Student Athletes

Ivy League cancels spring sports season

Due to the pandemic, the conference will not hold league competition or host league championships this spring, but has put in place a process that may allow for limited, local competition if public health conditions improve.

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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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The Washington Post

NCAA grants blanket waiver to transfer athletes, most of whom can play right away

Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun spoke about the NCAA’s Division I Council’s lenience amid the pandemic. “The Council continued its trend of voting in favor of maximum flexibility for student-athletes during the pandemic,” she said. “Allowing transfer student-athletes to compete immediately will provide additional opportunities to student-athletes during this continued difficult time and perhaps allow games to be played that otherwise might not have been.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These Penn basketball players have stories worth telling, even as their season is called off

When the Ivy League canceled their season Thursday night, changing their year and the trajectory of their basketball careers, Kayla Padilla and Mark Jackson knew it was what was best for the team, as team players. Even off the court, they remain worth talking about.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These Penn basketball players have stories worth telling, even as their season is called off

Student athletes Mark Jackson, a Wharton senior, and Kayla Padilla, a Wharton sophomore, were profiled for their basketball careers at Penn.

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The Wall Street Journal

College athletes have Tuesday off to vote. College football coaches are not happy

Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun spoke about the NCAA’s decision to make Election Day an official day off. “We know it represented the voice of student-athletes across the country who continue to express a desire to increase their civic engagement at local, state, and federal levels,” she said.

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