Ivy League RUMORS & NEWS

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Cal Men's Basketball Lands Cornell Transfer

    California Golden Blogs "6'6 SF Dwight Tarwater has been accepted to Cal for grad school and will be eligible immediately. Named Div-IIA Mr. Basketball when playing for Webb High school, Tarwater played sparing during his first three years at Cornell. As a senior co-captain, he posted a career high in points (7.1ppg)..." July 16

  • Yale’s Brandon Sherrod to join prestigious a cappella group, will miss 2014-15 season

    College Basketball Talk "Given the amount of talent due back for the 2014-15 season, Yale is seen by some as the biggest threat to Harvard’s current reign as the class of the Ivy League. One of those players returning was supposed to be forward Brandon Sherrod, who averaged 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in..." May 14

  • Cornell transfer Nolan Cressler commits to Vanderbilt

    College Basketball Talk "Vanderbilt picked up a transfer commitment on Monday night as Cornell sophomore guard Nolan Cressler opted to make the move to the SEC, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-4 Cressler was an honorable mention All-Ivy League performer during the 2013-14 season and averaged 16.8 points, 4.2..." April 14

  • Penn freshman Tony Bagtas arrested for string of burglaries

    The Daily Pennsylvanian "College freshman Anthony Bagtas, facing charges for allegedly burglarizing the Quad on March 22, has been charged with another seven burglaries that same day and two burglaries earlier this school year — one in September and one in January. Bagtas was a member of the men’s basketball team, but was..." April 14

  • Tommy Amaker: ‘I am where I want to be’

    Boston Globe "As has been his custom after each season, Tommy Amaker met with the media Monday at Harvard’s Murr Center to discuss the Crimson’s campaign. But Amaker also addressed his decision to return to the Ivy League school after he surfaced as a potential candidate for the job vacancy at Boston..." April 03

  • Harvard not rebuilding

    Boston Herald "The Harvard men’s basketball program will be in a good place next season regardless of any changes that take place. The greatest season in Crimson history (27-5) ended in a hard-fought loss to perennial power Michigan State in the third round of the NCAA tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial..." March 24

  • Michigan State survives Harvard 80-73 to reach Sweet 16

    Michigan Live "That Jud Heathcote is on to something -- he really may be Michigan State's lucky charm in the confines of eastern Washington. The No. 4 seed Spartans beat No. 12 seed Harvard 80-73 Saturday in the third round of the NCAA tournament, advancing to their sixth Sweet 16 in the past seven..." March 23

  • Harvard wants to 'make a statement' in NCAAs

    USA Today "There was a celebration. At the final buzzer, Siyani Chambers leaped into the arms of teammate Brandyn Curry. And Kyle Casey described the moment — Harvard 61, Cincinnati 57 — as "pure ecstasy." But an instant later, there was consolation. Casey and Chambers were kneeling beside an opponent,..." March 21

  • Observations: Manhattan's Masiello brilliant in NCAA debut despite loss

    CBSSports.com "1. Steve Masiello was the breakout star on Thursday. And it wasn't even close. Manhattan's third-year head coach nearly pitched the perfect game and came up just short. The Jaspers outplayed Louisville for 38 minutes and nearly upset the defending national champions before falling by seven...." March 21

  • Harvard defeats Cincinnati 61-57 in its NCAA opener

    Boston Globe "Mick Cronin hadn’t seen much of Harvard. The Cincinnati coach had spent his season up to his eyeballs in college basketball powerhouses. If it wasn’t Louisville, it was Connecticut or Memphis. The Crimson didn’t pop on his radar until the NCAA Selection Committee made them Cincinnati’s March..." March 20

  • Crimson confident: Harvard now known tourney commodity

    Boston Herald "Harvard has outgrown the chic label in the NCAA basketball brackets despite being picked to advance by President Obama. The No. 12-seeded Crimson (28-4) were all business during practice yesterday as they prepared to engage the No. 5 Cincinnati Bearcats (27-6) in the second round of the NCAA..." March 20

  • Casey relishing this tourney time

    Boston Herald "For about 45 minutes Sunday night, Kyle Casey was tense. Seated with his hands folded in his lap atop shaky knees, Casey watched the NCAA tournament selection show with the rest of his Harvard teammates. The 6-foot-7 forward’s eye were fixated on the television mounted on the wall and he grew..." March 19

  • Harvard’s Laurent Rivard long on talent and guts

    Boston Globe "From the time they met, John Carroll was trying to explain his affinity for the 3-point shot to Laurent Rivard. In Carroll’s playing days, he never quite understood it. The paint always seemed like a moshpit — all the fighting for rebounds, muscling up shots, ugly collisions at the rim, turf..." March 19

