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

For the Record: Muhammad Ali visits Penn

On March 6, 1968, while he was exiled from boxing for refusing to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, 26, visited Penn and addressed an audience of 2,500 in Irvine Auditorium.

Greg Johnson

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



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn trying to find answer at quarterback, first Ivy win against Yale

Penn football is still searching for its first Ivy League win of the season, with offensive woes highlighted by rotating quarterbacks.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The Palestra awakens after 19-month slumber as Penn finally gears up for a new season

The Penn Quakers plan to play basketball inside the Palestra this winter, after a 19-month hiatus, and a spring semester that was mostly a three-month training camp.

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CBS Philadelphia

Inaugural Penn Relays 5K fills gap left by pandemic delay

In addition to the 5K, Penn Relays also held running events in the spring and summer. While the three-day track and field event is still months away, the organization says they’re trying to make the Penn Relays a year-round event

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn track and field and cross country head coach Steve Dolan named new director of the Penn Relays

Dolan will retain his role in his 10th year as Penn’s director of track and field and cross country. He succeeds Dave Johnson, who announced his retirement in September 2020 after 26 years as carnival director.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn runs and passes its way past Bucknell, 30-6, in opener

Penn opens its season with a convincing win on the road, outgaining the Bison 483 yards to 222, including a 210-115 edge on the ground.

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