Sports

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

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


LA Times

Sixers owner Josh Harris donates $1M to Penn wrestling

Philadelphia 76ers managing partner and former Penn wrestler Josh Harris, who graduated from Wharton Business School in 1986, has donated $1 million to the Quakers wrestling program, allotted over five years to an assistant coaching endowment and facility renovations.

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NBA

Through Penn wrestling gift, Harris highlights important experience

“There are a lot of things that are important to me,” says Josh Harris, managing partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and a member of a three-generation Penn family. “First of all, there’s the University of Pennsylvania. Then, to be able to support the team you wrestled for, it’s really our pleasure.” Harris' $1 million gift will fund coaching and operational costs for Penn's wrestling team.

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Philly.com

76ers owner Josh Harris gives $1 million gift to Penn wrestling

 “In addition to the strategic elements to support the program, it’s also an inspiration to our student-athletes; it’s an inspiration to our staff, to our alumni and recruits,” says wrestling coach Roger Raina.

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CBS Sports

Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Standing out in rookie minicamp

Crisp routes and sure hands mark the start of the newest wide receiver hoping secure a spot on Tampa's roster. 

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Buccaneers.com

5 Things to Know: WR Justin Watson

The Buccaneers' new wide receiver comes with an impressive and inspiring fact sheet.

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