When Wesley Saunders’ final three-point attempt clanked out last March in the first round of the NCAA tournament the Crimson spotlight immediately shifted to Siyani Chambers.
It was early March when Jake Silpe, in the midst of his second semester as a senior in high school, received some very unexpected news.
Jerome Allen, the University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball head coach, had just been fired, with several games still left to play on the Quakers’ schedule.
Allen had recruited Silpe to Penn, and once he signed his letter of intent, Silpe was fully under the assumption Allen would be his coach for his college basketball career.
On an overcast afternoon in November, the lines between student and student-athlete blurred on the turf of Franklin Field.
It was time to bring in the big guns.
In the face of lagging student interest and attendance, Penn Athletics began a process of reorganization last summer that ended with Roger Reina coming back into the fold as senior associate athletic director for external affairs after nine years away.
Better late than never.
For Penn Athletics, the timeless idiom has never been more true, as several transfer students have found their respective ways to 33rd Street and quickly made an impact on the Quakers’ athletic program.
What is it like to dedicate your entire life to one institution?
Perhaps no question is more pertinent to Penn swimming coach, Mike Schnur.
In just a year and a half at the helm of the Penn wrestling, head coach Alex Tirapelle has already molded the program into his own.
The podcast renaissance has finally hit Penn Athletics, just maybe not in the place you would expect.
If the Penn football team beats Cornell at Franklin Field to win the Ivy League title and Brian Seltzer is not in the booth to provide commentary, did it really happen?
Ever since 2008, the 2007 college graduate has been the voice of Penn football.
In most college sports, you see scores of amateurs competing to be a part of a select few good enough to compete professionally after graduation.
Over a career that spans more than 30 years, David Geatz has amassed a shelf’s worth of accolades and with it, a reputation as one of the league’s most illustrious program builders.
With everyone healthy and playing well, the Quakers felt prepared heading into Ivy play. The team was hot and expectations were high.
But things quickly began to go downhill.
Penn wrestling’s head coach Alex Tirapelle likes to stress the importance of communication to his athletes.
Although Penn boasts countless spectacular student-athletes, the most impressive aspect of their success may not even be the athletic success itself.
From the warmup, you could tell that something was special about this Penn basketball game.
The Palestra crowd, often all too sparse in recent years, was today sizeable, raucous and often on their feet.
By any conventional metric, the matchup between Penn women's basketball and Princeton on Saturday was anything but aesthetically pleasing.
On Tuesday, The Daily Pennsylvanian confirmed that Hicks had elected to play his final season at Louisville in 2016-17. We spoke to Hicks by phone Wednesday afternoon.
Tony Hicks, the former Penn basketball star who was slated to serve as a team captain in his final season with the Quakers before leaving the program in October, will transfer to Louisville.
For Penn women’s basketball, getting to Hawaii was more than just making sure they’ve got 35 tickets to paradise.
Benjamin Franklin's noble cause lives on in a group of Quakers who work to ensure that there is no perspiration without representation.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at the University of Pennsylvania is composed of 59 student-athletes representing each of the school's 31 varsity teams, and is dedicated to ensuring that student-athletes have a voice within the Athletics department.
Each coach is asked to nominate one or two of their players to serve as the team's SAAC representative.