In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn soccer locks down on defense, volleyball gets off to a solid start, and sprint football coach Bill Wagner begins his 50th and final season.
In the team's first three matches of the year, at the Crosstown Invitational in Easton, Pa., the Quakers finished with a 2-1 showing.
While many students are just arriving back to campus to begin the school year, fall sports are ending their preseason training sessions.
Multiple players on the team have alleged that they have suffered at the hands of a leadership that has consistently put them second.
Penn volleyball's third coach in three years, Iain Braddak, has led the team to the worst season in its history. The players have filed eight formal grievances alleging mistreatment.
Penn has seen some of the nation's premier black athletes come through its doors over the last century, and there are no doubt many more to follow.
At its core, the Palestra is a gathering place for members of the Penn community. No matter if the event is basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, or wrestling, the arena does its job of bringing people together.
Sophomore outside hitters Parker Jones and Raven Sulaimon earned honorable-mention All-Ivy League after providing most of the offensive spark for the Quakers this season.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, football comes from behind in the second half, a freshman wrestler makes a startling debut, and women's soccer takes away a great stat from a heartbreaking game.
While there were certainly many eyes glued to Penn football and women’s soccer this weekend, there was plenty else going on in the rest of Penn athletics. Three teams opened their season this weekend (wrestling, fencing, and swimming) while others are watching their season’s some to a close.
While Penn women's soccer might have the most important game to play this weekend, here's a look at three others teams that will also be in action.
Tough matches for the Quakers culminated in losses to Ivy League foes on opposite ends of the standings. Penn lost to fellow basement-dweller Brown by a score of 3-1, before being dropped by Yale in straight sets.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, a pair of cousins dominated for sprint football, a month-long shutout streak came to an end, and Penn football failed to stop Yale's ground game.
Despite their momentum, the Red and Blue never settled into the match with the Tigers, as they fell in straight sets to Princeton for the second time this year.
The Quakers will get to put their newfound momentum to the test against Princeton after earning their first Ivy wins of the season by taking down Columbia and Cornell last weekend.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, multiple players broke through for stellar games and Penn football won ugly against Columbia.
The Quakers secured their first and second Ivy League victories of the season upon welcoming Columbia and Cornell to the Palestra this weekend, beating Columbia 3-0 and Cornell 3-1.
Sulaimon combined for 29 kills and four blocks over both games, the first and second in Ivy play all season for the Quakers, and the 17 against the Big Red tied her career-high set earlier this season against Georgetown.
Both games at the Palestra will feature special celebrations. In Friday's game against the Lions, the team will be commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its annual “Dig Pink” event.
Several teams' performances have been quite surprising so far — both positively and negatively — so in this roundtable, our writers debate which team has been the biggest surprise.