Luckily for Penn basketball, all the negativity surrounding the program is external. Inside the Palestra, the atmosphere pervading Jerome Allen’s players is one of positivity, optimism and belief. And it starts with two of the four seniors on the roster.
Having lost several key players – either due to graduation or other reason – from last year, the Red and Blue will look to a talented freshman class to help get the program back on track and moving in the right direction.
One of the beautiful things about sports is their universality – you don’t have to speak the same language as your opponents to recognize a fantastic play or a well-fought game.
As the Quakers prepare for Senior Night this Saturday against Harvard, it is natural to wonder who will be filling in for graduating seniors Duke Lacroix, Kamar Saint-Louis, Louis Schott, Jason deFaria and Mariano Gonzalez-Guerineau.
It’s hard to have a freshman season much better than Sydney Stipanovich did last year.
The Quakers’ four seniors – forwards Katy Allen and Kara Bonenberger along with guards Renee Busch and Kathleen Roche – have been named the captains for the 2014-15 season and plan on carrying the torch from last year’s successful group.
This season, the freshman class as a whole will be playing a big role from the opening tip on Nov. 14 in Tennessee.
Alex Tirapelle, the new head of Penn’s wrestling program, won’t be turning any heads with his style of coaching.He wouldn’t have it any other way.
A casual observer at the recent Princeton Invitational may have been a bit confused by the sight of the same Penn cross country runner crossing the finish line twice in a one-second span.
Going to a Penn football practice, everything has a structure. Each player knows where he is supposed to be, when he is supposed to be there and which coach will be working with him.
Penn may not boast many All-American athletes, but senior wrestler Lorenzo Thomas is anything but boastful about his resume.
This weekend, we got our first taste of Penn women’s basketball as the team took the court for their Red and Blue scrimmage. While it’s always tough to take too much away from a scrimmage, here are some of our first insights into the Quakers’ upcoming season.
Wild Things, Lamas’ brain child has become an engrained part of the fabric of Mt. Airy.
Aadu, an Engineering junior with an ideal 6-foot-2, 155-pound runner’s frame, wants to experience the hurt of each half-mile. He wants to struggle through it, to feel as if he won’t make it and finally push through.
Competitive racer Candace Gantt returned from intensive brain surgery to complete an Ironman and raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries alongside Penn’s Center for Brain Injury and Repair.
The best bodies at Penn came together in Zellerbach Theatre to compete for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Penn on Wednesday night.
On Sept. 5, Zachary Weiner and his colleagues launched The Sports Quotient, a blog dedicated to covering and debating all things sports.
Penn doesn’t have a varsity figure skating team. But maybe now that 2012 graduate Ami Parekh is looking to become the first figure skater to go to the Olympics from the University, they may look to promote the club sport.
Every few minutes, someone walking by greets Chief with a quick hello, and many come over to spend a few minutes chatting with the old man. He’s a “people person,” according to loyal customer and friend Fritz Spang, who stops by daily at the end of his routine two-and-a-half-mile walk.
In her seven years on the national team, Francia and her crew have won five World Championships in the eight, and she has also excelled in national and international races in the pair. She was also part of the eight that won gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.