Andrew R. Mooney

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Parting Shot

The Beauty of FIFA

As I reflect on the last four years, I realize now that my greatest competitive battles at Harvard have come not at the MAC or in an Ec 10 lecture hall, but with my rear planted firmly on some species of futon and my hands wrapped around a small video remote.

Men's Basketball

Coach of the Year, Runner-Up: Tommy Amaker

Managing expectations is a skill in coaching just like any other, and Tommy Amaker did that expertly, calmly guiding his team to a program-best 13-1 conference record and another bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Men's Basketball

Facing Biggest Challenge of the Season, Crimson Players Show Confidence

In its third-round NCAA Tournament matchup against Michigan State, the Crimson will be competing against one of college basketball’s best teams and a lineup full of superstars.

Harvard Wins
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Harvard Pulls Off Upset, Defeats Cincinnati, 61-57

For the Harvard men’s basketball team, winning is becoming a habit—but on Thursday, it never looked easy. In a game in which every inbounds pass, every layup, and every free throw had to be earned, the Crimson did just enough to stave off a hard-charging Cincinnati squad, 61-57.

Amped To Go
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Confident Crimson Ready For the Spotlight

Now, as it enters its opening game in the NCAA tournament Thursday afternoon against Cincinnati (27-6, 15-3 American Athletic Conference), Harvard has a chance to re-assume the exciting identity of the underdog—and relief has given way to a different feeling.

Men's Basketball

A Method to the Madness

The appeal of March Madness lies in its unpredictability. The odds of filling out a perfect bracket are worse than 1 in 100 billion, which you recognize to be true every year on the first Friday of the tournament when your surefire Final Four pick is upset by the No. 15 seed.

Men's Basketball

For Casey, Returning to the Crimson Means Sharing the Spotlight

The popular narrative of senior Kyle Casey, one of the two athletes publicly connected to last year’s Government 1310 cheating case, has reached the redemption arc.

That's A Wrap
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Men's Basketball Wraps Up Conference Play With Win At Brown

In a hotly contested shootout, Harvard (26-4, 13-1 Ivy) prevailed over the Bears (15-13, 7-7 Ivy) in overtime, 98-93, at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

Curry Up

For Casey and Curry, A Long Road to Senior Night

For senior Kyle Casey and co-captain Brandyn Curry, this Friday’s Senior Night against Cornell might mean a little bit more.

Running Out the Clock
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Men's Basketball Breaks Jadwin Streak, Edges Princeton, 59-47

It would be hard to find a more intense matchup, as the league-leading Crimson battled a Princeton team that, though it was out of the conference race, still clung tightly to its pride and to its 24-game home winning streak over its Cambridge rival. And as the final seconds ticked down at Jadwin Gymnasium Saturday night, the faces of the Harvard players wore an expression not seen in this building in a couple decades: big, wide grins.

Men's Basketball

Around the Ivies: The Ballad of Touchdown the Bear

After getting rescued by two football players, Touchdown then “walked back to the hotel alone,” because godless, marauding killing machines never require supervision on their trips back to continental breakfast.

Men's Basketball

AROUND THE IVIES: For Men's Basketball, Where Has All The Noise Gone?

On paper, the only big loss to graduation the Harvard men’s basketball team sustained this year was that of Christian Webster ’13. But paper can’t tell you much about heart or passion. Until now, paper never documented the departure of football player and student section leader Adam Riegel ’13.

Men's Basketball

NOTEBOOK: Edosomwan Shines in Victory Over Brown

The Crimson’s usual sources of scoring were not delivering, and stepping into the void was freshman forward Zena Edosomwan, whose contributions on the night illuminated both how far he had come since the beginning of the season and how much could be in store for his Harvard career.

Men's Basketball

AROUND THE IVIES: Saunders's Numbers Prompt Comparison to Lin

At this week’s media conference, Saunders’ numbers prompted an interesting comparison to the last Harvard player to record such a stat line: that sacred object of Crimson reverence, Jeremy Lin '10.

Laurent Rivard
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Drops Princeton at Home, 82-76

The conference’s two best teams delivered a game worthy of its billing that saw the Crimson solidify its spot at the top of the league standings.