Around the Ivies
Well, Jack, I can relate. After three-plus years of college, things start to get repetitive—especially around this time of year. I won’t have to leave my room this weekend (although I will) to know what’s going on out in the street.
The era can be traced back to 2003. That season, three Ivy League rushers ran for more than 1,000 yards. They included Brown’s Nick Hartigan and Harvard’s Clifton Dawson ’07, a duo that must be mentioned in any discussion of the conference’s all-time great tailbacks.
Since this year’s seniors were freshmen back in the 2006 season, four different teams have won at least a share of the Ancient Eight title—Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Princeton—while Penn and Cornell have at least remained competitive throughout that time.
Last season, that line would sum up a pretty average half for Matt Luft. After the senior wideout served as a talented understudy for star Harvard receiver and fellow Thousand Oaks High School grad Corey Mazza ’07-’08 for two years, Luft broke out on his own last season with a stellar junior campaign.
The illusion permeates every aspect of our lives. Candidates in student elections campaign with an urgency and self-importance befitting a presidential contender. Advocacy groups push for their righteous causes with such vigor and conviction that they might as well be lobbying for legislation in front of Congress.