Sports

Trio of Quakers earn weekly Ivy awards

The men’s and women’s basketball teams each dispatched Harvard on Saturday—the men at home and the women in Massachusetts—and three Quakers have been honored by the Ivy League for their performances against the Crimson.

Greg Johnson

Vaccinated fans can return to indoor events on Feb. 1

Spectators ages 12 and above must show proof of vaccination and a valid government- or school-issued photo ID to access any indoor competition facility. All fans must wear a mask that meets current University guidelines.

Penn Today Staff

Manning the middle with Brian O’Neill

As the college football season comes to a close, the fifth-year senior discusses his career as a Quaker, takeaways from Penn’s season, his plans for the future, and his pick for Monday's national championship game.

Greg Johnson



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Philadelphia Inquirer

Taylor Jenkins got his start as a Penn student trying to help kids in West Philly. Now he’s one of the NBA’s top coaches

Jenkins, one of just two NBA head coaches who didn’t play college ball. He was an economics major at Penn, coaching in a youth league at Sayre High School in West Philadelphia. Now he’s a finalist for the league’s Coach of the Year Award and his Grizzlies are championship contenders.

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The New York Times

Lia Thomas wins an N.C.A.A. swimming title

With her victory in Atlanta, Thomas became the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. swimming championship in the 500-yard freestyle.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Fran McCaffery, returning to the NCAA Tournament with Iowa, was nicknamed ‘White Magic’ in his Sonny Hill League days

McCaffery, who played at La Salle College High and Penn and whose game revolved around slick hand balling, earned the nickname playing alongside Gene Banks and Lewis "Black Magic" Lloyd in the famous Sonny Hill League. He will be taking the Hawkeyes into the NCAA Tournament this week for the sixth time in his 12 seasons.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s Steve Donahue reflects on going from a 3-10 start to the Ivy tournament

Penn finished the regular season with a 9-5 record, good for third place in the standings, and 12-15 overall, after an injury-wracked season for key players.

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Sports Illustrated

‘I am Lia’: The trans swimmer dividing America tells her story

In her first year swimming for the Penn women’s team after three seasons competing against men, Penn senior Lia Thomas throttled her competition. She set records en route to becoming the nation’s most powerful female collegiate swimmer. “I just want to show trans kids and younger trans athletes that they’re not alone,” she says. “They don’t have to choose between who they are and the sport they love.”

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