January 31, 2016 |
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Although Penn has shown signs of progress in Steve Donahue's first season, the amount of work the Quakers still have to do to return to Ivy League title contention was made clear Friday night. Yale, meanwhile, showed once again why it was anointed the preseason favorite to win this year's crown, and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1962. Led by arguably the conference's best frontcourt tandem in Brandon Sherrod and Justin Sears, the Bulldogs' athleticism and experience proved too much for Penn's young squad in an 81-58 rout at John J. Lee Amphitheater.
January 28, 2016 |
Penn's Jackson Donahue had to patiently wait his turn, but the 6-foot, 175-pound freshman is making the most of his recent increased playing time. And he appears to be among the up-and-coming three-point shooters in the Ivy League. Donahue, who is no relation to Penn coach Steve Donahue, is 10th in the Ivy League in three-point field goals, averaging 1.9 per game. He didn't play in two of the first seven games, and while he is averaging 6.8 points in 15.6 minutes, his numbers are drastically different in the last four games, all as a starter.
October 25, 2015 |
Playing under the bright lights, in front of a national television audience and on a rare Friday night, Penn played its most complete game of the season from start to finish to earn a 34-20 victory over Ivy League rival Yale on Friday night at Franklin Field. The Quakers (3-3, 2-1 Ivy), playing in front of 5,849, got another good game from quarterback Alek Torgersen. After passing for 296 yards and three touchdowns in last week's rout of Columbia, Torgersen was 25 for 35 for 350 yards and four touchdowns.
October 25, 2015 |
WITH THREE minutes left in the first quarter and his team trailing, 10-0, Penn senior linebacker Tyler Drake stood in front of his teammates on the sideline Friday at Franklin Field, pleading with them to pick up their energy. On Penn's next two defensive possessions, Drake and the Quakers forced two turnovers, sparking a 20-point second quarter, which helped Penn defeat Yale 34-20, and even its record at 3-3. The Quakers improved to 2-1 in the Ivy League. On the night, the senior linebacker finished with six tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.
October 23, 2015
Yale at Penn Friday, 7 p.m., Franklin Field TV: NBC Sports. Radio: WNTP (990-AM) Records: Yale 4-1, 1-1 Ivy; Penn 2-3, 1-1 History: Yale leads, 47-34-1. Bulldogs won last year at home, 43-21. Penn has won 10 of the last 11 here. About Yale: Won at Maine last week, 21-10 . . . Won, 27-12, at Lehigh, where Penn lost, 42-21 . . . Deshawn Salter is second in the Ivies in rushing at 93.6 yards a game . . . Morgan Roberts is third in league in passing, averaging 265.8 per. He has seven TDs and six picks . . . Victor Egu is second in Ivies in tackles (8.75)
August 15, 2015
NOVEMBER 13 Robert Morris 15 Central Conn. State 17 at Delaware State 21 at Washington 25 La Salle 29 at Lafayette DECENBER 2 Navy 5 at George Mason 9 Temple 19 Ursinus 22 at Drexel 28 at Villanova JANUARY 2 Binghamton 9 Princeton 20 St. Joseph's 29 at Yale 30 at Brown FEBRUARY 5 Harvard 6 Dartmouth 12 at Columbia 13 at Cornell 19 Brown 20 Yale 26 Cornell 27 Columbia MARCH 4 at Dartmouth 5 at Harvard 8 at Princeton Home games at the Palestra
June 5, 2015 |
The men of Yale University's Class of 1964 graduated from a citadel of tradition into an America that was about to change radically - and would revolutionize many of their lives as well. "As straight as we were, and as socialized as we were in the experiences and expectations of post-World War II . . . we couldn't take a straight line from there as a group," says Howard Gillette Jr., author of the new book Class Divide: Yale '64 and the Conflicted Legacy of the Sixties (Cornell University Press)
May 21, 2015 |
Who says teenagers don't pay attention to the news? One recent day, students in Nicole McNally's high school world history class were acing their weekly current events quiz. Sports? Entertainment? Popular culture? No problem for this brainstorming team. "Great job, guys," McNally said. And it was, but for more reasons than getting kids to check out the news of the week. These students all attend the Y.A.L.E. School in Cherry Hill for children with social learning disabilities in grades one through 12. For the last several weeks, classes in both the middle and high schools have been competing in a weekly current events challenge.
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.