The Ivy League is the only D-1 conference that doesn’t have a conference tournament. But when Yale and Harvard split the season series and each finished with 11-3 conference records, a one-game playoff for the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament was in order. Needing a neutral site, the conference…
Alex Rosenberg has withdrawn from Columbia University after suffering a foot injury that could keep him out more than two months, because it's the only way to insure he'll get to play a full senior season. Because amateur sports is totally about the education.
Columbia football appears to be way worse than we all thought it was.
Forbes's latest best guess at the most valuable college football programs is out, and if you're a Texas fan, congratulations: Your slavering devotion to the Death Star of the Big 12 has paid off once again. You're number one! Granted, you're in the "also receiving votes" category in the AP's poll of on-the-field…
There's no video of Harvard celebrating winning the Ivy League (which has no postseason tournament) and thus earning their first ticket to the NCAA Tournament since 1946. That's because it happened last night when Princeton beat Penn, and Harvard players were in the library studying for midterms. (They had a low-key…
People say good things about this Harvard College. Notable folks graduate from there. Big minds. Henry Kissinger. Ted Kaczynski. And Jeremy Lin. The Linsanity sweeping New York and the nation right now would seem to suggest that Harvard is not much of a basketball school, and that's a fair read. But Lin's NBA success…
Here's the AP: "Harvard is in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time. ... Harvard is the first Ivy League school to be ranked since Princeton cracked the top 10 late in the 1997-98 season." Harvard plays at University of Connecticut (not the school in New Haven, btw) on Thursday. Good luck, nerds. [AP, via NYT
Aw, horseshit. The Ivy League fun police have lost their damn minds. Columbia's banned its marching band from playing at the football team's final game this weekend, because, after the last game, the band made fun of the team with new lyrics to the school's fight song. Please.
Back in 1969, UPenn began "The Line." The day before season tickets would go on sale, thousands of students would camp out overnight in the Palestra to be first in line. On Friday night, for the 2011 edition of The Line, 50 fans showed.
Manchester United is in the Boston area to battle the MLS's New England Revolution tomorrow, as part of something called the World Football Challenge. Man U's playing a bunch of MLS teams on a summer tour.
Sydney Johnson, who coached Princeton to victory over Harvard in the game of the century, and then hung tight with Kentucky in the first round of March Madness, took the head coach job at Fairfield University today. You may see the irony there, since it's usually Princeton that poaches faculty at the height of their…
This week we've followed the story of Harvard and Princeton, two storied crew programs, somehow stuck playing a basketball game Saturday for a spot in the NCAA tournament. You've heard from Brad and Vikram, and Jasper and Colin, all smack-talking because Greg Mankiw and Lars Svensson can't do it on their own.
Big basketball game Saturday afternoon, folks: Harvard (23-5, 12-2 Ivy) and Princeton (24-6, 12-2 Ivy) fighting to the death on Yale's court, a neutral site, for the Ivy League's March Madness bid. Extra high stakes for Harvard, who hasn't appeared in the tourney since 1946, back when RFK was punching the Spee.
Big news for our high net worth contingent: Princeton defeated Penn in the Ivy League's regular-season finale tonight, meaning—you guessed it—the Tigers will battle Tommy Amaker's Harvard squad for the conference's automatic berth in a playoff at Yale on Saturday.
Have you seen the trash-talking squash player video? It so matches the intensity of football or basketball that I almost wish those sports had never been invented so I wouldn't have to see squash players acting like such goons.
Two college basketball teams will battle for conference supremacy tonight in a game that involves a nationally-renowned point guard, allegations of casual racism, a murky college recruiting scandal, and a biting journalist Twitter feud. That's right: Harvard is playing Cornell.
Harvard's big squash match at Dartmouth was livened up by some rowdy Big Green fans, and now Crimson supporters are crying homophobia and antisemitism. But wait until you read about what must be the most innocuous Jewish stereotype ever.