/ Jul 3, 2012 / 12:00 pm
Kyle O'Quinn (photo. Mark Sutton)
The NBA draft process is a once in a lifetime experience for those who go through it. While there are many broad similarities between the experiences of players during this process like hectic travel schedules and grueling pre-draft training, each player takes something different away from the process. I decided to talk to ten different players eligible for this year’s draft to ask them all the same set of questions to use as a means of comparing their experiences. Read More »
John Henson (photo. Jeffrey Camarati/UNC Athletics)
It’s tourney time, which means meaningful afternoon basketball between teams we pretend to know something about. I, for one, will openly admit that I cannot name a single player on Mississippi Valley State. I can, however, point you towards a few players to look out for in this year’s tournament.
On Monday, we gave you five players that weren’t necessarily from big-name schools, but are talented enough that you’ll be bound to hear their name at some point in the next few weeks. And that’s what it’s all about right? Getting that inside scoop to find the No. 12 seed destined for the Sweet 16 or that No. 14 seed with the best chance to pull off one incredible upset. You feel smart. You dominate your office pool. You get the girl. Everyone wins. Read More »
Crimson Madness (photo. Martin Kessler)
Friday night, Harvard University threw a party to celebrate its 375th birthday. Like most Harvard parties, this one was pretty lame (everything you saw in The Social Network was a lie). Sure there was a 15-by-18-foot cake, but the torrential downpour and the slew of old geezers rocking Vineyard Vines was a little too much to handle, so I was on my way back to my room to play some 2K12 within 30 minutes.
But while I was walking back to my dorm through the rain, I started to think about how long 375 years is (that’s almost six times older than the NBA). Read More »
Boston Summer League (photo. Martin Kessler)
If you’ve visited DimeMag.com before, you’re surely familiar with the Drew and Goodman Leagues. You know, the leagues that have brought us a 51-point performance from Brandon Jennings, a near triple-double from LeBron James, and an off the backboard slam from Kevin Durant. But D.C. and L.A. aren’t the only cities where basketball is being played this summer. Read More »
Harvard-Princeton (photo. Princeton University)
In search of its first NCAA tournament berth since 1946, the Harvard men’s basketball team suffered a devastating one-point loss in yesterday afternoon’s Ivy League playoff after Princeton’s Douglas Davis sank a fadeaway jumper with 0.2 seconds to play.
With the Tigers down one and 2.8 seconds left to determine the recipient of the Ancient Eight’s automatic bid, Princeton coach Sydney Johnson designed a play for Davis coming out of a timeout. Read More »
As a kid, I always used to attend Harvard athletic events with my dad. He graduated from Harvard in 1983 and was a big fan during his time in college and carried it with him out of college. We used to attend football games every year, and the occasional Crimson basketball game which usually ended with a Harvard loss, but they were still fun.
However, when Tommy Amaker was hired as head coach at Harvard in 2007, he brought some interest to the program as a big name hire – but nobody really knew what to expect because Harvard had never been good at basketball. Read More »