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Sports Features

02/06/17 10:18pm
On Tuesday, Penn men's basketball will face off against rival Princeton in the Palestra for the first time during Penn's school year since 2012. The game will celebrate the Palestra's 90th anniversary, as it will be the schools’ 236th meeting with each other. But before the Quakers and Tigers tip off in Tuesday's crazily anticipated matchup, take a look back at the last time the teams met during the school year in the rivalry’s 225th edition.
01/31/17 5:29pm
In just under seven years, Penn men's tennis' Kyle Mautner turned from a kid who practiced very little into one of the most highly touted recruits in the country and one of the best players in the Ivy League. The path to this point required hard work and a lot of time away from home, but for Mautner, it was all part of a special opportunity that has led to him playing at the top of the Quakers’ lineup.
01/30/17 10:18pm
February 7 is far and away the most important day of the Penn men’s basketball season. For the first time since 2012, Penn's students will be on campus to witness one of the most historic rivalries in college basketball when the Quakers take on the Princeton Tigers at home.
01/24/17 8:42pm
Raynis and Yoo met when they were twelve and eleven years old, respectively, and from that point on did basically all of their fencing together. Though their high school team was not highly competitive, they also competed for the same club team throughout high school, strengthening their friendship even more.
01/24/17 8:42pm
"Soccer is the fastest growing sports market in the US." That statement, as well as many others on the state of soccer domestically and abroad, featured prominently on Monday evening at the Undergrate Sports Business Club's "Inside the Industry: Soccer" Panel.
01/23/17 9:52pm
The Monmouth men's basketball bench last year got a lot of press. Here’s one that might deserve more: Penn women’s basketball, a bench whose depth will be tested like never before after a last-minute change to move junior guard Beth Brzozowski into the starting lineup.
01/23/17 6:41pm
“There’s no such thing as freshmen anymore.” Regardless of their distinction, his point is clear: Fifteen games into the season, it's high time for this skilled Penn men's basketball class to lose the softening nomenclature.
12/07/16 11:27pm
First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one who’s best at chess. That may not be the way that nursery rhyme goes, but for one Penn squash player, the saying rings true. Junior Anders Larsson has been involved with squash for quite a long time, but for such a physically taxing sport, one of his greatest assets comes from his time playing a board game: chess.
12/07/16 12:07am
In Penn’s history, 24 fencers have represented the Red and Blue at the Olympic Games. If sophomore Justin Yoo has anything to say about it, he will be the 25th come Tokyo.
12/06/16 11:38pm
Sometimes Red, White and Blue comes before Red and Blue. For Penn squash phenom Reeham Salah, that was the case when she joined up with Team USA for the Women’s World Team Championships last weekend in Paris, France.
12/06/16 10:37pm
It's early on a Saturday morning. While you're asleep, Garrett Colvin is hard at work.  He’s taken on the responsibility of being one of the few, the proud, the Penn basketball managers. Student managers are a rare breed.
12/06/16 2:01am
If you have the best season in a program’s 87-year existence and no one even notices, did it really happen? That’s what we’re at the Ringe Squash Courts to talk about.
12/06/16 1:52am
Bigger isn’t always better. Just don’t tell that to Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin.
12/05/16 10:01pm
Penn basketball juniors Matt MacDonald and Caleb Wood are wearing the Red and Blue for the first time this year — but that’s about all they have in common. Despite their age, the two juniors are in their first year on Penn's men's basketball team after they both arrived via transferring from other schools.
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.