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The Washington Post

Spring sport athletes can officially receive an extra year of eligibility after NCAA Division I Council vote

M. Grace Calhoun of Athletics commented on the NCAA Division I Council’s decision to grant all athletes participating in a spring sport an extra year of eligibility in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Council’s decision gives individual schools the flexibility to make decisions at a campus level,” she said. “The Board of Governors encouraged conferences and schools to take action in the best interest of student-athletes and their communities, and now schools have the opportunity to do that.”

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ESPN

NCAA panel backs spring athlete eligibility relief

In an email to a large group of administrators and other parties working in college athletics, NCAA Division I Council Committee chair Grace Calhoun, the athletic director at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote that the committee will “also discuss issues related to seasons of competition for winter sport student-athletes who were unable to participate in conference and NCAA championships.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Our all-City 6 men’s basketball team starts in a familiar place

In choosing an all-City 6 men’s hoops team, production matters more than school affiliation. Penn’s AJ Brodeur is an obvious first-teamer.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Penn prepares for an Ivy weekend visiting Columbia then Cornell

Men’s basketball coach Steve Donahue was interviewed as the team prepared for an Ivy weekend. “I think we really dedicated ourselves over the last month of practice in becoming a better defensive team,” he said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn guard Kayla Padilla lighting up the Palestra as a high-scoring freshman

The Torrance, Calif., native is averaging 19.4 points per game, with at least 14 points in every contest so far. She’s the No. 2-ranked scorer among all freshmen in Division I women’s basketball, and the leading scorer overall in the Ivy League by over 2 points per game.

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6ABC.com

Super Bowl ticket surprise for Penn football players who gave gift of life

Sam Philippi and Anthony Lotti are two of the five Quaker football players in the past 12 years who have given the gift of life to total strangers, donating bone marrow after being matched in their yearly drive in conjunction with the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation.

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