Sports

Athletics

Q&A with Grace Calhoun

For Grace Calhoun, sport has always been a way of life. She grew up a gymnast and did track and field throughout college. But she never thought her interest in athletics would evolve into a full-fledged career.

Lauren Hertzler

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


Philadelphia Inquirer

New Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was a star athlete at St. Joseph’s Prep, Penn

At 37, Stefanski has climbed through the coaching ranks since his first job at Penn, going from an offensive assistant for the Minnesota Vikings to offensive coordinator. He will be the third-youngest head coach in the NFL.

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Sports Illustrated

Cleveland Browns to name Kevin Stefanski head coach

Kevin Stefanski, formerly the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, will be the 18th head coach of the team. The former Quaker will be tasked with hiring the rest of his staff as well as the team’ general manager.

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NBC Philadelphia

Kevin Stefanski, the Browns’ new head coach, has a Sixers connection

Kevin Stefanski, who will take over in Cleveland according to multiple reports, is the son of Ed Stefanski, currently a senior adviser to the owner for the Detroit Pistons and the Sixers’ general manager from 2007 to 2011.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn guard Kayla Padilla lighting up the Palestra as a high-scoring freshman

The Torrance, Calif., native is averaging 19.4 points per game, with at least 14 points in every contest so far. She’s the No. 2-ranked scorer among all freshmen in Division I women’s basketball, and the leading scorer overall in the Ivy League by over 2 points per game.

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6ABC.com

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.

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