Basketball players, coaches, and fans have taken to the internet to express their disappointment and anger with the League's decision, hoping that collective action may result in a reconsideration from the Ancient Eight's governing body.
The teams knew that there was a possibility that the men's and women's tournaments would be played without spectators. Canceling the tournament altogether, though? No one saw it coming.
While the coronavirus is legitimately concerning, the logical jump from wanting to limit the size of large crowds to an outright cancellation of the tournament is not obvious when there were other options on the table.
The decision occurred after Harvard, the host of the tournament, announced it was moving classes online following its spring break.
Here are three of the biggest takeaways from Penn’s weekend sweep as the Quakers look ahead to their semifinal game against No. 3 Yale next weekend.
With a commanding defensive performance against Columbia, Penn women's basketball played like a team that could reach the Ivy League Tournament final this upcoming Saturday night.
After thoroughly defeating Cornell by a score of 67-46 on Friday night, the Quakers picked up their second straight win after dropping their previous two contests.
The women tip off against the Big Red at 6 p.m. on Friday while the men get going at 7 p.m. Keep it here for live updates from tonight's action.
The Red and Blue will get the chance to end their season on a high note in their final road trip of the season to Cornell and Columbia this weekend.
Some athletes arrive at the beginning of their freshman year and immediately rise to the top. For others, countless hours of hard work and commitment are required to claw their way there.
Sometimes the best decisions are the ones we never saw coming. For Penn senior Phoebe Sterba, this has proven especially true.
Penn men's and women's basketball created plenty of buzz this weekend with a number of exciting plays.
The team's win over Brown officially clinched the Quakers’ trip to Ivy League Tournament, most likely as the second or third seed depending on the results of next week's games.
Senior Night saw another night of high turnout in support of the Quakers, whose fans saw their team clinch a spot in the Ivy League Tournament with a 74-60 win over Brown.
Penn men's and women's basketball take on Brown on Saturday in the second game of the Ivy Weekend.
The stands of the Palestra were filled with parents from both Penn and Yale, but despite the home-court advantage, the Quakers slipped to a 71-54 loss.
The women will take a big step towards Ivy Madness with a win over the Bulldogs, while the men will look for another upset over the League-leading Elis.
After Tuesday night's 80-44 drubbing of Penn, the No. 23 Tigers have won 18 straight games, are a perfect 10-0 in Ivy League play, and stand at 22-1 on the season.
Just like they have done against every other Ivy League team this season, the Tigers raced out to a big lead and never gave the Red and Blue a chance to come back.
Two Penn athletes were honored as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week and Big 5 Co-Player of the Week for playing important roles in their team's victories this weekend.