For anyone who has ever wanted to learn to be a basketball coach, the opportunity has arrived. The fourth annual Harvard Men’s Basketball Coach’s Clinic, led by Crimson head coach Tommy Amaker, will be held at Lavietes Pavilion this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is open to the public; however, all Harvard undergraduates, graduate students and faculty can reserve a spot free of charge. The day will begin with opening insights by Amaker and the chance to witness a normal Crimson basketball practice, including drills and skill development.
The clinic will also include a guest lecture with Lawrence Frank, followed by a question-and-answer session with the former NBA coach later in the afternoon.
Harvard students and faculty are instructed to bring their Harvard ID to the front entrance of Lavietes between 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Other interested participants can register for the clinic for $50 before Oct. 22 or for $65 after the deadline.
Don't want to miss the Harvard-Dartmouth football game but can't make the trip to Hanover? NESN has Crimson fans covered. On October 14th, the station announced that it would broadcast the game live on Oct. 30th, starting at 1:30 p.m.
Last weekend Harvard women’s golf hosted the first-ever Harvard Invitational in Bolton, Mass. Although the Crimson fell to Ivy foe Yale, the team and its young talent showed they could hold their own among the Ancient Eight. Here, sophomore golfer Katie Sylvan gives the inside info on what it’s like to play a sport that seems to sneak under the radar of just about every Harvard sports fan, the positive side of being called a dog, and the universal appeal of hot men with foreign accents. Every week, The Full-Court Press will give you the sort of personal scoop that you’re not likely to hear at a typical press conference.
Name: Katie Sylvan
Stats: Sylvan established herself as one of the elite West Coast-golfers during her high school career, racking up numerous honors including a spot on 2009’s prestigious Cannon Cup West team. As a freshman at Harvard she was named first-team All-Ivy and was the conference coaches’ unanimous choice for Ivy League Rookie of the Year. In fall play this season, Sylvan has helped her team to favorable finishes in the Penn State Tournament and Harvard Invitational.
1.Typical pre-game meal.
I don't really have a typical meal per se. I just make sure to eat plenty. There's nothing worse than getting hungry on the course. My empty stomach tends to demand the majority of my attention. I have been known (by my team and others) to eat a rather obscene number of apples on the golf course. I believe my record was 8.
In the modern era of sports, being a college coach carries with it the burden of constant media attention. Facing dozens of reporters at press conferences, head coaches have gotten savvier—they say what they need to and leave the rest up for speculation. Here at The Back Page, we’re happy to decode some of these media sessions, showing the average fan what we think coaches’ answers “really” mean.
Lehigh coach Andy Coen enjoyed a nice comeback win after his Mountain Hawk squad stormed back from 17 points down to topple Harvard football last Saturday. The coach was humble going into the press conference, citing how fortunate his team was to walk away with the win. But when it came time to give the players some love, Coen got a little bit stingier.
Though most college graduates meet up every five or 10 years to reminisce with old friends, three Harvard hockey stars from the class of 1973 have earned a different sort of reunion.
On Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., right wing Bill Corkery, center Bob McManama, and left wing Dave Hynes will meet up once again as the three are inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.
Affectionately known as the “Local Line” because of their Massachusetts roots, the dynamic trio led the Crimson for three years to kick off the ’70s, combining for 201 goals and 407 points. In 1971, the then-sophomores helped Harvard win the ECAC championship and earn a place in the NCAA semifinal game. The Crimson also claimed a share of the ECAC title in 1973.
All three Harvard hockey players garnered All-Ivy League honors during their illustrious careers, and Hynes and McManama earned All-America status in their senior year.
Natives of Massachusetts that perform at the highest level on the ice and exhibit good sportsmanship and other positive personal qualities can be inducted to the MA Hockey Hall of Fame in one or more of the following categories: players, officials, media, builders, and coaches.
The 16th induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame will feature the three Harvard standouts and eight other local greats. Check this out for more info.