Ten days after a return to in-person classes for fall 2021 was announced, the Quakers moved into Ivy Phase IV and spring sports teams are now being allowed to have in-person competitions against local universities. As shifts towards a post-pandemic college atmosphere occur, we take a look at what the fall will look like on campus.
Arguably the best campaign in Penn history, the Red and Blue finished the 1978-1979 regular season with a 13-1 Ivy record and a 21-5 mark overall, entering the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament as Ivy League and Philadelphia Big 5 champions. And leading the way for this historic Quakers team was junior Tony Price.
On March 20, 1897, the Quakers faced off against Yale in their first-ever basketball game, which also served as one of the first intercollegiate five-on-five basketball games ever. Penn lacked a coach or captains for that game, and dropped the contest in the Bulldogs' home court by a score of 10-32.
On Sunday Mar. 21, coach Jerry McConnell's football team took part in a Walk-A-Thon for the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania to benefit funding for cerebral palsy research, raising over $4,500 for the cause.
Early college football games were only shown in black and white, if at all. But the first college football game to be broadcast in color occurred at Penn's very own Franklin Field.
Graduating magna cum laude in 1991, David Blitzer is the Head of Tactical Opportunities and Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group, the largest private equity firm in the world.
After seven years at Penn, M. Grace Calhoun is exiting as the Director of Athletics and Recreation to assume the same role at Brown.
After it was canceled a year ago due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will return this year on March 19. Unfortunately for the Ivy League, there will not be any teams from the Ancient Eight participating in this year’s tournament after the league canceled the winter season. However, there will be a handful of graduate transfers from the Ivy League who will still look to make an impact in March Madness.
This year's Quakers won't have an opportunity to rise up through the record books until next season. Today, we take a look back at the top five scorers in Penn women's basketball history.
In a normal year, highly sought-after high school recruits have numerous opportunities to consider their options. They can go on official school visits, speak in-person with coaches and other players, and truly get a feel for the athletic programs. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the operation of athletics, it has been hard for high school recruits to get a feel for their prospective schools.
Title IX, a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, was enacted June 23, 1972 and its interpretation was published in June, 1974. It was designed to prevent discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities, including athletics.
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.