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.
While other conferences have already decided to move forward with their seasons, the Ivy League’s decision about the 2021 season is still pending.
Watson, a former standout for Penn football, hoisted the Lombardi Trophy proudly on the turf of Raymond James Stadium after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers soundly defeated the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31-9.
A seasoned contributor at Penn, Woods had always dreamed of playing basketball at the professional level. Although he did stay at Penn after his NCAA eligibility, Woods constantly kept his eyes to the next level.
The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with former Penn football star Justin Watson for a chat just days before he competes in the Super Bowl.
One of the Red and Blue's best defensive linemen in the program’s long history, Marrow leads Penn’s records in most sacks in a season and is second in career sacks.
The Quakers’ first official season on the pitch came in 1908, but the origin of the program was in reality born three years prior in the fall of 1905.
1900 acted as the first official season of Penn men’s varsity lacrosse, while the women’s team wasn't established until 1974.
Franklin Field's Liberty Bell Classic, with athletes participating from 29 different countries, marked the largest track and field event held in the United States since the 1932 Olympics.
Former Penn baseball shortstop Steve Yerkes quickly rose up through the ranks of the Red Sox organization, and in 1911 he won a starting spot in the infield.