Around the Ivies: Harvard Looks to Beat—And Scout—Competition

Pick: Harvard


A year ago this game would be pretty much meaningless. With the addition of the conference tournament, however, Penn is fighting for its opportunity at a postseason of sorts.

With Columbia taking on Princeton on the same night, this may be the Quakers' best shot to set themselves up for a loss at their home arena when they are technically the road team. If that doesn't get you excited for the Ivy League Tournament, I don't know what will.

Pick: Penn



Opponents might argue that a Brown Bear could in fact maul a Big Green, but the thought and intangibility of this only inspires a images of a herbivorous beast lost somewhere between Providence and Hanover. Either way, it’s not a good look for Brown.

Pick: Dartmouth


We’ll defer to what we said earlier this season: ancient gambling markets suggest the tiger mauls the lion most of the time.

Pick: Princeton


We know these things are supposed to be unbiased, but seeing as how that went out of the window after our first pick, we’re throwing it all out here—we have been absolutely aching to see Princeton lose in conference all season. The Tigers are a team that you just can’t get behind. To prove our point we once again dove into Princeton’s assortment of self ascribed ‘fun’ facts. Here’s what we’ve got this week: “The nation’s first cheer took place at Princeton during a football game in the late 1880s, when a group of male students led a crowd in the first recorded, organized chant, which today is Princeton’s legendary ‘locomotive.’”

We have never in our lives heard about this ‘legendary’ cheer.

We did, however, witness the cheers coming from Princeton’s bench a few weeks back when it stole a win at Lavietes off a missed free throw.


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