Procrastination Material from Crimson Sports

Published by Robert S Samuels on May 02, 2012 at 10:12PM

It’s that time of year. Reading Period is almost over, the cramming has begun, and exams are waiting just around the corner.

And if you’re looking for that much needed break from studying, Crimson Sports has got you covered. Below, we’ve compiled some of the best articles we’ve written all year for your procrastination pleasure. Enjoy.

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Keith Wright: Couples Therapist

Published by Joseph Pak on April 27, 2012 at 10:12PM

Harvard men’s basketball center Keith Wright, a former Ivy League Player of the Year and two-time All-Ivy League player has spent much of his Harvard career in the gymnasium working on his array of post moves and more recently, preparing himself to pursue a career in professional basketball. When he’s not in the gym, Wright, a Psychology concentrator in Leverett House, is an avid student looking to become a future couples therapist. We caught up with Wright to ask him a few questions about his aspirations to go into relationship counseling.

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Tweets of the Week: Harvard Men's Basketball Captains

Published by Blake Sundel on April 23, 2012 at 11:12PM

With his work on Twitter this week, co-captain-elect Brandyn Curry showed his skills aren't confined just to the hardwood.

Although the playing season is long over, the Twitter season never stops for the captains of the Harvard men’s basketball team.

Last week, we brought you our favorite tweets from co-captain shooting guard Oliver McNally. Apparently, the attention did not go unnoticed, since  an incoming captain stepped up his Twitter game this week.

Here are our favorite tweets from the week from and about the Harvard basketball captains.

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Time Magazine Names Jeremy Lin '10 One of World's 100 Most Influential People

Published by Juliet Spies-Gans on April 18, 2012 at 10:12PM

Former Harvard co-captain Jeremy Lin '10 was included among Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

The post-surgery rehabilitation of Jeremy Lin ’10 just got a little better. On Wednesday morning, Time magazine announced that it included Lin among its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, wrote Time’s entry on Lin, commending him for his work ethic and academic success.

“[Lin has dismissed the thought that] being a world-class athlete on the court is somehow at odds with being an excellent student off the court,” Duncan wrote. “Contrary to what you might read, Jeremy, 23, is no overnight sensation—In fact, he achieved success the old-fashioned way: he earned it. He worked hard and stayed humble. He lives the right way; he plays the right way.”

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Tweets of the Week: Oliver McNally

Published by Blake Sundel on April 14, 2012 at 10:12PM

Since finishing his career in a Harvard uniform, co-captain Oliver McNally, shown above at media day at the NCAA tournament, has found his form in a new arena: Twitter.

Whether you are a die-hard Harvard basketball fan or just a casual Crimson follower, chances are high that you remember Oliver McNally’s last performance in a Crimson uniform. It was, after all, on TV.

The senior guard and co-captain played a strong game in his team’s second-round NCAA tournament matchup against Vanderbilt. He dished out a game-high seven assists and was even more impressive on the defensive end, sacrificing his body and drawing two momentum-shifting charges.  Even though Harvard lost, 79-70, it was an outstanding end to a great career.

Despite the disappointing loss, McNally has moved on to bigger and better things. In recent weeks, the future Harvard grad has dominated a different arena – Twitter.

We at The Back Page have taken notice of McNally’s recent hot streak.  Here are our favorites from this past week.

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