John Quinnelly’s journey to Penn

The senior quarterback on the football team charts his course from Daphne, Alabama, to the Salt Lake Valley, to West Philadelphia. Quinnelly served a two-year Mormon mission in Utah before enrolling at Penn.

Mike Kern

Freshmen fly high, land weekly awards

Janae Stewart of the women’s soccer team has been selected Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Jake Inserra of the sprint football team has been named CSFL Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Rookie of the Week.

Greg Johnson

Steve Dolan named new director of the Penn Relays

Currently the James P. Tuppeny/Betty J. Costanza Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Penn, Dolan succeeds Dave Johnson, who announced his retirement as director in September 2020.

Penn Today Staff

Quakers run all over Lehigh

Senior running backs Isaiah Malcome and Trey Flowers rushed for 201 yards and 115 yards, respectively, in Penn’s 20-0 shutout of Lehigh on Saturday at Franklin Field.

Greg Johnson

Pigskin pair pick up CSFL praise

Quarterback Andrew Paolini and linebacker Jake Inserra of the sprint football team have been named CSFL Offensive Player of the Week and Co-Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.

Greg Johnson

In the News

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”