October 26, 2002 |
The demand to see Al Bagnoli when he returns to his hometown of New Haven, Conn., is still heavy, even if Bagnoli is spending his 11th season as the head football coach at Penn. Bagnoli estimates he'll have at least 75 friends and family members at the Yale Bowl today when the Quakers, seeking to remain unbeaten in the Ivy League, take on the Bulldogs. If only Bagnoli's cheering section could turn around the Quakers' fortunes at Yale. Penn (4-1 overall, 2-0 Ivy) has lost its last two games at the Yale Bowl.
October 29, 1995 |
On a day when a scuba diving suit would have been as appropriate an outfit as a helmet and shoulder pads, the 11 guys on the Penn defense did their best impression of Jaws. Peering through the rain, the Quakers frequently hunted their prey in the Yale backfield. They menaced each of the opponent's three quarterbacks, whether the Bulldogs were passing or running. And they fiercely defended their goal line for more than 59 minutes. The Penn offense didn't have all that much success attacking on the soggy turf of the Yale Bowl, but three field goals by Jeremiah Greathouse and a 76- yard touchdown bomb from Mark DeRosa to Felix Rouse were enough for a 16-6 Ivy League victory before 3,500 hardy souls, even though 16,929 tickets were sold.
October 22, 2004 |
Defense - the most consistent element in the Penn football season to date - should face a serious test tomorrow when the Quakers square off against Yale in New Haven, Conn. While Penn has forged a 17-game win streak against Ivy League opposition, the Quakers (4-1 overall, 2-0 league) will be taking on a rival armed with some impressive skill-position players. "Their team is [also] somewhat desperate," Penn coach Al Bagnoli said of the Bulldogs earlier this week, "because they've lost a game.
October 20, 2012
Saturday at noon, Yale Bowl, New Haven, Conn. Records: Penn, 2-3 overall, 2-0 Ivy League; Yale, 1-4, 0-2. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/WFIL 560-AM Coaches: Penn, Al Bagnoli (21st season, 138-65; 224-84 overall); Yale, Anthony Reno, (1st season, 1-4) Series: Yale leads, 45-33-1. Three Things to Watch Teams have trouble winning the field-position battle against Penn because the Quakers lead the Football Championship Subdivision in net punting (40.41 yards)
December 12, 2014 |
MEN AND WOMEN who spend their careers in the sweaty endeavors of coaching, walking the sidelines of dusty fields or prowling the echo chambers of gymnasiums, would be happy for any recognition - like something named for them. Jack Gregory had two such honors. The football field at East Stroudsburg University and the fieldhouse at Bowling Green State University - institutions to which he lent his athletic leadership skills in more than 30 years of coaching and running athletic programs - were named for him. Not to mention a scholarship in his and his wife's honor at East Stroudsburg, his alma mater.
October 26, 2008 |
In the last two seasons, Penn lost to Yale in overtime in part because of errors committed by Quakers kickers. So it was fitting that Penn kicker Andrew Samson broke the losing streak single-handedly yesterday. He made three second-half field goals, including the game-winning 31-yarder with 4 minutes, 35 seconds left on the clock, and Penn held on for a 9-7 victory in front of 10,490 at the Yale Bowl. As Penn coach Al Bagnoli reflected on the result, he could not help but laugh about the twist of fate.
November 21, 1987 |
So what's it like preparing for the 104th rendition of The Game, also known in some circles as Harvard-Yale? Sure, it's one of college football's most enduring rivalries. But what kind of rivalry is it in which one of the pregame activities last night was a meeting sponsored by the Hare Krishnas of Yale entitled: "Free Vegetarian Feast and Discourse on Yale-Harvard. Is The Game about Materialism?" And OK, the game is for the Ivy League title. And yes, it's the first time since 1975 that Harvard (7-2)
November 22, 1987 |
Plagued by lackluster passing, nonexistent running and even worse punting that featured kicks of 11 yards and 3 yards in the second half, Yale almost beat Harvard yesterday. Which says something about the caliber of this Ivy League title contest that was dominated not by brilliant plays but by sub-20-degree temperatures and 25-mile-an-hour winds. It wasn't pretty at the Yale Bowl, before 66,548 fans. Because of the winds, punting and passing were difficult for both teams. The wide-open game that many anticipated because of the throwing abilities of Yale's Kelly Ryan and Harvard's Tom Yohe wasn't there.
October 21, 2010 |
Noon Saturday UB Stadium, Buffalo TV: 6ABC. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM) Records: Temple 5-2, 2-1 MAC; Buffalo 2-4, 1-1. History: Buffalo leads, 12-2. Temple update: Owls beat Bowling Green, 28-27, by stopping two-point conversion pass on final play of game . . . Owls have won 14 of last 17 games in regular season . . . In 2008, they lost at Buffalo on a last-play Hail Mary pass . . . RB Bernard Pierce (ankle) looked as good as he has in a month last week . . . Might play two quarterbacks, Chester Stewart and Mike Girardi . . . Next week, Owls host winless Akron.
October 24, 2004 |
With a magnificent second-half effort on both sides of the ball, Penn outmuscled Yale yesterday for a 17-7 victory that extended the Quakers' Ivy League win streak to 18 games. Blocking harder, slipping blocks cleaner, and hogging the ball over those last two quarters, the Quakers dominated the late going and handed the Bulldogs a defeat that likely took them out of championship contention. It was Penn's 11th victory in the last 13 meetings with Yale and the second weekend in a row that the Bulldogs were held without a touchdown after halftime.