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