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Sports Features

03/31/15 11:40pm
Late in the third set of her match against Princeton last Saturday, Penn women's tennis' top singles player and senior captain Sol Eskanazi was in the middle of an epic battle. Trailing in a tiebreaker, the senior ripped a lefty forehand up the line, leaving the Princeton player dead in her tracks, forced to watch the ball fly by. “Vamos!” Eskanazi, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, roared with a big fist pump. As exemplified by Eskanazi, college tennis has recently become a showcase of the best athletic talents from not only the United States, but nations worldwide.
03/31/15 12:12am
In the midst of 30 degree weather at last Saturday’s Penn men’s lacrosse game at Franklin Field, I found myself asking an important question while I still had sensation in my fingers and toes.
03/30/15 12:11am
How can Penn women’s lacrosse continue to push the envelope and improve as a program when the eight-time reigning Ivy League champions have seen such exorbitant success in the last decade? For Bensen, the answer is one which many comedic film series also turn to: getting more offensive. “For the past four years that I’ve been here, our attack has been our weak point,” she said.
03/30/15 12:09am
Before Penn basketball practice starts, it is every man for himself.  Each player begins warming up, doing what each needs to do in order to feel ‘ready’ for the next two hours.
03/29/15 5:55pm
When senior Austin Powell steps onto the golf course, approaches the first tee box and looks out on the fairway, he believes his potential is limitless.
03/26/15 1:41am
When she strides across home plate to take her lefty stance inside the batter’s box, you might not expect anything out of the ordinary from Sydney Turchin.
03/18/15 2:23am
15 years after leaving the Red and Blue to take over the head coaching position at Cornell, former Penn basketball assistant Steve Donahue was formally introduced as the Quakers' next coach at a press conference at the Palestra on Tuesday.
03/10/15 10:01am
Many of those connected to the program are upset by Allen's firing, especially given his ties to Penn basketball as a standout in the early 1990s.
03/08/15 2:15pm
Daily Pennsylvanian: What’s your initial reaction to the news that just broke? Miles Jackson-Cartwright: I’m shocked.
03/08/15 4:04am
Numbers don’t lie. That’s seems to be the philosophy that Penn Athletic Director Grace Calhoun employed on Monday when she informed Jerome Allen that he will not be retained as Penn basketball head coach.
03/06/15 8:50am
Instead of heading back home to get some much-needed rest and relaxation, DP Sports is going all in to cover the Red and Blue in the opening weekend of Spring Break.
03/04/15 11:50pm
The year was 2011. The Dallas Mavericks had just won their first NBA title. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” was named the number one song of the year.
03/02/15 11:18pm
As a bookish, unathletic high school freshman, Elton Cochran-Fikes shuddered at the idea of anything having to do with sports. Little did he know that, less than a decade later, he would become the first Ivy League athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes.
03/02/15 11:10pm
Early in the Ivy League season, Penn basketball nearly lost one of its freshman phenoms to injury.
03/02/15 12:13am
Since 1942, the Palestra has played host to the playoffs of the Philadelphia Catholic League, the city’s athletic organization for Archdiocesan schools.
02/26/15 1:40am
Joy filled the Palestra on Sunday as Penn dethroned Brown in the world of Ivy League gymnastics by picking up the annual Ivy Classic title.
02/26/15 1:30am
Death, taxes and Michelle Nwokedi winning Ivy League Rookie of the Week. There are certain events that are virtually guaranteed in life.
02/05/15 12:34am
With a history stretching back one and a half centuries, competitive rowing constitutes one of Penn’s oldest traditions.
02/05/15 12:12am
Following his sophomore season, C.J. Cobb stepped away from wrestling after a decade and a half of hard work and success. But he does not regret his decision one bit. In fact, it was his decision to walk away that made him fall back in love with the sport.
01/30/15 6:10pm
In the age of social media it’s hard to keep a secret. But when the athletes of Penn women’s soccer were called in for a meeting Thursday afternoon with coach Darren Ambrose, none of the players had heard the news.