Around the Ivies
We have hit the midway point of the 2012 Ivy football season, so let’s break down each team’s first five games by comparing them to other classic “middles.”
Harvard (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) is the “The Godfather: Part II.” Still debatable whether the middle edition of the trilogy is as good as the previous version, but it’s an all-time great nonetheless.
Oh God, it’s happening again.
If you’re reading this, you know what occurred last weekend. For the third time in two years, Harvard suffered a gut-wrenching one-point loss to an Ivy rival that put its ability to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1946 in jeopardy.
There are just two weeks left in the Ivy basketball season.
Harvard can clinch at least a share of the Ancient Eight title by sweeping the Killer P’s this weekend at Lavietes Pavilion, where it hasn’t lost in 27 consecutive games—the second-longest current streak in the country.
Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin.
There. It’s out of my system. Unlike every other media outlet in the country, that’s all I’m going to say about that. Because this column is supposed to be about the Harvard men’s basketball team, and there’s a lot to discuss on that topic as well.
The Harvard men’s basketball team jumped back into the Associated Press Top 25 and tied a season-high with a No. 21 ranking in the coaches poll this week, but it was an alum of the squad who owned all the headlines.
With three spectacular games in which he went head-to-head with two former All-Stars and a No. 1 overall pick—against whom he averaged 25.3 points and 8.3 assists—Jeremy Lin ’10 quickly became one of the most-discussed items in the sports world.