  • Harvard’s Tommy Amaker is BC’s leading candidate

    Boston Globe "Tommy Amaker appears to be at the top of a very short list of candidates to replace Steve Donahue as BC basketball coach. Some others: A look at him and some others who could be on BC’s list: Tommy Amaker, Harvard - Would bring an ACC pedigree. He played for and coached alongside Hall of..." March 19

  • Harvard Readies for No. 5 Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament Second Round

    GoCrimson.com "The Storyline The Harvard men's basketball team received a 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face 5th-seeded Cincinnati in the second round Thursday, March 20 at 2:10 p.m. The game will be televised live on TNT from the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash. Harvard,..." March 19

  • UC opponent Harvard a 'trendy pick'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker knows that the TV talking heads have their pots to stir. Amaker thus is unaffected by predictions that his team will upset Cincinnati in the NCAA tournament. Harvard is a No. 12 seed and UC a No. 5 seed for their second-round game Thursday (2:10 p.m.) in..." March 19

  • Harvard's Laurent Rivard shoots straight

    Boston Herald "First impressions aren’t everything when it comes to Harvard sharpshooter Laurent Rivard. If they were, then Rivard might not be thought of as maybe the greatest shooter in the history of the men’s basketball program. Rivard arrived on campus as a freshman recruited to shoot the ball, and shoot..." March 11

  • Harvard clinches Ivy League, earns NCAA tourney bid for third year in a row

    Boston Herald "Being the first one through the door before the band has tuned a single instrument and well before the punch has had a chance to get spiked is not the preferred way to enter a social gathering. Not for this kind of party, though. Harvard clinched the first automatic bid for the NCAA..." March 08

  • SJU 1st, Stony Brook 3rd in hoops poll

    Newsday "If this week’s poll looks identical to last week’s, there’s a good reason to think that. Manhattan changed places with Quinnipiac and St. Francis swapped positions with Columbia. The rest of the teams all remained the same. 1. St. John’s (19-11) 2. Iona (20-9) 3. Stony Brook (21-9) 4...." March 04

  • Bray, Weisz Sweep Ivy Men's Hoops Weekly Awards

    GoPrincetonTigers.com "T.J. Bray and Spencer Weisz helped Princeton to a sweep of the final home Ivy weekend and have been recognized by the Ivy League office as the Player and Rookie of the Week for men's basketball. It's the third Ivy Player of the Week award for Bray this season and the fourth of his career. For..." March 04

  • Allen shoulders the blame as Penn falls to Brown

    Philly.com "TONY HICKS took a huge hack at Brown's Steven Spieth with 1:31 remaining to send him to the line. Penn's sophomore guard was frustrated, and reasonably so. The Quakers let another game get out of hand, as they fell to Brown, 76-67, at the Palestra. Hicks did all he could possibly do to keep..." March 01

  • Harvard enjoys this senior moment

    Boston Herald "The Harvard senior class that contributed to three straight Ivy League titles did its part last night to put the Crimson within one game of a fourth. Brandyn Curry, Kyle Casey and Laurent Rivard scored a combined 28 points in reduced minutes to pace Harvard to a 72-47 obliteration of Cornell on..." March 01

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • Coaches talk a good game to boost bid

    Boston Herald "A Division 1 men’s basketball coach’s campaign for his team to be included in the NCAA tournament has become nearly as much of a rite of passage as conference tournaments and Selection Sunday. It’s a chance to stand on a soap box and tout the accomplishments of said team or conference as it..." February 24

  • Princeton's Clement, Koon to Miss Remainder of Season Due to Injury

    GoPrincetonTigers.com "Senior Chris Clement and junior Denton Koon will miss the rest of the season due to knee injuries, the Princeton men’s basketball program has announced. Clement finishes his Princeton career with 66 games played over his four seasons, scoring 51 points apiece in each of the last two seasons as..." February 22

  • Princeton Hoops Picks Up 67-57 Win over Dartmouth

    GoPrincetonTigers.com "Princeton scored 14 straight points over five-plus minutes bridging halftime to pull away from Dartmouth and get a 67-57 win Friday night in Jadwin Gym. Once Princeton gained a 17-point lead at the end of that run, the Big Green got no closer than eight points the rest of the way. With a..." February 22

  • Crimson stay atop Ivy ladder

    Boston Herald "Steve Moundou-Missi led a balanced attack with 14 points and Siyani Chambers dished out 10 assists to go with nine points as Harvard beat Penn, 83-63, last night in Philadelphia. The win keeps the Crimson (21-4, 8-1) tied atop the Ivy League standings with Yale, an 82-65 winner at Cornell. Yale..." February 22

  • Might Harvard be shut out of Ivy POY race?

