Articles by Anna Dyer
Penn rugby builds a team, promotes an unheralded sport in PhiladelphiaAt the Olympics this summer in Rio, there will be a sport making its long-awaited return. Last played at the Olympics in 1924, the return of men’s and women’s rugby sevens to the world games will bring a sport that most Americans know little about into popular view.
Calvary Rogers makes an impression as a freshman for Penn trackIf you asked most Penn students if they really enjoyed their toughest Pottruck workouts, the answer would probably be no. Hard runs or the dreaded leg days are often the things that — despite being sometimes necessary — they dread the most. Calvary Rogers, freshman track phenom, on the other hand, relishes the opportunity to have his coaches push him every day in practice.
Dmitry Shatalin adjusts to life in the U.S. with Penn men's tennisNot many Penn athletes can say they spent time in the pros before putting on the red and blue for the Quakers.
Track & Field Issue | Men's and women's teams one and the same in everything but scoreHistorically in athletics, men and women of respective professional sports do not train with or compete against each other.
Women's Lacrosse Issue | Looking back on 2015Winning is a state of mind. And for Penn women’s lacrosse, it’s the only state of mind the members of the team have ever known.
Looking forward.It’s a Tuesday night game at Villanova for Penn women’s basketball. At tipoff, in the first chair on the bench, senior captain Keiera Ray intently watches a contest that she won’t be able to enter. Donning her Penn sweats, she is still one of the players. And with clipboard in hand, she is now one of the coaches as well.
Dyer | Despite loss, let's take time to appreciate Penn women's basketball's progressVince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” But I have to disagree with the football legend on this one — at least in the context of Penn basketball. On Tuesday night, Penn women’s basketball lost to Villanova, 66-46, in what undoubtedly was its worst performance of an otherwise stellar season.
Tennis Issue | After injuries derailed early 2015 success, Penn men's tennis looks to reclaim that old magicWith everyone healthy and playing well, the Quakers felt prepared heading into Ivy play. The team was hot and expectations were high. But things quickly began to go downhill.
Dyer | Who says Penn can't be a football school?Not only am I from the Lone Star State, but I may have a slight obsession with the place I call home.
Penn women's basketball ready for battle with NavyIt takes most teams a couple of games to warm up early in the season before the players really hit their stride, both the best teams and the worst teams.
Penn women's basketball stomps Lafayette, 54-37Holding an opponent to fourteen points in a half is not bad for a football team. And for a basketball team, holding an opponent to fourteen points in a half is downright ridiculous.
Penn field hockey set for another shot at Ivy titleWhen Penn field hockey’s four seniors step onto the field for their last regular season game this Saturday, things will be different.
After stellar career with Penn women's basketball, Baron excelling in prosFor a Division I women’s basketball player, there is about a two percent chance of playing professionally.
Building Penn women's soccer's perfect scheduleAnyone who has watched college football in the last decade show know that strength of schedule for teams on the national stage matters. A lot.
Penn field hockey's offense on historic paceThey say defense wins championships. But while its too early to talk about championships for Penn field hockey after only one Ivy League contest, it looks like the team’s offense is ready to prove this well-known maxim wrong. After losing to Liberty on the first day of the 2015 season, the Quakers’ attack has been nothing short of unstoppable in the three weeks since.
Faith's role for Penn footballAlthough sometimes Pass’ prayers and devotional readings relate to football, for most players the daily prayer circle transcends the game and reminds them that what they do on the field is not the most important thing in life.
Assistant coach helping lead Penn women's soccer after playing careerWhen Penn women’s soccer assistant coach Emily Oliver stepped on the soccer field four years ago on December 4th, her objective was clear. It was the finals of 2011 College Cup, the NCAA women’s soccer national championship, and her team, the Stanford Cardinal, was facing Duke.
3-on-3: Early season overview for Red and BlueA breakdown of Penn Athletics' early season
Women's Soccer Issue | Incoming Quakers showcase club tiesFor just about everyone, college is about new experiences. A new city perhaps, new friends, new teachers. And for athletes, a whole new team filled with unfamiliar faces.
Penn men's golf goes from worst to first, takes Ivy titleOn the back nine in the final round of the Ivy League Men’s Golf Championships, Penn knew it was going to be close.
Blog Posts by Anna Dyer
Penn basketball's Darnell Foreman named Ivy Rookie of the Week
Jerome Allen shows that he's still got itThe Preston and Steve morning radio show from local Philadelphia station 93.3 WMMR kicked off the 16th annual Camp Out for Hunger campaign this week, and the star of the show was no other than Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen.
Ivy men's hoops weekend roundup: Nov. 17We take a look at key Ivy results from over the weekend.