Thursday, July 22, 2010

News and Notes: Evening Edition

Below, some news and notes for Thursday evening...
  • The Ivy League is no longer considered the purest and cleanest conference in college basketball in terms of avoiding NCAA violations. Eleven out of twenty coaches surveyed by ESPN picked the Big 10 as the cleanest league. One anonymous coach explained that he voted for the Ancient Eight and noted, "the Ivy League a couple of years ago, before all of that stuff at Harvard [started]." The coach was referring to Harvard's well known recent NCAA recruiting violations. See news stories of Harvard's NCAA violations on ESPN, Philly.com and YahooSports.
  • Jon Jaques (Cornell '10) latest blog entry in Slam can be viewed by clicking here. Be sure to also read Jaques' comments below the article. Jaques notes that Jeremy Lin's signing with Golden State, "doesn’t necessarily mean the best Ivy League player made the NBA."
  • Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) agreed with Jaques and tweeted, "Mixed feelings about the Jeremy Lin show, good for the league, but better than @loudale12 Louis or Witt? Not a chance."
  • Speaking of Jeremy Lin and Harvard, the Palo Alto Online incorrectly reports that Harvard "finish[ed] second to Cornell in conference play. Cornell reached last season's Sweet 16. Lin averaged 21.5 points against the Big Red in two games." Actually, Harvard finished in third, three games behind Cornell.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every picture seems to somehow include Mark Coury recently

Anonymous said...

Why do you feel the need to constantly throw jabs at the Harvard program? Do you have some type of inferiority complex directed at Harvard?

All this Harvard bashing is getting old fast, and I'm a CU alum...

Anonymous said...

Dude he was just reporting on a recent (and excellent) ESPN article. He quoted an Ivy-wide-relevant portion of the article and provided context. Take it easy.