The world-famous Penn Relays, directed by Dave Johnson
On Thursday, April 25, the 125th running of the Penn Relays takes its mark at Franklin Field. Tens of thousands are expected to attend from across the globe.
125 years of Franklin Field
The historic stadium, home to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and the Penn Relays, is celebrating its quasquicentennial. It is the oldest college stadium in the country.
Sports talk with M. Grace Calhoun
The director of athletics and recreation discusses the Red & Blue’s recent sports successes, making progress toward the department’s strategic goals, the funding of college athletics, and the 125th running of the Penn Relays.
Forty years ago, the Quakers pieced together one of the greatest underdog stories in college basketball history, culminating in what many still believe to be the sport’s most important NCAA Final Four.
Franklin Field played host to the Eagles’ last NFL title
In 1960, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship Game at Franklin Field.
For the Record: The 7-time national champion Penn Quakers football team
During a 30-year span from 1894 to 1924, the Penn football team won seven national championships.
In the News
Penn Relays: N.J.'s 47 greatest performances of all time
For the past 123 years, track and field athletes from New Jersey compete in Penn Relays, "the longest-running relay carnival in the world." Here is a look at the most notable performances by New Jersey athletes from years past.
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The Ivy's last stand: Penn's 1979 Final Four run marked end of an era
An Ivy League team in the Final Four? Yep. Coach Bob Weinhauer’s basketball team didn’t seem to belong— the Quakers came from a bookworm conference that didn’t, and still technically doesn’t, allow athletic scholarships. Somehow, they found a way to accomplish a ludicrous goal and advance to the Final Four. It’s a feat no Ivy team has accomplished since.
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