If the Crimson wanted to prove they belong in the top 25, this would be the team to play. And if a Harvard fan wanted to get a taste of big-time college athletics, this would be the game to attend.
Tonight, the Harvard men's basketball team will play in Storrs, Conn., home to the University of Connecticut and one of the best college basketball programs in the country. The Huskies are the defending national champions and are currently ranked ninth in the nation.
To get a taste of the action, dozens of Crimson faithfuls are expected to follow the team to Storrs.
"I'm fucking amped. I've secretly always wanted to go to a school with relevant sports teams," Josiah B. Bonsey '14 said of attending the matchup. "For Harvard to be relevant...and getting an opportunity to take on the former national champion that happens to be pretty close by? We might not get this kind of opportunity again. Hopefully we do, but we might as well take advantage of it."
Of course, for many students, making the 90-minute trek is not a possibility late in reading week. For those who are unable to cheer on the Crimson at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, there will be several ways to follow along from campus. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online at ESPN3.com. GoCrimson.com will provide a live audio feed as well as up-to-the-minute stats. You can also tune your dial to WHRB—Harvard's radio station—at 95.3 FM for their call of the game starting at 6:45 p.m. Their broadcast will be streamed simultaneously on their website, whrb.org.
And for in-game commentary, The Harvard Crimson has you covered. Check in during the contest to stay on top of everything that is happening with The Harvard Crimson live blog.