Continuing trends in previous years that saw Harvard sporting events aired on national television, ESPN3 and Harvard will continue to broadcast select Crimson games and matches for the 2014-15 school year. So if you have a subscription for ESPN with your cable company and can type “WatchESPN.com” into your browser, have at it on one, two, or all of the dates listed below.
In case you’re one of those people with a dire allegiance to the year-old Ivy League Digital Network, not to fear—ESPN3 will be picking up the broadcasts from the Ancient Eight sports provider, guaranteeing that when you watch Harvard basketball, football, ice hockey, and/or lacrosse, you can have the peace of mind that the broadcast is being produced in-house at Harvard.
Two years after leaving the Harvard men’s basketball team, Ugo Okam ’14 has transferred to Bethune-Cookman. Okam graduated Harvard last year but was granted extended athletic eligibility and will be eligible to play basketball immediately after enrolling in Bethune-Cookman’s graduate program, the school announced Tuesday.
Senior Wesley Saunders will enter the 2014-2015 men’s basketball season with higher expectations than ever.
Although the full Harvard men’s basketball schedule has not yet been released, The Back Page took a look at a variety of sources to try and identify who the team will be playing in 2014-2015.
It looks like Kyle Casey ’13-14 will be the defensive anchor of a new team this season.
According to a press release issued Friday morning, the former men’s basketball standout will be taking his talents to central Slovenia. Casey will be joining KK Helios Suns Domžale of the Premier A Slovenian League for the 2014-2015 campaign. He will take the court for the first time against Portoroz on Oct. 11.
Casey, who was listed as 6’7” on the Crimson’s roster, will find himself surrounded by fellow big men on his new squad. The forward will be one of eight Helios Suns players at least 6’6” tall, a marked difference from the undersized Harvard lineup in which Casey played center his senior year.
This past season, Casey proved his worth to the Crimson on the defensive end. The former Ivy League Rookie of the Year grabbed 5.6 rebounds and collected 1.2 blocks per game, second on the squad in both categories. Casey also tallied 1.3 dimes per contest, the most of any big man.
While Casey will be based in Domžale, his main competition will hail from the southeast—in the form of BC Krka, which has won the league’s last five championships—and from the capital—in the form of KK Union Olimpija, the team which has made the Premier A finals in every year but one since the turn of the century.
The news of the signing comes just two weeks after Casey’s former teammate Brandyn Curry ’13-14 inked a deal with SPM Shoeters Den Bosch of the Dutch Basketball League.