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.
September 29, 2014 |
Mario Maurin, 85, the Eunice Morgan Schenck 1907 Professor Emeritus of French at Bryn Mawr College for two decades, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Maurin, of Rosemont, received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all by the age of 22, "a noteworthy accomplishment" for so young a man, said Bryn Mawr College president Kim Cassidy. He joined the staff at Bryn Mawr College in 1953 as an assistant professor in the French department.
March 6, 2014
D ANIELA HOLT VOITH, 59, of Center City, is majority partner at Voith & Mactavish Architects, which opened in 1988. Voith, who has degrees from Yale's School of Architecture and Bryn Mawr College, focuses on planning and design for educational institutions. She has taught at Yale, Penn, Drexel and Bryn Mawr and has mentored women. Recently she was named to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows. Q: What sets Voith & Mactavish apart? A: Our philosophy is thinking about culture and context, architecturally and socially.
February 16, 2014 |
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - For an approximately 15-minute stretch in last night's game against Yale, scoring a basket became a seemingly impossible task for the Penn Quakers. They couldn't hit shots - both open and contested - and consistently turned the ball over to a stingy Yale defense. That offensive drought, spanning the end of the first half and to beginning of the second, made a late rally too difficult for the Quakers as they fell, 69-54, in front of 1,128 people at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 16, 2014 |
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - For about 15 minutes during Friday's night's game against Yale, scoring a basket became a seemingly impossible task for Penn. The Quakers couldn't hit shots - both open and contested - and consistently turned the ball over to a stingy Yale defense. That offensive drought spanning the end of the first half and the beginning of the second made a late rally too difficult for the Quakers, as they fell to Yale, 69-54, Friday, in front of 1,128 people at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
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.