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Sports Features

06/02/16 12:12am
As spring semester ended and students prepared to embark on their various summer journeys, one women’s soccer player had reason to be especially excited. Erica Higa, a sophomore midfielder for the Red and Blue, traveled to Rwanda alongside fellow Penn Athletics representative coach Kerry Major Carr of women’s volleyball and around ten other Penn students and faculty as part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Rwanda Gashora Program. The program was created to explore the possibilities of using solar energy and information communication technology in low-resource communities in developing countries.
06/02/16 12:12am
A lot of athletes might say they were born to play their respective sport. But a kid related to both the NCAA’s Division I-A single-season touchdown passing record holder and the winningest quarterback in Stanford history might have a slightly better argument. Such is life for California native and safety Conor O’Brien, who is one of 29 recruits joining Penn football’s Class of 2020 looking to help the Quakers begin their title defense. Needless to say, O’Brien needed no help being introduced to the sport.
05/25/16 11:40pm
The University of Pennsylvania football team will be welcoming 29 members of the Class of 2020 onto their team this coming fall. The new student-athletes — sixteen defensive players, 12 offensive players and one kicker — hail from 13 different states. 
05/13/16 4:41pm
After 20 years at the helm of Penn Athletics, Steve Bilsky stepped down as the athletic director at his alma mater in 2013.
05/03/16 5:19pm
Last Saturday, Penn football tight end Ryan O'Malley signed as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders.
05/02/16 7:31pm
Ryan O’Malley, a tight end who completed his senior season with Penn football last fall, was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent Saturday. After going unselected in the seven rounds of the NFL draft, the New Jersey native agreed to an undisclosed contract with the AFC West team.
04/28/16 1:35am
The runners have taken their places. It’s a beautiful, sunny Saturday in April, and the competitors are lined up in front of a crowd of over 40,000 at Franklin Field.
04/28/16 1:35am
Like any aging lady, Franklin Field got a facelift this year — and it is a big one. The new surface of Penn’s track is immaculate — the colors pop out enough to make any graphic designer jump with joy.
04/28/16 1:35am
Three Ivy League championships. Two All-American selections. Three qualifications at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
04/28/16 1:35am
There’s succeeding, and then there’s success. When the Villanova Women’s Distance Medley Relay team collected its first Penn Relays title in 1984, not even the school itself could have predicted the decades of success that were to follow. The Distance Medley Relay, or DMR, is a race that is comprised of four legs, each of varying length.
04/27/16 11:06pm
He came to Penn with dreams of seeing the Quaker track team become a powerhouse, and leaves University City with dreams of racing in the Olympics.
04/27/16 12:30am
Don't let the name fool you, some members of Penn softball have become known for how hard they ball.
04/27/16 12:30am
Mostly unnoticed during the comeback and in the post match celebration, however, were the chants his teammates were belting out. They weren’t in English. Led by senior Ismael Lahlou, the chants for Pompan, the hero of the match, were in Arabic.
04/25/16 11:33pm
As Penn baseball coach John Yurkow was faced with the prospect of life without former co-Ivy League Player of the Year Austin Bossart following the 2015 season, he didn’t have to look all that far from home.
04/25/16 11:32pm
If there were any questions about the Quakers’ production from behind the plate, consider junior catcher Tim Graul the answer.
04/25/16 11:32pm
There’s definitely something in the water when it comes to Penn baseball catchers.
04/25/16 11:31pm
At the Olympics this summer in Rio, there will be a sport making its long-awaited return. Last played at the Olympics in 1924, the return of men’s and women’s rugby sevens to the world games will bring a sport that most Americans know little about into popular view.
04/21/16 12:29am
A four-year rower in the Varsity 8, a two-time CRCA National Scholar Athlete, a two-time first-team CRCA All-Region and a Rhodes Scholar all sit in the same boat.
04/21/16 12:25am
The expansion and widespread success of club sports across the country has had a tremendous effect on college students over the last decade.
04/21/16 12:24am
Mother nature has not shone brightly on Penn track and field this season. The Quakers have been forced to embrace the elements at the vast majority of their meets. This weekend should be no different.