletes, who often follow strict nutritional guidelines as part of their training, this new policy spurred conflicting opinions.
Without veteran quarterback Ryan Glover under center for the 2021 fall season, we take a look at who Penn will turn to to lead the Quakers next.
The 17-year MLB veteran became known for his ability to slide into any position and any role with virtually any team across the league and perform at a high level no matter the situation.
After former Penn Athletics Director Andy Geiger resigned in late 1978 to accept the same job at Stanford, Penn was left in a precarious position. The ensuing search process led Penn to two interviews with Sayers.
In the United States, the origins of rowing are traced mainly to New York. The sport then spread rapidly throughout New England, and soon after ended up in Philadelphia. Once the rowing craze arrived in Philadelphia, Penn's interest in rowing increased, and eventually, students got involved.
From intramural games in 1871 to winning seven national titles in a 30-year span between 1894 and 1924, and finally, to being a part of the Ivy League since 1956, football has been a part of the University for almost 150 years.
When people refer to the “good old days,” they usually refer to something that’s a bit more hardcore. Well, those traits are steeped in the legacy of one of Penn’s oldest traditions, Rowbottoms.
Following its second consecutive Ivy League Championship, the 1994-95 Penn men’s basketball team came into the season as clear favorites.
It might come as a surprise to many that the Philadelphia Eagles played at Franklin Field for 13 seasons, but if it’s any consolation, many were surprised to see it happen at the time, too.
Penn athletes have to manage not only when they do their homework, but also when their classes are scheduled. Because of this, Quakers are strategic about picking classes because of practice times.
This year, Ivy League basketball remained sidelined while every other Division I school is pushing through the COVID-19 pandemic to play games as scheduled. For Penn fans and athletes alike, the whole situation is, simply put, frustrating.
The former Penn football quarterback will have the opportunity to suit up again, but it won’t be for the Red and Blue this time around. After graduating in December, Glover has transferred to Western Carolina University and will be playing for the Catamounts this spring.
On January 1, 1917, 25,000 people packed into the extra grandstand seating at Tournament Park in Pasadena, Calif. to witness a game that would change the landscape of College Football forever.
Bob Seddon coached the men’s soccer team until 1986 and the baseball team until 2005, leading each team to a great deal of success during his tenure at Penn.