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Sports History: 120th Year Anniversary of Penn-Yale Game

120 years ago, the Penn Quakers played in the first known intercollegiate basketball game against Yale. Basketball is quickly turning into one of the most popular sports in the world, thanks to the increased level of excitement due to hyperactive athletes. People all around the world are now enjoying the game of basketball, with European […] Sports History: 120th Year Anniversary...
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March 20, 2017

Penn Quakers Women’s basketball is going dancing

For the Ivy League women’s final, it all comes down to the Penn Quakers and the Princeton Tigers just as it should. The Penn Quakers are going dancing for the third time in the last four years after beating Princeton 57-48. This one was a little different as they had to also win the first […] Penn Quakers Women’s basketball is going dancing - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia...
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March 12, 2017

Penn Quakers: Gearing up for the Ivy League tournament

They weren’t supposed to be here but the Penn Quakers defied the odds to make the Ivy League tournament. It’s a historic moment for the Penn Quakers [13-8, 5-8 IVY] to make the first ever installment of the tournament and they will look to throw a wrench in everyone’s plans. The Quakers began their league season 0-6 […] Penn Quakers: Gearing up for the Ivy League tournament...
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March 10, 2017

Penn Quakers suffer damning loss to Dartmouth at home

Win and you’re in, that’s the story for the Penn Quakers this weekend as they take on Dartmouth and Harvard in back to back home games. The Penn Quakers [12-14, 5-8 Ivy] suffered a horrible loss in the Palestra tonight, losing to Dartmouth [7-19, 4-9 Ivy] 76-74. The Quakers had a chance to win the game […] Penn Quakers suffer damning loss to Dartmouth at home - Section 215...
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March 03, 2017

Penn Quakers: Are they heating up at the right time?

Penn Quakers men’s basketball is playing some of their best basketball of the season right now. It may pay off as the regular season wraps up shortly. The 2016-17 season for both men’s and women’s basketball is different than past season for the Ivy League. It’s the first time that the Ivy League will have […] Penn Quakers: Are they heating up at the right time? - Section...
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February 20, 2017

Top 10 takeaways from the 2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL Draft has concluded. It was an eventful three days in Chicago that started with a shocking story regarding Ole Miss product Laremy Tunsil and ended with the Tennessee Titans actually trading up for the final pick in the draft. In between, the Jacksonville Jaguars turned some heads with two huge value picks in the first two rounds. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys went...
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May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

One & Done: In 1971, Penn's perfect season was burst by a super 'Nova performance

In the world of sports, athletes often dedicate their entire lives to reaching the pinnacle of their profession, but for many, life at the top can be short-lived. Sometimes all a player gets to experience at the highest level is one minute on the court, one trip to the plate, one shot on goal or one checkered flag, but more often than not, that fleeting moment in the spotlight is...
Via FOX Sports
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Princeton escapes Penn 72-71 in regular-season finale

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Henry Caruso scored 13 points, Pete Miller had nine points and 10 rebounds and Princeton held off Penn's second-half rally to beat the rival Quakers 72-71 on Tuesday night to finish the regular season 13-0 at home. Princeton was up by 18 with 14:52 remaining and seemed on its way to easily stay perfect at home for the first time since the 2010-11 season. ...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn builds 1st half lead, holds off Cornell 79-67

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Darien Nelson-Henry scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Penn held off Cornell, 79-67 Friday night to hold onto fourth place in the Ivy League standings. The Quakers built a 10-point lead in the first half and maintained it in the second. Cornell was able to cut into the lead, but Penn was always able to bump its lead back to double-digits. The Big Red...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Penn star Tony Hicks transferring to Louisville

Louisville has been a popular destination for transfers recently, with Damion Lee and Trey Lewis leading the Cardinals in scoring after joining the program this season. Next year, Rick Pitino’s program will add another talented veteran scorer in Penn’s Tony Hicks, according to a report by Card Chronicle. Card Chronicle has learned that Tony Hicks, a 6’2 guard who was Pennsylvania’s...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Quakers take down Explorers to open Big 5 Play

