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  • Penn Athletics declines to further comment on Jerome Allen investigation

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    The scope of the Jerome Allen scandal expanded last week when he testified that Ira Bowman, Allen's former assistant coach, had knowledge of the payments, but on the implications of the revelation.

    Between 2013 and 2015, Allen, a former Penn men’s basketball coach and star player, in exchange for naming a prospective student a recruited athlete. Penn Associate Athletic Director of Administration and Strategic Communications Kevin Bonner declined to provide information on the timeline, scope, or details of the investigation, only providing a general statement.

    “We were extremely disappointed to learn that Jerome Allen, former head men's basketball coach at Penn, accepted payments to recruit a potential student-athlete to Penn and concealed that conduct from the Athletic Department and University administration,” Bonner wrote on March 12.

    “Until Jerome’s testimony last week, we also were unaware that former assistant men’s basketball coach Ira Bowman had any relevant knowledge of the matter. The University has been cooperating fully with the government and the NCAA so that the matter is appropriately redressed."

    Bonner declined to expand on the statement to clarify what was meant by the phrases “cooperating fully” and “appropriately redressed."

    Penn Athletics has not confirmed to The Daily Pennsylvanian if the Chuck Smrt investigation remains open or what its scope covered. On Oct. 8, Penn released a statement to the saying that the “independent review” was in its , but that they could not comment until “that process is finalized.”

    “Penn thoroughly reviewed everything surrounding the situation, and as soon as we're at liberty to proceed forward, after that part of the trial at least, we will,” Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun said .

    “It really comes down to whether the school knew or should have known,” Miami-based collegiate sports lawyer said. “If they didn’t know and couldn’t have known and [Allen] really did a serious job of trying to conceal it, then the school’s culpability obviously goes down dramatically to the point where they might not even have an NCAA violation.

    “It’s [a question of] how did it happen and did the school know about it. Someone in compliance: Should they or could they have done more?”

    It remains unclear when Penn Athletics will release the findings of the investigation, which began three days after the allegations against Allen broke in July.

    “[The investigation] could take a year; it could take less. It just depends on how much information they’re trying to obtain and how cooperative people are being, but these things do tend to take longer than you’d expect,” Setchen said.

    There is a potential statute of limitations issue if the investigation takes that long. According to the , the typical statute of limitations for violations is four years, which for this case would be sometime in 2019. There is, however, an exception to the statute of limitations that may apply if the NCAA finds that the rules violation consisted of “a blatant disregard for certain fundamental rules (recruirs finished with nine men as they suffered a fifth defeat in sixth ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax.Heung-Min Son, back in the team after suspension, and Juan Foyth, just 135 seconds after coming on, both saw red at the Vting, extra benefits, academics, ethical conduct).”

    On Wednesday, Bowman was suspended by his current school, Auburn, where he is currently an assistant coach. Bowman after being hired by Auburn in July, two weeks before allegations that Allen accepted bribes went public.

    Bowman’s involvement came through Allen and involved both knowledge of and participation in the payments, reported. After Allen was fired in March 2015, he created an additional account for Esformes to wire money to and provided Bowman with a debit card to access the account.

    “[The testimony that Bowman was involved] opens a whole new can of worms because there’s a new coaching administration involved. Now you have to go interview them,” Setchen said.ol.Now 22, Gomes left Villarreal for Liverpool at 16.He told Marca: "I did not agree with Villarreal to renew and the truth is that I always wanted to go to England. "And if it was also a club like Liverpool... It was an incredible experience."I talk

    Neither the NCAA nor Ivy League have announced any investigation into the Allen scandal or any of the other bribery admission scandals that implicated Georgetown, Yale, and Stanford among other schools. If they an Smith recognises the pressure he feels being in charge at Villa Park.Smith is a lifelong Villa fan and knows the expectations around the club."Being a head coach or manager of Aston Villa, there is always going to be pressure there," he told Sky Sdo, it is possible that they would recommend sanctions against Penn men’s basketball, Penn Athletics, or both.

    “There are clearly NCAA violations. There’s no doubt that the violation occurred,” Setchen said. “The question now would be what is [Penn's] culpability in that and what would be the penalty for it.”

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  • Princeton men's basketball suspends leading scorer after his arrest Friday

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    Princeton men’s basketball senior Devin Cannady was suspended fromx.The Mirror says Liverpool will have to pay £18million if they want to land Max.The Augsburg left-back is being considered as an option as Jurgen Klopp looks for backup to Andrew Robertson following Alberto Moreno's departure to Villarreal.Barcelon the team following his arrest Friday, according to . The arrest came after an alleged confrontation with a member of Princeton's campus police.

    “Due to a violation of team rules, Devin Cannady, (sic) has been suspended from the men's basketball team, pending further review," a Princeton spokesperson told The Trentonian.

    At around 3:30 a.m. at a Wawa adjacent to Princeton's campus, Cannady allegedly swung at a campus police officer, according to a statement from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

    Cannady leads the Tigers in scoring, averaging 19.5 points through 12 games this season, including a combined 32 from the team’s this past winter break. In both matchups, Cannady spent every minute of game time on the court as a focal point of tanchester United legend Gary Neville is hoping Liverpool will clinch the title on March 14 or April 4.Neville will not be in the Sky Sports commentary box when Liverpool face Manchester City or Southampton, which means his reaction to United's rivalshe Princeton game plan.

    The Tigers lead the Ivy League with a 2-0 record, but won't play another conference gamrm Sportsbet.io as their new shirt sponsor, reports, /.The three-year deal, which has been labelled as the largest partnership in the club's history, will see Sportsbet.io replace online broker FxPro on the front of the Premier League outfit's home ae until February. It remains unclear how long Cannady's suspension from the team will last, but a prolonged absence would almost certainly hurt Princeton's chances of making it to the Ivy League Tournament.

    Ivy play is only just underway, but the League seems to be as wide open as it's ever been.

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  • Penn volleyball head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley is leaving the program after just one season

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    Penn volleyball had one head coach for 19 years, but will open the 2018 campaign with its third coach in three seasons.

    After just one season at the helm of the Red and Blue, coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley is leaving the program to take an assistant coaching job with perennial powerhouse Penn State, sources told the Daily Pennsylvanian. The Schumacher-Cawley, herself an alumnus of Penn State volleyball who was , told the team about her departure in a meeting on Thursday morning.

    "It was pretty tough," the coach said. "I really have enjoyed my time here at Penn, as short as it's been. I enjoy this team, this group, from the seniors down to the freshmen, it's been great, it's been such a wonderful university to be a part of, and that's because of the girls on the team."

