Sports

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.

Penn Today Staff

Penn Athletics to celebrate 100 years of women’s sports

Starting this month, Penn Athletics will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the official start of women’s athletics at the University. This will include content on their website and social media accounts.

Penn Today Staff

Ibrahim Jaaber: Where are they now?

The former two-time Ivy League Player of the Year discusses the glory days of Penn basketball, how the game has been therapeutic, the art of stealing the ball, the EuroLeague vs. the NBA, playing while fasting, and what he’s up to today.

Greg Johnson

Diana Caramanico: Where are they now?

The leading scorer in Ivy League women’s history discusses getting buckets, staying out of foul trouble, her last game at the Palestra, playing professionally in France, and what she’s up to today.

Greg Johnson



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

An abbreviated Penn Relays returns for one day as the Philadelphia Metropolitan Collegiate Invitational

A field of 18 local teams, including all the Big 5 schools, will compete on April 23 at Franklin Field, with the event hosted by the Penn Relays.

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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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Philadelphia Inquirer

How Penn coaches and staffers are playing a vital campus role while budgets get slashed

Among the unique circumstances that the pandemic has brought to campus, up to a third of Penn’s 200 full-time athletic staffers, including coaches, took on COVID-related duties during the fall semester to avoid being furloughed amid deep budget cuts.

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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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Archdiocese of Philadelphia

AOP Spotlight Series: Mike McLaughlin, Father Judge—Class of 1984

The former AOP student-athlete has guided Penn women’s basketball since 2009-10, leading the Quakers to four Ivy League titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

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