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September 21, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Al Bagnoli has led a charmed life. But as the second-winningest coach (146 games) in Ivy history embarks on his 23d and final season as Penn's football coach Saturday with a game at Jacksonville - three weeks after the Dolphins began the season - he has has a bone to pick. League rules mandate that Ivy schools just play 10 games, meaning Ivy teams always begin the season two and sometimes three weeks after their opponents have played their first game. "It's a problem that we start so late," Bagnoli said.
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December 19, 1987 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer
When Sam Ivy played high school ball for Webster Groves in St. Louis, he wasn't able to make the obligatory summer-camp showcase rounds. His mother died while he was in the 10th grade, and his time and energy then became channeled into such things as trying to keep a roof over his family and food in the refrigerator. But despite spending his summers working in his father's janitorial business instead of trying to make a name for himself on the court, he wound up at Wake Forest.
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December 19, 1987 | By M. G. Missanelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's got the perfect name for ESPN's Sports Center. When the videotape shows Wake Forest's Sam Ivy taking it strong to the hole, can't you just hear Chris Berman calling him "Poison"? Last night, in the opening game of the Jostens Classic at the Palestra, Ivy certainly was poison to Canisius. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound power forward exploded for a career-high 34 points to lead the Demon Deacons to an 82-72 victory. The win sent Wake Forest (3-2) into tonight's 9:15 championship game against Villanova, an 83-80 winner over La Salle in last night's second game.
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March 10, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Penn junior guard Zack Rosen has been selected All-Ivy League for the second consecutive year. Rosen is the 17th Penn player to earn first-team honors multiple times. He led the Quakers with 14.3 points per game. In Ivy play, he was 12th in scoring and second in assists. He surpassed 1,000 career points during the season. Quakers senior Jack Eggleston was selected honorable mention. Eggleston averaged 13.2 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds per game. Harvard junior forward Keith Wright was selected player of the year.
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June 18, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A herd of about 45 goats is expected to descend upon a small woodland park in Mount Holly this week to munch away the invasive English ivy that is choking the forest floor. The goats will be released on the 10-acre site to help themselves to free food - which includes poison ivy and small saplings - while their owners, Grazing Green Goats of Hummelstown, Pa., will be paid between $8,000 and $10,000, depending on whether it takes the animals three or four weeks to lick the plate clean.
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November 21, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Penn placed five football players on the all-Ivy League first team Tuesday: offensive lineman Joe Bonadies, defensive lineman Brandon Copeland, linebacker Dan Davis, defensive back Sebastian Jaskowski (Moorestown), and punter Scott Lopano. Other honors. Lehigh defensive back Billy O'Brien (Bishop Eustace) was named to the all-Patriot League football first team. In men's ice hockey, Neumann University's Ben Curley was named ECAC West goalie of the week. West Chester's David McCormick (West Chester Henderson)
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January 31, 2012 | BY DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
IT WAS this kind of night at the Palestra: Six minutes into the second half, Princeton had missed exactly six shots, was shooting nearly 74 percent and trailed Penn by nine points. If there was doubt about the Ivy challenger to Harvard this season, Penn's performance in the 225th game against its archrival strongly suggested that it will be the team that plays on 33rd Street. On the night he passed his coach on his school's all-time scoring list, Penn senior Zack Rosen played point guard as if he were conducting an orchestra - moving the ball, the defenders, his teammates and himself to a rhythm only he felt.
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September 16, 2011 | BY MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
THE FIRST Ivy League football champion (Yale) was officially crowned in 1956. Since then only one team has won three consecutive solo titles. That was Penn, from 1984-86 (after the Quakers also had shared the top spot in both 1982 and '83). But the 1985 team lost once (at Harvard) in league play. Now, Al Bagnoli's guys are in position to either match or surpass that. The Quakers have gone unbeaten in the Ivies the last 2 years. And with a lot back, they've been picked to finish first once again.
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February 1, 2008 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
Penn has won the last three Ivy basketball titles, five of the last six and seven of the last nine. The Quakers have finished lower than second once since 1991. That was a decade ago. But they aren't favored to four-peat. Or even finish runner-up. That's what happens when you have to replace the two-time Ivy Player of the Year (Ibrahim Jaaber), another first-team All-Big 5 guy (Mark Zoller) and another 3-year starter (Steve Danley). During the offseason they lost Tommy McMahon, who likely would have started, due to hip surgery.
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August 31, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
A YEAR AGO, Penn's football team was coming off a 2-8 season, had a new coach for the first time since 1992 in longtime assistant Ray Priore, and had been picked to finish sixth in the Ivy League, its lowest projection in 24 seasons. Then the Quakers started out 1-3, which included a win at Villanova, ranked fifth in FCS. Sandwiching that were 21-point losses at Lehigh and at home to Dartmouth. Then, a program that had dropped 15 of its last 18 proceeded to finish the season with six straight wins to end in a three-way tie for the title, its first since 2012.
