White hopes to bring winning ways to Yale

April 20, 2005
A number of great basketball players have passed through Harvard-Westlake School in southern California. But even the 6-foot-10 Collins twins, who attended Stanford after Harvard-Westlake and now both play in the NBA, failed to complete the feat that Yale recruit Ed White can lay claim to after his prep basketball career. White led his team »

Record-breaking power forward Morin spurned scholarships for Yale

April 13, 2005
Ross Morin might be as excited to come to Yale as the Elis are to have him. Morin, a 6-foot-7-inch power forward from Ohio, broke Princeton High School’s career scoring record and was chosen first-team All-Conference en route to leading his team to a conference co-championship and a 19-3 record. But when asked what his »

End of Ivy season has five teams vying for second

March 4, 2005
This weekend is as close as it gets to March Madness in the Ivy League. Penn looks to cap off another stellar Ancient Eight run, but it will have its hands full in tough games against Dartmouth and Harvard squads and a Tuesday night finale with Princeton. The shockingly mediocre Tigers can avoid their first-ever »

Expect Penn to keep on rolling

February 25, 2005
By Alex Hetherington Staff reporter Friday games Penn at Cornell Based on the standings, this looks like a big-time matchup: No. 1 Penn vs. No. 2 Cornell in a battle of the Ivy elite. But the reality is that other than Penn, no team has been consistently good in the conference season. I’d love to »

Harvard gets nod for two wins

February 18, 2005
Friday Games Cornell at Dartmouth In this new era of parity in the Ivy League, I’m beginning to think I should just pick all the home teams. But despite Dartmouth’s win over Brown, I can’t put much faith in the Big Green. At 0.9 points per possession, Dartmouth’s offense is about as exciting as its »

Penn will likely sweep week

February 4, 2005
As with any weekend in the “14-game tournament” that is Ivy League play, this one will decide a lot. More so than other weekends, however, this weekend will give teams a chance to show that they can bounce back or continue their hot play. Plus, any time Penn and Princeton face off, it’s big. Friday’s »

Elis must not be stung this weekend

January 28, 2005
They’ve been dubbed the Killer P’s. Since the 1958-9 season, there have been just three seasons in which neither the University of Pennsylvania nor Princeton could claim at least a share of the Ivy title. The last time an Ivy League school beat both Penn and Princeton on the road was in 1986-7. That school »

Martin, Draughan lead all-X-mas team

January 18, 2005
Dartmouth and Harvard have started what Ivy League basketball fans have dubbed the “14-game tournament.” The two teams, both of whom are expected to finish near the bottom of the league, split their two games against each other. Harvard picked up impressive victories over two Patriot League squads (Lehigh and Colgate), but did little else »

Elis show poise despite hard loss

January 11, 2005
Two lessons were taught in last night’s game: it’s very hard to win a game with a halftime deficit of over 20 points, and foul shots win games. American University came out on fire and, despite choking for most of the second half, ended with a series of clutch free throws that iced the game. »

Columbia starts strong, but Penn is title favorite

December 8, 2004
The class of Ivy League basketball — Princeton and Penn — have started to separate themselves from the pack. But a former doormat has joined them as one of the only Ancient Eight squads to start the season above .500. Columbia (4-1) won its first three against Longwood, Morehead State and Long Island University before »

Upsetting Harvard will be no small task

November 19, 2004
Rarely have I had to do anything this distasteful in my life. Nothing annoys me more than admitting that Harvard must be the clear favorite in Saturday’s Game. These are the same people who are afraid of kegs and have made tailgating as formal and rigorous a process as adopting a child. Biased or not, »

Playing at home, Bulldogs get the nod over Tigers

November 16, 2004
Princeton Rush vs. Yale Princeton employs a one-two punch at running back. Running backs Jon Veach and Branden Benson are both in the top 10 in rushing yards per game in the Ivy League. Stopping Veach and Benson is important, but Yale absolutely cannot forget wide receiver Greg Fields. Fields has rushed 21 times this »