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Steve Donahue to Takeover at Penn

Penn moved quickly and got their man as they hire former Ivy League titan Steve Donahue.

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

It's seemingly "Black Monday" around the collegiate landscape but there is one hiring to report today instead of a firing. There will be a new head man for the Penn Quakers and in the Palestra and it's Ivy League veteran Steve Donahue, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Donahue most recently coached at Boston College where he posted a 54-76 in four year for the Eagles. Before that he lead Cornell to three straight NCAA Tournaments including a Sweet 16 in 2010. Donahue had a 146-138 over ten seasons in Ithaca.  Adding to the Ivy League familiarity will be the ten years he spent as an assistant at Penn from 1990 to 2000.

Penn is coming off a 9-19 season with a 4-10 mark in the Ivy League. It was the third year in a row that the Quakers had a losing record. Penn is looking for their first NCAA appearance since 1997 under Glen Miller.