PHILADELPHIA - On a blazing hot summer day in Philadelphia, the senior members of the University of Pennsylvania football team took some time to lend a hand to the school's incoming freshmen. It was the University's annual Move-In day, which is alwaysone of the most stressful and hectic days on thePenn campus. Butthe Quakers'33 seniors did their best to help out, volunteering some of their spare time Wednesday to help the school's incoming freshmen move into their dorm rooms.
In between Wednesday's team meetings, the firstintrasquadscrimmage of the seasonand another set of positional meetings, the players spent most of their morning on Spruce Street assisting the Class of 2014 as they moved into The Quad.
With classes set to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 8, thousands of students areheading to the Penn campus this week to settle into their dorms for the next two semesters. As is custom, the seniors from the Penn football team annually donate their time during this busy stretch to lend a hand in the process.
The preseason schedule continues through Labor Day for the Quakers - the last day of double practices. The typical in-season practice schedule begins the following day and leads up to the team's 2010 season opener againstLafayette on Sept. 18. The 7 p.m.start will mark theonly night game at Franklin Field this season as the Red and Blue - with 799 all-time wins -try to become just the third FCS program to ever reach 800 wins in program history.
Season and single-game tickets for Penn football are available through Penn’s website at www.PennAthletics.com. Tickets are also available at the ticket office located at Weightman Hall on 235 South 33rd Street, or by phone at 215-898-6151. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.