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

Super Bowl ticket surprise for Penn football players who gave gift of life

Sam Philippi and Anthony Lotti are two of the five Quaker football players in the past 12 years who have given the gift of life to total strangers, donating bone marrow after being matched in their yearly drive in conjunction with the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s depth thrills Steve Donahue as Quakers aim for Ivy League rivals

Heading into his fifth season as the Penn men’s basketball head coach, Steve Donahue knows who three of his five starters will be: guards Devon Goodman and Ryan Betley and AJ Brodeur, all seniors. The other two spots have lots of possibilities.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Kendall Grasela embraces leadership role for Penn women’s team

The senior point guard cites her patience as a freshman with little court time and watching her older brothers play as the keys to her patience and the reward of being captain. 


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s Ryan Betley back for one more year (but just one)

Five minutes into Ryan Betley’s 2018-19 Penn Quakers season, his season was over. Following a torn patellar tendon and surgery that took out his season, and months of recovery, Betley is looking at a fifth season—just not at Penn.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s offense comes alive in 28-24 win over Lafayette

The win had plenty of offensive highlights, with senior quarterback Nick Robinson and sophomore wideout Ryan Cragun, senior tailback Karekin Brooks, and wideout Rory Starkey, and ends a four-game Quakers losing streak dating back to last season and sends them into next week’s Ivy League and home opener with Dartmouth on a winning note.