Sports

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

Rich Bonfiglio named new men’s tennis coach

Bonfiglio began his coaching career at Trinity in 2011 and coached at Ithaca, Amherst, the University of San Diego, Columbia, and USC before coming to Penn.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s Kayla Padilla credits a WNBA coach with helping her rise to stardom

Point guard Kayla Padilla played for the Seattle Storm's Noelle Quinn in high school. “She’s a big reason I’m the player I am today,” she says. Padilla has started for the Quakers for three seasons but will play elsewhere next season as a graduate student.

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6ABC.com

Historic moment: Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes serve as inspiration to Black youth

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School says that there was a time when Black athletes were considered to lack the skills and critical thinking needed for a leadership role.

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The Washington Post

U.S. owners of Italian team chose basketball over soccer

The Wharton School’s Connor Barwin and fellow MBA students are investing in Italian soccer team Pallacanestro Trieste to get an early stake in the European basketball trend.

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Forbes

With Kevin Warren’s departure, Big Ten presidents have a massive decision to make

In an Op-Ed, Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education discusses what the Big Ten Conference will be looking for in their next commissioner.

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Fox 29 (Philadelphia)

‘Doubleheaders were sacred’: A tradition reborn as the Palestra hosts a college hoops doubleheader

A Big 5 doubleheader took place last night at the Palestra, with Penn hosting St. Joe’s and Temple taking on LaSalle.

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