The Full Court Press: Adam Riegel

Published by Alex Sopko on March 10, 2011 at 3:11AM

When Adam Riegel isn't posing as the first "a" in Harvard, he's playing defensive tackle for the football team.

Last Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Princeton showcased the athletic prowess of sophomore Kyle Casey, the determination of junior Keith Wright, and the ball-handling skills of classmate Oliver McNally and sophomore Brandyn Curry. But there was another standout on Saturday: the Crimson fans.

This week, the Full Court Press REMIX introduces you to sophomore Adam Riegel, a self-described “Superfan” and part of the football cheering core. In addition to his love of being half-naked and cheering on the men’s basketball team, Riegel also enjoys watching Yale and Princeton suffer. Every week, The Full Court Press gives you the sort of personal scoop that you’re not likely to hear at a typical press conference.


Football's Iannuzzi Seeking Career In CFL

Published by Dominic Martinez on March 10, 2011 at 3:11AM

Wide receiver Marco Iannuzzi is looking to continue his football career

Senior Marco Iannuzzi is Harvard’s all-time leader in yards per kickoff return, with an average of 26.5. During his final season, he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, including an 84-yard return during The Game. Now, Ianuzzi is hoping to extend his football career to the next level. The senior wide receiver, a native of Calgary, Alberta,  participated in the Canadian Football League’s Evaluation Camp this past weekend.


Around the Water Cooler: Shall We Dance

Published by Robert S Samuels on March 08, 2011 at 3:11AM

Two big stories dominated the Ivy League this weekend. First, Emma Watson announced that she would take a temporary leave of absence from Brown. But the Harvard men’s basketball team (almost) made up for that loss. Facing a do-or-die situation, Harvard chose the former, riding to its first-ever Ivy League championship. Shockingly, other teams played over the weekend too. In squash, Harvard dealt with an unexpected loss, while a Princeton player became the first American to win it all in two decades. Take a break from those midterms, as we explain it all in another edition of Around the Water Cooler.

So in case you haven’t heard, Harvard had a pretty good week in men’s basketball. After beating Penn, 79-64, the Crimson came back the following night and, in the biggest game in program history, beat visiting Princeton, 79-67. The contest received national coverage, with airtime on ESPN3 and a number of tweets by Bill Simmons (who, in the best tweet of the night, wrote, “No. 33 from Princeton just killed a puppy”).


Harvard Picks Up Two Prep Stars

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on March 07, 2011 at 3:11AM

The rich are getting richer. Two of Harvard's stronger teams, men's lightweight crew and women's soccer, will welcome top recruits to campus next fall—a C.R.A.S.H.-B. champion and a Central Florida Player of the Year, respectively.


Weekend Preview: It's Now or Never

Published by Steven T. A. Roach on March 04, 2011 at 3:11AM

Sophomore forward Kyle Casey will have his hands full this weekend as the Crimson tries to keep its Ivy title hopes alive.

It’s time for the Weekend Preview! After two weeks off from previewing all of the weekend matches, I’m excited to be back…and it could not be a more action-packed weekend to welcome my return. Just as the parents are arriving for Junior Parents Weekend, multiple athletic teams are gearing up for one of the busiest weekend in a while.

All eyes will be on the men’s basketball team as it battles for a spot in the NCAA Tournament against Penn and Princeton this week. Going into last weekend, Harvard was the frontrunner to take first place in the Ivy League, but lost a critical matchup against the Bulldogs, 70-69, allowing Princeton to slide into first place. The Crimson will look to keep its title hopes alive in two of the biggest home matches in Crimson history: the first game against Penn tonight at 7 p.m. and the second against Princeton tomorrow night at the same time. Harvard holds a 21-5 (10-2 Ivy) record, but Princeton possesses a slight advantage with a 22-5 (10-1 Ivy) record.