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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

En garde with Julian Merchant

The senior fencer discusses competing as a saber at Penn, the training and dedication the sport involves, and how fencing has taken him all around the world.

Greg Johnson



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s female rowers have a new teammate. She’s 10.

With the help of Penn’s women’s rowing team, the sport is bringing Keira McGrenehan joy and relief as she manages ulcerative colitis through a national program called Team IMPACT, which connects kids with serious and chronic illnesses to college athletic teams.

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ESPN

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.

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ESPN

‘Professor Cope’: NFL linebacker’s offseason job? Teaching ‘Life 101’

 Brandon Copeland, the New York Jets linebacker heading to free agency next month, and a Wharton graduate, returns to his alma mater to teach Inequity and Empowerment, Urban Financial Literacy along with Brian Peterson, the director of Makku, Penn's Black Cultural Center, calling the course Life 101.

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Philly.com

Why this New York Jets linebacker wants to help Penn undergrads manage their money

Brandon Copeland, a Penn alum and New York Jets linebacker, wished he’d taken a personal finance course to learn the basics of budgeting, investing, retirement planning, and career basics. Now he’s teaching that very undergraduate class.

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Philly.com

Penn looking to put one championship behind while chasing another

The next challenge for men’s basketball is an exclusively Ivy League competition, six straight weekends of grueling Friday-Saturday back-to-backs, on the heels of the Big 5 win at the Palestra.

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