Student Athletes

Penn baseball players excel in summer leagues

Twenty-four players competed on 15 different teams over the summer, in 10 different states, with a number of players reaching their league’s all-star games.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn runs and passes its way past Bucknell, 30-6, in opener

Penn opens its season with a convincing win on the road, outgaining the Bison 483 yards to 222, including a 210-115 edge on the ground.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Almost two years after the football world left them behind, the Ivy League and a new-look Penn team return to the field

Penn was one of the Ivy League schools affected by a season without football in 2020. The team couldn’t even formally work out and lift until February of this year. Some of Penn’s veteran players stuck it out, and head coach Ray Priore will continue to rely on those players this season.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Alanna Shanahan is returning to Penn as athletic director

Alumna Alanna Shanahan has been appointed Penn’s athletic director. “I think one of the first pieces is just really helping the community get back on track in light of COVID,” she said.

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Forbes

A state higher education system struggles to create a new template for college athletics

Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education wrote about how the merging of six of Pennsylvania’s state colleges will affect student athletes.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Relays to host an April 24 track and field meet featuring 15 to 20 local schools

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Intercollegiate meet will take place at Franklin Field on what was to be the final day of the 126th carnival, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Penn Relays director Dave Johnson says that the Philadelphia “Mets,” a revival of the collegiate meet that ran annually from 1963 through 1987, mostly at Franklin Field, will feature all the Big 5 universities plus Delaware and Rider, along with Division II and Division III schools and junior colleges.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

One of these NCAA Tournaments is not like the other

Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education spoke about gender inequity in the NCAA. “There’s a number of inequitable decisions that have been made in addition to the ones we talked about this year that just haven't drawn the same amount of attention,” she said.

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