Harvard Alum Lin to Host Summer Camp

Published by E. Benjamin Samuels on April 21, 2011 at 3:11AM

Countless greats have already done it. Fred McGriff has done it. John Calipari has done it.

This year, Jeremy Lin '10 gets his first shot at hosting a summer camp.

The camp, which runs from June 27 to July 1, is hosted by Palo Alto High School and is open to first through 12th graders.

It focuses, of course, on training in the fundamentals of basketball. But for the non-NBA aspirants among the group, the bigger prize might be the plethora of Lin gear and memorabilia that comes with the $350 camp fee.

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Harvard Athletes Rack Up Recent Ancient Eight Honors

Published by Catherine E. Coppinger on April 20, 2011 at 3:11AM

Though White Panda, Sam Adams, and Far East Movement provided ample distraction for Harvard students on Sunday, a different trio also impressed in Cambridge this past week. Three Crimson athletes outperformed the competition and took home All-Ivy League weekly honors, as was announced by league officials earlier today.

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Around the Water Cooler: Ivy League Shakeups

Published by Robert S Samuels on April 19, 2011 at 3:18AM

Like the Harvard school year, Ivy League sports are starting to wrap up. Baseball only has two weekends of league play left before playoffs begin, and both men’s and women’s golf conclude this weekend at the Ivy League Championships. In both sports, there’s been some recent turnover at the top. In baseball, Yale shocked Dartmouth this weekend to grab control of the Red Rolfe Division. But in men’s golf, the Bulldogs slipped, finishing third this weekend after dominating at their previous tournament. We’ll tell you just what you need to know in this week’s edition of Around the Water Cooler.

Last weekend got off to an unexpected start in the world of Ivy League baseball. The Red Rolfe Division looks a lot different now than it did a few days ago. Coming into its four-game road trip against Yale, Dartmouth held a comfortable two-game lead in the division. The two-time defending champions of the Ivy League, the Big Green looked poised to win the Rolfe Division for the fourth consecutive year.

But now, Dartmouth is in an unfamiliar spot: second place.

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Table Tennis Competes at Nationals

Published by E. Benjamin Samuels on April 18, 2011 at 3:11AM

Most of the time in college, ping-pong balls aren’t used for ping pong.

But the members of the Harvard Table Tennis Club have traded in solo cups for paddles and legitimate athletic competition.

Two Crimson teams competed in the national championships this past weekend in Rochester, Minn. The women qualified in February, and the co-ed made it in about a month later.

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Around The Water Cooler: Spring Action Heats Up

Published by Oluwatoni A. Campbell on April 15, 2011 at 3:44AM

With spring comes all the craziness, both in the atmosphere and on the ground. In the air, the weather for the most part has been unwilling to make up its mind between days ofglorious sunshine and downright depressing days soaked with April showers. Best to have the shorts and sunglasses, rain boots and umbrellas on constant standby, because you never know what you are going to get. Likewise, in the world of Ivy sports, this past week has been one that featured both heartwarming stories and near scares for Ivy followers. We’ll explain it all in another edition of Around the Water Cooler.

In Ivy baseball last weekend, Dartmouth was the only team to go a perfect 4-0 in Ivy play. The Big Green won two games against Cornell—who had previously been undefeated in Ivy play—and Princeton to move to 6-2 and in first place in the Rolfe Division.

On Sunday afternoon, the Crimson men's soccer team and the Haitian National Team played to a 0-0 tie before more than 11,000 fans at Harvard Stadium. Following the end of regulation, Harvard and Haiti settled the match in penalty kicks, with Haiti coming off on top 4-1. The game, titled “Haiti Leve,” or “Haiti Rises” for our non-Creole reading readership, was the first leg of a five-day benefit trip by the Haitian National team throughout New England in hopes to raise funds for the organization Partners in Health, which helps relief efforts in Haiti. Tickets for the general public were ten dollars with additional donations collected at the game.

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