Sports

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


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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The Pewter Plank

Justin Watson sees Jordy Nelson in his game

The recently-drafted Penn grad aims for the same consistency and athleticism as the star wide receiver who played ten solid seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

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IAAF - International Association of Athletic Federations

Women's Sprint Medley World Best Highlights 124th Penn Relays

The U.S. women's relay team clocked a new world's best title, from handoff to home stretch.

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CBS Sports

Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Lands in Tampa Bay

Arguably a fifth-round steal for the Bucs, Penn's wide receiver joins a full roster in Tampa Bay, but is one to keep an eye on for 2019.

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