10 Things you Never knew about BasketBall

Are you a basketball guru? Are there no facts you don’t know when it comes to this particular sport? If that sounds like you then read on, we’re about to prove you very wrong with this short piece that contains 10 things we’re willing to wager you never knew about Continue Reading

Biggest Upsets in NCAA Tournament History

Upsets. They are the single most influential factor in why the NCAA tournament is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world each and every year. David beats Goliath. Underdog gets the victory. There have plenty of upsets in the NCAA tourney through the years, too many to recount, Continue Reading

Harvard wins share of Ivy title, and much more

All along John F. Kennedy Street, they were singing. Cries of “Ten thousand men of Harvard gained victory today!” rang out from both sides into the ebullient darkness of a warm March night. While the official attendance in Ray Lavietes Pavilion was only 2,195, it certainly felt like the thousands Continue Reading

Penn AD sparks press row controversy

I’ve already written about the drama that happened on the court Saturday night at the Palestra when Penn took on Harvard. As strange as it might sound, the drama that happened off of the court was just as compelling. At the end of regulation, as the referees huddled to determine Continue Reading

A heavyweight classic at the Palestra

After it was all over, after the third “final” buzzer had sounded, interviews had been conducted and pronouncements made about the night’s place in the history of the Palestra, I walked up to the second level to look out over the now-empty floor. To my surprise, I found Harvard freshman Continue Reading

I believe: A program blossoms in the Ancient Eight

Ivy League basketball story lines are usually predictable. The “last true student-athletes” earning their education and still finding time to play basketball. The reality, however, is much more nuanced. Beyond the obvious challenges balancing of schoolwork and sports, the Ivy League basketball experience is far from typical. Conference play is Continue Reading