Historic Sporting Events

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.

Greg Johnson

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.

Greg Johnson

The outsiders

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.

Penn Today Staff

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. 



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.