A Relays recap

The 124th running of the Penn Relays featured athletes from more than 200 colleges, 1,000 high schools, and professionals competing in the three-day festival.

Greg Johnson

In the News

Steve Donahue and the Quakers look to draw on last year’s success

In preparing for this season, coach Steve Donahue and the players acknowledge they could all feed off last year's success.


A.J. Brodeur, fresh off a trip to the NCAA Tournament, wants to keep adding to Penn’s basketball legacy

Brodeur, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Ivy League Tournament, is looking to win the first game in the NCAA Tournament this season, and help bring the team to the Sweet 16.


Eleah Parker, fresh off rookie-of-the-year season, is looking to lead Penn women’s basketball this year

During her first season at Penn, Parker was a two-time Ivy League and Big 5 player of the week, eight-time Ivy League rookie of the week, and two-time USBWA national freshman of the week.


The New York Times

Ivy League football saw large reduction in concussions after new kickoff rules

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Douglas Wiebe authored a study that found a reduction in concussion rates in football players after a change to kickoff rules. “It’s great to see a success story here,” said Wiebe. However, he added, “we do need to step back and think about the rest of the game.”



Football concussion rates plummet after one simple rule change, study shows

Penn researchers have found that adjusting the kickoff line by 5-yards prevented players from getting up to “full speed,” dramatically reducing the likelihood of a concussion-inducing tackle. “It’s a real public health success story,” said Douglas Wiebe of the Perelman School of Medicine.