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Penn Athletics moves into Phase Four, allowing for local competition beginning Saturday

Thursday, 25th March 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/25/21 – From Press Release

 The University of Pennsylvania Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics has received University and Philadelphia Department of Public Health approval to move into Ivy Phase Four, which allows for local competition. Penn spring teams are permitted to compete against local institutions beginning on Saturday, March 27.

“We are thrilled that we have advanced through the Ivy phases and that competition for our spring teams has been approved,” Dr. M. Grace Calhoun, the T. Gibbs, Jr. W’69 Director of Athletics and Recreation said. “It is a testament to the adherence by our student-athletes and coaches to the masking and distancing policies set forth in the Campus Compact, as well as the effort by our Divisional and University administration to create and implement policies and protocols, including frequent testing, that have allowed for safe athletic activity.

“There is no question that it has been a difficult year for Ivy League student-athletes and coaches, and we couldn’t be more excited to see our teams compete this weekend.”

The NCAA Division I Council approved a waiver Wednesday that Ivy League student-athletes who compete this spring will not use a year of eligibility, provided the student-athlete competes in less than 30% of the maximum permissible contests/dates of competition in their sport and does not compete in individual or team postseason competition.

Click here for the latest spring-sport schedule information. Spectators are not permitted to attend home games at the University of Pennsylvania, and attendance at away games will be dictated by the host institution. Video streaming will be produced by the Penn Sports Network and available for most home events.