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Sports Features

12/05/16 10:01pm
Undoubtedly, there are many people across Penn’s campus and the greater basketball landscape who are surprised by the immediate impact made by freshman AJ Brodeur. Just don’t count the 6-foot-8 power forward or his coach among them.
11/29/16 9:12pm
Managing the academic workload at Penn isn’t easy. Balancing that rigor with the demands of being a varsity athlete is only a further challenge. So handling the student-athlete grind while formally helping others do the same should be downright inconceivable.
11/28/16 11:31pm
Championships are won in the offseason; so goes the age-old cliché. This saying holds true for the members of the Penn Squash team as well, but there’s another, more accurate saying for what they do in the offseason: championships are won all over the world. Just as it does with other sports, the offseason presents an extended opportunity for squash players to hone their craft and improve specific aspects of their game, be it fitness, technique, or movement.
11/28/16 11:30pm
Freshman Kristen Sun is swimming her heart out on both ends of the Pacific. Sun represented Hong Kong, her home country, in the 2016 Asian Championships, in Tokyo Japan, from November 17 to 20.
11/28/16 11:29pm
Not only did Nexxt Level train Penn sophomore point guard Jake Silpe, but they also worked with Villanova’s sophomore point guard Jalen Brunson. In fact, the two New Jersey natives met regularly for workout sessions over the summer at Nexxt Level’s training facility in South Jersey.
11/27/16 10:57pm
When Nicole Vaiani first started learning how to fence, she would beat her older brother all the time.
11/21/16 11:29pm
It sounds paradoxical: Matt MacDonald is, at the same time, a veteran, a captain, and a first-year player. That is, of course, due to the fact that the junior guard is a transfer.
11/21/16 10:03pm
Training alongside Penn’s thirty-one grapplers are four wrestlers working full-time to win gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
11/21/16 10:03pm
Counting the three games this year, Penn basketball has played 62 games in the past three seasons.
11/21/16 10:02pm
Not all games are won on the court. Sometimes, the real differences are made on the sidelines, at the gym, or in the locker room.
11/17/16 12:39am
Penn loves beating Princeton. That sentiment is as old as the Penn-Princeton rivalry itself. Ask any Penn athletics fan and they will likely tell you that a win against Princeton is a slight notch below an Ivy League championship.
11/15/16 9:51pm
Success breeds success. After dominating seasons last year, Penn squash will look to build upon its excellent foundations with stellar new recruits for this go around.
11/15/16 9:51pm
You can’t say it was an ordinary offseason for Penn squash. In a move that showed great faith in the Quakers' coaching staff, it was announced that both Jack Wyant and Gilly Lane would be getting promotions in the Penn squash program.
11/15/16 9:50pm
As Penn squash counts down the days until they set off on this newest adventure, the teams will be looking to their captains to see which direction they’re headed. Last season was undoubtedly a triumphant one for both sides of the Red and Blue.
11/15/16 9:50pm
January 14, 2017. Head coach of Penn women’s squash Jack Wyant may not personally have the date circled on his calendar, but the eyes of the college squash community will undoubtedly be on Philadelphia as Harvard heads to Ringe for a rematch of last year’s Howe Cup finals. But before either team makes it to that January matchup, they’ll have to battle through the brunt of their non-conference slate if they want to retain their spots at the top of the CSA rankings.
11/15/16 2:36am
Take an easy-going, gun-slinging quarterback from California.
11/14/16 11:51pm
In the wake of an exhaustive election season during which major party candidates displayed questionable leadership qualities, it will perhaps bring some amount of solace to know that the future of the men’s and women’s cross country team rests in caring and capable hands.
11/14/16 11:51pm
There’s a new skipper in town — and her name is Lenox Butcher. At the LaserPerformance Women’s Singlehanded National Championship last weekend, Penn sailing’s Lenox Butcher recorded the best-ever finish for a Quaker at a national sailing competition, finishing ninth in a highly competitive field.
11/10/16 2:05am
They say football games are battles in the trenches. A well thrown ball is a bullet. Deep home runs are bombs. All these are overused clichés, but some – including six students on Penn’s campus – actually live them.
11/08/16 11:15pm
It’s tough for a defender to make a tackle while on the ground. Unfortunately for Penn football’s opponents, they have found themselves in that position often this season.