    The Quakers went 12-11, including 7-7 in Ivy League play, in Schumacher-Cawley's first season as longtime coach Kerre are two young players who will excel at the Stamford Bridge club in Hazard says Romelu Lukaku will be a big hit with Inter Milan.The pair played together at Chelsea.Speaking with Corriere dello Sport, Hazard said: "Lukaku is a fantastic striker, a hitman who can adapt to most teams. "He scores many goals, which of f Frank Lampard becomes their next manager.The Blues are searching for their next boss after allowing Maurizio Sarri to leave for Juventus after only a year in charge.Lampard is the y Carr's successor following Carr's resignation in . With six seniors graduating from the 2017 team after zero players graduated from the 2016 roster, the 2018 squad will once again need to adjust to a new coach while this time adjusting to a vastly changed roster as well.

    The Nittany Lions, who have been led by Saido Berahino.Blues will invite the striker for a trial after he was axed by Stoke City following a controversial spell in the Potteries, says The Sun.The 25-year-old made his name at neighbours West Brom and coach Pep Clotet thinks he could be a s head coach Russ Rose since 1979, will add Schumacher-Cawley's coaching talents to a team which is coming off a Final Four appearance and has won six national championships in the last 11 years.

    Schumacher-Cawley cited the opportunity to coach her alma mater and work for her own former coach as an opportunity that was too great to pass up.

    "I'm honored to go back there, and to work with the school that I played for in a different role now, and continue the tradition that they have, and find the best players in the country that we can."

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  • Penn baseball fails to clinch division title over Columbia, heading to one-game playoff

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    So it all comes down to this.

    Needing one win in two home games against second-place Columbia to clinch its first Ivy League Lou Gehrig Division title since 2007, Penn baseball faileddmits management know they need to add to the squad next month.McKenna acknowledges more signings will need to be considered going forward but insists the club are moving in the right direction."Yeah, there has been some highs and some of the perform to close out on Saturday afternoon, taking a pair of losses by scores of 14-4 and 7-5 to fall into a tie with the Lions. With both teams finishing the regular season atop the Gehrig Division at 12-8 in Ivy play, the two rivals will meet yet again on Saturday, going toe-to-toe in a one-game playoff for the third time in four years.

    In both games, there were certainly times when it looked like the Quakers (22-20) would etch their mark in the history books. Though Game 1 starter Gabe Kleiman allowed a two-run home run in the top of the first, Penn responded with back-to-back bombs from Tim Graul and Sean Phelan, setting the tone for a back-and-forth contest far closer than its final score suggested.

    Kleiman settled down after his rough start en route to a solid five-inning outing, and a striesterday's 5-0 rout of West Ham.The system caused delays during City's romp at West Ham and the visiting fans sang “What the f*** is going on?"Guardiola said: “Maybe the intensity and passion will leave. It is going to change the dynamic — not ng of four straight singles in the bottom of the fourth put the Red and Blue on top, 4-2. When center fielder Andrew Murnane completed a fantastic inning-ending double play by catching a fly ball and then gunning down tagging runner Julian Bury at the plate, Penn held a 4-3 lead after five innings, six outs shy of making history.

    But then the Lions (18-22) finally got the offensive breakthrough they were looking for — and when it rained, it poured.

    Though Kleiman only had 74 pitches through his five innings, Penn elected to send in reliever Billyidfielder has been linked with a move to England, where Arsenal and Tottenham are keen.But after victory over Cagliari last night, Rabiot declared: "My future is at Juventus. “2019 was not an easy year for me. I arrived at Juventus and I had to wor Lescher to attempt the two-inning save. It would be a decision the team regretted immediately.

    Though Lescher had been historically dominant all season with a 0.98 ERA entering the afternoon, the Lions figured out Penn’s junior superstar, racking up eight hits and nine runs in an explosive sixth inning, including a Ben Porter grand slam. Lescher — perhaps a bit fatigued after throwing a shutout inning on Friday — didn’t make it out of the sixth frame, as Columbia completely took the wind out from beneath the Quakers’ sails en route to its deceptively comfortable win.

    As emotionally deflating as that defeat was, though, the Red and Blue came out firing in the series finale, jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the first two innings.

    But Columbia came right back with its own string of hits to tie the score at 4-4 in the third, before Penn pitcher Mike Reitcheck — who bravely battled all day long, with the team facing a severe lack of bullpen options in its fourth game in two days — gave up a crucial two-run double on his 111th and final pitch of the night in the seventh.

    Though Matt Tola provided brief hope for the Quakers with a home run, they never led again, allowing the Lions to take their third straight contest over Penn when a loss in any of them would’ve given the Red and Blue the solo division crown.

    Of course, things only get more intense from here for both teams, as the two rivals will head back to Columbia for Saturday’s all-or-nothing showdown. The scenario certainly involves a bit of deja vu for Penn — in both 2014 and 2015, the teams tied atop the Gehrig Division, with Columbia winning the one-game playoffs in both instances and eventually qualifying for the NCAA Regionals.

    So after coming up short in three straight chances to close out the Lions, the Red and Blue have one final shot with everything on the line. Penn will almost certainly throw senior ace Jake Cousins (6-1, 2.50 ERA), while the Lions are expected to pitch sophomore Josh Simpson (4-2, 3.63) in a rematch of Friday’s showdown, a 7-6 Penn win.

    Win, and Penn remains alive for its first Ivy League championship since 1995. Lose, and the Red and Blue are forced to cope with another offseason of heartbreak after coming up agonizingly short yet again.

    Let the games begin.

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  • Six Penn sports events to keep an eye on this weekend

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    Men’s and women’s track and field

    After splitting up and spreading out across the country last weekend, Penn track and field is ready to get the band back together and head to Virginia to compete in the Virginia Quad Meet.

    Last weekend’s meets — with the long-distance runners competing in California, the sprinters and throwers in Florida, and many of the younger Quakers in Pennsylvania— served as an opportunity for the Penn athletes to showcase their individual skills, and showcase they did. Four school records were shattered and new personal bests were established across the board as the Red and Blue executed the “divide and conquer” technique to perfection.

    This weekend’s meet in Virginia will allow the Quakers to build off of their impressive individual performances in an attempt to form a collective unit strong enough to defeat the likes of Virginia, Columbia and Maryland. While Penn, on paper, should match up well with the Columbia and Maryland squads, defeating the Virginia men will be a challenge, as the team is ranked No. 9 nationally according to the USTFCCCA.

    However, as last weekend’s times prove, the Penn men’s and women’s track and field teams are only getting better, so counting them out against any team could be dangerous.

    Men’s golf

    It’s been two weeks since Penn men’s golf has last competed, leaving the Quakers rested and ready for this weekend’s invitational, hosted by arch rival Princeton.

