Articles by Mike Wisniewski
Farewell Column by Mike Wisniewski | They're kicking me outI joke with my mom the fact that I was born a month late reflects my personality. When I get comfortable somewhere, I don’t want to leave. I said the same thing about high school that I’m saying now about college: they’re kicking me out the door — I’m not going voluntarily.
Q&A: The grind of going the distanceThe Daily Pennsylvanian has run a series of pieces on marathon runners and long-distance running, and in preparation for the Penn Relays this weekend, has spoken to John Vasudevan, assistant professor of clinical physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Cause of student death in 2011 remains unknownLee, a Nursing and Wharton dual degree student who would have graduated from Penn last spring, collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Philadelphia Half Marathon on Nov. 20, 2011 and died shortly after being taken to Hahnemann University Hospital.
To safety and to family at the Boston MarathonMaybe it was a generator explosion, Erica Denhoff thought. She asked the policeman if it was safe to continue. He said yes. They would tell her if it stopped being safe. But a few miles later, there were more Boston police officers and more frantic people trying to reach their loved ones on the phone lines that would be down for hours.
Wisniewski | Penn baseball now seeing fields of (Big) GreenJohn Cole’s squad could be looking at its first bid for a Gehrig Division crown since 2007 and its first run at an Ivy League title since 1995.
Penn runner training for race of a lifetimeAadu, an Engineering junior with an ideal 6-foot-2, 155-pound runner’s frame, wants to experience the hurt of each half-mile. He wants to struggle through it, to feel as if he won’t make it and finally push through.
Penn women's crew opens spring season against St. Joe'sRoughly fifty strokes, or 500 meters, will be the main focus of the Penn women’s crew team when it takes on St. Joseph’s and George Washington this Saturday on the Schuylkill River in the first race of the spring.
Deciphering Ivy baseball statsWhat stats signal a good Ivy baseball season? After comparing American League and Ancient Eight statistics, the numbers really don’t lie after all.
VIDEO: Penn v. Harvard postgame presserSee what Penn coach Jerome Allen and top scorers Tony Hicks and Darien Nelson-Henry had to say after the victory over Harvard.
Wisniewski | There are no words for Penn basketballIt’s pretty clear Penn’s level of irritation has reached the boiling point. In fact, it’s not just boiling, it’s overflowing. And it’s pretty clear why.
Skin, breasts 'n wings at WIP's Wing Bowl 21Twenty thousand Philadelphians enjoyed strippers and wings at 6 a.m. Friday morning at the sold out Wells Fargo Center for the City of Brotherly Love’s annual answer to the Eagles never being in the Super Bowl.
Wisniewski | What did you really expect from Penn basketball?A wide-open Ancient Eight stands ripe for the taking, and nearly any team stands a chance to claim it. It just won’t be Penn.
Wisniewski | Allen should be judged by his recruits, not his recordJust as one shouldn’t praise Jerome Allen solely due to last season’s 20-13 finish, one should also not judge him based on Penn’s current 3-15 campaign.
Wisniewski | For Cartwright, a new attitude yields new resultsIf Penn wants to find success in Ivy League play, Miles Cartwright will have to continue to take control.
Penn basketball falls short of upset in loss to TempleThe Quakers held the Khalif Wyatt in check and chugged along with small leads until the 5:25 mark when Wyatt hit yet another trey and gave Temple a 66-64 lead it would not relinquish.
Penn assistant coach Bowman returns home against HighlandersIn his four years as an assistant coach at NJIT, Bowman played a large role in helping the program achieve respectability — going from 1-30 in his first season to 15-15 and 15-17 in his third and fourth seasons, respectively.
Penn basketball returns from break empty-handedPenn men’s basketball drops all four of its games over winter break.
Wisniewski | The Palestra vs. Hinkle FieldhouseThe similarities between the Palestra and Hinkle Fieldhouse couldn’t be more evident, but only one arena takes the cake.
Wisniewski | For Penn basketball, it's gut-check timeThe Penn basketball team has one glaring, fatal flaw. And the only way to fix it is through effort and a willingness to win.