Because we’re thankful for ya, the staff here at UTB put together a li’l Thanksgiving bingo card for your eNjOyMeNt. Click to enlarge, print, and cut it out (god bless if you actually do). See if you can get bingo before the food coma sets in, or blackout before Grandma blacks out. Hurrah, hurrah, happy Thanksgivukkah!
Ah, homecoming. A weekend of football, basketball, alumni, and the perfect opportunity to
study drink all day. This photo dates back to 1892, a homecoming to remember. After 27 straight losses to Princeton, Penn ended the streak, winning this game 6-4. Here’s to a winsome weekend, sending a harmless puck you to our biggest sports rival. Happy Homecoming, Quakers. Stay safe and party hard.
After you take on
Alternative Spring Break seven nights in Puerto Vallarta, come watch the Quakers take on the Princeton Tigers on Tuesday, March 12. Make sure to order one of The DP’s “Puck Frinceton” shirts here by this Friday, March 1 at 3pm. Princeton is our “biggest rival,” after all. And we’re betting that shade of navy blue will look great with your well-earned tan!
Hey, sports fans! Remember the good ol’ days when you were able to watch 9 straight hours of back-to-back-to-back football games over the weekend and cram all your homework into the commercial breaks? (We still do that, too).
If you didn’t quite catch all of Sunday’s NFL post-game analysis, or someone in Pottruck switched the channel from SportsCenter to Dr. Phil during your morning jog, here’s what you missed: ex-Philly Eagles QB Donovan McNabb gave the Quakers a shoutout.
“I’m gonna go with the Pennsylvania University,” he said. We just checked the alumni directory, and McNabb isn’t a UPenn grad. As for the alumni directory from the Pennsylvania University…well, that’s about as elusive as the former tenants of 36th and Locust.
HURRAH FOR THE RED AND THE BLUE—
Our beloved Quakers kicked some serious tiger booty tonight with an 82-67 victory
at the Palestra, scoring a major win for our one-sided rivalry.
Pete Lodato, DP Senior Photographer
Saturday night took a lively school spirited turn. Hoops fans and people who just like to drink and cheer made the trek from Smoke’s to the Palestra to watch the epic Harvard — Penn basketball game. To 6,000 (!!!) fans’ dismay, the Quakers lost in a “gut-wrenching defeat.”
But tomorrow is another night, another game in a not so far away land called Princeton. For some, this place is reminiscent of littered beer cans and party bus rides during football season but here’s another chance for Penn school spirit to go through the roof. Thankfully, the Red and Blue crew team has put together a simple guide on how to get there tomorrow. Check out the email after the jump.
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Penn lost a legend today as Dan Staffieri, better known as “Coach Lake”, passed away.
Whether zooming around the field in his helmet-shaped golf cart on game day, chanting through his microphone on Locust Walk or simply dropping into a volleyball practice for a pep talk, Coach Lake embodied the Penn spirit.
From his signature red and plaid ensemble to the Ivy Champ rings adorning each hand, Lake specialized in anything but subtlety. Almost anyone who ever met him will remember his signature “How you doing?”… “Oh, very well!” call and response or the booming “Here we go Quakers, here we go!” through his microphone.
So in his honor, check out some great old posts on the spirit of Penn Athletics, including a Street feature on him.
Continuing a week of impossible stuff going down, the less-than-stellar Penn basketball team just beat Cornell. You know, the Cornell that was like, really good? Like nationally ranked? Yeah, NBD, just schooled them 79-65. We even got talked about on ESPN with this madness. Not a bad first home win!
The victory-challenged, much-publicized Men’s Basketball team FINALLY won a game tonight. But before we pop the Cristal, let’s not get too carried away.
First of all, the Quakers defeated the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which, from our research, seems like a bootleg version of the University of Maryland.
And second, their record is now 1-10. Still fairly abysmal.
Update: Our counterparts over at the DP finally got around to writing this story. Refer to them for more details.
Jerome Allen, back in the day.
We gave you our take on the Glen Miller debacle a couple of weeks ago, but today the New York Times weighed in on the ordeal. Thanks to the Gray Lady, we learned that from 1963 to 2007, Penn and/or Princeton won every Ivy League championship except for two. Whoa.
We also got this awesomely Wharton-y quote from Wharton sophomore (and team co-captain/Maccabi stud) Zack Rosen: “Not all C.E.O.’s work out, and that’s what the head coach of a basketball team is. With Coach Miller, there was a disconnect. For whatever reason, his formula just wasn’t working.”
Basically, Jerome Allen has a lot riding on his shoulders, but his stats are super legit and the boys love him. So for the first time in a long time, we’re pretty excited to see what they can do. Allen’s first game as interim head coach is Monday night versus Davidson, and will be broadcast on XPN starting at 7 p.m. Want to actually see some action? Tune into ESPN2 on New Year’s Eve to see the Quakers take on Duke at 6 p.m.