    At Towson, the vn Klopp are ready to promote from within to replace Daniel Sturridge.Sturridge, who joined the Reds from Premier League rivals Chelsea in 2013, is set to end his nine-year stay at Anfield when his contract expires in the summer.The Times says with Stenue of the team’s last outing, the Red and Blue played solidly, finishing eighth in a field of 22 teams. More importantly, Penn finished ahead of two other Ivy League teams in the field, as Cornell and Columbia had squads in 12th and 13th, respectively. The Quakers were led by junior Carter Thompson, a sports reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian, who individually finished 12th out of 120 golfers.

    In order for Penn to stand out at the Princeton Invitational, Thompson’s strong play must continue. Fortunately for the Quakers, Thompson has help in the form of senior Matt Kern and sophomore Josh Goldenberg, both of whom shot well at Towson.

    Last year, the Penn men finished 10th, but it will be important to improve on that finish, especially with the Ivy Championships quickly approaching.

    Women’s golf

    While the men’s team enters the weekend with moderate, if any, fanfare, the women’s team is on fire, flushed with momentum after a strong performance at the Harvard Invitational last weekend.

    Finishing fifth overall, the Quakers showcased their potential, carding a team 296 on Sunday, the best score the women have posted since the 2014 Ivy League Championships. Contributing most directly to this extremely impressive score was senior Isabella Rahm, who shot an even-par 72 in the final round.

    Heading into the 54-hole Hoya Invitational this weekend, Rahm and her teammates should be overflowing withhe Sun says Scott looks set to join Newcastle for free on a two-year deal.Scott, 21, has been out of contract since being let go by Chelsea last month and joins the Toon on a freebie.The central midfielder is said to have agreed to personal terms and confidence, ready to take on all comers in the last tuneup before the Ivy League Championships.

    Men’s heavyweight rowing

    The weather has not been kind to Penn men’s heavyweight rowing.

    Severe storms in New England prevented the team from opening its spring season at the expected date, as Boston’s Burk Cup was cancelled.

    However, it is possible that the cancellation was a blessing in disguise for the Quakers, as now they will be opening this weekend in familiar territory — the Schuylkill River. Instead of starting the season on the road, the Red and Blue will battle Columbia and Princeton on their home turf, or in this case, in their home water.

    Men’s lightweight rowing

    Like its heavyweight brethren, the lightweight squad will also make its spring debut, being thrown right into the mix of Ivy competition with a showdown against Cornell and Harvard. Also like the heavies, the Quakers will get to open their season in the comfort of their hometown, sharing the Schuylkill River with the heavyweight squad despite their separate competitions.

    Despite the built-in home court advantage, though, nothing will come easy to the Red and Blue — Cornell has won two of the past three EARC Lightweight Sprints titles, a competition in which Penn has only cracked the top five once in the last two decades.

    Women’s rowing

    Though their counterparts on the men’s side are forced to deal with some rust, Penn women’s romier League title this season.Last season the Reds won the Champions League and finished second to Manchester City with the third-highest points total in Premier League history. "I'd say there are at least six teams in contention," he told Sky Sportswing has no such issue entering the weekend, as the Quakers are coming off two stellar performances at the Murphy Cup (including three champion boats) and the Doc Hosea Invitational, where Penn took third of nine teams.

    But now the real season begins for the Red and Blue, as Penn travels to Connecticut to take on Dartmouth and Yale in a three-team meet. As impressive as the early spring season has been for the Quakers, these Ivy foes may be their biggest test yet, as Penn hasn’t finished in the top half of the Ancient Eight since the league began its own championship system in 2012.

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  • Penn volleyball utilizes both spikes and stats

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    Statistics have always been an integral part of sports. From the rise of Moneyball and the modern statistical revolution all the way back to the first box score ever recorded, the two topics have been inseparable.

    For Penn volleyball, data analytics have become part of the coaching staff’s routine both in between and during matches, leveraging insights from outside the box score to produce tangible results.

    “It’s a little bit of a tightrope walk because as a coach you have some instincts, very subjective ideas about what’s going on in the game," head coach Kerry Carr said."Then you get stats that prove otherwise, you’re looking at objectivity."

    “I think it makes me a better coach getting to be objective about [the game], getting that distance from how I feel about it.”

    Analytics tend to be a polarizing subject in the sports world, coming down to competing ideas of the old-school ‘eye test' versus new-school analytics. Carr, currently in her 18th season as the head coach of the Quakers, fits somewhere for granted in the Champions League.The Reds begin their defence of the title with a tricky game against the talented Italian outfit.And Klopp knows that if his side are not at their best, Napoli will be happy to pounce on any weaknesses.The last timin the middle of that spectrum, acknowledging the need for analytics while still relying on her instincts on game day.

    These insights come from many different places. During games, the team has an assistant on the end of the bench furiously typing into a laptop, recording the outcomes of each rally as it happens in real time. In between games, the coaching staff spends time analyzing video of practices and matches to offer insights into how they should prepare the team for the next weekend.

    In the highly competitive Ivy League, every advantage matters, and the ability to go beyond simply counting stats on the publicly available box score is the focus for Penn.

    “The stat program that we’re using enables us to see statistics that are more in depth than what we see on the box sheet,” assistant coach Seth Rochlin said. “It’s really about helping quantify what has historically been unquantifiable. We use all sort of programs to keep ourselves at the cutting edge.”

    Rochlin, now in his sixth season on Penn’s coaching staff, has been heavily involved in the continued growth of analytics within the program.

    For example, when looking at offensive stats in volleyball, it’s easy to pick up on the importance of kills, point-scoring plays produced by a given player. But from a deeper analytical perspective, a lot of factors go into a player notching a kill.

    Rochlin and the rest of Penn’s staff are able to look into a hitter’s position on the court, where and who the set cng for his blog, Mata stated: "Now it is time to get back in Manchester and focus once again on the Premier League. "We are all looking forward to training together on Thursday to prepare for Saturday's game against Leicester. Over the last few days ame from and where the hitter drove the ball intle United owner Mike Ashley has reportedly cancelled a promised players' trip to Las Vegas.The Toon were supposedly promised the holiday if they avoided the drop during a meeting over pizza in November.The Evening Chronicle reports players were pack order to find ways for more effective attacks.

    For the players, it’s an adjustment from the way that they’ve been coached in the past — most high school programs don’t take analytics as seriously as the Quakers. According to Carr, the coaching staff has been working to make sure that players don’t necessarily take apositive or negative out of any given number, but rather view it as something they can learn from and improve upon.

    Every player learns differently and responds to statistics differently, and the coaching staff is able to provide these insights through different media, whether it’s graphical representations or just cold, hard numbers to help their players grow.

    “It’s all getting us to having a better student athlete and a better experience for them,” Rochlin added.

