Harvard Rumors & News

  • Harvard's Patrick Steeves to transfer

    The Score "Harvard guard Patrick Steeves is leaving the program and will transfer to another school for the 2016-17 campaign. Steeves wasn't sure he wanted to leave Harvard, but started considering it in December following a tournament. "The time when I got a feel for whether that would be possible was..." March 24

  • Patrick School guard Bryce Aiken commits to Harvard

    NewJersey.com "Bryce Aiken is proud to carry on the Patrick School/St. Patrick legacy, wearing the same uniform as some of the best players to ever take the court in the Garden State like NBA players Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Harrington. But that doesn't mean he isn't ready to build a legacy..." October 09

  • Harvard point guard Siyani Chambers out for the season with torn ACL

    College Basketball Talk "Harvard senior point guard Siyani Chambers is taking a voluntary leave of absence and will be out for the 2015-16 season after tearing his ACL in workouts, according to a release. Chambers has to leave school for the year because of Ivy League rules against athletic redshirts and will look to..." September 02

  • Four-star SF Seth Towns commits to Harvard over Ohio State, others

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Talk with Seth Towns for five minutes and you get the sense that he's a little different. Yes, he's a high-level basketball prospect in the 2016 recruiting class, one sought after by Ohio State, Michigan, UCLA and others. But he's also a mathlete, a big Harry Potter fan and an aspiring..." June 16

  • Harvard's Siyani Chambers familiar with North Carolina foe

    Boston Herald "Harvard point guard Siyani Chambers has a history with his North Carolina counterpart that predates college basketball. Chambers and UNC’s Marcus Paige will renew an old rivalry when the No. 4 Tar Heels (24-11) face the No. 13 Crimson (22-7) in tonight’s second round of the NCAA Tournament West..." March 19

  • Harvard lands commitment from 2016 big man and son of former Pro Bowler

    College Basketball Talk "Harvard landed a very nice commitment to its 2016 class on Sunday as four-star big man Chris Lewis committed to the Crimson. The commitment of Lewis was first reported by Rivals.com‘s Eric Bossi. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Lewis is a native of Alpharetta, Georgia and the son of former New York..." January 19

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Harvard lands commitment from 6-foot-7 small forward

    College Basketball Talk "Of the seven seniors on the Harvard roster for the upcoming season four spend time at either the small or power forward position, led by Wesley Saunders, Jonah Travis and Steve Moundou-Missi. With this being the case adding a small forward in the Class of 2015 was something that would benefit head..." September 26

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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'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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

  • 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