Harvard-Yale Tickets On Sale Now

Published by Molly E. Kelly on October 21, 2010 at 3:11AM

Planning on attending the 127th playing of The Game this year? Don’t forget to pick up a ticket!

According to GoCrimson, students can claim their free ticket (a maximum of one per valid HUID) at the Murr Center during business hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) up until Nov. 5th.


Magic of Numbers: Good Luck Chuck

Published by Kate Leist on October 21, 2010 at 3:11AM

Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.

1,920: Entries in this weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta.

22: Number of those entries that will include Harvard or Radcliffe rowers.

300,000: Number of spectators expected to flock to Cambridge for the 46th annual regatta.

83: Age of the oldest registered competitor in the Head of the Charles.


Amaker To Put On Coaching Clinic

Published by B. Marjorie Gullick on October 21, 2010 at 3:11AM

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.


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.


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.