Philadelphia PA:  When you think of College Basketball in Philadelphia, you think of the BIG 5, which is (Temple, Penn, LaSalle, Villanova & Saint Joseph’s). The Big 5 Scheduled got started on Thanksgiving eve at “the Cathedral of College Basketball” The Palestra on the campus of University of Pennsylvania as the Penn Quakers hosted the […]
Via Philly Sports Live
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn leading scorer Tony Hicks to sit out 2015-16 season

The Penn Quakers have just taken a big blow on the basketball court as they announced their leading scorer will sit out the 2015-16 season. The team released a statement on Friday where Tony Hicks let fans know that he would not play this season. According to College Basketball Talk, Hicks will sit out the season because he wants to focus on school and earn his degree. Hicks has...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn's top scorer will not play this season

With two weeks before the season opener, Penn announced the departure of senior guard Tony Hicks on Friday evening. He will remain in school and earn his degree this spring.The 6-foot-2 guard led the Quakers in scoring at 13.2 points per game and was an All-Ivy League honorable mention pick.“After speaking with Coach Donahue about the best situation for Penn Basketball and myself...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Finally! A reason to give Penn Quakers Big 5 Love

This week, I must give some props to the Quakers of the University of Pennsylvania.  Anyone that knows me and has read my Big 5 Power Rankings knows that I’ve dumped on Penn in the last few seasons.  (To those that know me more intimately, this has nothing to do with a certain video store I used to work at that was near the University of Pennsylvania campus where I have countless...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rider Knocks out Penn 73-57 at Palestra

Philadelphia PA: On Tuesday November 18 from Cathedral of College Basketball The Palestra on the Campus of University of Pennsylvania, The Penn Quakers hosted the Rider Broncos. Penn comes into game against Rider with a 0-1 record following a a Overtime loss to Delaware State on Saturday while Rider also comes into game with a 0-1 […]
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova downs Penn 41-7 in final matchup between Talley, Bagnoli

From the starting kickoff to the final whistle, it was all Villanova as the Wildcats dominated the Penn Quakers 41-7. This was the 19th meeting between the schools as the Wildcats lead the series 13-5. Between the head coaches, Villanova’s Andy Talley and Penn’s Al Bagnoli, it has been one-sided as Talley now leads the series 13-0. Today’s game was as lopsided as the series...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brown beats Penn at Palestra

Philadelphia PA: On Friday February 28 from the Cathedral of College Basketball The Palestra on the campus of University of Pennsylvania, The Penn Quakers hosted the Brown Bears in Ivy League Action. Penn came into game with 7-16 (4-5 in Ivy League) and coming off a win over Dartmouth on February 22, Brown comes into […]
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn Women’s Basketball beats Yale 62-50

Philadelphia PA: On Friday February 14 from the Cathedral of College Basketball The Palestra on the campus of University of Penn, Women’s basketball took center stage on Valentines Day as Penn Quakers hosted the Yale Bulldogs in Ivy League Action. Penn comes into game with record of 14-5 (4-1 in Ivy League) with a win […]
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougherty leads Penn to 68-60 win against Columbia

Fran Dougherty had 19 first-half points and 23 overall to lead Pennsylvania to a 68-60 win over Columbia Saturday night. Dougherty made all eight of his field goal attempts in the first half and grabbed 12 rebounds overall for his fifth double-double of the season and his second in as many games. Penn (6-13, 3-2 Ivy League) also won back-to-back games for the first time this season...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pennsylvania blows past NJIT 89-74

Miles Jackson-Cartwright and Tony Hicks both scored 23 points as Pennsylvania blew past NJIT 89-74 in a non-conference game on Saturday night. Jackson-Cartwright and Hicks were both 4 of 6 from long range while Darien Nelson-Henry had 10 points and 11 rebounds and Fran Dougherty scored 10 points with 10 rebounds for the Quakers. Penn (4-11, 1-0 Ivy League) never trailed in the...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pennsylvania defeats Princeton 77-74

Fran Dougherty and Darien Nelson-Henry each scored 17 points as Pennsylvania broke a seven-game losing streak, defeating Princeton 77-74 on Saturday night. Tony Hicks added 18 points for the Quakers (3-10, 1-0 Ivy League). Pennsylvania led 43-38 at the break and started the second period with three unanswered buckets by Dougherty, Hicks and Nelson-Henry within a minute to stretch...
Via Associated Press
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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