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Sports Illustrated

Bills add Greg Van Roten to already loaded offensive line

Former Quaker football star Greg Van Roten has signed to play for the Buffalo Bills.

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The New York Times

Lia Thomas wins an N.C.A.A. swimming title

With her victory in Atlanta, Thomas became the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. swimming championship in the 500-yard freestyle.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Fran McCaffery, returning to the NCAA Tournament with Iowa, was nicknamed ‘White Magic’ in his Sonny Hill League days

McCaffery, who played at La Salle College High and Penn and whose game revolved around slick hand balling, earned the nickname playing alongside Gene Banks and Lewis "Black Magic" Lloyd in the famous Sonny Hill League. He will be taking the Hawkeyes into the NCAA Tournament this week for the sixth time in his 12 seasons.

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Sports Illustrated

‘I am Lia’: The trans swimmer dividing America tells her story

In her first year swimming for the Penn women’s team after three seasons competing against men, Penn senior Lia Thomas throttled her competition. She set records en route to becoming the nation’s most powerful female collegiate swimmer. “I just want to show trans kids and younger trans athletes that they’re not alone,” she says. “They don’t have to choose between who they are and the sport they love.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn lacrosse’s Sam Handley (finally) resumes career with new perspective

It’s been a long time since Handey, who set Penn freshman records in goals (35), assists (26) and points (61) in 2019, saw the field. Now the senior is back, intent on leaving his mark on the program.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Athletics extends and expands sponsorship deal that includes Palestra court naming rights

Penn Athletics has agreed to extend and expand a sponsorship agreement with Macquarie Asset Management, a global asset manager.

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