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August 11, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
PRESEASON MEDIA polls are nothing more than hopefully educated projections and a place to start. A year ago, coming off a 2-8 season and with a new coach in longtime assistant Ray Priore, Penn's football team was picked to finish sixth in the Ivy League, the lowest it had been voted in more than two decades. So the Quakers proceeded to win their last six games - which meant going on the road in November and handing defending champion Harvard its lone loss - to get their first title since 2012.
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June 23, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Tucked away behind Mount Holly homes, boxed in by residential blocks, stands the Mount, a park on a hill that has returned to its natural, healthy state after three years of reforestation. Thanks to 45 hungry goats unleashed on the Mount two years ago, the park is 90 percent clear of the invasive English ivy that was choking out other growth. "This is the first year you can see the progress," said Johannus Franken, a member of the township's Environmental Advisory Committee, which piloted the reforestation project.
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March 11, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
THE IVY LEAGUE was the last basketball postseason tournament holdout, calling its regular-season a "14-game tournament. " Now, after approving a four-team tournament for men and women starting next March at the Palestra with the automatic NCAA Tournament berth on the line, the league has joined the rest of college hoops. "I was calling former players both at Cornell and at Penn," said Penn men's coach Steve Donahue. "Something that stuck with me was what David Klatsky said, 'That the most exciting game of my life was the Yale playoff game' . . . At Cornell, we won championships and one time we won it at Brown.
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March 10, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Staff Writer
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Princeton women's basketball team has lost seven Ivy League games in the last seven seasons. Penn won its second Ivy title in three seasons Wednesday night at Jadwin Gym, beating the Tigers, 62-60, in a game the Quakers led from late in the first quarter until the final two minutes. Penn gave up the lead for exactly 15 seconds, got it back on a three-point play from Anna Ross, the most skilled player on the court, and held it to the wire. "As I just told my players, you don't get these opportunities too many times in sports to celebrate something like this," Penn coach Mike McLaughlin said.
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March 6, 2016 | The Inquirer Staff
Penn's women clung to a share of the Ivy League lead on Friday night, holding off Dartmouth, 65-60, at the Palestra. All five Quakers starters finished in double figures, with Michelle Nwokedi leading the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds followed by Lauren Whitlach with 14 points. Penn improved to 22-4 overall and 11-1 in league play; Dartmouth fell to 12-17 and 7-6. Both Nwokedi and Sydney Stipanovich (10 points, 10 rebounds) recorded double-doubles in the same game for the first time this season.
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March 1, 2016
PENN 60, COLUMBIA 42 The visiting Quakers put four players in double figures to rebound from Friday's loss to Cornell and remian tied with Princeton in the Ivy League race. Kasey Chambers (seven assists) and Sydney Stipanovich (eight rebounds) each scored 13 points to lead Penn (21-4, 10-1). Michelle Nwokedi had 12 and Lauren Whitlatch added 11. Devon Roeper and Camille Zimmerman (10 rebounds) each scored 11 points for Columbia (12-15, 1-10). VILLANOVA 66, BUTLER 46 Alex Louin and Adrianna Hahn each scored 20 points as the Wildcats completed their season and finished second in the Big East Conference.
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February 8, 2016 | By Mark Perner, For The Inquirer
For the first time since 2008, Penn swept the Dartmouth-Harvard weekend after topping the Crimson, 67-57, Saturday night at the Palestra. In the middle of the Ivy League victory was Quakers freshman Max Rothschild. The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder from Chicago scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds (four offensive) as Penn outrebounded Harvard, 53-32. Rothschild was one of three Quakers to record double-doubles. Darien Nelson-Henry led all scorers with 18 points and a game-high 12 boards, and Matt Howard contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds.
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February 7, 2016
The Past By Tessa Hadley Harper. 311 pp. $26.99 Reviewed by Connie Ogle British author Tessa Hadley takes a different path through the family tale in The Past , her sixth novel. It's an elegy, brimming with nostalgia and gentle melancholy about a way of life that's ebbing away, for its characters and for the United Kingdom as a whole. Although a decidedly British novel, The Past is universal in its appeal. Four adult siblings return for a final holiday at their grandparents' old home in Somerset.
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February 4, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
I've always been fine with the Ivy League resisting the modern world, staying away from a postseason basketball tournament. That's because the Ivies, immune to the pressures of expansion and realignment, have kept a complete round-robin. All eight schools play the other seven, home and away. A winner emerges, and if there is a tie, it is broken on the court. Clean and simple. But if the schools have decided they should have a tournament - and the signs are pointing that way - here is the way they should do it. The best argument for a tournament is that it increases the odds of getting a second team into the NCAA tournament.
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