Articles by Will DiGrande
Will DiGrande | The silver linings from this past yearWill DiGrande, former DP sports editor, writes on how he found silver linings during a tenure marked by the cancellation of Ivy League sports.
15 questions with... Penn men's lacrosse junior Sam HandleyThe Daily Pennsylvanian asked midfielder Sam Handley of Penn men's lacrosse 15 questions about his time with the team, his experience at Penn, and his life overall. Here's what the junior had to say.
Behind the line: the most prolific three-point shooters in Penn men's basketball historyA 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.
15 Questions with... Cole Urbas, a Penn wrestling sophomoreThe Daily Pennsylvanian asked Penn wrestler Cole Urbas 15 questions about wrestling, his time at Penn, and life overall. Here's what the sophomore had to say.
Tracing Karl Racine's path from Penn men's basketball to D.C. Attorney GeneralServing as the Attorney General for the District of Columbia since 2015, the former Penn men’s basketball standout was a valuable member of Penn’s Ivy League-winning teams during his freshman and senior seasons.
In with the new: Looking back on a trio of Penn coaching changes over 2020Outside of the craziness of 2020, a number of Penn teams also went through coaching changes this year. Here's a recap of which coaches left the Red and Blue and who replaced them.
Penn football player-turned-professor Brandon Copeland named to Forbes' 30 Under 30Penn football alumnus and current New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Copeland was named to the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports list on Tuesday.
Ivy League becomes first Division I conference to cancel 2020-21 winter sportsCiting concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League has canceled the full winter sports season, league sources confirmed to CBS Sports Thursday evening and the conference announced shortly after.
DiGrande | Athletes have a platform, and they have a right to use itAthletes are celebrities. Millions of fans, many of them children, look up to their favorite sports stars as role models for how they should act.
15 questions with... Gracyn Banks, a Penn field hockey juniorThe Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with field hockey junior Gracyn Banks to ask her 15 questions. Here's what she had to say.
Dave Johnson to step down as longtime director of the Penn RelaysJohnson has spent over 30 years on the Penn Relays staff and will continue to monitor the event next year, but in a reduced capacity from his current job.
NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to D-I fall athletes, but Ivy League may not followIvy League rules state that students who graduate can no longer participate in athletic competition, so current seniors would have to remain enrolled through next fall to stay on their teams.
Professional signings and transfers: what are some Quakers up to after their time at PennHere's a roundup of what recent graduates are up to since their time on campus, from signing new professional contracts to transferring schools to continue their college careers.
DiGrande | The Ivy League cannot be alone in its decision to cancel fall sportsTo effectively combat the spread of coronavirus, the other NCAA Division I conferences throughout the country should join the Ivy League in canceling fall college sports.
Penn baseball ace Christian Scafidi transferring to Notre Dame after graduationAfter most of his senior season was canceled, Scafidi has announced he will transfer to ACC power Notre Dame for his extra year of eligibility.
DiGrande | Is football worth the price?We need to think critically about the benefits and drawbacks of both options: allowing the game to continue as is, injuries and all, while examining the consequences of eliminating the program altogether.
Special guests and tight competition highlight first-ever Digital Penn RelaysThe five-hour event was streamed on Twitch and hosted by esports journalist Jeff Eisenband, with a number of guests joining him for interviews or to provide commentary.
Penn Athletics and Gen.G team up to launch livestreamed Digital Penn RelaysIn place of the traditional Relays, which were canceled due to COVID-19, Penn Athletics has announced it will team up with esports giant Gen.G to broadcast a virtual edition of the event.
John Ceralde resigns after nearly two decades coaching Penn gymnasticsAfter 19 years on Penn gymnastics' coaching staff and 14 years as the head coach, John Ceralde has parted ways with the Red and Blue.