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.
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.
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 impossiblestuff 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!
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.
Basketball coach Glen Miller has been fired — oh wait, we’re sorry, “relieved of his duties.” The DPreports that Athletic Director Steve Bilsky will be available for comment within the next hour or so, so we’ll keep you posted.