Although the Eagles stopped playing at Franklin Field in 1970, the story of Vince Papale, who played for the Eagles in the late 1970s, was filmed there because of its storied history with the team and for financial considerations.
As a way of promoting diversity and having necessary conversations around race, Penn men's soccer participated in "A Long Talk About The Uncomfortable Truth." By doing so, they became the first men's team in the Ivy League to engage in the program.
In 1967, the East Division Finals between the Sixers and Celtics began at the Palestra with the Sixers' typical arena occupied for the night. Decades later, the Sixers would also hold some open practices at the the Palestra.
For the first time this season, Penn women’s track and field were able to compete in the heptathlon. And despite not competing in any multi-events for over a year, junior Haley Rizek recorded the program’s fifth-best score in program history in the heptathlon this past weekend.
Head coach John Yurkow is not without the help of his three trusty assistant coaches that work behind the scenes to make sure the Quakers are ready come game day. The Daily Pennsylvanian takes a look at Penn baseball's assistant coaches:
In 1954, Penn president Dr. Gaylord Probasco Harnwell – the namesake of Harnwell College House – announced the formation of a new method of intercollegiate basketball competition. Rather than playing in a conference, five Philadelphia-area schools would play a round-robin series of games for a city championship.
Penn men’s soccer is adding eight new players to be a part of the Class of 2025. The eight soon-to-be-Quakers are Tommy Altirs, Brandon Curran, Ben Do, Charlie Gaffney, Stas Korzeniowski, Aaron Messer, Nico Pereira, and Cullen Scott.
Ten days after a return to in-person classes for fall 2021 was announced, the Quakers moved into Ivy Phase IV and spring sports teams are now being allowed to have in-person competitions against local universities. As shifts towards a post-pandemic college atmosphere occur, we take a look at what the fall will look like on campus.
Arguably the best campaign in Penn history, the Red and Blue finished the 1978-1979 regular season with a 13-1 Ivy record and a 21-5 mark overall, entering the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament as Ivy League and Philadelphia Big 5 champions. And leading the way for this historic Quakers team was junior Tony Price.
On March 20, 1897, the Quakers faced off against Yale in their first-ever basketball game, which also served as one of the first intercollegiate five-on-five basketball games ever. Penn lacked a coach or captains for that game, and dropped the contest in the Bulldogs' home court by a score of 10-32.
On Sunday Mar. 21, coach Jerry McConnell's football team took part in a Walk-A-Thon for the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania to benefit funding for cerebral palsy research, raising over $4,500 for the cause.