Lin Locks Up Roster Spot

Published by Timothy J. Walsh on October 21, 2010 at 3:11AM

After guard Aaron Miles was released from Golden State this afternoon, the Warriors’ roster was cut down to the league maximum of 15 players. If there was any worry that Jeremy Lin ’10 would not make the team (and there should not have been as Lin has a guaranteed contract), those concerns are now immaterial.

Miles, who was Lin’s primary competition for third-string point guard, actually outplayed Lin for much of the preseason. Playing in all six games, the Kansas-product averaged 3.5 points, 2.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and .83 turnovers in 14.0 minutes per game. But Golden State ultimately chose to add size over speed to its roster in retaining former UConn forward Jeff Adrien and dropping Miles.

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Around the Water Cooler: Welcoming Back Old People You Don't Know

Published by Brian A. Campos on October 21, 2010 at 3:11AM

Welcoming back old friends and old people that you don’t know is a timeless event that everyone holds very dear to their hearts. Homecoming season is getting underway in the Ivy League! And so is hockey season! Two Moores hailing from the Ivy League are playing in the NHL, while on a hockey rink in Ithaca, the Cornell men’s team will pick on little teenagers representing their country. Ah, exciting! Oh wait, save some of that excitement for the very late Midnight Madness-like event to hit Providence this Friday. Lets see what’s on tap for this week’s Around the Water Cooler.

Homecoming is finally here! Well not for Harvard yet, but for Columbia, as the Lions will host Dartmouth in New York. This season, Columbia has had mixed results, starting 1-1 in Ivy League play, while the Big Green is still looking to get its first win on the road in 13 games. Dartmouth will hope to spoil the NYC party and then head home for its own homecoming event, which it wants to celebrate in grand style against the Crimson.

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Basketball's Kenyi To Take Leave of Absence

Published by Dennis J. Zheng on October 21, 2010 at 3:11AM
Maxed Out

Junior Max Kenyi will take a one-year leave of absence from Harvard but plans to return to the court for the Crimson.

Junior guard Max Kenyi has taken a voluntary leave from the college for personal reasons, he told The Crimson last night.

“I’m taking a year off,” said Kenyi, who played in 17 games and started 13 for men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker last year, averaging 3.3 points and 13.5 minutes per contest.

The Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington, D.C., as a senior at Gonzaga College High School, Kenyi had been one of the jewels of Amaker’s first recruiting class at Harvard.

But his athletic style of play never seemed to quite translate to the college level, at least on the offensive end.

The wiry-framed Kenyi made his largest impact for the Crimson as a stopper, often taking the opposition’s toughest perimeter assignment.

As a sophomore Kenyi was hobbled by an MCL injury sustained last November, though he would remain one of the team’s top defenders after resuming play at the beginning of the Ivy season.

He said he plans on continuing to play basketball for Harvard when he returns.

Sound Off: Coach's Discovery and Gordon-Being-Gordon

Published by Max N. Brondfield on October 19, 2010 at 3:11AM

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.

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The Full-Court Press: Katie Sylvan '13

Published by Madeleine Smith on October 19, 2010 at 3:11AM

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

Year: 2013

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.

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