Articles by Steven Jacobson

04/18/17 7:14pm
Two and a half years after being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 36th round of the 2014 first-year player draft and committing to pitch for the Quakers, Wilpon found himself walking away from the game for good. 
02/28/17 7:39pm
On Penn wrestling’s Senior Day in February 2016, then-senior 165-pounder Ray Bethea thought that it might be one of the last times he took the mat as a collegiate grappler. Yet, his wrestling career has managed to find one last year of life down south.
02/07/17 1:20pm
Long a stalwart of Penn wrestling, fifth-year senior and 165-pounder Brooks Martino made his return to the Red and Blue on January 8th after a semester off from the team.
11/21/16 10:03pm
Training alongside Penn’s thirty-one grapplers are four wrestlers working full-time to win gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
09/07/16 11:17pm
It’s become nearly as much a staple of Penn sprint football as longtime coach Bill Wagner himself.
04/19/16 1:37am
While they may have been non-entities last year, sophomore right-handed pitcher Billy Lescher and junior southpaw Gabe Kleiman have become indispensable members of Penn baseball’s pitching staff this season.
03/21/16 1:52pm
If anyone had forgotten about Casey Kent last year, his performance in the 2015-16 season has served to jog their memories.
02/02/16 12:24am
In just a year and a half at the helm of the Penn wrestling, head coach Alex Tirapelle has already molded the program into his own.
11/17/15 10:46pm

Wrestling Issue | Philly-native freshmen ready for homcoming

Although Penn wrestling doesn’t often feature Philadelphia natives on its roster, this year’s squad includes two freshmen alone who call the City of Brotherly Love home.
11/05/15 12:20am
Bill Wagner, who has headed Penn’s sprint football program for the past forty-five years, has coached thousands of players during his time in Franklin Field.
10/11/15 11:46pm
Marcus Jones may be the busiest man in Penn Athletics.
09/16/15 11:28pm
While Mike Beamish may have graced the gridiron at Franklin Field last Saturday, Penn sprint football will have to adjust to life without its former star and captain this season. Beamish participated for the fifth time in the program's annual Alumni Game last weekend, but not as a member of the Quakers' current team.
07/30/15 6:00am
This summer, Penn Baseball alumni Austin Bossart and Ronnie Glenn have taken their talents from the Ivy League to the Minor Leagues. Bossart and Glenn recently began their professional baseball careers after being selected in June’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
07/08/15 4:46am
It's an inconvenient truth: Penn baseball lost one of its best senior classes in history. Last year, the Quakers had three members of the Class of 2015 hit over .300.
06/25/15 8:59am
While many Penn students spend their summers indoors carrying out research or interning for a firm, many Red and Blue baseball players are using time away from school to continue to participate in the national pastime.
06/03/15 7:00am
This week, Penn baseball could see some of its alumni drafted for the first time in three years. Graduated senior catcher Austin Bossart, classmate Ronnie Glenn, and others could hear their name called during next week’s MLB first-year player draft, which takes place from Monday, June 8, to Wednesday, June 10th.
04/27/15 1:26am
Penn baseball knew it would be in for its greatest test of the season this weekend against an evenly matched opponent in Columbia. The Quakers  took the field on Saturday tied for first place in the Ivy League's Lou Gehrig Division hoping to clinch the title by winning at least three out of the four games.
04/22/15 12:18am
Jake Brenza is no stranger to the Penn Relays, but he’ll be seeing the meet from a different perspective this year. Brenza, who graduated from Penn last spring after throwing for Penn for four seasons, has remained at his alma mater this year as a volunteer assistant coach. “It’s something I love to do,” Brenza said of his desire to remain a part of the team.
04/20/15 12:11am
Penn softball took a resounding series win from Princeton this weekend, and have set itself up nicely for the season’s end. Facing their bitter rivals at home in doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, the Quakers bested the Tigers in the weekend’s first three games before dropping the fourth and final game in a close loss.
04/06/15 12:50pm
Penn baseball put on quite a power display this weekend. Facing two Ivy League rivals on the road, the Quakers (12-9, 7-1 Ivy) handily dispatched Yale on Saturday and Brown on Sunday.
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