Sports

The Palestra featuring LeBron James

While a senior in high school in 2002, the NBA great played at the Palestra in a showdown pitting Akron, Ohio’s St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish against Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion Knights.

Greg Johnson

Jewel Clark: Where are they now?

The former women’s basketball standout chats about her Hall of Fame career, twice playing in the NCAA Tournament, her flair for getting to the free throw line, and why she’s still putting in work on the hardwood.

Greg Johnson

Ivy League cancels winter sports season

In addition, fall sports will not be played during the spring semester, and spring sports are postponed through at least the end of February 2021.

Penn Today Staff

Penn Ice Rink celebrates 50 years

The Class of 1923 Ice Skating Rink is celebrating a half-century of service to the Penn community. Penn Today reflects on the facility’s origins, and how it has grown and transformed over the years.

Greg Johnson

Quakers of all ages

Every year since 2013, the Penn track and field teams have joined forces with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships in a program called Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA).

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s Marc Minichello finishes in fourth place at U.S. Olympic Trials men’s javelin competition

Penn senior Marc Minichello, who led the qualifying round in the men’s javelin, finished fourth at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. His fourth and best throw of 251 feet, 9 inches (76.73 meters) bettered his qualifying round throw.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Celebrating a love of learning, teaching, and the Penn Relays

Gloria and Jim Ruffins are fans of the Penn Relays. After every event, they began hosting a party at their house. What started as eight people and pizza has grown to 68 people and a gourmet buffet. They will know life is normal again when the Relays return.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

An abbreviated Penn Relays returns for one day as the Philadelphia Metropolitan Collegiate Invitational

A field of 18 local teams, including all the Big 5 schools, will compete on April 23 at Franklin Field, with the event hosted by the Penn Relays.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Relays to host an April 24 track and field meet featuring 15 to 20 local schools

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Intercollegiate meet will take place at Franklin Field on what was to be the final day of the 126th carnival, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Penn Relays director Dave Johnson says that the Philadelphia “Mets,” a revival of the collegiate meet that ran annually from 1963 through 1987, mostly at Franklin Field, will feature all the Big 5 universities plus Delaware and Rider, along with Division II and Division III schools and junior colleges.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How Penn coaches and staffers are playing a vital campus role while budgets get slashed

Among the unique circumstances that the pandemic has brought to campus, up to a third of Penn’s 200 full-time athletic staffers, including coaches, took on COVID-related duties during the fall semester to avoid being furloughed amid deep budget cuts.

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