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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.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn hoops star Princess Aghayere is using her passion for teamwork to save girls’ lives in Liberia

The senior leader of Penn’s 2019 regular season Ivy Champions left Philadelphia after graduation, and traveled 4,600-mile to Liberia. With Penn friends Summer Kollie and Oladunni Alomaja, Aghayere started Rebound Liberia, a youth program whose goal is to use basketball to empower girls in the small West African country.

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Penn football players get around ESPN studios during Ivy League media day

Running back Karekin Brooks and defensive back Sam Philippi visited ESPN for a gauntlet of interviews, toured “content creation studios’’ for interviews filmed for the Ivy League, the NCAA, and ESPN, and filmed a mock highlight package with a real SportsCenter anchor.

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Olympic champion Greg Bell returned to Penn Relays with plenty of memories

88-year-old Greg Bell was one of the top athletes of his era. Competing for Indiana, he broke a Penn Relays record and captured four individual titles—three in his specialty, the long jump—from 1956 through 1958. Returning to Franklin Field in 2019, he carried his Olympic gold medal from the 1956 Melbourne Games, which he won seven months after his first Relay record. 

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Penn women make history with first distance medley relay win at Penn Relays

Women’s distance medley relay team members Nia Akins, Uchechi Nwogwugwu, Melissa Tanaka, and Maddie Villalba won Thursday’s race at the Penn Relays. Coach Steve Dolan said the four are “some of the best runners in Penn history assembled at one time.”

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Usain Bolt remembers his historic 2010 Penn Relays performance: ‘There was a great atmosphere’

No matter where his life and his pursuits take him, the Jamaican icon always will remember his performances at the Penn Relays and what the carnival has done to help young Jamaican athletes get noticed by U.S. colleges.

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