Articles by Griff Fitzsimmons

03/29/17 9:17pm
Penn track and field is going places this weekend. You’ll be able to find Quakers across the country: distance runners will be at the Stanford Invitational out west, sprinters, jumpers and throwers will be at the Florida Relays down south, and developing athletes will be back east here, at the Danny Curran Invitational at Chester, Pennsylvania.
03/20/17 12:34am
Another season has come and gone for Penn gymnastics. The Red and Blue wrapped up the year yesterday with a sixth-place finish up in Providence at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.
03/14/17 9:10pm
This Friday’s Philadelphia College Classic marks the kickoff of the outdoor season, and for many freshmen the first opportunity to compete at Franklin Field wearing the Red and Blue.
02/22/17 10:58pm
Four Ivy League schools, four different events, one trophy. Classic. Penn gymnastics will travel to New Haven, Connecticut this weekend to take on Yale, Brown and Cornell in the conference’s decisive meet.
02/15/17 12:12am
When you fight your way to a national quarterfinal game like Penn women's lacrosse did last year, well, it’s no wonder that the best players come from far and wide to don the Red and Blue. And though the roster lost some big names after graduation last May, the arrival of such an impressive class of 2020 seems to be a harbinger of a new era of lacrosse excellence here at Franklin Field.
02/06/17 2:23am
It’s time to start thinking about the big picture. These past two days have been demonstrative of Penn women’s basketball’s Ancient Eight dominance. But the team needs to be careful to not allow the Ivy League bubble obfuscate its awareness of the talent exhibited by the rest of the NCAA.
02/04/17 2:49am
Penn women's basketball beat a team ranked 20th in the RPI while hardly pulling out of first gear on Friday night, with a 63-43 demolition of Harvard taking the Quakers to the top of the Ivy League.
01/24/17 2:52am
The Monmouth men's basketball bench last year got a lot of press. Here’s one that might deserve more: Penn women’s basketball, a bench whose depth will be tested like never before after a last-minute change to move junior guard Beth Brzozowski into the starting lineup.
01/16/17 3:43pm
Two days, two Ivy League teams, and two commanding victories for Penn’s women’s basketball. If there’s one thing we’ve learned this weekend, it’s that we can trust this team more than we could ever trust any individual player on it.
01/14/17 4:01pm
Penn women’s basketball beat Yale tonight 66-55 in their second conference matchup, making the Quakers 2-0 in the Ivy League. After a pretty back-and-forth first quarter, the Red and Blue took control and stifled the Bulldogs the rest of the way, keeping Penn unbeaten in conference play and therefore atop the league standings. Here’s a breakdown of each individual's performance.
12/31/16 3:56am
Everything looks better from above .500. Penn men’s basketball topped visiting Fairfield, 74-68, today in its second and final winter break home matchup. Freshman AJ Brodeur led the Quakers to a hard-fought victory with a career-high 27 points.
12/07/16 3:37am
It's early on a Saturday morning. While you're asleep, Garrett Colvin is hard at work.  He’s taken on the responsibility of being one of the few, the proud, the Penn basketball managers. Student managers are a rare breed.
11/17/16 5:42am
Penn Cross Country qualifying for Nationals didn’t play out in the way you’d expect. The women, having just placed third as a team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship meet, spent the first half of the ride back to campus with their collective breath held.
11/03/16 6:23am
If there’s one thing Penn Sprint Football hates, it’s sharing. They’ve been lightweight football national champions five times in the last eighty years – and shared the title four of them.
10/27/16 4:14am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as far as Ivy League cross country teams are concerned. This Saturday, two dozen of Penn’s fastest men and women will be making the short trip up to Princeton’s West Windsor Fields for the annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.
10/17/16 3:28am
“It’s game on at this point.” An enthusiastic Colin Farrell, head coach of the men’s lightweight crew program, was optimistic about the coming season after Penn rowing made a statement this morning at its first regatta of the year. Ideal conditions on the mighty Schuylkill found both the women’s and lightweight men’s 1V (or “A-team”) hulls finishing first at the annual Navy Day Regatta in a field that included Delaware, Temple, Drexel and the Naval Academy. The women’s team’s fastest eight-sweep (one coxswain and eight rowers, one oar apiece) crossed the finish line in 14:21.77, an impressive time for the lengthy 5000-meter race.
10/03/16 3:48am
What difference does an extra few thousand meters make? Evidently not much: the Quakers seemed unfazed as the distance ramped up at Lehigh in longest race they’ve seen so far this year. Both Penn cross country teams had powerful finishes today at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational.
09/27/16 2:40am
The Good: After ending the first half with a sizable, the Quakers gained momentum with a powerful performance by Tre Solomon.
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