    “We’re trying to give them the tools to be a better volleyball player and to be a better student athlete, whether it’s in the weight room, in the classroom or specifically on the volleyball court in set three.”

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  • Penn swimming takes down Cornell, falls to Princeton

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    “Unfortunately you don’t get to play defense in swimming.”

    That was how coach Mike Schnur described Penn’s tri-meet against Cornell and Princeton this weekend. While the Quakers were able to record some impressive times on Saturday and were easily able to handle the Big Red, the Tigers were just too fast, handing both the men’s and women’s squads their first defeats of the season.

    For the women, a 200-100 victory over Cornell was offset by a 134-164 loss to Princeton, while the men notched a 217-83 win to go along with a 173.5-124.5 defeat.

    On the women’s side, Penn started the meet off hot by registering its first victory of the day in the opening event, the 200-yard medley relay.

    The duo of freshmen Libby Jardeleza and Carter Orth combined with juniors Haley Wickham and Rochelle Dong to post a time of 1:43.23 and set a tone of early success for the Quakers.

    All four members of this relay team also went on to score significant individual points. Orth claimed the top time in 200 individual medley with 2:05.09 — edging out Princeton’s Olivia Chan by two-tenths of a second — and Jardeleza finished third in the 100 backstroke.

    Dong continued her dominance in short-distance events, posting two first-place finishes on the day. Her times of 55.82 in the 100 back and 55.08 in the 100 butterfly were both good enough for a top spot on the podium.

    Wickham touched up first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.21 before claiming the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.51.

    Not to be outdone, freshman Madison Visco also recorded two individual wins on the day, taking both distance freestyle events by winning the 500 in 4:57.3 and finishing the 1,000 in 10:14.22.

    “I think we were just absolutely awesome on the women’s side today, and I think we had several girls who had breakout days,” Schnur said. “Haley Wickham went faster today than shited boss Steve Bruce is targeting Tottenham fullback Danny Rose.The Daily Star says Bruce has already identified the left-back position at St James' Park as one that needs addressing urgently – and would love a player of Rose's calibre The Englande was at the Ivy championship meet last year, and Visco absolutely crushed it in an event she had never swam before. So that was incredible to see.”

    While the men fell short of Princeton just like their female counterparts, they too had some impressive performances.

    Eric Schultz added another victory to his lengthy resume, as the senior took first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.40 while also picking up points with a second-place finish in the 100 free.

    “I was worried that we were going to be tired coming into this race, but I was impressed with some of the absolutely great swims we had,” Schnur said. “With some guys under the weather, we had other guys step up and swim incredibly fast times and even win races, so that was awesome.”

    As with the women, the distance freestyle events were kind to the Quakers. Sophomore Alex Peterson finishethe players are discussing qualifying for the Champions League.United are currently sixth in their first season back in the Premier League, just two points off the top four with 12 games remaining in the campaign."There's no getting away from the facd second in the 500 with a time of 4:31.69, before doing one better and winning the 1,000 free.

    The Red and Blue would grab two more first-place individual finishes, as junior Wes Thomas went 2:02.56 to win the 200 breast and the freshman tandem of Mark Andrew and Thomas Dillinger went one-two in the 200 individual medley.

    The men capped the day with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay, as Dillinger and Schultz, combined with juniors Kevin Su and Michael Wen, posted a commanding final victory over Cornell by 3.47 seconds in a time of 3:01.70.

    Despite some of Penn’s potent performances, Princeton remained just too quick for the Quakers to catch. But the coaching staff and the athletes remain positive about the progress the team is making.

    “Princeton today was just incredibly fast, and when another team has a race like that, there’s nothing you can do to catch them,” Schnur said. “That was probably the best Princeton team I’ve ever seen race, but I was incredibly proud of the way our team swam. If we keep having races like that going forward, we will be more than fine.”

    While the team’s next Ivy competition is not for anor says Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Isco in a £44 million deal by Real Madrid.The Spanish giants are trying to offload players to make way for a move for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen next month.Spain midfielder Isco, 27, has struggother seven weeks, the Quakers do have their second-biggest meet of the season coming up at the Kenyon Invitational on Dec. 3. There, Penn will look to post fast enough qualifying times to make the NCAA Championship meet before several swimmers compete to earn a place at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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  • Miller’s strike Penn's women's soccer in OT

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    When Penn women’s soccer faced Old Dominion last year, it played a gritty 110 minutes, clawing back from a two goal deficit to end the match in a 2-2 draw.

    But when the Quakers stared down the same opponent for its home opener on Sunday, they had one thing in mind: to win.

    And they did just that. It took 100 minutes of intense play, but the Quakers walked away with a 3-2 victory over the Lady Monarchs (0-3-2).

    Afe and a half years having guided the club to the League Cup final in 2015 and Champions League final earlier in 2019, losing both. His tenure coincided with the building of Tottenham's new stadium, ground being broken in 2015 and the club eventually ter the first half at Rhodes Field, Penn (2-0) was experiencing a mild case of deja vu. Old Dominion was up 2-0 after goals by Grace Haverly and Madison Hogan wiiker Saido Berahino after he failed to appear in court accused of not paying a £75,000 drink-driving fine.The ex-West Brom and Stoke City striker was due to appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court in north west London this morning to answer the chargthin the first 20 minutes.

    When halftime rolled around, coach Darren Ambrose realized his squad needed a change of mindset.

    “At halftime I didn’t mince my words,” he said. “There weren’t a lot of X’s and O’s.”

    Ambrose’s words had a clear impact on his team; when it emerged from the locker room, there was a different energy on the field.

    The Quakers clawed back with an unassisted goal from 25 yards out by sophomore midfielder Lindsay Sawczuk and a well-placed throw from Jill Kennedy that was tapped into the net by freshman forward Anna Estep in the 76th minute.

    Neither team was able to muscle ahead in the remaining 14 minutes of regulation play. The competition came down to which team was willing to go the extra mile, said freshman forward Kristen Miller.

    “It was a matter of wanting it and who would be willing to make the tackle, who was committed to getting in the box on the counterattack,” she said.

    Penn battled through nine minutes of overtime play before Miller took matters in her own hands, or in this case, her own feet. With just 12 seconds left in the period, Miller got control of a rebounding missed shot and volleyed the ball over the hands of Lady Monarch goalkeeper Meredith Lenox, securing a win for the Red and Blue in the process.

    “It was awesome,” the freshman said of her first collegiate goal.

    Ambrose was particularly impressed with Miller’s tenacity on the field.

    “She just never stops,” he said. “She is just such a competitor.”

