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Youth football camp

Penn football is hosting a youth camp this summer for all children ages 7-13 from Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23.

Penn picked to repeat as Ivy League football champions

Looking to accomplish the unprecedented, the University of Pennsylvania football team was picked as the preseason favorite to win the Ivy League title on Tuesday at the annual Ivy League Football Media Day teleconference.

Mike Mahoney

Football hero

A new statue at Franklin Field will honor Penn alum and NFL Hall-of-Famer Chuck Bednarik. Known as “Concrete Charlie,” Bednarik played for the Quakers from 1945 to 1948, and then for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949 to 1962.

Historic Palestra floor makes a rebound

Known as the “Cathedral of Basketball,” the Palestra opened in 1927 and has grown into one of the most historic collegiate arenas in the nation. The celebrated gymnasium has hosted more games and visiting teams and NCAA tournament games than any other college facility in the country.

Greg Johnson

Putting the Palestra on film

Mikaelyn Austin remembers visiting the Palestra as a high school senior, during her Penn recruiting trip, and seeing a photo of former Penn basketball star Michael Jordan sitting atop one of the arena’s hoops, swinging the recently cut net over his head after a momentus win.

Tim Hyland

Law prof gets handed a labor football

This past January, while half the country was huddled around the TV watching the Super Bowl and scarfing down Buffalo wings, David Berger Professor of Law Stephen Burbank was in sunny San Diego, taking it all in live.

Sandy Smith



In the News


Philly.com

Women’s college basketball: Going through contenders for City Six player of the year

Eleah Parker,the reigning Ivy League and Big 5 rookie of the year, and Ashley Russell, who ranks first in the Ivy in assist/turnover ratio, are the two Penn players in contention for City Six player of the year:

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The Athletic

Tales from the Palestra: Big 5 icons tell their favorite stories from the old arena

LeBron, spectators throwing streamers, and others sneaking in through window—reflections on the Palestra’s storied history.

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ESPN

Penn makes clutch plays down the stretch to upset No. 17 Nova

Villanova tries to make a comeback against Penn, but the Quakers keep responding and come out with the 78-75 victory.

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SBNation

Villanova’s 25-game ‘Big 5’ winning streak ends with 78-75 loss to Penn

Villanova’s 25-game “Big 5” winning streak came to an end Tuesday night thanks to a 78-75 loss at the hands of the Quakers.

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USA Today

Penn stuns Villanova for first win over Wildcats since 2002

AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 16 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002.

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