Articles by Matthew Fine

03/27/16 11:00pm
While most of Penn’s campus was rejoicing over a beautiful spring weekend, Penn women’s tennis headed to Princeton, N.J., with the hopes of doing something they have failed to do since 2008: Beat the Tigers.
03/21/16 12:55am
Over the course of a long season, teams need to find many different ways to win. Penn men’s baseball did just that in their home-opening series this weekend, taking two of three games from Binghamton.
03/17/16 12:13am
When it rains, it pours. In a game that featured a rare lightning delay, Penn baseball fell short on the road to Villanova 6-1. Many of the same issues that have been plaguing the Quakers (2-7) so far in the young season were prevalent once again in the team’s fifth consecutive loss. Conceding runs early in games has been one of the problems for the Red and Blue, and the early inning woes continued today. After allowing 10 runs in the first inning in just eight games so far this season, the Quakers found themselves down 1-0 in first frame once again when Villanova senior Adam Gross doubled to left-center field and later scored on a Todd Czinege single.
01/20/16 12:28am
To be the best, you have to beat the best. Penn women’s tennis will have a chance this weekend to start proving that they deserve the exciting expectations surrounding the program for the 2016 season as they travel to compete in the International Tennis Association Kickoff Weekend. The tournament is reserved only for teams ranked in the top 100 in the ITA preseason rankings.
01/14/16 3:38am
Winter has finally arrived here in Philadelphia, but while temperatures fall, things are just starting to heat up for Penn in the Ivy League swimming season.
12/06/15 11:35pm
On the road against George Mason, the Quakers fell behind early and couldn't make up the lost ground, culminating in a 63-44 loss.
11/21/15 8:31pm
The Red and Blue (3-1) got off to a rough start on both ends of the floor and struggled to get back on track for the rest of the contest. They quickly found themselves down 16-0 before Mike Auger finally stopped the bleeding before the first media timeout.
11/19/15 12:15am
In the midst of a fantastic start to their season, Penn men's basketball will travel to Seattle this weekend for a matchup with the University of Washington.
11/13/15 9:28pm
With just over 12 seconds left in Friday season opener, Penn men’s basketball had a one point lead as Robert Morris called a timeout to draw up one final play. As everyone in the Palestra held their breath, all the questions surrounding the team came back to mind.
11/03/15 11:40pm
Not many things in this world get better with age, but don’t tell that to the pair of Penn men's swimming senior captains. Over the last three seasons, Eric Schultz and Chris Swanson have won countless races and championships, including a combined eight individual Ivy titles.
10/22/15 3:15am
As noted poet Rocky Balboa once said: “When you get knocked down, get back up and keep moving forward.” Responding to failure is a vital process in sports at all levels.
10/15/15 5:57am
Soccer is without doubt the world’s sport. Outside the United States, the majority of athletes grow up playing soccer at some point in their lives.
09/29/15 11:24pm
Tear, strain, break, and fracture. In the midst of a season packed with daily practices and arduous games, injuries are an unfortunate and inevitable part of all sports. For Penn women's soccer, injuries are the ill-fated reality with which they must deal.
09/22/15 12:20am
Nigel Blackwood and Gavin Barger were granted the special opportunity of training together at the highest level of junior soccer before ever donning the Red and Blue.
09/14/15 12:59am
It was a rainy trip to Florida for Penn men’s soccer this weekend, both literally and figuratively. With a two-game slate scheduled in the Sunshine State, the Quakers dropped their opener in disappointing fashion to Florida International, 3-1, on Thursday night.
09/10/15 2:26am
With every season comes a set of new faces eager to translate their athletic achievements in high school to the collegiate level.
09/03/15 12:28am
Fresh off a successful season opener, Penn women’s soccer turns this weekend to games against Temple and Mount Saint Mary’s at Rhodes Field. The Quakers (1-0-0) will look to continue the strong offensive play that guided them to a 3-1 victory over Seton Hall last Sunday.
07/02/15 5:00am
For Penn women’s tennis, 2015 was a streaky but ultimately successful season. By the year’s end, the team had notched several wins against nationally ranked teams and generated excitement for bigger things to come in 2016.
06/11/15 5:06am
The story of the Penn men’s tennis 2015 season is not one that can be told simply by looking at the team’s final record.
04/29/15 8:09am
It’s a constant at any match. Arms crossed. Hat pulled down low. An intimidating, but composed gaze. At big moments, she erupts with a fist pump and a “lets go!” 
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