Articles by Krista Hutz

05/15/09 5:00am

Hutz | Representing Title IX in sports media

"You. I'm glad to see you here," Cindy Shmerler said as she pointed directly at me. I was confused. It took a moment for me to realize why Cindy had singled out me. It was The Daily Pennsylvanian's annual Marquez Conference in the fall of 2007 and Cindy, serving as a panelist, and I were the only two females sitting in the room for the sports writing session.
04/27/09 5:00am

There's no 'eye' in dash at Penn Relays

Royal Mitchell heard the gun go off. He drove out of the blocks to begin his 100-meter dash Friday at the Penn Relays. He just didn't know when to stop. A legally blind athlete competing in the Visually Impaired 100-meter dash, Mitchell had to rely on the crowd and the officials around the track to tell him to slow down after he crossed the finish line.
04/23/09 5:00am

Penn Relays | Usual Penn Relays layout deconstructed | Interactive map

In addition to new runners on the track, this year the Penn Relays will have a different feel. The construction on the north side of Franklin Field, as well as the closure of the South Street Bridge, will bring a number of changes to this year's Penn Relays.
04/14/09 5:00am

Hutz | Quakers on course despite distance gulf

I had never been in a Penn sports team's locker room until last week. That's when I stepped inside the red, University-owned van that pulled up at 39th and Spruce streets. Welcome to the men's golf team's "locker room." Littered with a few plastic sports-drink bottles and lacking leg room for the lanky athletes whose inopportune arrival time forces them into the back corner seats, the van is a lifeline for first-year coach Scott Allen and his squad.
04/02/09 5:00am

Hutz| Town hall - sans townies

BALTIMORE - Her teammates praise her offensive repertoire. But for whatever reason, women's lacrosse midfield Samantha Bird never developed much of a scoring touch. In 27 games over her first three seasons, she managed just six points. Her numbers were slightly better to start this year, with seven points in the team's first eight contests, but coach Karin Brower said the senior is still more of a role player.
03/24/09 5:00am
Glen Miller will be returning next season as head coach of the Penn basketball team, the team's co-chair John Rockwell confirmed last night. A member of the board of athletic overseers, Rockwell also endows the head coaching position. Other sources close to the program have indicated that the beleaguered coach met one-on-one with Athletic Director Steve Bilsky last week to evaluate this past season, Miller's status and the current state of the program.
03/05/09 5:00am
Aside from the men's basketball team's performance, the new student-ticket policies have been some of the more popular gameday fodder this season. Breaking from its previous policy, the Athletic Department announced last September that the student section would be entirely general admission.
02/27/09 5:00am
As the Quakers prepare to take on Brown tomorrow night, freshman point guard Zack Rosen finds himself in a familiar position. As a high school senior at St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.), Rosen's varsity team didn't participate in the New Jersey state tournament.
02/24/09 5:00am
Senior leadership. Or the lack thereof. That's what all of the Penn men's basketball team's problems have boiled down to. At least that's the line coach Glen Miller continues to offer as an excuse after the Quakers dropped two games to Dartmouth and Harvard at the Palestra this weekend.
02/23/09 5:00am
The Penn basketball team sure kept the statisticians busy this weekend. After confirming that Dartmouth swept Penn for the first time since 1959 Friday, they revealed that Harvard's 66-60 win over the Quakers Saturday was its first at the Palestra since 1991.
02/17/09 5:00am

Opponent spotlight | Mavraides gets his dramatic flair from his mother

Forgive Princeton's Dan Mavraides if he exaggerates just a little bit when taking a charge in tonight's game. The sophomore guard may have picked up a few tips from his mother, actress Dorothy Gallagher. A classically trained actress from Boston, Gallagher has appeared in Shakespeare plays, does voice-over work for commercials and video games and teaches voice-over clinics as well.
02/12/09 5:00am

From curveballs to Laffer curves

It was just another day in outfielder Gary Johnson's rollercoaster journey to Major League Baseball. Now an MBA candidate at Wharton, Johnson had nothing to hide when a man came to his AAA Salt Lake City clubhouse for random drug testing. He knew something was up, though, after he saw one of his teammates use the dugout bathroom instead of showing up for the test.
02/10/09 5:00am
If success has a price, Tyler Bernardini doesn't seem to be receiving his credit card bills. The expectations - stemming from an impressive freshman campaign - have built, but the sophomore guard is content to just give one response. "I'm just trying to play basketball.
01/30/09 5:00am
Penn coach Glen Miller doesn't know exactly how Harvard's Tommy Amaker handled his squad after it upset then-No. 17 Boston College earlier this month, but he did have some ideas. "I only speak for ourselves, but the first thing I would do with my team, if we had a win like that over somebody, is I would have a difficult practice the next day," Miller said.
01/27/09 5:00am

Hutz | Lax tourneys are greatest gift of all

Remember back to the days when you were a kid and your neighbor was always getting the latest and greatest toys. He got the Sega and then the PlayStation and then GameCube. And you still had that original SuperNintendo that's been around forever. Sure, it's a classic, but c'mon, who doesn't want a controller that vibrates in their hands? Well, the Ivy League has been like that deprived child for years.
01/22/09 5:00am

Lacrosse | Rewriting the postseason playbook

The efforts of coaches and a special vote in December helped put into place the men's and women's Ivy League lacrosse tournaments that will now determine the league's automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament, according to Ivy League Executive Director Jeff Orleans.
01/14/09 5:00am

M. Hoops | Win comes as 'relief' for Red and Blue

ORLANDO, Fla. Dec. 29-30, 2008 - At the UCF Holiday Classic, Penn was on a mission to notch its first win since a Nov. 22 drubbing of Monmouth. The Quakers didn't succeed on their first try, falling, 81-64, to the tournament's host but were able to bounce back, beating Campbell, 78-67, to take third place i
12/09/08 5:00am

Sports Update | M. Hoops places third in Florida

Desperate for a win, the Penn basketball team soothed its wounds with a 78-67 victory over Campbell on Tuesday night. It was just the second of the season for the Quakers; their other came against Monmouth back on Nov. 22nd. "When you go out and work hard everyday in practice and you're trying to compete, it's a relief and you feel good about that," Miller said.
12/09/08 5:00am

Sports Update | M. Hoops falls to Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - When the Quakers finally took the stage again tonight against Central Florida after a record 24-day layoff it was just for more of the same as before the break. Penn fell 81-64 to UCF in the second game of the UCF Holiday Classic and dropped into the third place contest tomorrow against 3-7 Campbell slated for 4:30 p.
12/09/08 5:00am
Ib-by Jaa-ber! I can still hear it. The chant, followed by five quick claps, would echo off the Palestra walls after Ibrahim Jaaber delivered one of his devastating fast-break dunks, sending a buzz through the crowd. And before that, "UUUU," for Ugonna Onyekwe.
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