Welcome to the Returns Department. As your Customer Service representative, I’m here to guide you through the return process, as six teams square off in rematches of their league openers. Cornell, Harvard and Brown are the lucky three seeking sweeps and an early leg up in the nation’s longest and most complex conference tournament. Meanwhile, […]
Reading the recent names off the list brings back a variety of memories – some jubilant, some exciting and some trying. They’re the Deans of Ivy coaching. A spot that the famed Princeton head man Pete Carril held for many years, before yielding briefly to Yale’s Dick Kuchen, who quickly ceded the position to Penn’s […]
It is the most unique competition in all of college basketball. It lasts two months, involves eight teams and includes 56 games, almost half of which will be played one night after the last. The winner earns a trip to the NCAA tournament. The rest are left to prepare for next year, save the occasional […]
One of today’s Inside Higher Ed top stories is a commentary on the state of Ivy League athletics that attempts to forward a premise that it is getting “harder and harder to tell the Ivy League from the rest of big-time college sports.” This article comes in the wake of much hand wringing by various […]
The March 2 rematch between Yale and Penn has been circled on Ivy hoops calendars ever since the Bulldogs handed the Quakers their first and only loss in Ivy play back on February 3. But with Penn having run the table since and Yale now a game back in the loss column after the loss at Cornell two weeks ago, what are the odds we get a game next week with real championship implications? This week’s 14GT looks at the impact of this weekend’s games.