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Sports Features

04/23/15 1:43am
The upcoming Penn Relays were founded in 1895 and have grown to become the largest annual track meet in the world.
04/22/15 12:19am
Last year, then-sophomore distance runner Thomas Awad came out of the Penn Relays the victor in the Olympic Development open mile with only the second sub-4:00 mile in Penn history.
04/22/15 12:18am
Jake Brenza is no stranger to the Penn Relays, but he’ll be seeing the meet from a different perspective this year. Brenza, who graduated from Penn last spring after throwing for Penn for four seasons, has remained at his alma mater this year as a volunteer assistant coach. “It’s something I love to do,” Brenza said of his desire to remain a part of the team.
04/22/15 12:18am
Penn freshman track and field star Mike Monroe loves to jump. And Mike Monroe can jump pretty damn high. This weekend, the young phenom will make his Penn Relays debut in the 121st running of the annual event.
04/21/15 2:03am
Betraying its graceful appearance, rowing is a sport of force, finesse and teamwork. In the fastest of boats, the eights, the intricacies of the sport require a ninth man who steers—both literally and psychologically—the vehicle as it cruises forward.
04/21/15 2:02am
Exactly one year ago today, Penn baseball stood tied atop the Lou Gehrig Division heading into a four-game series against Columbia. Some outside the program viewed their success as unexpected, shocking even.
04/21/15 2:01am
Penn coach Steve Donahue takes a seat in the Palestra stands, overlooking a pick-up basketball game featuring his two of his assistant coaches.
04/16/15 3:57am
On March 21, Penn men’s tennis was prepared for matches against Temple and the joint team of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
04/16/15 2:47am
Yankees legend Yogi Berra once said his sport was "90 percent mental, and the other half is physical." While the statement now draws its notoriety from its mathematical absurdity, its message still rings clear, even if the reasoning is not quite sound.
04/15/15 10:11pm
I sat down to speak with coach Steve Donahue and asked him some questions that people submitted from Twitter.
04/14/15 9:41am
A lot of things don’t live up to the hype.
04/09/15 3:03am
There's a team from Penn competing for a national championship this weekend. But nobody would be surprised if you didn't know that. While a variety of the University's perennial varsity teams are in the midst of quests for Ivy League titles and bids to their sport's respective end-of-season tournaments, Penn club tennis will take part in the United States Tennis Association's Tennis on Campus National Championship in Cary, N.C., beginning on Thursday. Competing against teams from 63 other schools from across the nation, the Quakers are accustomed to the pressurized environment that accompanies playing at nationals, having qualified for the tournament in each of the past four seasons.
04/08/15 1:17am
The date was April 13, 2014. Those of you with keen memories will remember this day as the Sunday of last year’s Fling weekend.
04/08/15 1:16am
While Penn track and field’s runners and jumpers practice on the track at famous Franklin Field, the Red and Blue’s throwing team is almost always hidden, out of view behind the Hollenback Center down River Fields Drive. As a result of their isolation, the throwers take a different approach to practice and have become members of a close-knit unit.
04/08/15 1:08am
“I didn’t think it was a big deal... In the worst case, I thought that I’d be missing one match.” If only that were the case.
04/07/15 2:39am
Pitching? Check. Offense? Check. Penn baseball notched two Big 5 awards Monday, as senior outfielder Connor Betbeze took home Player of the Week while teammate and fellow senior Ronnie Glenn notched Pitcher of the Week. The awards came on the heels of a perfect seven-game stretch for the Quakers, who, in addition to a midweek victory over Saint Peter’s, notched doubleheader sweeps of conference foes Brown, Yale and Harvard. Glenn was dominant in his two appearances, notching two wins — both complete games — against Harvard and Brown.
04/06/15 12:56pm
Brandon Copeland is heading to the Motor City. Following a standout performance at the NFL Veteran Combine in Arizona, the former star Penn football defensive end signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions late last week.
04/01/15 11:52pm
Penn men’s tennis has its eyes on the prize, and the Quakers certainly have the pieces in place to make it happen this season. What is possibly the most talented squad in Penn history started off the year hot, taking down then-No.
04/01/15 11:48pm
Recently hired Penn women’s soccer coach Nicole Van Dyke started from humble beginnings, but she comes to Penn with the ambitious goal of putting the Quakers on a national stage. Taking the program to new heights will be no small feat, as Van Dyke succeeds Darren Ambrose, one of the most successful and prolific coaches in Ivy League history.
03/31/15 11:52pm
Coming into 2015, Penn softball pitcher and first baseman Alexis Sargent had already recorded the eighth-most home runs in program history, notched the school's fifth-lowest career earned run average, been named second-team All-Ivy and led the Quakers to the Ivy League Championship series. All in her rookie season. Sargent’s tremendous debut in 2014 wasn’t totally unexpected, as the Virginia native joined the Red and Blue after being named to the All-State team three times in high school, among numerous other accolades.