Bt John Walters
January 31, 2010
ITHACA, N.Y. -- There was a "Nerd Alert!" in college basketball Saturday night, as the top two titans in the Ivy League, Harvard and Cornell, met on the hardwood. Ordinarily such a contest would generate little outside interest beyond the campuses of the Ancient Eight, the hallways at Sports Illustrated (an inordinate number employees of which are Ivy-educated) and a niche cadre of Vegas gamblers.