    Penn’s win against Old Dominion was the team’s second of the weekend, after taking down winless Mount St. Mary 1-0 on Friday. Penn quickly got control of the match after an own goal early in the first half. Though no one on Penn’s roster managed to find the back of the net, the Quakers out-shot the Mount, 18-1.

    Despite the team’s pair of wins, Ambrose is aware that the team has a long way to go before they will be ready to take on conference foes.

    “I just don’t think we’re sharp on the ball yet,” he said. “At any one time [on the field], there are four freshman, there are two or three sophomores who didn’t start a game last year.”

    So far, Ambrose has been pleased with how the younger players have elevated their game.

    “You don’t really recognize [Lindsay Sawczuk] a lot of the time, but she kind of guts it out and does some very subtle things,” he says. “And [freshman forward] Natasha Davenport is a fireplug.”

    Within the Quakers’ 100 minutes against Old Dominion, there were undoubtedly flashes of brilliancee is ready to face Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial today.The pair are former AS Monaco teammates.“There might be a bit of chat and mickey-taking! You'll say things like: 'You're doing well at the moment, take it easy today and in the nex. But it is early in the season, and championship-winning teams are not forged in a mere two games. As Ambrose knows, this team has a lot left to learn.

    “The learning is how to compete,” he says. “And the only way you learn how to compete is getting games like that.”

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  • Mixed results end Penn men's tennis' year

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    It wasn’t the end the Quakers were looking for.

    Over the weekend, Penn men’s tennis closed out its season with three matches over three days, losing to Columbia at home, and then beating Binghamton and losing to Cornell on the road.

    While their 2-5 league record marks a one-game improvement from last season, it’s not what the Red and Blue had expected, nor what they had hoped for after starting off 2-0, a start which included a win over Princeton.

    “I didn’t think we played worse as the year went on, in fact in some ways I thought we playuricio Pochettino says documentary cameras filming his every move is a concern.Tottenham are the latest club to sign up with Amazon as part of the All Or Nothing series which previously featured Manchester City."When the club agreed the deal with Amaed a little bit better toward the end,” coach David Geatz said.

    “The competition was a little better at the end. We played the two best teams in the Ivy League [Columbia and Harvard] at the end of the year,” he added.

    On Friday, Penn ran into one of those teams: No. 19 Columbia, a behemoth which was on a 16-match win streak and which had dropped just one point in league play going into the match. The Lions routed the Red and Blue, 4-0, yielding only one set in total — to freshman Matt Nardella . Columbia went on to win its 11th Ivy League title — and its first since 2010 — over the weekend, as it finished undefeated in league play.

    After taking on their New York rivals, the Red and Blue headed up to the Empire State itself for their final matches of the year. Saturday was a more successful day for the Quakers, as they dropped Binghamton for the second straight year, taking the two through five-spot singles matches to win, 5-2. Penn finished 5-9 in nonconference play.

    No. 52 Cornell represented Penn’s final chance to finish with its best Ivy League record since the 2007-08 season, a feat it missed narrowly, losing 4-3. Penn took three singles matches on the backs of senior Zach Katz, sophomore Vim de Alwis and Nardella, the last of whom picked up his 13th win of the year. But the Quakers couldn’t earn that necessary fourth victory, something Katz and Geatz chalked up to the doubles point.

    For the three seniors on the team — Katz, Nikola Kocovic and Andrew Berman — Sunday marked their last day of Ivy League tennis.

    “[It’s] bittersweet,” Katz said. “I’m definitely going to miss it. It’s not the way you ever want to stop playing the sport you’ve been playing since you were four years old, but I’m happy to turn a new chapter.”

    Geatz praised the outgoing seniors, stopping especially to single out one of his co-captains, Katz.

    “Zach Katz is the best player in the Ivy League,” he said, noting that Katz didn’t drop a match in conference play.

    “There’s a lot more pressure, a lot more intensity, every match is so close and I think having played for four yearsder Matt Doherty has won praise from manager Nuno for his commitment.Doherty missed a month of pre-season but jumped back in from the start against FC Pyunik a week ago and contributed a goal in Armenia. The Irishman then retained his shirt for the r, you just get a lot more comfortable, and then the confidence that comes with that [helps],” Katz said of his performance in conference matches.

    While the five-game skid to end Ivy play left Penn with a bitter taste, with just three outgoing players, a strong incoming recruiting class and some play they're to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.The Mirror says City are still in the hunt for £80million-rated Maguire – but must offload Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala to fund the deal.The domestic treble winners are wary of Financers returning from injuries next year — including Ismael Lahlou, who filled the No. 3 singles spot last year — the Red and Blue have something to look forward to.

    “With good recruiting classes, coach Geatz and coach [Ty] Schaub will definitely have a nationally ranked program soon,” Katz said.

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  • Jaffe | Lesson learned: Don't doubt the Bagnoli System

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    For much of the first half at Saturday’s Penn-Cornell game while I sat in the press box at Schoellkopf Field, I questioned coach Al Bagnoli’s strategy. I couldn’t fathom why Penn was still trying to barrel its way a move for PSG star Neymar after fresh developments.Neymar has gone AWOL from preseason training just as PSG chief Leonardo has admittedgement aren't short of high profile options should they choose to give manager Unai Emery the push.The Mirror says Arsenal are determined to try and give Emery every chance to turn things around and have denied reports suggesting their Head of Footba he could be sold.Last Friday the Blaugrana president said there was no Neymar situation and was asked what his stthrough Cornell’s problem with Antoine Griezmann being jeered by his old Atletico Madrid fans last night.It was the first time Griezmann was returning to the Wanda Metropolitano since leaving Atletico over the summer.Barca chief Guillermo Amor said: "It was respectabldefensive line on the ground.

    That might sound ridiculous — a mere sophomore second-guessing a coach who, at the time, had won eight outright Ivy titles in 20 seasons.

    But I felt the stat sheet justified my doubt: In the first half the Quakers averaged less than 1.3 yards per carry, and they had still gone to the ground more than the air.

    Penn’s last drive of the first half gave me hope. Andrew Holland’s aerial attack led the Red and the Blue down the field to retake the lead, as the Quakers handed it off just twice in six plays. The march was more than methodical — it was dominant. Every time Holland dropped back, he picked up a first down, and he culminated the drive with a 41-yard strike to Jason Seifert for a touchdown.

    The drive couldn’t have been more unlike Penn’s previous possessions — the Quakers hadn’t scored in over 27 minutes, and in just 51 seconds they had traversed 89 yards in six plays.

    Surely the drive would convince Bagnoli to stick to the passing game.

    It didn’t. Out of the break, Penn came out running again. On the first three plays, the Quakers surprised me by going back to the turf. Apparently, they surprised Cornell too. On the fourth play, Lyle Marsh broke free down the sideline for a 55-yard touchdown run.

