Six Nittany Lions will play in games on Saturday, five of them in the East-West Shrine Game and one in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
University president Richard M. Englert said this isn't the final step but the next step in the process.
St. Joseph's featured a balanced scoring attack in defeating Atlantic Ten Conference rival Dayton, 81-65.
Coach John Giannini earned his 500th career victory in the Explorers' win over the Rams.
The first meeting with Patrick Ewing as head coach against the Wildcats didn't work out too well for the Hoyas.
In desperate need of a victory, Temple got an offensive rebound turned into the game-winning basket.
In Thursday's only City Six game, Drexel travels to Towson for a CAA matchup.
Penn's junior guard served an academic suspension in 2016 and went almost two years without competitive basketball. Now he's back.
The Wildcats play at Georgetown and new head coach Patrick Ewing. Temple, La Salle and St. Joe's are at home.
City Six observations: The Quakers have established themselves as legitimate contenders.
Patrick Ewing leads Georgetown against Villanova as head coach of the Hoyas.
Duke was the ACC's preseason favorite and North Carolina the defending national champion.
Last year's defensive coordinator, Taver Johnson, is now the assistant head coach defense/co-defensive coordinator/safeties.