Harvard's Future Docs Beat Yale's Future Lawyers To Nab NCAA Bid

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… »3/14/15 6:25pm3/14/15 6:25pm


Forbes's 2012 List Of The Most Valuable Teams In College Football Reads A Lot Like The 1936 AP Poll

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… »12/22/12 3:25pm12/22/12 3:25pm

Harvard Is Going Dancing Too, Though They Were Studying When They Found Out

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… »3/07/12 11:45pm3/07/12 11:45pm

Jeremy Who? The Best Days For Harvard Basketball Were Back In 1946

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… »2/17/12 2:40pm2/17/12 2:40pm

Raise Your Teacups And Your Pinkies: Harvard Basketball Has Entered The AP Top 25

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 »12/05/11 2:05pm12/05/11 2:05pm

Columbia Bans Marching Band From 0-9 Football Team's Finale Because The Band Made Fun Of The Team

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. »11/17/11 12:30am11/17/11 12:30am

Apply Within To Become The Next Head Coach Of Princeton Men's Basketball

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… »4/05/11 9:30pm4/05/11 9:30pm

On Eve Of Princeton-Harvard Championship, Vikram Spills Tiger Blood

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. »3/11/11 1:20pm3/11/11 1:20pm

Harvard-Princeton War Of SAT Words Escalates, Yale Joins The Fray

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. »3/10/11 10:30am3/10/11 10:30am