The Other Lin Girl
Playing in just her second Ancient Eight game ever, then-freshman guard Christine Clark caught a pass from senior guard Brogan Berry, drove into the lane, and pulled up for a jumper with four seconds to go. One defensive stand later, and the women’s basketball team survived a road test at Columbia, 69-68.
Fast forward three years. Similar situation, different personnel—of that original starting lineup, only Clark remained.
Hopefully, when Tim Murphy and Buddy Teevens worked together at Maine almost 30 years ago, they listened to a lot of Beatles music together.
In particular, track two from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
With a Columbia quarterback, wide receiver, and linebacker sitting at the postgame press conference following Harvard’s 34-0 trouncing of the Lions, a reporter asked about the elephant in the room.
“Is playing the game still fun for you guys anymore?"
Saturday’s matchup didn’t seem like a fair battle. When the Harvard football team came running onto Schoellkopf Field, four offensive starters—quarterback Conner Hempel, running back Zach Boden, and offensive tackles Anthony Fabiano and Parker Sebastian—had one thing in common: all were dressed in warm-ups.
Comparing a backup quarterback who had never started a collegiate game leading an injury-riddled offense with the one-man show of Cornell’s offense seemed like matching David against Goliath.