As a Harvard student, I say go for it, NCAA. Expand. And I’ll tell you my selfish reason: as a student from a non-power conference, I will care more about my school’s basketball program if 31 teams are added to the Big Dance.
In the 58th installment of the Beanpot men’s hockey tournament, Boston College came out with focus. Harvard, on the other hand, looked lost at TD Banknorth, as it was trounced 6-0 by a fast and disciplined Eagles team, ranked 14th in the nation.
Facing frigid temperatures and two non-conference opponents, the Crimson held its own, coming away with a 4-1 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack yesterday, but falling, 4-0, to the No. 5 Baylor Bears on Saturday.
I feel like I’ve seen six seasons of Harvard men’s hockey the past three years. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that over the past three seasons, the Crimson has played the part of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to perfection.