The prominent University of Virginia lacrosse program suffered a tremendous shock today, after a player on the men’s team was implicated in the death of a female Cavalier player.
The New York Times reported that 22-year old George Huguely was arrested and charged with murder on Monday morning after former girlfriend Yeardley Love was found dead in her off-campus apartment at 2:15 a.m.
And the dream lives on.
A sweep of Dartmouth in a doubleheader yesterday assured the Harvard softball team of a place in the Ivy League Championship Series against Cornell next weekend.
The Crimson came into the weekend—which featured a pair of home-and-home twinbills against the Big Green—two games ahead of Dartmouth in the North Division standings.
They’ve played in Wimbledon, Flushing Meadows, Roland Garros, and in Melboune, and today, they played at Harvard University.
With a combined 18 Grand Slam titles, tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe appeared at the Staples Champion Cup Pro-Am yesterday at the Murr Center.
The Pro-Am is hosted annually to raise money for Tenacity, a program that aids at-risk Boston youth by teaching life skills through involvement with tennis. According to tournament organizer and four-time Grand Slam champion Jim Courier, the tournament and accompanying dinner will raise “in the $100,000 range” for Tenacity. Courier founded the tournament in 2005.
Junior Sam Franklin, shown here in action from Sunday’s twinbill against Brown, had an impressive day at the plate. He hit 5-8 and led the team with seven RBI. The Crimson took both games from the Bears yesterday in a doubleheader that was pushed back due to Saturday’s rains.
Weekend after weekend, split after split, I’ve harped the Harvard baseball team’s need to do better than 2-2 if it wants to make it to the Ivy League Championship series. This still holds true, but despite trudging through the Ancient Eight schedule with its consistently inconsistent brand of play, the Crimson still has a chance to win the Rolfe Division.
This weekend Harvard faces division leader Dartmouth in the two teams’ annual home and away series, and while the Crimson sits three games behind the Big Green and one behind second-place Brown, the boys from Cambridge aren’t down for the count just yet. If Harvard sweeps Dartmouth and Brown goes 2-2 or worse, the Crimson will emerge as one of the most unlikely dark horse division champions in recent history.
If you ask me, the top three American landmarks, in no particular order, are the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and…Fenway Park. Few people ever get the opportunity to experience the Green Monster in person. I am now one of those lucky few, as I was on-hand for MLB’s national Jackie Robinson Day on April 16.