    Bagnoli: 1. Jaffe: 0.

    I’m not the only one who has questioned Bagnoli’s system. Many fans were disgruntled about how insistent he was about giving backup quarterback Andrew Holland playing time in every game.

    That decision paid off too, after Billy Ragone dislocated his ankle against Harvard. Penn might not have sole possession of the Ivy League title had Holland not marched his team down the field for the winning touchdown with just one minute remaining — the Quakers might not have even been in a position to win. Would you want your outright title hopes on the shoulders of a quarterback who hasn’t taken a snap?

    Yes, I had fallen into the same trap many others had: I doubted the Bagnoli System. The Bagnoli System might seem obstinate, but it’s tried and tested.

    Next season, the Ivy League will be as wide open as it was this year. The Quakers will have to face 2013 with a new senior captain, uncertainty at quarterback and turnover at a slew of other positions.

    There will be much frustration and experimentation, and as a result, there will be those who question Bagnoli.

    For those fans, I say this: Wait and watch. And when Penn breaks free for a crucial 55-yard touchdown, you may just be pleasantly surprised.

    STEVEN JAFFE is a sophomore economics major from McLean, Va. He can be reached at Jaffe@theDP.com.SEE ALSO

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  • Men's soccer falls after Dartmouth's Lucky strike

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    Sometimes, in a close match, it pays to be Lucky.

    That’s likely how Dartmouth felt after beating the Penn men’s soccer team, 2-1, at Rhodes Field Saturday. Big Green striker Lucky Mkosana scored on a penalty kick awarded after a dubious call, and the Quakers never saw the light again.

    “I was in front of the guy when it happened,” said Penn captain Thomas Brandt, who was as surprised as the 439 fans in the stands when the foul was called.

    “[The referees] said he was tripped — it rarely gets called but was this time,” he added.

    Coach Rudy Fuller called it “a soft penalty.”

    The loss put the Quakers (6-5-2, 1-2 Ivy) at sixth in the Ivy League, but their coach still believes they can win the championship.

    “This is definitely a year where you can win with two losses,” he said.

    Penn had a slow start that culmineves in the potential of West Ham United.The midfielder is back in action after recovering from a serious Achilles injury last season.He told sport.ua, "It seems to me that West Ham now has everything to get into the top 6 - excellent staff, coach, sated in a Dartmouth goal by forward Maarten van Ess at the 14th minute — his only shot of the night.

    But Fuller’s team regrouped and tied the game, 1-1, five minutes later thanks to star midfielder Christian Barreiro’s sixth goal of the season. The strike came off a Penn corner that resulted in a wild sequence of play inside Big Green’s 18-yard box, including a series of blocked shots and changes of possession.

    It only took one minute, though, before the penalty kick was awarded to Mkosana, who leads the Ivy League with eight goals.

    At the time, with 70 minutes remaining in the game — 70 minutes that Penn dominated possession-wise — nothing seemed lost for the Quakers. Butthree season ticket-holders who listed their Champions League final tickets on a resale website, reports BBC Sport.Since 1994 it has been illegal for an unauthorised person to sell on tickets.Spurs asked fans not to "ruin one of the biggest occasions besides Barreiro’s score, none of Penn’s 14 shots went past stout opposing goalkeeper Noah Cohen, who had four saves.

    “I felt like we deserved more than one goal,” said Fuller, who was satisfied with his team’s performance despite the loss.

    “We moved [the ball] around and got some good spots,” he added, “[but] we couldn’t find a goal.”

    The Quakers had numerous opportunities to tie the game, including a .The Serie A club could be looking to add to their attacking options in the January transfer window.Maupay, who has found his scoring boots in the Premier League, is rated at £40 million.He took some time to get going after his move from Championshicorner at the 89th minute where sophomore back Jonny Dolezal’s headshot was too high. Prior to that, freshman Duke Lacroix almost found the back of the net at the 54th on a wide pass play and on a missed header at the 68th.

    Despite giving up seven free kicks on 16 fouls, the Big Green (5-4-2, 2-1) preserved their lead until the final whistle.

    Looking forward to next week’s game against Yale (6-5-1, 2-1), Brandt suggested “we need to have a stronger start, dictate the pace.”

    For a Penn soccer team known for being offensive and scoring early, this means getting back to their old habits.

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  • W. Hoops loses to Villanova extending streak

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    For the first time in her collegiate career, Alyssa Baron was silenced.

    In the women’s basketball team’s 52-30 loss to Villanova (12-6, 4-0 Big 5) last night, the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year shot 0-for-8 from the field in her first scoreless game.

    “She’s trying to do a little too much,” coach Mike McLaughlin saod. “She’s trying to force the action a little too early too often and she needs to let the game come to her.”

    Baron’s difficulties represent the larger offensive struggles that continue to plague the Quakers (7-7, 0-3), as they extended their losing streak to five games.

    Penn led, 11-9, at the midway point of the first, but it would be its last lead of the game. The Wildcats went on a 7-0 run and closed out the frame with a 21-6 run overall. They headed into the break with a 30-16 lead.

    “[Villanova is] really good at skipping the ball and gr Bosman prospect Adam Lallana.The Liverpool midfielder, who signed for the Reds from Southampton in 2014, is out-of-contract this summer and is highly unlikely to sign a new deal at Anfield. Sky Sports says as a result, he is already allowed to talk eat at getting quick shots off,” said sophomore Brianna Bradford, who had three points and three steals in 17 minutes on the floor.

    “The first 12 minutes of the game, we played the way we ack in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling put the visitors ahead before Harry Wilson scored on the stroke of half-time.The Cherries returned after the break buoyed by their breakthrough and pushed City all the waneeded to play to give ourselves a chance,” McLaughlin said. “It got away from us in the last eight minutes of the half and it just spiraled.”

    The offensive problems intensified in the second half, as the Quakers could only muster one basket in the first eight minutes of play.

    “We’re leaving a lot of opportunities out there. We have transition opportunities that we’re not capitalizing on,” McLaughlin said. “We’re putting a lot of stress on our halfcourt team.”

    Villanova, ranked No. 27 nationally in to take a pay cut to join Juventus as part of a cash-plus-player deal for Joao Cancelo.City reopened talks last week with Juventus about a possible deal for the full-back.Juve want €60m to sell the Portugal international defende,And City hop to driscoring defense, built up a 22-point lead in the second, from which the Quakers could never recover. Despite Penn’s offensive difficulties, this was the first time the Quakers reached the 30-point threshold against the Wildcats since 2005.

    Though Baron played a team-high 31 minutes on the court, she could find no success against Villanova’s tight defense.

    “I think we all fell victim to it, not just [Baron],” Bradford said.

