Editor’s Note: Back in the April 2009 issue of Dime Magazine, we ran a two-page feature on a kid from Harvard named Jeremy Lin, who was ripping up the Ivy League and knocking off ACC schools almost single-handedly. We thought our readers would enjoy this look back at that story and the foundation of what made Lin the player he is today. — PC
Two hours before his squad was to take the floor at the San Francisco Pro-Am, Jeremy Lin entered the gym inside the historic Kezar Pavilion in downtown San Fran. It was the summer of 2007, and the 6-2 guard had just wrapped up a stellar freshman season at Harvard where he was the Crimson’s sixth man. 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 »
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 »
Curry on Mavraides (photo. Harvard University)
When the 2011-12 college basketball season opens, both the Harvard and Princeton men’s basketball teams will unveil a banner reading “2011 Ivy League Champions,” and players from both teams will receive Ivy League championship rings. But when the NCAA Tournament kicks off next week, in all likelihood, only one team will be dancing. 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 »
With Jeremy Lin’s sudden rise to the NBA out of Harvard being one of the more intriguing storylines of the summer, Crimson basketball has been getting a lot of attention it may not be used to. Not only did Harvard graduate Lin to the League, but they also recorded the most wins in their history (21) this past season and received a verbal commitment from Kenyatta Smith (one of the top centers in the country). Recently I caught up with the head man in Cambridge, Tommy Amaker, to talk Lin, academics and Coach K. Read More »
That’s right, the start of the college hoops season is just one week away and you know what that means: it’s time to unleash the mother effing fury! For the past seven months, I’ve been bottling up a vicious mixture of excitement and rage, just waiting for the moment to release my emotions onto the rest of the world. Well that time has come. Your boy Matty D is back to give you a look at the top teams in the country and to separate the champs from the chumps. Read More »