Articles by Theodoros Papazekos
Senior Column by Theodoros Papazekos | I’ve written 100 versions of this column in my headThe problem with writing columns in the shower is that the water gets cold before you can end them.
Papazekos | The Ivy League's decision to cancel the basketball tournaments was mindlessWhile the coronavirus is legitimately concerning, the logical jump from wanting to limit the size of large crowds to an outright cancellation of the tournament is not obvious when there were other options on the table.
Papazekos | Penn's win over Brown was a return to normalcy, but there's still work to doThat’s my biggest takeaway: Penn rescued hope from the jaws of defeat with their normal basketball. But the fact that hope needed rescuing is more noteworthy than the successful rescue itself.
Papazekos | Penn's catastrophic finish at Yale lowers the margin for errorSome stats from that last minute and thirty-nine seconds: Zero points scored. Thirteen points allowed. Seven turnovers. Two reviews at the monitor. One astounding loss.
What we know and what we don't know about the state of Penn volleyballMore than two months after “vulgar and offensive” posters were discovered in the Penn volleyball locker room, here is what we do and don’t know about the season-ending scandal.
Penn volleyball coach Iain Braddak resigns after scandal-rocked tenureBraddak oversaw a turbulent year and a half as coach of the program since his controversial hiring in April 2018 as the team's third head coach in as many years.
Papazekos | Penn keeps blowing out bad teams. Does that tell us anything about the future?Penn women's basketball has only played eight games — but its easy schedule suggests that we really don't know that much about this team.
Papazekos | Despite pair of bad losses, Penn has shown it poses a problem for top teamsPenn men’s basketball has played nine games. The Quakers have won five — two against power-conference teams in enemy territory as double-digit underdogs.
Remainder of Penn volleyball's season canceled, Penn Athletics announcesAccording to a Penn Athletics statement, the decision to cancel the remainder of the season was made following the administration's discovery of "vulgar, offensive, and disrespectful posters" in the team's locker room.
Papazekos | Expect at least one of Penn's basketball teams to win an Ivy titleSecond place would be fine for most programs in most years, but not these ones. Expectations are high, and justifiably so. At least one of these programs will win the conference.
Papazekos | Penn football lost, but there's a silver lining in the fight it showedThe bar for success, having been lowered so demonstrably by the previous week’s outing at Columbia, was surpassed despite the final score.
Papazekos | Penn football's loss to Columbia was historic and embarrassingPenn football has 18 Ivy League titles, tied for the most with Dartmouth. They will not win a 19th this season.
Papazekos | The NCAA's failure to pay college athletes is anti-capitalistBeneath all of this lies a simple theoretical doctrine at the core of the economic system we’ve all been taught to love: capitalism’s insistence that the work you do must be compensated with a wage.
Papazekos | Penn football's new jerseys were among the only things worth looking atIn their home and Ivy League opener, Penn football failed to muster much offense against Dartmouth before losing, 28-15.
Papazekos | Why I hope Penn football proves me wrong this seasonI don’t think Penn football will be particularly good this year. I also hope they prove me wrong.
Roundtable: Which Penn fall athlete is most underrated?With last year's senior leaders gone from campus, the Daily Pennsylvanian Sports editors took a look at which underrated underclassmen are poised for breakout seasons.
Five Penn Athletics events to look forward to this school yearHere are five dates Penn sports fans should circle on their calendars this academic year.
A year after the scandal broke, Penn Athletics remains quiet on Jerome AllenWithin days of the allegations last July, Penn launched an investigation into Allen’s conduct. The University has still not publicly discussed the investigation’s scope or findings.
Penn head strength coach Cory Walts fires nearly entire staff after a month“I have decided that it is best to conduct a full-scale national search to find the optimal team to accomplish that vision,” Walts wrote in an email sent to all Penn student-athletes.