With the men’s basketball team’s regular season wrapping up at home this weekend against Penn and Princeton, the Back Page gives you an opportunity to meet junior co-captain Oliver McNally, one of the team’s starting guards. In this exclusive interview, McNally reveals his pre-game playlist, a time when he was posterized by a high school player, and his apparent resemblance to a character in “The Social Network.” 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.
Good news keeps rolling in for the Harvard men’s hockey team.
For his big role in last week’s wins over Brown, Clarkson, and St. Lawrence, senior goaltender Ryan Carroll earned the title of “MLX Skates Goaltender of the Week,” given weekly to the top netminder in the ECAC. Carroll’s award comes just a week after sophomore forward Danny Biega took home the prize for ECAC Player of the Week.
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.
330 – Points compiled by senior Kate Mills over four years at the Ivy League Championship, winning her the career-high point swimmer award at the event.
5 – Number of women’s ice hockey players named to All-ECAC teams.
119 – Assists made by junior basketball guard Brogan Berry this season. She currently leads the Ivy League in assists.
3 – Number of female skiers headed to the NCAA Championships.
6 – Goals scored by sophomore lacrosse midfielder, Danielle Tetreault, in the opening game, a 18-17 loss, against No. 6 Stanford.
117 – Minutes spent in the penalty box by the women’s ice hockey players this season. The team leads the Ivy League in penalty minutes.
12 – National championships won by the women’s squash team since 1984.
With eight nominations at the recently passed Academy Awards, The Social Network has the world thinking about two of Harvard’s finest alumni.
Not Mark Zuckerberg and his greasy haired friend, Eduardo Saverin–I’m talking about Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the twin 6’5”, 210-pound powerhouse rowers.
As if the Harvard men’s basketball game against Princeton on Saturday didn’t have enough riding on its outcome already, the contest will now be broadcast live from Lavietes Pavilion on ESPN3.com.
The announcement came less than a month after ESPN.com college basketball columnist Andy Katz named the Harvard-Princeton basketball rivalry as one of “the most competitive competitions for the next few years as Sydney Johnson and Tommy Amaker build conference powers.” The budding rivalry between these Ivy powers is undoubtedly gaining recognition across the country.