The lunch pail was dreamt up by director of men’s basketball operations Brad Fadem and coach Steve Donahue early in their tenures at Penn. Donahue, with the help of Fadem and the rest of his staff, awards the lunch pail to the hardest working, grittiest player of that day of practice.
All three started in every game for Penn last season, meaning more than half of the team’s starting lineup this season will be players new to that role. But the Quakers won’t be losing everyone from that Ivy League runner-up team last season.
None are coming in as highly touted as now-sophomore center Eleah Parker was last year, but that doesn’t mean they won’t make an immediate impact.
Wang is the highest rated recruit so far of coach Steve Donahue’s tenure at Penn, and that pedigree has shown so far in the preseason. Wang has been a standout performer, displaying his immense talent frequently in practices and scrimmages.
The most obvious answer seems to be junior Devon Goodman. After coming off the bench for 3.8 points and 14.0 minutes per game last season, coach Steve Donahue plans to at least open the season with Goodman in the starting five.
It’s the buy-in from all 30 players, the desire to put everything on the line each time they step foot on the pitch, the commitment to conditioning and training, that has made all the difference.
Come Monday afternoons next semester, New York Jets linebacker and Wharton 2013 graduate Brandon Copeland will be back at Penn co-teaching a seminar course titled “Inequity and Empowerment: Urban Financial Literacy,” alongside Dr. Brian Peterson.
In the coming offseason, Penn sprint football will be losing the senior defensive back and captain Console, a three-year starter whose impact on the team extends far beyond the field.
We take an inside look at the culture of indifference towards head injuries on Penn sprint football in Part II of When a Player Gets Up Dazed.
Sands, the team's leading goal-scorer, has come up big when the pressure's highest time and time again this season. All six of her goals this season have been game-winners, tied for the second-most game-winners in the nation.
In Part I, three former Penn sprint football players deal with the effects of playing through brain injuries during the 2017 season. When they played through their concussions, they didn't think they'd still be feeling the effects today.
Always a strength for Penn, this year's defensive unit has exceeded the already high expectations placed on them.
Penn sprint football junior quarterback Eddie Jenkins returned to practice this week after an extended layoff due to a left knee injury.
This season, Penn cross country has called upon a core of exceptionally strong underclassmen. A large number of the Quakers' scorers at each meet have come from fresher faces.
Although injuries have kept a few of the best runners for Penn men’s and women’s cross country off the course, both teams are ready to move past them as the Quakers head into the most important stretch of their schedule.
The team’s results this season might be ever-changing, but its leadership has been steady and constant. No matter how the Quakers play, Mirkin has been there with words of encouragement and motivation.
Four years into her tenure, the DP breaks down exactly how the athletic department’s results have fared over that span — and the results show that the Red and Blue are clearly on the rise.
Both the men and women of Penn cross country are very familiar with the Garden State, with double-digit numbers on each team representing the state to our east, totaling nearly half of each group.
The 2018 Quakers are a special team. And while week in and week out, they are playing 90 strong minutes of soccer, it is that latter 45 that sets them apart from the pack.
This season, six of the Quakers’ seven games have gone into overtime. Of those six, half have gone the full 110 minutes and ended in draws.