Newsweek political commentator Ben Adler wrote an article on Sept. 22, “The Case against College Athletic Recruiting,” that criticizes American colleges for wasting time, money, and admissions slots on athletes. But what Adler doesn’t realize is that recruiting and college athletics as a whole are so much more than just pure economics.
The Harvard baseball team travelled to Dartmouth yesterday, needing a sweep of the two-game doubleheader to capture its first Rolfe Division title since 2006. Instead, it was the Big Green that got to bring out the brooms.
The most stressful part about Harvard is getting in, right? Wrong.
On its list of the 50 Most Stressful Colleges, The Daily Beast—an online news site—ranked Harvard fifth, behind Stanford, Columbia, MIT, and Penn. The schools were ranked based on a hodgepodge of disparate categories: cost, competitiveness, acceptance rate, crime on campus, and the ranking of their engineering programs.
Despite its loss to Duke last Friday night, coach John Tillman is still proud of his No. 14 men’s lacrosse team. He’s proud of the way his team plays on the field, but also of the way the athletes conduct themselves on the north side of the Charles.