Sports

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

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


The Washington Post

How The Post gathered and analyzed data for its series on Black NFL coaches

Janice Madden of the School of Arts & Sciences used visual evaluation to determine the racial makeup of the NFL coaches dataset she supplied to The Washington Post.

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Kansas City Star

Why Chiefs’ Justin Watson felt confident before touchdown reception in Chiefs’s 27-24 win over Chargers

The Penn alum and Kansas City Chief’s receiver Justin Watson felt confident just before his 41-yard touchdown reception in KC’s 27-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Fox 4 (Kansas City)

The Watson Effect: Jaylen, Justin Watson make biggest plays in Chiefs win

The Kansas City Chiefs’ newest acquisitions are both Watsons—Jaylen and Justin. Justin, a Penn alum and current KC Wide receiver caught a 41-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to bring the Chiefs within 3 points of the Chargers, while rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson intercepted Justin Herbert and ran back a 99-yard pick-six to complete the Chiefs’ comeback.

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The Buffalo News

Bills rookie Prince Emili puts medical future on pause to pursue NFL dream

Buffalo Bills rookie defensive tackle Prince Emili plans to get into the “family business” of medicine—eventually. Emili got a degree in health care management at the University of Pennsylvania while taking pre-med courses and plans to enter medical school. But his dreams of becoming a doctor are on hold while he pursues his goal of becoming a pro football player.

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NBC News

Patrick Mahomes getting in extra work with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Justin Watson

The Chiefs quarterback got back to work with two of his new receivers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Penn alum Justin Watson, alongside backup quarterback Shane Buechele at APEC in Fort Worth, Texas.

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