    Baron’s previous career-low scoring output was seven points — once against St. Joseph’s on Saturday and last year against Lafayette.

    “We’ve got to move the ball quicker. We’ve got to be able to beat their player off the dribble. We have to finish around the basket,” McLaughlin said.

    After going unbeaten in the first three Big 5 games of the season, the Wildcats’ victory ensured them the Big 5 championship title, their 13th under coach Henry Perretta.

    The Red and Blue will have to jump-start their offense if they want to snap their five-game skid when they face Temple on Saturday in their final tune-up before Ivy play resumes.

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  • Columbia took walk down easy street for 2 wins

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    Two weeks in, the Columbia bakery has run out of cream puffs.

    For the second straight year, the Lions are 2-0. For the second straight year, they got the two W's against a pair of I-AA weaklings. And for the second straight year, the road gets much tougher in Week 3.

    Princeton at Columbia

    Last year's Lions under Bob Shoop rode the momentum of the 2-0 start into a 43-3 loss at Princeton.

    Now Shoop is gone, the matchup of undefeated teams has shifted to New York and new Lions coach Norries Wilson gets his first test in front of the homecoming crogood impression on the players.The Gunners recorded their first win under the Spaniard thanks to a 2-0 home success against Manchester United on New Year's Day.And it appears the relatively inexperienced boss is winning over the players with his innowd.

    Wilson and Co. put a serious beatdown on Fordham and held on long enough to survive Georgetown at home.

    While the Lions haven't really gotten it going on the ground, quarterback Craig Hormann has hit a variety of targets to the tune of 28-for-47 passing. But their MVP so far has been kicker Jon Rocholl, who has knocked in six straight field goals.

    They may need more than field goals to beat the Tigers, who have good wins at Lehigh and at Princeton Stadium against Lafayette. The Tigers are succeeding on the strength of a defensemo Werner is on his way to Tottenham in the summer.The German striker was linked with a move to Liverpool in the press today.Leipzig seized on the story and made a joke about it through their official Twitter account.The club issued a reply regarding that has allowed 24 points in two games and allowed just 206 yards to the Leopards.

    Don't look for a repeat of last season's blowout, but Columbia would be fortunate to win the matchups on either side of the ball.

    (23) Harvard at Lehigh

    Liam O'Hagan? Suspended

    Chris Pizzotti? Hurt

    Jeff Witt? Hurt

    Richard Irvin? Here, coach.

    Harvard will travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to face the Mountain Hawks, bringing with them their fourth-string quarterback, who will start for the Crimson tomorrow. He's the fourth QB in four games, dating back to last season.

    He's also the only one with Division I-A experience.

    The Tulane transfer, who played for Harvard in seven games last season, takes on a Lehigh team that boasts a win at Villanova, but losses to Princeton and Albany.

    Despite the quarterback issues and thanks to the nation's leading runner, Clifton Dawson, the Crimson is second in the country in total offense, ranking just behind No. 1 New Hampshire.

    But it meets its toughest challenge yet against a Lehigh team that ranks 21st in the country in total defense.

    Brown at Rhode Island

    The 91st meeting between the state's two Division I programs will be marked by two teams coming off tough home losses in conference play.

    The Bears got run over by Dawson and the Crimson last week, while Rhode Island fell in Kingston to No. 17 Delaware.

    Brown leads the series 66-22-2, and to capture the Governor's Cup for the third straight season, it will have to improve against the run. Rhode Island boasts a three-man rushing attack, which has the Rams ranked fifth in the nation with 243.3 rush yards per game - one spot better than Harvard.

    (22)Albany at Cornell

    After being shut down by Yale, the task gets no easier against an impressive Albany defense and a Great Danes team that is ranked for the fi land a move to Manchester City.Neville coached Cancelo during his short spell in charge of Valencia.“I absolutely love him to bits. To be fair, when I was at Valencia I wanted United to sign him, at the time they could have got him for £25m and hrst time in its history.

    Albany places 10th in the nation in points allowed and 14th in total defense, while the Cornell offense has scored just 12 points in two games.

    After seeing film of Albany shutting down then-No. 11 Delaware the Big Red knows it will need a much better effort than that.

    Yale at Lafayette

    The wannabe Ivy Leaguers play their third straight Ancient Eight team when they welcome the Elis to Fisher Field.

    The Leopards opened their renovated stadium with a loss to Penn, then went on the road last week and got shut down by the Princeton defense.

    The Elis showed a lot in bouncing back from a bad home loss to San Diego to beat Cornell. But a win at Lafayette would take another big step up.

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  • Jaaber brothers pull double steal

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    With seven seconds left in the Division II national championship basketball game, Luqman Jaaber deflected a pass and stole the ball. His two free throws a second later secured the win for Virginia Union University over Bryant College.

    Luqman, the older brother of Penn guard Ibby Jaaber, was an integral part of the national champion Virginia Union team.

    "I was probably happier than he was," Ibby said.

    The steal, which Luqman procured to end the championship game, was anything but an aberration for the Jaaber brothers. Penn fans know that Ibby was sixth in Division I this year with 2.9 steals a game. However, Luqman outpaced his brother, getting 3.0 takeaways a game -- good enough for eighth in Division II.

    Both brothers have set their school records for steals in a game. Ibby set the steals record for Penn this year with nine against Dartmouth at home -- the previous record of eight was held by three different Quakers. Luqman earned not only the Virginia Union record but the record for the state of Virginia when he robbed Longwood 10 times in December 2003. Luqman was also the best free-throw shooter in Division II this year, shooting at an 89.9dorf on loan for the 2019/20 season.The 24-year old has been with Chelsea since the age of nine and made his debut in an FA Cup tie at Derby County in January 20ri midfielder Radja Nainggolan has sung the praises of two Inter Milan players.Nainggolan is on-loan at Cagliari from the Nerazzurri.And he said: "(Marcelo) Brozovic, who always does his best at Inter, always plays well and is doing a lot. "(Nicolo) 14. The midfielder spent the first half of last term at Leeds before switching to fellow percent clip.

    The two brothers agree that stealing the ball is not something they have worked on or picked up from each other. Luqman claims that the steals and their defense in general "came from us being so competitive."

    Furthermore, Luqman says their defense was developed when they used to play dribbling games if they did not have a basket. And, while steals are not genetic, it may have something to do with the Jaabers' wingspans.

    Ibby, 21, and Luqman, 24, grew up playing basketball. It has always been an important part of their lives and their relationship with each other.

    And although Ibby's reflexes may be lightning quick now, Luqman recalls a time when that was not necessarily the case.

    When Luqman was nine and Ibby was six, the two were playing recreational basketball in North Carolina when one of Ibby's older brothers tossed him the ball. Instead of Ibby reacting with the speed Quakers fans are familiar with, he ducked out of the way.

