PHILAEDLPHIA - The final full weekend of action in September was a busy one for the world of Penn Athletics, with eight teams competing and The Palestra playing host to many of the best basketball players in the world as part of the "Battle of I-95" hosted by NBA players Hakim Warrick and Carmello Anthony.
The Penn Sports Network is pleased to bring you the "Red and Blue Review" again this season to cover all the happenings in the world of Penn Athletics. Started in the 2010-11 season, the 'Red and Blue" review features highlights from PSN broadcasts and scores from around the realm of Penn Athletics. In addition, the"Red and Blue Review" will now expand to the written side, with links to stories from around the country which cover Penn Athletics.
We invite you to sit back and spend a few minutes with us to get up to speed on all things Red and Blue.
New Palestra Scoreboard/Videoboard are Up
Last week, work on the new scoreboard and videoboard in The Palestra completed. Both were up and operational for Penn's volleyball match on Saturday and the "Battle of I-95" on Sunday. Look for in-game replays and video features on the big board during basketball, volleyball and wrestling contests this season!
The Battle of I-95
Sunday night, The Palestra played host to Hakim Warrick, Carmello Anthony, LeBron James and over 8,700 of their closest friends for the "Battle of I-95". Team Philly defended its home court with a 131-122 win.
Penn Alum Matt Flegenheimer's Article from the New York Times
Penn Senior and Daily Pennsylvanian Senior Sports Editor Cal Silcox for USA Today
SI.com's Bryan Armen Graham
The Daily Pennsylvanian's Brian Kotloff on The Palestra Coming Alive
Philly.com's Kate Fagan
Philly.com's Bob Cooney
Philly.com's Matt Breen
Men's Soccer Wins Eighth-Straight Penn Soccer Classic
The Quakers won both of their matches over the weekend, scoring seven goals in the span of 27 hours to win their eighth Penn Soccer Classic in a row. On Saturday, Penn downed Stony Brook, 3-0, before a 4-1 win over Long Island on Sunday. Duke Lacroix was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week for the second time this season, while Stephen Baker was Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.
Football Edged by Villanova
Penn held a halftime lead over Villanova, but the Wildcats came back for a 30-21 win at Franklin Field. Penn was moving for a possible winning score when 'Nova returned an interception for a touchdown to seal the win.
Women's Soccer Splits Weekend
Darren Ambrose's squad dropped its Ivy League opener at Harvard on Friday, 2-0, but took its frustration out on Youngstown State on Sunday in a 3-0 shutout.
Sol Eskenazi and Jaime Yapp-Shing won the doubles bracket at the Cissie Leary Tournament hosted by Penn.
The two-time defending Ivy League champions dropped their Ancient Eight opener to Princeton, 3-2, on Friday night. The same thing happened in 2010, though, and Penn rallied for the League crown. On Sunday, the Red and Blue were swept by Delaware, 3-0.
The defending CSFL champs ran into a tough Navy squad on Friday at Franklin Field, falling to the Middies, 56-0.
Women's golf finished fifth out of 12 teams at the Princeton Ivitational over the weekend. Michelle Lee was the low scorer for Penn with a 227 over the three rounds to finish 12th.