More than a few prominent college basketball analysts and publications have gone on the record giving the Quakers a fighting chance.
Just hours after Penn men's basketball's 68-65 victory over Harvard in the Ivy League Championship game, the NCAA tournament selection committee announced that the Quakers will be taking on Kansas in the Round of 64.
Before the Quakers square off against the Elis for the third time this season, here are three major storylines to follow.
Nwokedi is the clear social butterfly of Penn women’s basketball. Senior Anna Ross used a different word: socialite. Perhaps most notably, Nwokedi is a master storyteller.
Penn men's basketball will travel to Yale and Brown this weekend for its final tune-up before post-season play. The Quakers (21-7, 11-1 Ivy) will look to lock up the number one seed for the Ivy League Tournament the next week.
As another February and another Black History Month come to a close, it is important to take time to reflect on the history and triumphs of black culture across the world.
Since Penn football’s fourth-place finish season ended in November, Watson has been training for what will certainly be a career in the National Football League.
While Randall LeMaster, the Director of Fencing Operations for Penn, was walking the team's emotional support puppy through Hutchinson Gymnasium, the team and coaching staff were outside playing a jovial game of soccer.
The last two weeks of conference play will decide which teams qualify for the tournament and where those teams will be seeded.
For women’s basketball’s Kendall Grasela and sprint football’s Griffin Fitzsimmons, their athletic challenges have been supplemented with changes to their academic career path.
After 20 years as Penn men’s soccer coach, Rudy Fuller has moved from Rhodes Field to Weightman Hall. Fuller has accepted a promotion to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Intercollegiate Programs.
Penn fencing coach Andy Ma has won his third consecutive Ivy League Coach of the Year award, this year winning the men’s and women’s Co-Coach of the Year. The previous two seasons, he was named Coach of the Year for the men’s side.
For nearly a decade, Swirbalus has trained with six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, forming a strong bond in the process.
The DP was forwarded an email sent to Penn softball alumni from Penn Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun.
This group of 11 female juniors combines to form a house — and in the process, perhaps one of the more unique bonds Penn Athletics has ever seen.
Penn wrestling has raced to a fast start this seasons thanks in no small part to freshman standout Gianni Ghione.
Still, this is a monumental occasion, and many teams have already reconfigured their schedules to accommodate the ticker-tape parade on Thursday morning.
The outlier there, the 6-5, is Penn women’s squash's record this year — a stark departure from the years of dominance seen in those prior three records. After consistently leading the pack in the Ivy League, what accounts for the struggles that this team has faced?
The Philadelphia Eagles will march down Broad Street on Thursday to celebrate their Super Bowl championship over the New England Patriots.
And Penn men’s basketball is making the most of it.
This season has been a 180 degree turn for the senior from Nevada and it started with him improving his defense and communication on the court.