January 16, 2013
A very important piece of archeological history is making its last United States stop in the City of Brotherly love. The Penn Museum is hosting an exciting traveling exhibit from February 10-May 19. Making its last stop in the United States before it travels to Paris and then home to Israel, Unearthing a Masterpiece: A [...]Read more»
November 19, 2012
Philadelphia has long been known as a hoops haven, so it’s fitting that several of the country’s best college basketball teams call the area home. With so much talent in one place, rivalry naturally ensues, making the city’s historic Big Five match-ups some of the most exciting basketball played anywhere. This month, Temple, Penn, LaSalle, [...]Read more»
September 28, 2012
While Philadelphia is nationally known for passionately supporting its professional sports teams, it is important to remember Philly is home to a large number of colleges, each with their own storied athletic programs. Philadelphia’s college football tradition is long (Penn’s first team took the field in 1877) and in recent years, the schools have been [...]Read more»
June 11, 2012
So this is still almost a year down the road, but we’re still pretty excited about it: Philadelphia will host games in next year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Philadelphia will host games during the tournament’s opening weekend, which used to be the first round, but is now called the tournament’s “second round.” The Wells Fargo [...]Read more»
March 13, 2012
Let’s try this again. After a few disappointing results in last week’s conference tournaments, only one Big 5 team is going to the big dance and that’s Temple. More on that below. However, the good news is four other local schools will be competing in post-season tournaments this week. While Temple is Philly’s lone representative in the [...]Read more»
March 5, 2012
March Madness is starting a little early for Philadelphia college basketball fans.
Tonight, Drexel is playing to be one of the first teams to get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament when they take on VCU in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game. The Dragons are riding a 19-game winning streak and a school-record tying 27 wins.
The Rams of VCU also have 27 wins and are coming off an amazing run in last year’s NCAA tournament, in which they made it all the way to the Final Four. The stakes are huge: the winner gets the Colonial Athletic Association’s automatic tournament berth and the loser may be left out. The game will be televised live on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, Penn is another local team that is trying to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Quakers play at Princeton tomorrow night (to be broadcast on ESPN3.com) and if they win, they will tie Harvard for the Ivy League title, forcing a one-game playoff later this week to determine the conference’s NCAA Tournament bid.
Go Penn! Go Drexel!
Drexel Vs. VCU – CAA Championship Game
When: Monday, March 5; 7 p.m. on ESPN
More info: www.drexel.edu
February 8, 2012
It’s not every year that the Ivy League has a team ranked in the Top 25 in the nation. But this year they do. And it’s the Harvard Crimson, who at 20-2 on the season, are now ranked #21 in the country. Harvard is coming to town this Friday night for a showdown with the Penn Quakers at the Palestra. The atmosphere at the Palestra is going to be electric, with Penn’s student section coming out in full force for the big rivalry game. Moreover, the postseason implications: Penn is 4-1 in the Ivy League and needs a win to improve their chances at the Ivy League crown. Tickets are $14. [Penn vs. Harvard]
January 30, 2012
Get ready for a classic college basketball showdown tonight at the Palestra on the University of Pennsylvania campus. If you’re looking for a solid Monday night activity, do yourself a favor and head over to one of the most historic sporting venues in America. Since its opening in 1927, The “Cathedral of Basketball,” as the [...]Read more»
January 4, 2012
Awesome news on the green front for Philadelphia: Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services has begun upgrading approximately 500 existing campus walkway lights to use LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs and new higher efficiency ballasts. The project is one of the first implemented as a result of the university’s Energy Reduction Fund, which was launched in [...]Read more»
December 15, 2011
Flavorwire released its ranking of the 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World, and the renowned Fisher Fine Arts Library at Penn made the cut. Originally built as the main library of the University of Pennsylvania’s new campus after it moved from Center City to West Philly in the 1870s, the Fisher Fine Arts Library is one of architect Frank Furness’s masterpieces. Fun fact: the library’s beautiful main reading room had a shining role in the Oscar-winning film Philadelphia — it was the backdrop for the emotionally charged law library scene. [Flavorwire]