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McLaughlin Has Centerpiece At Dartmouth, But What Else?

New Dartmouth coach Dave McLaughlin will not have to worry about the hardest part of building a college basketball team — finding a star. Evan Boudreaux can be penned into that role for the next three seasons, having earned Rookie of the Year honors by averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds in Ivy play this […]

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Brian Earl Likely To Change Cornell’s Style

After a month-long search, Cornell hired former Princeton assistant Brian Earl this week to be its next head coach. Earl takes over a difficult situation; the Big Red has a spotty basketball history and spent the last six seasons below .500. But as one of the Ivy League’s most respected and longest-tenured assistants, he should […]

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Grading The Head Coaching Moves

Unless you’re at one of about 20 top schools in the country hiring a head coach is similar to recruiting. You go find the best one you can and hope they’re a good fit.

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Jim Engles Takes Over Columbia At Critical Juncture

Jim Engles was the obvious choice to replace Kyle Smith as Columbia’s head coach. The 47-year-old Staten Island native has experience in light blue, having spent five years as a Lions assistant in the mid-2000s. And he has experience as a New York metro area head coach, having led NJIT from the midst of a […]

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The Scene As Columbia Is The CIT Champion

I’ll have much more to say about Columbia’s victory over UC Irvine last night. For the moment though, let’s enjoy the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship.

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Columbia Rolls Into CIT Finals Carrying Ivy League Flag

After beating NJIT somewhat handily 80-65 Sunday night in the semifinals of the CIT, Columbia coach Kyle Smith talked about how great the Ivy League has been. “The league’s good. I was really happy for Yale,” Smith said. “I feel like sometimes it’s like ‘if a tree falls in the forest’ thing because that’s how […]

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Columbia Setting Records As It Advances In The CIT

The cracks were starting to show in Columbia’s season. The Lions were down seven points to Ball State with six minutes to play and Isaac Cohen was on the bench with four fouls.

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: #2BidIvy!

Recapping the news from a historic week in Ivy League basketball:

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Yale’s Run One For The Ages, And They Knew It

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Like many other seniors in March after a loss that ended their collegiate careers, Brandon Sherrod fought back tears on the postgame NCAA Tournament podium as he was peppered with questions that ranged from inane to sentimental. However, in Sherrod’s […]

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Yale To Let It Ride In Showdown With Duke

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Most economists and game theorists are adamant that “house money” is a fallacy. No matter how much of a run you’re on or how much you have exceeded what you started with, it makes no sense to risk what you have blindly with little hope of increasing your lot.

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