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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by toaster_oven, Dec 5, 2011.
They gave Jeremy Lin the skills to break into the NBA so Harvard's ball program can't be that bad. They just got that Ivy League stigma working against them
Academic schools can come up with a good basketball team now and then as a couple of star players can make any team good. Can't do that with other team sports.
Stanford has had the top athletics program for the last 17 years....and the 4th ranked football team.
Duke has done that in multiple sports for many years (well, maybe not football). I would argue that a couple of stars won't make any team good, especially against stiff competition, but will make for interesting viewing. An example is Pistol Pete Maravich of LSU, who filled the stadium even for freshman basketball games.
BTW, the Harvard coach is Tommy Amaker, a Duke grad.
This. He's smart, and was groomed by Krzyzewski at Duke, and has been quietly developing a system at Harvard. Anyone watching college basketball closely over the past few years is not surprised by this.
it takes time to build the system, the culture, and then get your recruits in.