Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Penn

Steve Donahue takes aim at Penn basketball's biggest challenge

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:50 PM
Without any prompting, Steve Donahue directly addressed one of the most important challenges he will face as the 20th head coach in the 115-year history of the Penn men's basketball program. "The days are over in this league where you can rely on this building and the Big 5, and it's going to take... Read more

Jerome Allen leaves with his dignity intact

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:59 PM
The scene was bleak. It was supposed to be a night for saluting a Penn basketball legend’s attempt to rescue his alma mater from the historical depths to which it had fallen. It was supposed to be a night to acknowledge that while Jerome Allen couldn’t get the job done, that was no reflection... Read more

Penn coach Jerome Allen to resign after season ends

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:14 PM
UPDATE: On Sunday, Penn made it official: Jerome Allen will resign at the end of the season. That Allen's departure officially comes as a resignation instead of a firing allows one of the legendary players in Quakers history to leave his post with some dignity. But there's no question that new Penn... Read more

Penn's Tony Hicks suspended for weekend games at Harvard, Dartmouth

Friday, February 20, 2015, 4:21 PM
Updated Saturday with an addendum of quotes from Penn coach Jerome Allen after Friday night's 69-46 loss to Harvard. BOSTON - It turns out that Tony Hicks' indiscipline in the late stages of last Saturday's loss to Brown had consequences beyond that night. Just hours before Friday night's game at... Read more

Big 5 unveils stellar 2015 Hall of Fame class

Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:17 PM
If you were starting to wonder when the Big 5 would announce this year's Hall of Fame class, the news came Monday. And it was worth the wait. This year's class is loaded with marquee names. The biggest headliner is Temple legend Pepe Sanchez, a two-time Big 5 MVP who still holds the Owls' assists-per-game... Read more

New Penn athletic director M. Grace Calhoun settling into job

Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:40 PM
Just over a month ago, M. Grace Calhoun officially succeeded Steve Bilsky as Penn's athletic director. I recently had the chance to sit down with her at her office in Weightman Hall for an exclusive one-on-one interview. Here's the transcript of our conversation. So how have things been so far? Things... Read more

Al Bagnoli eyes future role with Penn after retirement

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:08 PM
On Wednesday morning, it became official: Al Bagnoli’s 23rd season as Penn football coach will be his last. But it might not be his last on 33rd Street. It was clear from Bagnoli’s remarks during a press conference at Franklin Field that he’d like to move from the sidelines to the... Read more

Penn football coach Al Bagnoli to retire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:52 PM
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli will retire after the 2014 season, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed to me Tuesday afternoon. A press conference has been called at Penn's Weightman Hall for 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to make the news official. The Inquirer's Mike Jensen reports that... Read more

Steve Bilsky named Big 5 executive director

Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:25 PM
Even though Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky is retiring at the end of June, he isn't going far. In fact, he isn't even leaving his alma mater's campus. Bilsky will become the executive director of the Philadelphia Big 5 this summer. According to a release from the organization, his role "will... Read more

2014 NCAA women's basketball tournament TV schedule on ESPN and ESPN2

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 8:25 AM
Here's the complete schedule of games, tip times and broadcasters for this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament. All games will be shown on ESPN or ESPN2, as well as online via WatchESPN.com. Subregional and regional take place Saturday through Tuesday for the first two weeks of the tournament... Read more
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