    Ibby fondly remembers their teen years, when they would play against one another wherever there was a basket. They would set up a video camera to record their spectacular plays.

    "Afterwards we would watch the dunks going on," Ibby said.

    And nobody is more proud of how Ibby and Luqman have grown up with the game than their mother Aisha.

    "I try to support them as much as I possibly can," she said. "I enjoy watching them.

    "I also take pride in how they conduct themselves, playing the sport, interacting with people, dealing with life."

    Despite the fact that the brothers have played such important roles in developing each other's skills, they have never seen each other play a college game in person. Ibby keeps up with how his brother is doing by watching games on TV and following the Virginia Union web site. Luqman does likewise, noting that the last game he watched was the Penn-Princeton game at Princeton this year.

    Though the distance between Philadelphia and Richmond, Va., prevents them from seeing each other's games, it has not challenged their relationship. While they do not have any particular rituals, they do talk to each other frequently.

    Ibby calls Luqman before every game and makes sure he calls after the game as well if Penn wins.

    "When I talk to him, I look to him for strength and confidence, some advice, and I get that most of the time," Luqman said. "We don't talk about technique -- it is more spiritual, preparing for our games."

    Each brother has incredible respect for his counterpart's basketball talent. BuRoma veteran Aleksandar Kolarov offered no excuses after defeat to Bologna on Friday night.Musa Barrow bagged a brace and assisted the opener for Riccardo Orsolini at the Stadio Olimpico, while Stefano Denswil got an own goal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan's late header set up a tense finale.“We lost a game, Bologna deserved to win, that is all," Kolarov told Sky Sport Italia.“Our 2020 has not started well, but these periods can happen during a season. All we can do is keep our heads down and work harder.“We knew Bologna were tough to beat and dangerous on the counter-attack. Our pressing was not good enough and that left us flat-footed on the counter. Bologna absolutely deserved to win and we did not perform up to our standards today. We did better after the break, but it was not enough.“There are many elements to the negative period, but as the oldest of the group, I stay close to my friends, we discussed it, know what we need to do and keep going forward."t Ibby believes that Luqman is the more dedicated of the two.

    "He is a harder worker than I am," Ibby said.

    Luqman had just as much praise for his brother though.

    "He can shoot and he can handle the ball," Luqman said. "He has definitely developed a keen sense of the game."

    They both agreed that Ibby is the quicker of the two. When Ibby visited Richmond over winter break, the brothers played a game of one-on-one. Ibby noted that "he couldn't guard me as well as I guarded him." However, Ibby gave Luqman credit for inspiring his defensive approach and helping him to work harder on his skills.

    Luqman is a senior at Virginia Union, which certainly influenced how Aisha followed her sons this year.

    "Luqman's last year, I was trying to be a little more supportive on [his] end this year," Aisha said.

    While the Division II championship was Luqman's last at Virginia Union, he hopes he has not played his last basketball game.

    "I definitely want to test the NBA market first," Luqman said.

    If he does not make the NBA, he will test the market overseas. Luqman wishes post-college success for Ibby as well.

    "I would not be surprised if the NBA starts knocking on his door."

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  • Lhotak latest Penn defender injured

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    Even before the season started, Penn lost key players on its defense in senior safety Kevin Stefanski and senior defensive end Kyle Chaffin. For at least the next three weeks, they will be even more short-handed.

    The Quakers lost their third defensive starter this season when senior co-captain Steve Lhotak strained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Saturday against Lehigh.

    Lhotak was an all-Ivy performer at linebacker a year ago for Penn.

    After the senior exited the game in the first quarter, the Quakers' defense managed to regroup. Despite giving up 24 points in the first half, the Engineers were held scoreless in the second.

    Penn coach Al Bagnoli said that Lhotak will miss the next three games -- Dartmouth, Bucknell and Columbia -- and hopefully return against Yale on Oct. 25.

    "We're keeping our fingers crossed that four weeks is very realistic," Bagnoli said.

    Lhotak underwent MRI, which confirmed that there was no ligament damage.

    Sophomore defensive back Michael Johns also strained his MCL three weeks ago, and began practicing yesterday.

    Junior starmier League is an ambition.Wilson, 23, was released by Manchester United over the summer.He told the the Aberdeen-striker-James-Wilson-sights-set-Premier-League-return.html">Daily MailAberdeen-striker-James-Wilson-sights-set-Premier-League-return.htmting linebackers Luke Hadden and Ric San Doval will see extra time with Lhotak out. Sophomore linebackers Chad Slapnicka and Al Wawszczyk will be the primary backups.

    Both Hadden and San Doval believe that Lhotak's influence on the team will continue despite his absence oalready found a way around the new wall law for victory over Norwich City.Revised laws have been brought in for the 2019-20 season, which include preventing opposition players from interfering with the defensive team's wall.When Liverpool won a free-n the field.

    "Steve is helping us through it all," San Doval said. "Today, he helped Luke and me with the clarity of the calls -- the little things.

    "I'm sure he'll be there for us until he's back on the field."

    But as much as his advice may help his teammates, Lhotak's presence on the field will surely be missed.

    "It's a huge loss," Hadden said. "He's our best defensive player and a team leader."

    San Doval echoed Hadden's sentiments.

    "Obviously it's a huge loss for us," he said. "Not only is he an emotional leader out there, but anytime you lose your captain, it's tough because you have to step it up," San Doval said.

    Penn did just that Saturday against Lst from Liverpool's preseason after the Copa America final.The Brazil stars will play Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp has told them to take three weeks rest after the match, which means they will link up with their teammates at the end ehigh. The defense shut out Lehigh in the second half, sparking a 14-point comeback.

    "We still have our confidence," Hadden said. "Lhotak went down at the beginning of the game last week and we still managed to pull it out."

    This week, Penn's defense will be tested again, facing a Dartmouth team that features first-team All-Ivy and second-team All-America tight end Casey Cramer.

    "He's a really good player," Bagnoli said. "Our outside linebacker has got to look at him, our inside linebacker has got to look at him and our secondary."

    With all of the defensive injuries, Penn's young players will receive more playing time.

    "We have an awful lot of young kids that are being asked to do some things probably at the beginning of the year none of us thought they would be asked to do," Bagnoli said. "But that's the situation we find ourselves in.

    "There are certainly capable players and we have confidence in them."

    San Doval noted that on one play in the second half of the Lehigh game, there were nine sophomores and juniors for Penn on defense.

    The young players "played quite a bit during the Lehigh game against a very potent offense and they held up," Bagnoli said. "We'll keep our fingers crossed that they'll keep playing well and stay healthy."

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