Pennsylvania Rumors & News

  • Leading scorer Tony Hicks will not play senior year at Penn

    CSN Philly "Exactly two weeks before college basketball season tips off, the Big 5 got its first big surprise. Late Friday afternoon, first-year Penn men’s basketball coach Steve Donahue announced that senior guard Tony Hicks has made the decision to not play for the Quakers this season. “Tony and I..." November 01

  • Sources: Steve Donahue to become Penn coach "Penn is set to announce that Steve Donahue will become the next head basketball coach, sources told the Daily News. A former Quakers assistant on the some of the best teams in school history before going on to be the head coach at Cornell and Boston College, Donahue, a Delaware County native who..." March 16

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Penn freshman Tony Bagtas arrested for string of burglaries

    The Daily Pennsylvanian "College freshman Anthony Bagtas, facing charges for allegedly burglarizing the Quad on March 22, has been charged with another seven burglaries that same day and two burglaries earlier this school year — one in September and one in January. Bagtas was a member of the men’s basketball team, but was..." April 14

  • Crimson stay atop Ivy ladder

    Boston Herald "Steve Moundou-Missi led a balanced attack with 14 points and Siyani Chambers dished out 10 assists to go with nine points as Harvard beat Penn, 83-63, last night in Philadelphia. The win keeps the Crimson (21-4, 8-1) tied atop the Ivy League standings with Yale, an 82-65 winner at Cornell. Yale..." February 22

  • Philly teams on outside, looking in "Even with Selection Sunday five weeks away, there's never a bad time to check two popular mock brackets to see where our locals stand. Sadly, unless someone in the group makes a spectacular run through a conference tournament (or in Penn's case, sweep the Ivy League and hope for Harvard to fall),..." February 08

  • Lack of discipline is Penn basketball's biggest problem "I was in Boston last weekend for Princeton-Harvard and Penn-Harvard. We already knew that the Crimson are the Ivy League's best team, but the gap between them and the rest of the conference seemed massive on Friday and Saturday. It's not just because of the quality of Tommy Amaker's players...." February 07

  • Harry Gamble was one of the good guys "On one side was the owner of the Eagles, a car salesman and self-made multimillionaire who owned a villa in France, Norman Braman, dubbed Bottom Line Braman for his penchant to, in the words of disgruntled Iggles fans, throw around nickels like they were manhole covers. On the other side was..." January 29

  • Penn victorious over NJIT "Penn took to the floor of the Palestra on Saturday looking to wash away the bitter aftertaste of last weekend's blowout loss to St. Joseph's. A visit from lowly NJIT was just the tonic. The Quakers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes and were scarcely troubled after that,..." January 28

  • St. Joseph's routs Penn, 85-68 "By the time St. Joseph's and Penn took their turn on the Palestra's center stage Saturday night, the studio crew that had occupied courtside earlier in the day had long since packed up and hit the road. Forget national television. The Hawks' 85-68 win over the Quakers wasn't televised..." January 19