Articles by Matthew Frank

04/20/21 8:45pm
The competition, which was hosted by Penn, was highlighted by a decent amount of seasonal-best marks for the Quakers, as well as a few performances that will stand tall in the Penn track and field record books.
04/13/21 9:05pm
Hailing from Hatboro, Pa., junior pitcher Joe Miller is known for having a solid changeup and slider and has become a leader for Penn baseball as he has progressed in his time with the program.
04/04/21 9:42pm
The Quakers got back on track against the Hawks after dropping their two first game against Delaware.
04/04/21 8:16pm
In 1973, Massimino leveraged his time under Daly to become the head coach at Villanova, where he went on to win a national championship in 1985 after leading the eighth-seeded Wildcats to a number of upsets.
03/28/21 9:17pm
Early college football games were only shown in black and white, if at all. But the first college football game to be broadcast in color occurred at Penn's very own Franklin Field.
03/21/21 8:04pm
After seven years at Penn, M. Grace Calhoun is exiting as the Director of Athletics and Recreation to assume the same role at Brown.
03/19/21 6:52pm
After stints with five different NFL teams, Copeland joins a retooling Falcons squad that has had three consecutive seasons with a losing record.
03/17/21 7:43pm
Since the 1949-50 season, the Quakers have winning records against six of the seven other Ivy League teams, with the disparities being fairly lopsided. Below is a breakdown of Penn’s all-time matchups with each of the other Ivy League schools, ranked from highest winning percentage for Penn to lowest.
03/11/21 8:26pm
Ed Stefanski played for Penn men’s basketball from 1973 to 1976 in a mostly supplemental role under legendary coaches Rollie Massimino and Chuck Daly. In 1999, Stefanski fully invested his professional life into basketball, accepting a scouting job with the New Jersey Nets. He has since ascended to the role he holds today, Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations with the Detroit Pistons.
03/07/21 11:42pm
A look at some stellar players of Quaker past, and in honor of the NBA Three-Point Contest, we focus on the best Penn shooters from behind the line.
02/28/21 9:08pm
After former Penn Athletics Director Andy Geiger resigned in late 1978 to accept the same job at Stanford, Penn was left in a precarious position. The ensuing search process led Penn to two interviews with Sayers.
02/21/21 8:16pm
When people refer to the “good old days,” they usually refer to something that’s a bit more hardcore. Well, those traits are steeped in the legacy of one of Penn’s oldest traditions, Rowbottoms.
02/15/21 1:55am
It might come as a surprise to many that the Philadelphia Eagles played at Franklin Field for 13 seasons, but if it’s any consolation, many were surprised to see it happen at the time, too.
02/08/21 8:48pm
Bob Seddon coached the men’s soccer team until 1986 and the baseball team until 2005, leading each team to a great deal of success during his tenure at Penn.
01/31/21 8:25pm
Despite Penn volleyball not playing since November 2019 and gymnastics not competing since March 2020, both teams recently announced their recruiting haul for the Class of 2025.
01/25/21 10:32am
In 1948, the University was in desperate need of bolstered revenue streams. President Harold Stassen believed that televising the Quakers’ home football games had the potential to solve its financial qualms.
12/01/20 10:07pm
Eagles fans have a long reputation for being exceptionally hostile, the most notorious example coming when they booed Santa Claus, an event which occurred at Penn’s own Franklin Field in 1968.
11/17/20 9:10pm
Make no mistake about it though: all the little bits that Al Bagnoli contributed to Penn football over the years made a bigger impact than anyone in the program's history.
11/04/20 10:11pm
The very first NCAA Tournament, with just eight teams, was held in 1939. As a result of the small bracket, the Palestra hosted three out of the seven total games.
10/11/20 9:23pm
Coming off a 2019 season in which the Quakers won the Ivy League Championship and won their first NCAA Tournament game in over 30 years, hopes were high for an even better 2020.
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