November 8, 2013 |
YOU DIDN'T NEED a Ph.D in BCS to know that Penn's season would come down to two road trips in November. One to Brown, the other to Harvard, sandwiching a home game against Princeton. So who figured the Tigers, after being picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll, would win at Brown and Harvard (in three overtimes) in October? In 5 of the last 6 years, either Penn or Harvard has won the championship outright. In 2008, Harvard shared it with Brown. The last time neither got at least a part of the title was 2006, when Princeton and Yale tied.
October 28, 2013 |
No starting quarterback, no problem. Reserve quarterback Ryan Becker - starting in place of Billy Ragone, who was out with an ankle injury - threw two touchdown passes and the Penn defense played stout once again to lead the Quakers to a 28-17 victory over visiting Yale in front of an announced crowd of 11,289 at Franklin Field on Saturday. Although Becker splits many of the snaps during games with Ragone - who could return next week against Brown - Saturday's game marked the fifth-year senior's first start since a 31-10 victory against Bucknell on Oct. 9, 2010.
October 26, 2013 |
Each game Penn football coach Al Bagnoli makes sure that backup quarterback Ryan Becker sees action in a few series, and that strategy could pay off this week. First stringer Billy Ragone is a dangerous runner and Bagnoli understands that a quarterback who carries the ball is subject to extra pounding and potential injury. So Bagnoli wants his backup to have sufficient experience. When Ragone went down with an ankle injury during the fourth quarter of last week's 21-7 win at Columbia, Becker finished the game.
May 17, 2013 |
George Layng Pew Jr., 77, of Villanova and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, a dedicated fund-raiser and volunteer for Yale University, died Wednesday, May 8, of a heart ailment at his Main Line home. Born in Bryn Mawr, Mr. Pew was a member of a famed Philadelphia family. He is a descendant of Thomas Pew, brother of Joseph Newton Pew Sr., who in 1890 founded Sun Oil Co. Mr. Pew traced his line to J. Edgar Pew, the founder's nephew and the former head of the production department at Sun, said his wife, Sally Chinn Pew. The son of George L. Pew, Sr., and Catharine Anspach Pew, he graduated from the Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., in 1954 and Yale College in 1958.
April 15, 2013
Jeff Malcolm stopped 36 shots, and Yale won its first NCAA hockey title with a 4-0 victory over top-seeded Quinnipiac in Pittsburgh Saturday night. Clinton Bourbonais , Charles Orzetti , Andrew Miller , and Jesse Root scored for the Bulldogs (22-12-3), who avenged three earlier losses to the nearby Connecticut rival Bobcats (30-8-5) by stunning the nation's No. 1 team on the biggest stage. Yale is the first ECAC team since Harvard in 1989 to win the national title.
March 18, 2013 |
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Behind his sunglasses, Rep. Cyrus Habib is trying to remember the name of a fully blind politician who came before him. This was someone who served many years ago, Habib recalls. In the U.S. Senate. The grandfather of writer Gore Vidal. Habib rattles off a few details before surrendering: "Let me look him up. " Turning to a laptop that provides him constant audio feedback, Habib needs just 23 seconds to launch his Internet browser, run a query, and find the information - a biographical overview of former Oklahoma Sen. Thomas Gore.
March 10, 2013 |
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Brandon Sherrod scored 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting to lead five players in double figures as Yale roughed up Penn, 79-65, Saturday night. Armani Cotton had 15 points and nine rebounds, Michael Grace and Javier Duren scored 10 each, and Matt Townsend had 10 points and nine rebounds for Yale (14-7, 8-6 Ivy League). Tony Hicks had 16 points, Miles Cartwright 12, and Darien Nelson-Henry 10 for the Quakers (9-21, 6-7). Yale took a 40-38 lead 3 minutes and 9 seconds into the second half and never trailed.
March 9, 2013 |
Michael Grace and Greg Kelley scored 13 points apiece to lift Yale (13-17, 7-6) over Princeton, 71-66, Friday night in Ivy League play. The Tigers (16-10, 9-3), sit half a game behind Harvard for first place after the Crimson's 56-51 win over Columbia. Bloomfield 70, Holy Family 62 - The Tigers fell in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference semifinals at University of Sciences to end the season at 18-10. Ervin Ezell (Deptford) had a game-high 23 points for Holy Family.
February 11, 2013 |
In blizzard-hit New Haven, Conn., Penn's game at Yale was rescheduled several times and finally moved to the Recreation Center. The Quakers were slow to adapt and a late run fell short as they lost, 65-56, to the Bulldogs (10-7, 3-1 Ivy) on Saturday. Keiera Ray led Penn (9-9, 2-2) with 13 points. The Quakers stayed in New Haven Saturday night to drive to Rhode Island for a 5 p.m. Sunday game against Providence. Rutgers 55, Cincinnati 46 - C. Vivian Stringer earned her 899th coaching win as the Scarlet Knights (14-8, 5-4 Big East)
February 10, 2013 |
For most of its history, Penn's basketball team has dominated Yale and Brown at the Palestra. Even in years when the Quakers lost to one of them, they had never been swept in the 52 weekends when the Bulldogs and Bears visited on consecutive nights. After a dispiriting loss to Yale on Friday, Miles Cartwright made sure Brown would not make history this season. Cartwright scored a career-high 28 points as Penn's offense finally came together for all 40 minutes, leading to a 71-48 rout.