    College Basketball Talk "The race for the Ivy League title will likely not be decided until the March’s first weekend, when Yale travels north on I-90 to face Harvard, so while there are still a handful of games to be played, it is interesting to speculate which Ivy players are in the lead for the league’s player the year..." February 22

  • Red Storm still No. 1 in Metro Poll

    Newsday "St. John’s is still on top in the poll after crushing Georgetown and edging Seton Hall last week. Iona maintained its hold on the second spot after wins over St. Peter’s and Monmouth last week and Stony Brook remains at No. 3 after a solid win over UMass-Lowell. Quinnipiac made a huge jump,..." February 20

  • Clark, Harvard handle Columbia

    Boston Herald "Harvard’s defense, rebounding and 3-point shooting overwhelmed Columbia, 99-64, last night in women’s basketball action at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson were led by senior guard Christine Clark with 21 points, while sophomore forward AnnMarie Healy registered her first double-double with 17..." February 15

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14

  • Philly teams on outside, looking in

    Philly.com "Even with Selection Sunday five weeks away, there's never a bad time to check two popular mock brackets to see where our locals stand. Sadly, unless someone in the group makes a spectacular run through a conference tournament (or in Penn's case, sweep the Ivy League and hope for Harvard to fall),..." February 08

  • Lack of discipline is Penn basketball's biggest problem

    Philly.com "I was in Boston last weekend for Princeton-Harvard and Penn-Harvard. We already knew that the Crimson are the Ivy League's best team, but the gap between them and the rest of the conference seemed massive on Friday and Saturday. It's not just because of the quality of Tommy Amaker's players...." February 07

  • Crimson hang on for win over Princeton

    Boston Herald "Harvard took care of the opening leg of its first full Ivy League men’s basketball weekend with an 82-76 victory over Princeton last night at Lavietes Pavilion. But it didn’t come without angst. The Tigers cut a 15-point lead to four with less than a minute remaining. Harvard forward Kyle..." February 01

  • Harvard's Kenyatta Smith out for season with broken bone in foot

    CBSSports.com "Harvard's Kenyatta Smith missed the first 17 games of the season with a right foot injury, but made his first appearance on Sunday at Dartmouth. Then in practice on Monday, Smith broke a bone in the same foot. He will miss the rest of the season, the school announced on Friday. Smith, a..." February 01

  • Harvard's Kenyatta Smith out for season with broken bone in foot

    CBSSports.com "Harvard's Kenyatta Smith missed the first 17 games of the season with a right foot injury, but made his first appearance on Sunday at Dartmouth. Then in practice on Monday, Smith broke a bone in the same foot. He will miss the rest of the season, the school announced on Friday. Smith, a..." January 31

  • Kenyatta Smith aims for good health at Harvard

    Boston Herald "Tommy Amaker had a vision of a frontcourt constructed around Kenyatta Smith while the Harvard head coach was buried inside his bunker — or office — planning for the season. Then Smith went down a week before the first game of the year with a broken bone in his left foot. Three months later, the..." January 29

  • Harry Gamble was one of the good guys

    Philly.com "On one side was the owner of the Eagles, a car salesman and self-made multimillionaire who owned a villa in France, Norman Braman, dubbed Bottom Line Braman for his penchant to, in the words of disgruntled Iggles fans, throw around nickels like they were manhole covers. On the other side was..." January 29

  • Penn victorious over NJIT

    Philly.com "Penn took to the floor of the Palestra on Saturday looking to wash away the bitter aftertaste of last weekend's blowout loss to St. Joseph's. A visit from lowly NJIT was just the tonic. The Quakers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes and were scarcely troubled after that,..." January 28

  • Harvard goes cold in Florida

    Boston Herald "Marquan Botley hit six of his team’s eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points as Florida Atlantic beat Harvard, 68-53, in men’s basketball in Boca Raton, Fla. The Owls (7-12) drained 8-of-15 3-pointers. The Crimson (14-3) picked a good night to escape the storm at home, but were held..." January 23

  • Craig Robinson says he'd 'have to consider' Princeton AD offer if no longer with Beavers

    Oregonian "Craig Robinson remains committed to completing his much-discussed "plan." He still hopes to guide the Beavers to their first NCAA Tournament berth since the Gary Payton glory days. He still aims to finish his Oregon State contract, which at the start of the season stood to earn him $5.2 million..." January 22

  • St. John’s rewind: Dominant second half ends losing streak

    New York Post "The losing streak ended Saturday night with a dominant second half performance. St. John’s got 16 points from Phil Greene IV and a fine all-around effort from Orlando Sanchez, eight points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, in its 69-55 victory over Dartmouth, the Red Storm’s first win in 22..." January 21

  • St. Joseph's routs Penn, 85-68

    Philly.com "By the time St. Joseph's and Penn took their turn on the Palestra's center stage Saturday night, the studio crew that had occupied courtside earlier in the day had long since packed up and hit the road. Forget national television. The Hawks' 85-68 win over the Quakers wasn't televised..." January 19

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