Articles by Carter Thompson
Senior column by Carter Thompson | The last hurrahWhen you play a sport, you know how much time, effort, and passion go into it. On the flip side, you also know how many people think you just show up and play.
Penn softball loses ground in Ivy standings after tight series against ColumbiaEach game of the series was decided by one run, and with a few more plays going their way, the results might have swung in the Red and Blue’s favor.
Thompson | The Ivy League just ruined its own basketball tournamentsThe Ivy League announced Wednesday morning that the League’s basketball tournament would rotate to every school in the conference through 2025. This is, simply, a complete travesty.
Always the loudest in the gym, the Penn band is the Quakers' sixth manThe energy the Penn band brings has become a staple in creating the atmosphere that makes the Palestra so special.
Penn women's basketball ready to defend home court against Brown and YaleWinners of their last nine out of 10 games, the Red and Blue rolled through their first Ivy League road trip of the year in New York last weekend, defeating both Cornell and Columbia in convincing fashion.
Penn men's and women's squash each split weekend matches, fall to powerhouse TrinityPenn men’s and women’s squash were both in action on Saturday as they hosted doubleheaders against Trinity and Colby.
Fran Dunphy has had a huge impact on the Big 5 both on and off the court. Just ask Steve Donahue.The former Penn and current Temple basketball coach has been synonymous with the Big 5 and Philadelphia basketball since he was scorching defenses for La Salle back in the late 60s.
Penn men's basketball struggles offensively, falls to No. 12 Kansas State, 64-48Penn men’s basketball fell to No. 12 Kansas State, 64-48, in the semifinals of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
How did the other teams in Penn athletics fare this weekend?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.
Max Rothschild and AJ Brodeur: the motors that drive Penn men's basketballBrodeur and Rothschild work together to be the engines that power the Red and Blue. With both firing on all cylinders, you’ll be sure to see a lot of their signature handshake, even if you don’t know what it is.
Thompson | With one bad snap, Penn football's Ivy hopes flew out the windowPlaying at home against a backup quarterback with all the momentum on their side, the potential comeback was all but scripted. But the opportunity, like the snap, went right over their heads.
Three coaches in three years? Penn volleyball takes the challenge in strideAdapting to a coaching change can be one of the hardest tasks for college athletes. The relationship a player built with their old coach might be completely different from the relationship they build with their new coach.
Penn volleyball finishes homestand with 3-1 win over Delaware StatePenn volleyball secured its first home victory of the season over Delaware State by a score of 3-1.
Penn volleyball readies for season opener under new head coachPenn women’s volleyball opens its first season under new coach Iain Braddak this weekend at the Georgetown Classic. The Quakers will compete against George Mason, Norfolk State, UNC-Wilmington and the host, Georgetown, in a round-robin format.
Penn club men's volleyball overcomes hurdles on way to highest finish in program-historyIt was a Cinderella story. Not once, but twice.
Despite smaller stature, Penn rowing's coxswains loom large on the teamThe cox is, quite simply, the coach of the boat. Sitting typically in the stern (or the back) of the boat, the coxswain’s job is to steer the boat.
After graduating two program legends, Penn softball is ready to reloadThe Quakers had to replace all-time home run and RBI leader, Leah Allen, as well as the pitching and hitting prowess of Alexis Sargent. Add that on top of the fact that those two were the heart and soul of the squad, the Quakers had big shoes to fill.
Speed kills, and Penn's record-setting crop of women's sprinters has tons of itThe sprinters on this year’s squad are quite the decorated group. They’ve been shattering school records left and right, completely rewriting the record books.
Penn women's lacrosse can't hang with national champions in first loss of seasonNo. 7 Penn women’s lacrosse dropped its first game of the season, as the Quakers fell to defending NCAA Champion and No. 3 Maryland, 13-7.