May 3, 2015 |
An English professor who has taught at Haverford College for more than 30 years, and most recently served as provost, was named to a two-year term as president, the college announced Friday. Kimberly Benston, 62, will replace Daniel H. Weiss, who will leave the college this summer to serve as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Benston, a Yale graduate and native of New York, starts July 1. Asked about the two-year appointment, Benston said it made sense for Haverford, a highly selective college on the Main Line, and for him. "With our strategic plan in the process of being implemented and fund-raising campaign set to conclude in 2017, two years seemed like the right term length," he said.
March 2, 2015 |
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Jack Montague hit two late three-pointers and finished with 11 points to cap Yale's come-from-behind, 55-50 victory over Penn on Saturday night. For the Quakers it was their seventh straight Ivy League loss, the worst streak in program history. Yale (21-8, 10-2 Ivy) kept pace with Harvard (20-6, 10-2), which beat Columbia on Saturday, for the top spot in the league standings. Yale travels to Harvard on Friday night. Penn (7-18, 2-9) led the entire way until Montague made a three and Javier Duren a pair of free throws to give Yale a 48-47 lead with 2 minutes, 19 seconds to play.
February 22, 2015 |
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A shorthanded Penn men's basketball team was no match for Harvard last night, as the Crimson cruised to a 69-46 victory at Lavietes Pavilion. The Quakers were forced to play without junior guard Tony Hicks, their leading scorer, who was suspended by coach Jerome Allen yesterday for both games this weekend after receiving a technical foul in Saturday's 71-55 loss to Brown when he apparently said something to an official. Hicks, who leads the team in scoring at 13 points a game, sat out the Brown game's final 6 minutes, 22 seconds after shooting only 1-for-12 from the field.
February 15, 2015 |
THE RECORD obviously does not show it, but there are a few hints that the future at Penn might be brighter than the present or recent past. Four Quakers have been named Ivy League rookie of the week, the first time that has happened in the 30-year history of the award. The top two scorers are juniors, and one of them, Tony Hicks, is 17 points from 1,000. The recruiting class, by all accounts, is excellent. Still, after games like Friday night's at the Palestra, it is hard to get beyond Yale 75, Penn 48. It was 28-20 late in the first half, 57-26 midway through the second.
February 15, 2015 |
The excuse after consecutive losses in the second games of their Ivy League back-to-backs the previous two weeks was exhaustion. On Friday against Yale, in the first of two games this weekend, Penn again looked exhausted. Yale (17-7, 6-1 Ivy League), tied with Harvard atop the Ivy, pummeled the Quakers at the Palestra, 75-48, bridging the first and second halves with a 41-13 run that turned a 14-12 first-half advantage into an insurmountable 55-25 lead with more than 14 minutes to play.
February 14, 2015 |
When: Friday at 7 p.m. Where: The Palestra Radio/TV: WXPN 88.5 FM; Ivy League Digital Network Records: Yale (16-7, 5-1 Ivy League); Penn (7-12, 2-3) Coaches: Yale, James Jones (16th season, 225-229); Penn, Jerome Allen (6th season, 63-97) Last meeting: Yale won, 70-63, at Penn on March 2, 2014 Yale's top three: Justin Sears (14.4 ppg., 7.4 rpg.), Javier Duren (13.6 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 4.2 apg.), Jack Montague (9.2 ppg., 2.2 rpg). Penn's top three: Tony Hicks (13.4 ppg., 3.2 rpg)
November 10, 2014 |
ARE THE visions of greatness in the desert a mirage or is Arizona for real? There's the Duke freshman who carries the memory of his mom and the Duquesne kid who has licked cancer. The annual college basketball preview is rolling through and the only thing that we're willing to stop for is a performance by the Yale kid who is taking a year off to get his Whiffenpoof on. What's a Whiffenpoof? See No. 9. 1 Kentucky might have more first-round picks on its roster than the Sixers.
November 1, 2014
Brown at Penn Saturday, 1 p.m., Franklin Field TV: None. Radio: WFIL (560-AM) Records: Brown 3-3, 1-2 Ivy League; Penn 1-5, 1-2 History: Penn leads, 57-23-2. Brown won last year up there, 27-0. Penn's won the last two in West Philly. About Brown: Bears beat Cornell at home, 42-17 . . . Have won three of last four . . . Scored 16 or less in each of their losses . . . Are 1-2 on the road . . . Marcus Fuller is averaging 268 passing yards a game, with nine TDs and five picks . . . Brian Strachan leads the Ivies with five scoring catches . . . Have the sixth-best red-zone defense in FCS . . . Grant Senne has made eight of 10 field goals.
October 29, 2014 |
Players of the Weekend National: Travis Wilson, who'd lost his starting job the week before to Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson, threw a 1-yard pass to Kaelin Clay with 8 seconds left to give 19th-ranked Utah a 24-21 home win over No. 20 Southern Cal. Local: Seth Klein passed for 347 yards and three scores as Widener - which hasn't trailed and is ranked 13th in Division III - remained unbeaten with a 34-17 MAC win at Lycoming (5-2)....
October 26, 2014 |
Despite the quarterback's good size (6-foot-2, 230 pounds), Penn coach Al Bagnoli winces from the sidelines almost every time freshman Alek Torgersen takes off running. "Alek runs straight ahead and doesn't have the elusiveness of a Billy Ragone," said Bagnoli, mentioning last year's quarterback. "He's a good runner but he's got to learn how to be a smart runner. He's taking a lot of hits head on. We've got to impress upon him when you have the chance to get out of bounds, get out of bounds.