Photo by Tommy Leonardi

Penn President Judith Rodin and Bill Cosby share a laugh between heats at the 104th Penn Relays, held April 23-25 at Franklin Field. Cosby, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Penn in 1990, has provided significant financial support to the Relays in recent years and ran in a Relays event for an episode of his long-running television series "The Cosby Show." The Relays are the nation's oldest and largest amateur track and field competition, drawing participants from 35 countries around the world.

Originally published on May 14, 1998